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2020 Project

Capistello Shoal Project (Sicily)
Alba Mazza (The Getty Villa)

This project consists of the documentation, study and publication of archaeological findings from the Capistello Shoal. The site, investigated in the late 1970s by INA, is famous for an extremely well preserved shipwreck dated to the 3rd century B.C. Recent surveys (2014-2019) by the Sicilian Soprintendenza del Mare resulted in the discovery of new materials belonging to the Hellenistic shipwreck (i.e. a perfectly preserved clay loutherion). Recently discovered materials and relevant but unpublished findings from past investigations will be studied and published. For the first time, data will be shared with geomorphologists and climate change experts in order to obtain a better understanding of the site and of the past landscape of Lipari.