The Leader partner of the project is the Department of Innovation in Biological, Agrifood and Forestry (http://www.unitus.it/it/dipartimento/dibaf) System of the University of Tuscia, which is characterized by a very interdisciplinary vocation. DIBAF has a strong tradition in Forestry, Agriculture and Cultural heritage.
It can be defined as a laboratory of knowledge and innovation, whose most important fieldworks are: resilience and impact of climatic changes, bioeconomy connected to the safety and sustainability of the environment, landscape modification and big-data, forest management, cultural heritage. DIBAF is the leader partner of the project, it is involved in the analysis of Bolsena and Mezzano lakes, looking to environmental conditions and climatic stress, conservation of wood remnants, wood dating by dendrochronology, sediment analysis, landscape change. The involved Laboratories are WOODINCULT, SISFOR, laboratory of Analytical Chemistry. DIBAF has been awarded as Department of Excellence at 2017.
Manuela Romagnoli. Full professor of wood science, Coordinator of the project. MSc in Forestry and Phd in Wood Science.
Maria Cristina Moscatelli. Associate professor in agricultural chemistry, involved in sendiment analysis.
Luigi Portoghesi. Associate professor of Silviculture and Forest planning
Mauro Maesano. Researcher in Forestry and landscape analysis.
Vittorio Vinciguerra. Researcher in analytical chemistry
Maria Ida Catalano. Associate Professor of Art History, expert in landscape change and tourism in Cultural Heritage.
Silvia Crognale. Associate Professor microbiology
The MIBAC- ISCR Istituto per la Conservazione ed il Restauro is a technical institute of the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities (MIBAC) (URL www.beniculturali.it). It was founded in 1939 as the name of ICR (Central Institute for Restoration) to establish a scientific base for restoration and to unify methodologies used for restoring artworks and archaeological finds. ICR MIBAC- ISCR can boost upon 4 scientific laboratories (biology; physics & environmental monitoring; materials testing; chemistry); 5 departments (for conservation works on historical & artistic, archaeological and landscape & architectural heritage; teaching; data acquisition and documentation); 13 conservation and restoration laboratories (among them wood, paper and parchment; a team for underwater archaeological operations. ICR will be involved in the project mainly for wood analysis, wood conservation for Bolsena and Mezzano lakes.
Giulia Galotta – Biologist wood scientist. PhD in wood science.
Marco Ciabattoni, underwater Conservation Scientist, expert in measurement and control of environmental and microclimatic parameters underwater.
Marco Bartolini – Biologist, expert in microbiology and preservation of archaeological artifacts
Antonella Di Giovanni, ISCR restorer, expert in wet organic archaeological artifact conservation and
The Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) is one of the major public universities of Spain (www.uab.cat). UAB is the second best university in Spain according to the 2020 QS World University Rankings. In the project it will be involved as Department of Prehistory. The Department is well known for the diversity of research lines and the number of projects developed in America, Europe, Near East
and Africa. This investigation has been concerned with the following topics: social diversity in the western Mediterranean, recent prehistory in Catalonia, hunter-gatherer societies in the American continent, the origins of agricultural societies in the Mediterranean region, archaeological theory,
archaeology of women, archaeology of the origins of the State, prehistoric technology, environmental studies, ethnoarchaeology, quantitative archaeology, and computer science applications, archaeozoology and archaeobotany studies. The Department of Prehistory has set up internationally renowned scientific research laboratories in archaeozoology, archaeobotany, material studies, paleo-anthropology and computer applications in Archaeology.
Raquel Piqué, Full professor of Prehistory ath the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Phd in History and specialist in archaeobotany. Project IP. Co director fo the archaeological project of La Draga
Antoni Palomo, curator of the Museu d’Arqueologia de Catalunya and. Phd in Prehistoric Archaeology, Co director fo the archaeological project of La Draga
Xavier Terradas is scientific researcher of the Spanish National Research Council in the Mila & Fontanals Institute (Archaeology of Social Dynamics group) in Barcelona. Phd in History. Co director of the archaeological project of La Draga
Jordi Voltas. Full professor, Universitat de Lleia Departament de Producció Vegetal i Ciencia Forestal, Universitat de Lleida.
Joan Anton Barceló associated professor at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Phd in History and
specialist in Quantitative archaeology and digital humanities
Oriol López Bultó. Postdoc researcher. Phd in Prehistoric Archaeology. Archaeobotanist, wooden anatomy and dendrochronology
Irene García. Curator expert in organic materials.
Jordi Revelles, researcher, Institut Català de Paleoecologia Humana i Evolució Socials-Universitat Rovira i Virgili. digital humanities. Archaeobotanist, pollen analysis.
Rut Geli, researcher. Underwater archaeology. Centre d’Arqueologia Subaquàtica de Cataluna
Lluis Figueras, Director of Museu Arqueològic de Banyoles, outreach
Andrea Ferrer, Curator of Museu Arqueològic de Banyoles, outreach
Núria Morera, researcher Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, SIG
Vasiliki Andreaki , researcher Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, geoarchaeology
Maria Herrero, researcher Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, archaeobotanist
Anna Berrocal, technicien Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, archaeobotanist
The ARC-Nucléart laboratory was created in the 1970s at the CEA’s centre at Grenoble (URL). Since then, the workshop is specialized on treatment and restoration methods used for archaeological, historical and ethnographic organic ollections. Its missions are to answer the needs of preservation of
cultural heritage from wet archaeological remains and historic artefacts. The conservation and restoration of organic materials (wood, leather, bone and fibers) are of main interest to study their degradation and to propose new conservation strategies. ARC-Nucléart is the most important French Conservation Centre treating archaeological wood. The partner will be involved mainly in La Draga Wood Samples and i twill cooperate with italian partners for the use of some facilities.
Gilles Chaumat – Research Engineer
Xavier Martinez Carballal – Conservation-Restauration en Archéologie
The Superintendence for Archaeology, Fine Arts and Landscape of Metropolitan area of Rome, Rieti and Viterbo province and the area of Soutern Etruria has the function of protecting, enhancing and promoting the cultural and landscape heritage of this territories. This task is also accomplished through the activity of research, cataloguing, study and publication of the heritage. In protecting and combating illegal activities (illegal excavations, sale and possession of archaeological materials), the Superintendence has for years made use of close collaboration with the police forces, in particular with the Carabinieri Command for Cultural Heritage Protection and with the Heritage Protection Group of the Tax Police Unit of the Guardia di Finanza, who carried out brilliant operations in the territory of their competence which were often followed by scientific research programs, dissemination and enhancement initiatives.
Barbara Barbaro – Archaeologist and official of the Superintendence
Egidio Severi – Operator of the Superintendence