With texts by Stefano Cremonini, Patrizia Farello, Mauro Librenti, Marco Marchesini, Silvia Marvelli, Claudio Negrelli, Jacopo Ortalli, Laura Pini.
The excavation conducted in 1999 in Bologna, between via Foscolo and via Frassinago, does not appear exceptional in itself either for the extent of the investigation carried out on the ground or for the formal prominence of the archaeological remains brought to light, a circumstance which is quite frequent in the case of contexts located on the edge of ancient settlements.
However, it provides a good example of the positive results that even the most common operational experiences allow to obtain through a correct application of the principles of archaeological intervention, results that concern both the sphere of territorial protection and that of scientific research.
The volume testifies in the first place to the importance of prevention and planning especially when the Superintendence intervenes in building works promoted by other subjects, both public and private, as in this case where the construction of a large underground parking was planned.
From the scientific point of view, the work indicates the effort made in setting up the construction site with an intervention strategy that was able to reconcile the complete acquisition of the documentation present in the subsoil with the maximum containment of intervention times.
Finally, the subsequent analysis and re-elaboration of all the data collected is of great importance, which has returned an interpretative framework of first interest, thanks to the participation of scholars from various disciplines.
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