Global Research on Environmental and Territorial Transformations

PNRR M4C2: PRIN 2022

Acronym: GreatT


GreatT aims at setting a new standard within current archaeological research, by providing a platform where multi-dimensional and multivariate information can coexist and boost the understanding of a portion of land as a whole ecosystem, overcoming the dichotomy of urban- versus landscape- archaeology.

GreatT will fuse heterogeneous datasets to answer questions such as: why was the Etruscan city of Roselle built in that location? What were the motivations and the natural resources in the wider area? What was the link with the nearby city of Vetulonia? What are the interlinks between the urban layout, the rural settings and the environment in the most recognizable phases of its life?

At a higher level, the project will stimulate changes in the way in which archaeologists study the archaeology of landscapes, moving from an essentially site-based approach to a truly multidisciplinary landscape-scale perspective.

Project information

  • Funded by: European Union NextGenerationEU and Italian Ministry of University and Research
  • Call: PNRR: Missione 4 – Componente 2 “Dalla ricerca all’impresa” – Investimento 1.1 – Progetti di Ricerca di Rilevante Interesse Nazionale (PRIN)
  • Start date: November 2023
  • End date: November 2025
  • ISPC Scientific coordinator: Gianluca Cantoro
  • Project Leader: Università degli Studi di Siena
  • Partners: Università degli Studi di Firenze
  • Funding: € 254.907 (ISPC € 66.249)

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