Davide Delfino

Davide Delfino
Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities · Polo Museale del Molise

PhD in Archaeology

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Additional affiliations
January 2011 - present
Geociences Centre of University of Coimbra
Position
  • Research Associate
Description
  • Head of line research on Protohistory
January 2011 - present
Polytechnic Institute of Tomar
Position
  • Professor
Description
  • Between 2011 and 2014 class about " Pottery in archaeology", between 2014 and 2016 lectures about "European protohistory" within the Seminar in Prehistory, since 2019 lecturs about "European protohistory" and "Universal accessibility in museums"

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The aim of the Molise M.A.C.R.O. project (Multimedia for Cultural Accessibility and Open-access Networks) is the fruition of the collections of the Regional Directorate of museums of Molise, institute of the Italian Ministry of Culture, through the use of digital technologies. The Hydria project includes virtual reconstructions of the most represen...
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The image we have today of the Samnites, is still in many respects clouded by the blind reliance on Greek and Latin historical sources. Geographically, Molise is the region that was at the center of the territory occupied by the Samnite tribes. The materials and archaeological contexts that can give a more objective overview, for its quantity and q...
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In recent years the quest for green energy has led to a massive growth of renewable energy production and the installation of onshore wind turbines (WT) has increased worldwide. Besides the well-known benefits of a global reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, their use is related to some local environmental problems such as bird mortality, land-use...
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Cult of Hercules was common in the area of ancient Samnium, especially in open-air sanctuaries. The territory located between the Etruscan Campania and the Magno-Greek Adriatic area, has adopted that the cult of Hercules and the refined techniques of bronze melting became part of the Samnite world. The Samnite museum of Campobasso shows a collectio...
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The work, presented in the #rd International LOEWE Conference in Fulda, through anthropological, psychological and polemological premises, presents the characteristics of hilltop settlement in two different regions of southern Europe, making some considerations on the effective role of fortified settlements and simple terraced hilltop villages
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Late Prehistoric Fortifications in Europe: Defensive, Symbolic and Territorial Aspects from the Chalcolithic to the Iron Age presents the contributions to the International Colloquium ‘FortMetalAges’ (10th–12th November 2017, Guimarães, Portugal), The Colloquium was organised by the Scientific Commission ‘Metal Ages in Europe’ of the International...
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In Liguria, from Middle Bronze Age II-III (15th-14th centuries BC) until the Roman conquest, settlements studied since the 1970s show a general habit of building hilltop settlements that feature walls that terrace and surround them. A study of the evolution of the building techniques of dry-stone walls shows some traces that reflect the Late Bronze...
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The book presents the contributions to the International Colloquium ‘FortMetalAges’ (10th–12th November 2017, Guimarães, Portugal), The Colloquium was organised by the Scientific Commission ‘Metal Ages in Europe’ of the International Union of Prehistoric and Protohistoric Sciences (UISPP/ IUSPP) and by the Martin Sarmento Society of Guimarães. Nine...
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The information available for Liguria is still relatively incomplete and needs to be complemented by new fieldwork. Our understanding of human communities between the 18 th and 7 th centuries BC is based mostly on three types of evidence or variables: settlement patterns, pottery and metalwork production. Funerary evidence as a fourth variable is u...
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The proceeding book of the IV (2013) and V (2014) International Journey of the Iberic Musesum of Archaeology and Art show the results of the works presented by researchers in the context of the study of the collections of the Iberic Museum of Archaeology and Art(pre-Roman votive bronzes, archaeometric studies on the authenticity of the works, new t...
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In the catalog of the VII exposition of antevision of the Iberic Museum of Archaeology and Art, is illustrated the history of the occupation of the territory of the Municipality of Abrantes from the Neolithic up to the Modern age , through material culture and contexts resulting from the research of the last 30 years
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Since a successful thematic session carried out in the UISPP World Congress 2018, the theme of the problems related to the transmission of scientific data in archeological areas and prehistoric or protohistoric museums is proposed again. Several years UNESCO recommends to supplement and extend the application of standards and principles laid down i...
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Since Prehistory inter-group conflict is widely demonstrated in many areas. In the Epipaleolithic Kenya, remains of inter group violence has been discovered in Lake Turkana. In Volos'ke, in Epipaleoltihc Ukraine, several number of violent death has been identified. In the LBK area in the Early Neolithic central Europe many examples of intergroup vi...
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Proceedings of the XVII UISPP World Congress (1–7 September 2014, Burgos, Spain) Session A3c edited by Fernando Coimbra and Davide Delfino: Several works have been dedicated to the aim of warfare in European Bronze Age, by a point of view of bronze technology and archaeometallurgy. The present volume wants to be a short and actualized contribution...
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From Lascaux to Shanidar caves, from Malta temples to Stonenge (and the ‘new' one...), from Serra da Capivara to Foz Coa park, from Australia to North Africa's Rock Art, from Pechino to Isernia excavations, from the Musee de l'Homme in Paris to the Museum of Civilization in Quebec, from Catal Huyuk to the Varna village, from the Rift Valley to the...
