Anaxum is a Project of Dipartimento di Storia e Tutela dei Beni Culturali dell’Università di Udine in a jointly with the Soprintendenza per i Beni Archeologici del Friuli Venezia Giulia. The mission is the multidisciplinary study of the River Stella, in Northern Italy, throughout time.
In the summer of 2011, a team from ProMare, Texas A&M’s Nautical Archaeology Program, and the Institute of Nautical Archaeology was invited to participate in the excavation of a Roman barge: the Stella 1 shipwreck.
The work was directed by Massimo Capulli from the University of Udine and Filipe Castro from Texas A&M University, under the scientific supervision of Luigi Fozzati of the Italian Ministry of Heritage and Cultural Activities.
The excavation was made possible thanks to the generous support of ProMare, the Center for Maritime Archaeology and Conservation (CMAC), and Dr. Peter and Nancy Amaral, Texas A&M Alumni and long time supporters of the Ship Reconstruction Laboratory / CMAC.