What Lies Beneath the Temple of Athena at Paestum?



Data evento
9 April 2024

The North Urban Paestum Project seeks to expand our understanding of the sanctuary that boasts as its centerpiece the innovate archaic Temple of Athena. Under the directorship of Rebecca Ammerman, research has been conducted by Colgate University in collaboration with the Parco Archeologico di Paestum e Velia and several Italian universities since 2017. The methods employed in the project include geo-physical prospection by means of ground-penetrating radar, coring (by hand and deep machine-made cores), and archaeological excavation. The results of five seasons of fieldwork offer a new vision of the history of the site from late Neolithic times to the modern day and the transformation of the landscape that the construction of the temple entailed.