Even if in a
smaller size, the issue "0" of this journal appears in order
to give at least a taste of the topics which shall be faced: aspects of
every day life, production and trades, both urban and rural landscape.
Papers and contributions will be also listed, and considered according
to the new methods and problems of Medieval Archaeology. Moreover, each
issue will include reports on coferences, books, exhibitions, news about
excavations and any other information generally referring to Italian Archaeology.
Accordingly, this issue would have to be regarded as a real example of
the various approaches of Medieval Archaeology. This difference is tied,
on the one hand, to the variety of provenance of the communication's authors
who usually work with different Universities, foreign archaeological Institutions
in Italy, and archaelogical associations; on the other, this very difference
is connected with the particular points of view, ranging from the traditional
themes such as topography or ecclesistical buildings, to other scientific
disciplines such as paleopathology; moreover, the difference is about
the diverging methods chosen to explane the results of investigations.
By emphasizing the importance of differences, it would be possible at
the same time to recognize the particularity of each branch of the archaeological
studies, and to enrich the common and general evaluation through the results
of these single branches of Archaeology.