Etnoarcheologia dei paesaggi alpini di alta quota nelle Alpi occidentali: un bilancio preliminare

Translated title of the contribution: Ethnoarchaeology of high alpine mountain landscape in the western Alps: a preliminary overview

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The study of the interaction between human groups and mountain environment is crucial for archaeological research. Ethnoarchaeology contributes the analysis of this interaction in modern and contemporary contexts, aimed at creating analogical models for interpreting the past and understanding human strategies in historical and modern periods. The EthWAL project (Ethnoarchaeology of Western Alpine upland Landscapes), started in 2013, and aims to be a reference for the study of human activities in the alpine uplands during the modern and contemporary age. This is a multidisciplinary (associating archaeological methods to ethnography, historiography, spatial analysis and soil analysis) and multiscalar project (small to large scale). Specific attention is given to traditional pastoral huts. The results of this project will be useful for archaeology and contribute to the management of cultural heritage in high altitude landscapes.
Translated title of the contributionEthnoarchaeology of high alpine mountain landscape in the western Alps: a preliminary overview
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)621-635
Number of pages14
Journalil Capitale Culturale
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2015

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