Aquileia, the results of the 2018 excavation campaign
The results of the archaeological excavations carried out in 2018 in the Bronze Age village of Ca’ Baredi/Canale Anfora near Aquileia were presented in Udine. The campaign was a collaboration between University of Udine and ArcheoCrowd, a startup founded by a group of young entrepreneurs who, relying on the synergy between companies and humanities research, decided to fund the project.
Interestingly, the excavations found ancient traces of wine consumption, suggesting that the winemaking tradition in the region began 3,500 years ago.
“The recent excavation campaign of July 2018 has provided us with data of great scientific importance. The discovery of dwelling houses”, said Elisabetta Borgna, Professor at DIUM and coordinator of the research group, “confirms the importance of the village; the strategic position at the edge of the lagoon and at the mouth of a river had already suggested that the site might have had the function, which would later be of Aquileia, of a port and an emporium”.
The initiative is part of the “Paesaggi sepolti e sommersi. Aquileia e il suo territorio dall’Eneolitico all’età del ferro” project, launched in 2013, carried out in synergy with Soprintendenza FVG, with the aim of reconstructing the anthropic landscape of the lowlands of Friuli, the most ancient nucleus of Roman Aquileia.