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  • Fondo Paviani
  • Vangadizza/Torretta di Legnago
  • Italy
  • Veneto
  • Province of Verona
  • Legnago



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    MIBAC (Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali - Direzione Generale per i Beni Archeologici),

    ICCD (Istituto Centrale per il Catalogo e la Documentazione) and

    AIAC (Associazione Internazionale di Archeologia Classica).

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    • The defended settlement of Fondo Pavini, situated on the western edge of the paleo-valley of the river Menago, in the heart of the Valli Grandi Veronesi, has been known since the mid 1970s. Although the hub of a political-territorial system which included ... Read More
    • The 2008 campaign on the defended site of Fondo Paviani undertaken by the University of Padua’s Dept. of Archaeology concentrated on two fronts. Firstly, the opening of two sectors of open area excavation at the points which the analysis of the east-west s... Read More
    • The 2009 campaign also involved open area excavation and survey.

      The excavations concentrated on sector 2, continuing the investigation of the occupation levels exposed during the 2008 campaign and extending the area towards the east, opening a further

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    • During the 2010 campaign at Fondo Paviani the survey of the northern part of the site and excavation of sector 2+2.1, previously investigated in 2008-2009, continued.

      The survey, carried out using 5 × 5 m grid squares, covered an area of 550 m2. In lin

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    • The 2011 campaign continued the excavation of Sector 2 and the stratigraphic analysis of the east-west section. A limited survey was undertaken in the North Field. Sector 2 is a key point for the understanding of the site’s evolution. In fact, it is situat... Read More
    • The 2012 campaign centred on the investigation of the so-called “Campo Nord”, where in preceding years the largest numbers of Aegean-Mycenaean pottery fragments have been found.

      The research involved a survey, core sampling, and the mapping of the surfa

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    • During the 2013 campaign on the defended site of Fondo Paviani, ERT and SLINGRAM (FDEM) geophysical tests were undertaken in order to ascertain the possibility of using such methods on the site. The ERT was carried out along the track which separates the “... Read More
    • This year, work undertaken by Padova University’s Department of Cultural Heritage at the site of Fondo Paviani was again characterised by the acquisition of new geophysical data with the aim of making a preliminary identification of the limits of the known... Read More
    • In 2017, the excavation of sectors 2 and 2.1 continued. The latter are situated in an area of the site where the alluvial deposit US 17 and 17b, datable to the Iron Age, has preserved the latest occupation levels.

      In the strip of quadrants ZA-E 1-5, a ser

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