Anaxum Project

Stella River, Italy

Anaxum TeamAnaxum TeamThree members of the AMLA took part in the Anaxum project (Regione Autonoma Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy) from 25 to 30 July 2016. The joint project of the Dipartimento di Storia e Tutela dei Beni Culturali dell'Università di Udine and the Soprintendenza per i Beni Archeologici del Friuli Venezia Giulia under the direction of Prof. Massimo Capulli has been dealing with the river Stella since 2011. So far, a wreck from the 1st century AD, an area to the north with a high concentration of Roman artefacts and foundations of a Roman bridge, which was part of the via annia, have been investigated underwater archaeologically. Furthermore, a wreck from the 11th century could be documented during construction work in the shore area.

Anaxum JobThe good results of the SfM methodology in waters with poor visibility, presented at the DEGUWA conference "In Poseidons Reich XXI" in Dresden, led to the invitation to test the methodology for its applicability in the Stella River. A 2 x 8 m wide strip of the site north of the Stella 1 wreck and the bridge pier known as structure A as well as its immediate surroundings were selected as test objects.

Anaxum project

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