The volume collects the Proceedings of the Seminar dedicated to Monterosso and its territory between the IX / X and XV / XVI centuries, completed by experiences of knowledge and enhancement conducted according to the principles of participatory archeology.
The first part is dedicated to the history of Monterosso and the Cinque Terre, dependent in ancient times on the Diocese of Luni and its Parish -pisana, a coastal fortified system. The deepening of the investigations carried out in the area of the Sanctuary of S. Maria di Soviore by the then Superintendence for Archaeological Heritage, has allowed us to date the oldest cult building to the XNUMXth-early years of the XNUMXth century, thanks to the radiocarbon analysis of the skeleton of an adult man. The study of the remains of the high-altitude castle and of the first village of Monterosso, which expanded downstream, constitutes the first investigation of archeologia dell’architettura and urban planning. The research was conducted in the course of a winter school of the University of Padua led by prof. GP Brogiolo. The second part of the volume consists of essays dedicated to participatory archeology, the most important knowledge tool that is based on the interaction between academic skills, knowledge and cognitive needs of local populations and the needs of the various categories of operators and entrepreneurs operating in the territories .
Another essay is dedicated to the Archaeological Park of Poggibonsi, an avant-garde Open Air reality. The third essay presents the activities that the Medieval Archeology group of the University of Padua has conducted in the capital and in the Euganean Hills. An engaging and total experience, which made it possible to enhance territorial basins of great scenic and historical interest, making cognitive apps available to citizens, based on careful research and monitored to analyze public demand.