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International Observatory for Cultural Heritage

The Giants of Mont'e Prama

Mediterranean Archaeology and Sardinia's Heritage


Welcoming Remarks / Introduction
Barbara Faedda, Columbia’s Italian Academy; Paolo Carta, Università di Trento

“A salute to archaeologist Larissa Bonfante (19312019),”
 Francesco de Angelis, Columbia University

Session 1
Guido Clemente, Università di Firenze: “Sardinian society in the Mont’e Prama era: a community of heroes and warriors”
Raimondo Zucca, Università di Sassari: “Rites of initiation, war, and death in Mont’e Prama” (in Italian)

Coffee break

Session 2
Emina Usai, Soprintendenza Archeologia, belle arti e paesaggio per la città metropolitana di Cagliari e le province di Oristano e Sud Sardegna: “The studies and research on Mont’e Prama” (in Italian)
Antonietta Boninu, Soprintendenza per i Beni Archeologici delle Province di Sassari e Nuoro; Soprintendenza per i Beni Archeologici della Sardegna: “For the Mont’e Prama sculptures, conservation is a vision for the future” (in Italian)

Session 3
Giuditta Giardini, Antiquities Trafficking Unit, District Attorney’s Office, New York County: “The illicit trafficking of Sardinian cultural property”

Discussion and Q&A
Moderators: Francesco de Angelis, Columbia University, Marco Maiuro, Sapienza University of Rome 

Note: Some talks will be in Italian with simultaneous interpretation. (Two-way interpretation, with headsets for all, will be available throughout the conference.)

Organizers: Barbara Faedda, Columbia’s Italian Academy; Paolo Carta, Università di Trento
Co-sponsor: Italy’s Autonomous Region of Sardinia.

This event is part of the Academy’s International Observatory for Cultural Heritage.

Event Date 
Fri, Mar 27, 2020, 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm