Pilastri excavation project

The excavation at the Terramara of Pilastri – a naturally-born community archaeology experience  is unearthing the remains of a Bronze Age settlement (17th to 14th centuries BC) related to the so-called Terramare culture. Other than aiming to reconstruct the environment, the settlement’s spatial organisation and the lifestyle of its ancient inhabitants, the project has a strong commitment with the actual inhabitants: in fact it is a bottom-up experience shared and built with locals and other stakeholders.

2014 - ongoing: community archaeologist; responsible for communication & graphics.

Bergamini, S., L. Dal Fiume, G. Osti, M. Pirani & V. Nizzo, 2015. Public Archaeology and Earthquake: lo scavo della ‘Terramara’ di Pilastri. Genesi, sviluppo e possibili evoluzioni di un progetto di Open Archaeology, in MapPapers 6-2015. Pisa: Edizioni Nuova Cultura, 34–35.


Osti, G., 2017. Conoscere il pubblico in rete. Analisi preliminare della digital audience, in Archeologia Della Bassa Valle Del Po: Dalla Preistoria All’età Romana (Quaderni di Bondeno). : Edizioni Cartografica, 67–79.


Osti, G., L. Dal Fiume, S. Bergamini, R. Guerzoni, M. Boschetti, V. Nizzo, M. Pirani & S. Tassi, 2017. Memory and Earthquake: the Pilastri Excavation Project (Emilia Romagna, Italy) toward a shared community archaeology approach, Archeostorie Journal of Public Archaeology 1, 47–56.


Ripanti, F. & G. Osti, 2019 (forthcoming). Exploring the multiverse of fiction. Across the edge of archaeological interpretation, in A Necessary Fiction: Researching the Archaeological Past through Imagined Narratives. , 1st edition (Routledge Studies in Archaeology). Routledge.

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