Volume XLVI (2019) contains a monographic section dedicated to analyzing the use of archeology, specifically post-classical, in the construction of 'identity' in the Mediterranean area. The examples taken into consideration range from Slovenia, which came out of the Second World War, to Tunisia at the end of the 800th century, from present-day Spain (the case of the Born market in Barcelona) and Francoist to Greece and Albania. The goal is to reflect on the more or less conscious manipulation force of the archaeological instrument at various moments in our past and in any case before the spread of "public archeology" introduced new theoretical and ethical models of reference on a scale that was always wider.
The volume is completed by a series of articles in the section "Excavations and fieldwork news", which illustrate various specific researches from the Marche to Emilia-Romagna, from Abruzzo to Veneto and the Alpine area, from Lazio to Campania and the Notes and discussions, with contributions on different categories of contexts and objects (from burials to artifacts).
The book concludes with the section Reviews and reports.