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Fabio Saccoccio

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Biography

From September 2016 Doctoral researcher in Archaeology at the University of Nottingham under the supervision of Prof. Mark Pearce and Dr. Chrysanthi Gallou. Research funded by the University of Nottingham Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship for Research Excellence (European Union).

From 2014 fieldwork coordinator of the Ga.Ve. project, Veneto region - Northern Italy.

From 2011 collaborator of the Soprintendenza Archeologia, Belle Arti e Paesaggio per le Province di Frosinone, Latina e Rieti (central Italy)

MA first-class honours degree (laurea magistrale, 110/110 e lode) in European Protohistory, La Sapienza University of Rome, 2015

BA first-class honours degree in European Protohistory, La Sapienza University of Rome, 2011

Research Summary

My research examines the archaeological evidence for the different forms of interaction that may be identified in Iron Age north-eastern Italy and seeks to identify their social and political… read more

Recent Publications

  • FABIO SACCOCCIO, 2016. The Venetian-Etruscan-Celtic Encounters in the Po river Lowlands (Northern Italy) Archaeolingua, Series Minor. 38, 247-266
  • FEDERICA GONZATO, FABIO SACCOCCIO, SALZANI LUCIANO and ALESSANDRO VANZETTI, 2015. Il polo di Gazzo Veronese tra Bronzo finale e primo Ferro Preistoria e Protostoria del Veneto, Studi di Preistoria e Protostoria 2. 507-514
  • TREVISAN DEBORA and FABIO SACCOCCIO, 2015. I siti di Coazze, Sorgà-Tione e Moratica(Verona): storia degli studi e materiali inediti dell’età del Bronzo e del Ferro dai musei di Bologna, Parma e Mantova Preistoria e Protostoria del Veneto, Studi di Preistoria e Protostoria 2. 909-914
  • FABIO SACCOCCIO, AMODIO MARZOCCHELLA and ALESSANDRO VANZETTI, The field system of Gricignano d’Aversa (Southern Italy) and the agrarian impact in the Piana Campana, ca. 3900 cal BP Quaternary International. 303, 82-92

Current Research

My research examines the archaeological evidence for the different forms of interaction that may be identified in Iron Age north-eastern Italy and seeks to identify their social and political correlates in order to contribute to the current archaeological debate on frontiers.

The western Veneto region is an ideal place to study the nature of prehistoric frontiers as in the Iron Age it was the interaction zone between the 'Palaeovenetic' polity (thought to be the ancestors of the Veneti known from the historical records) and a number of other groups: in the sixth century BC the Etruscans to the west and the Alpine Rhaeti to the north and north-west, then in the west in the fourth century BC the intrusive Cenomani, a group described in the ancient sources as 'Gallic'.

The research project will engage with the theoretical debate about the nature of frontiers by creating a series of case studies to test the various hypotheses that have been developed. The key objectives of the project are:

- to review critically the concept of culture;

- to assess identity through the use of ethnoarchaeological case studies;

- to identify the characteristics and the evolution of the interaction patterns in the case study area;

- to examine the politically-embedded processes that led to different kinds of frontier, depending on the contrasting political forces in the area;

- to assess present and past tools related to frontier theory;

- to propose alternative ways in which specific aspects of frontiers may be addressed;

- to give equal weight to landscape as to material culture and socio-political patterns as proposed by Clarke (1968).

Past Research

My BA dissertation at La Sapienza University of Rome was devoted to the study of the EBA fossil field system recorded sealed by the Pomici di Avellino eruption at Gricignano d'Aversa in the Piana Campana, Campania region - Southern Italy. A first paper on this evidence was published in 2013. A second contribution will be published in 2018.

  • FABIO SACCOCCIO, 2016. The Venetian-Etruscan-Celtic Encounters in the Po river Lowlands (Northern Italy) Archaeolingua, Series Minor. 38, 247-266
  • FEDERICA GONZATO, FABIO SACCOCCIO, SALZANI LUCIANO and ALESSANDRO VANZETTI, 2015. Il polo di Gazzo Veronese tra Bronzo finale e primo Ferro Preistoria e Protostoria del Veneto, Studi di Preistoria e Protostoria 2. 507-514
  • TREVISAN DEBORA and FABIO SACCOCCIO, 2015. I siti di Coazze, Sorgà-Tione e Moratica(Verona): storia degli studi e materiali inediti dell’età del Bronzo e del Ferro dai musei di Bologna, Parma e Mantova Preistoria e Protostoria del Veneto, Studi di Preistoria e Protostoria 2. 909-914
  • FABIO SACCOCCIO, AMODIO MARZOCCHELLA and ALESSANDRO VANZETTI, The field system of Gricignano d’Aversa (Southern Italy) and the agrarian impact in the Piana Campana, ca. 3900 cal BP Quaternary International. 303, 82-92

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