Memory and Earthquake: the Pilastri Excavation Project (Emilia Romagna, Italy) toward a shared community archaeology approach
Giulia Osti* (0000-0003-3179-6980); Lara Dal Fiume*; Simone Bergamini*; Rita Guerzoni*; Micol Boschetti*; Valentino Nizzo**; Margherita Pirani*; Stefano Tassi*
ABSTRACT – Even though public archaeology is neither taught in universities nor is object of a significant debate in Italy, some ongoing initiatives may adequately be placed within this field. This is the case of the Terramara of Pilastri excavation project which started without a clear public engagement strategy but is now pointing toward a more participative and structured one. This paper aims to provide an exhaustive case study as well as remark the potential of the programmatic involvement of the public in archaeological projects and its possible developments and outcomes in the Italian environment.