Paola PUMA

(Facoltà di Architettura di Firenze, Italy)

The development of integrated practices for the documentation of cultural heritage has been recently uses advanced technologies for update surveys talking about both geometric and morphologic properties of heritage itself and oriented to the building of scheduled repositories for the next data managing.
In this point of view it was recently focused the partnership between our research group and the Soprintendenza per i Beni Archeologici della Toscana in the Progetto Necropoli -a documentation project for the valorisation and advanced fruition of the archaeological park of Populonia (Livorno)- to build the first record repertory of the most important villanovian necropolis in north Etruscan territory. The conspicuous production of archive documents collected in several decades at the Soprintendenza per i Beni Archeologici della Toscana and the high level scientific literature existing on one the most relevant archaeological territories in central Italy didn’t in fact be said to be organic, complete and homogenously conducted in front of finds in location.
The survey periods were conducted in spring and autumn 2007, by a staff of 6 teachers and 15 students and will be continued during the next autumn semester following a multi-year program of metric and material documentation of all the tombs and the handiworks.
The finds were selected by typology, following the criteria of choosing one tomb recognizing every kind: chamber/sarcofago/hole tombs and were measured nine tombs (3 for the bassoon chamber kind, 2 for sarcofago kind, 4 for walled tombs).

The new survey record was presented in the 7° annual seminar Materiali per Populonia and during the Fiera del Restauro di Ferrara, together with the multimedia platform The survey and the digital representation for the documentation and the restore program on the archaeological heritage of S. Cerbone Necropolis in Populonia.