After eight months on the pipeline in Lodi I have finished, because I was finally able to find a site closer to Ravenna that allows me to return home every day … this thing, that for other people it may seem trivial, for me it is something awesome!
I can finally sleep in my bed, with my cat, stay in the bathroom as long as I want and eat when I feel like it.
Don’t get me wrong this experience has led me to meet mediocre people but also beautiful people with whom I will certainly maintain a genuine relationship, but having my own space is also a beautiful thing.
I started working on this pipeline in April, after five months off, I was initially very enthusiastic, even though it was nearly 300 kilometres from my current home.
The thesis on the O(perative)S(ystem)-Culture.org project was finally discussed on March 21th 2018 by Tommaso Saccone, my partner in crime, in work and life.
Fifty years have passed since the first computers and IT tools were adopted in the archaeological field for study and research activities.
In fact, in the 60s of the last century, the Professor Maurizio Tosi with the archaeological mission (ISMEO – ISIAO) in Shahr-i Sokhta (Iran) began to use the first computers for the elaboration of databases for the organization of the archaeological record using the historical formats .db3.
Since then, technology has made great strides, in fact from table .db3 we have moved to complex and articulated Geo Databases that can contain terabytes of heterogeneous data, all geo referenced and in constant relation between them.
today I want to tell you about my first archaeological excavation, which took place in 2009, the Parish of Santa Reparata (FC-Italy).
This excavation not only made me realize how much I really loved archaeology and excavation, but it made me fall in love with the Middle Ages, the Christianization of countryside and the burials, even though in this excavation I still didn’t know how much really loved these latter XD.
At the beginnings I really felt like a fish out of water, like a child who was on the first day of school. I was already at the first year of University, and so I was settling into a new routine, a new city and new people, I just missed being a digger freshman XD.
I wanted to create a blog that would tell the real life of an archaeologist. Why do I say “real” life? Well because in general the archaeologist is a figure of other times, an adventurer looking for something mysterious, that wanders in dangerous places and far from our everyday life. Think of Indiana Jones, Relic Hunter or Treasure Guardians. No, the real archaeologist doesn’t use either weapons or whips, nor does he have to deal with unpleasant or paranormal situations.
The real archaeologist works in our beautiful cities, supporting large public and private works, such as construction of pipelines, the district heating network, or even highways.
Would you ever have imagined it?!
Precisely for this reason I felt the need to create a space that would explain and really tell what the archaeologist does, just to make public understand how important and beautiful this profession is, but above all, to emphasize that this craft exists and, why despite what you think, it hasn’t yet been discovered all in the world …