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The word "archeology of contact" is often used in historical archeology of South America to investigate the dynamics of interactions between Europeans and indigenous societies since rhe XV century AD. In proto-historic archeology in Europe, and particularly in the Atlantic coast of the lberian Peninsula, this term can be used to intender the dynami...
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Maçào: Novas investigaçòes, novas abordagens, novos dados. DAVIDE DELFINO LUIZ OOSTERBEEK FERNANDO COIMBRA JOÀO CARLOS BAPTISTA HUGO GOMES MASSIMO BELTRAME PEDRO CURA RESUMO: o rexto discute 3S estratègias de ocupaçào e gestfio do territorio da regiào de Maçào Ila proto-història. As evidèncias sugerem lllll conhecimento muito apurado cl:'! geo-logi...
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A latest study of some epistolary documents belongins at correspondance between Angelo Mosso and Federico Halbherr, besides at a letter printed by Angelo Mosso between Arturo Issel, have permitted an reconstruction of network of contacts in the world of palethnology in the first time of XX century, created by this doctor lended at the archaeology,...
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Until the end of XX century in Liguria only the East part had been believed the production centre of copper. Lately in the western part of region some traces of copper smelting have been founded, in association with archaeological evidences ascribed before Recent Bronze Age; especially in Val Bormida the bronze and copper artefacts witness all step...
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During dredging works in the bed of the river Arade, was rescued by a group of amateur archeologists some bronze items including a bronze statuette of a bull. According its morphology it’s dated from the transition between the First and Second Iron Age. The place of occurrence and dating of the statue, values the subject not only due to cultual sig...
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The Archaeology of production has explored the theme of the life cycle of archaeological materials, highlighting some stages after the use, of which recycling is a part: in this phase are of particular interest metals, particularly ancient copper alloys. The discovery of copper metallurgy revolutionized material production and other aspects of soci...
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The study of funerary contexts can sometimes be flawed bu a monotone and generalist approach. Especially the rituals, but also the costum related to death, can sometimes appear as varied across the same region and along the same time, evidencing exceptions to "normality". This situation is stressing thus the need to employ a more opened and varied...
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Contact during X and VI cantury BC between local human groups in Atlantic side (Portugal) and Mediterranean peoples can be investigate below the term "contact archaeology": this word, borrow from historical archaeology of Brasil, suggest some methods between history sciences nad prehistoric archaeology, with some adaptation to the European protohis...
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The nature and role of walled enclosures in Late Prehistory (Neolithic- Bronze Age)is still debated between being ritual. But fisrt of all, we must clarify the nature of violence during this period, and if this justifies the link between conflict and walled enclosures. A brief overview involving the psycology of combat and anthropology shows that i...
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In central Portugal bronza metallurgy appears only in the Late Bronze Age ( since the 13th century BC). The Middle Portuguese Tagus valley is a strategic region in a Central Portugal that i poor in copper ore and with inexistent tin ore ressources, but the region in rich in gold alluvial ore. Dating, typlogically, from the Late Bronze Age, there ar...
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It’s approached an overview about continuity and discontinuity elements during Bronze Age of Portuguese Middle Tagus, taking into account two types of contexts and respective materialities: funerary world and settlement world. The problems observed under this perspective are settlement strategies, resources management, funerary practices and materi...
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Liguria, since Neolithic time the region had been stayed in the middle of various sea and land way, between Italian peninsula, Provence and northern Italy. In the Iron Age the region is characterized by autonomous ethnic group, Ligurians. In the early Iron Age (VIII-VI cent. BC) is surrounded by various cultural groups, Villanova and Golasecca, in...
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The Castelo Velho da Zimbreira is a hill top walled site set in on a rocky head, on top of quartzite crest of the Macao-Envendos-Amênodoa , on its far eastern limit It was the target of emergency interventions in 2004-2005 and 2008, and successively of excavation campaigns between 2011 and 2016. The site has probably turned out to be a small walled...
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At the beginning of the XX century, physiologist Angelo Mosso (Turin 1846-Turin 1910), named senator of the italian Kingdom in 1904, after a study of ancient human bones from archaeological excavations, became interested in archaeology and in 1906 vistit the fieldwork of Federico halbherr in Pahistos (Crete). In this time among theme was born a str...
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The present paper will discuss the project Time Maps-Virtual Worlds-Real Communities-Experimented Pasts (www.timemaps.net), whose purpose is to put into evidence "invisible" cultural sites and communities, by identifying, preserving, and transferring into the future their material and immaterial heritage, creating a cultural map of European heritag...
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A review o f the main types and production on ceramic material from hill top settlement of Castelo Velho do Caratão (Mação- Portugal) are presented. It is a first approach for the characterization of ceramic production in the Portuguese Middle Tagus in Final Bronze Age
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Liguria, North-West Italy, is a region sited between the Mediterranean and the Alps. Between XVI and XIII c. BC the region experienced continuity and discontinuity in material culture and land occupation strategy. That chronological period, known as Middle and Late Bronze Age, coincided with movements throughout the Central Mediterranean (Aegean Se...
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Throughout a choice of some studying cases, from the Mid and Late Bronze age towards the end of the Second Iron Age, there are here displayed the main issues regarding the technological features and the related practical and economical aspects of the ware-containers (especially big ones -named ‘dolia’ or ‘pithoi’-, but also some smaller ones provid...
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From the beginning of 2018, at Venafro archaeological Museum (Isernia), the "Istituto Centrale per l’archeologia" and the "Polo Museale del Molise" (both for the Italian Ministry for Cultural Heritage) are carrying out a joined project aimed to realize a new permanent exhibition of the pre-roman section, according to the latest ministerial and ICOM...
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Un lavoro a quattro mani, coordinato da Pierluigi Cavalchini, membro dell'Associazione D:S:F: e Pro Natura Alessandria - e.r.i.c.a. - I 2 Fiumi, per far conoscere la grande ricchezza antropologica e archeologica del territorio del Rojava, la regione a Nord della Siria, lungo il confine con la Turchia, l'Iraq e il Kurdistan Iracheno, gestita dal pop...
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Un lavoro a quattro mani, coordinato da Pierluigi Cavalchini, membro dell'Associazione D:S:F: e Pro Natura Alessandria - e.r.i.c.a. - I 2 Fiumi, per far conoscere la grande ricchezza antropologica e archeologica del territorio del Rojava, la regione a Nord della Siria, lungo il confine con la Turchia, l'Iraq e il Kurdistan Iracheno, gestita dal pop...
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O modelo sobre o qual a arqueologia cresceu, em Portugal e em alguns outros países, nas últimas duas décadas, foi alimentado por um afluxo de verbas essencialmente orientado para a preservação e valorização patrimonial, com crescente desinteresse pela pesquisa. O ocaso da arqueologia comercial cruza-se com o estrangulamento das bases institucionais...
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O progresso do conhecimento é, antes de mais nada, um exercício de dedicação total à interrogação, à dúvida, e à vontade de a superar por pequenos passos, de forma perseverante, metódica e colaborativa. É o reconhecimento de que o Dr. João Calado Rodrigues possuía estas características, mais do que a efeméride da importante descoberta do povoado do...
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In this paper we are presenting the use-wear traces study of some Lithic artefacts from a cinerary funerary context of Colos. This funerary monument is an hypogea dug in a hillock of a pour quality granite. Culturally it is part of the Megalithic period, chronologically covering the Final Neolithic and the Chalcolithic. The lithic assemblage found...
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Resumo Evidências significativas de mineração de ouro aluvionar, associadas com a sua exploração nos tempos romanos e, também, provavelmente na Proto-História, ocorrem, na sua maioria, dispersas no território do Concelho de Vila de Rei, bem como nos de Abrantes e Mação. Este património geológico, mineiro e arqueológico não renovável, de apreciável...
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Archaeology is a scientific cluster that still tries to adapt itself to a public demand for knowledge, mainly because several constraints, some inherent to the discipline and its regulation, still delay this adaptation. A new model of scientific research in relation to dissemination of scientific knowledge is discussed. This model is being develope...
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Investigating the main issues about continuities or discontinuities dynamics in the Northern Tyrrhenian Sea area may provide a particular optic to value the Second Iron Age human landscapes. In the Eastern Liguria, the Second Iron Age sites often occupy places already inhabited in the Late Bronze Age; in Central and Western Liguria they choose plac...
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The study of funerary contexts can sometimes be flawed due to a monotonic and generalist approach to the contexts. Especially in rituals. But customs related to death may not sometimes be uniform, in the same region and at the same time being exceptions to “normalcy”, which points to the need to carry on studying funerary and ritual contexts using...
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The karst cavities located in the municipality of Tomar (Santarém, Portugal) have provided stratigraphy and votive deposits falling within the Holocene period, more precisely in a diachronic time range that extends from the Early Neolithic cardial by the end of the Bronze Age. These are representative of the first attempts at domestication of the l...
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From a rereading of the contextual data of the excavations of the 1970s and from a recent study of material culture, an interpretation of the life stages of the terraced settlement is given. In particular, the view on the relative chronology and occupational dynamics of the site between the Middle Bronze Age and the Late Bronze Age is completed.
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A discovery of a late Final Bronze Age hoard, compsed by several bronze scrap, attests the role of the western Liguria (nort west Italy) in the circulation of the bronze scraps in the very late Bronze Age and the relations between the two sides of the western Alps
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A archeometallurgical and geologicl study above the remains of the iron metallurgy in the hillfort (catsellaro) of Bergeggi ( western Liguria), show the dynamic and the strategies of iron production in a typical liguria hillfort between IV and II cent BC
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The developement of metallurgy in Liguria during the Chalcolithic and Bronze Age has not been studied completely until now. There is also a lack of general synthesis of archaeometallurgical analysis and a solid study approach towards the exploitation of local copper resources. According to recent studies, during the "metals age" Liguria had an impo...

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Time Maps. Real communities, virtual worlds, experimented pasts. www.timemaps.net