IIPP Newsletter: keep updated about Prehistory

The Institute cares about the public, specialized or not, necessity to find and deepen the information and keep updated about the main events related to pre-protohistory and our Institute.
The newsletter, on a bimonthly basis, is structured into different sections: the first “News from the IIPP” will collect the main events promoted and implemented by the Institute: Scientific Meetings, IAPPs, IIPP heritage promotion events.
In the “Editorial news” it is possible to read the latest publications by the IIPP. News about the release of a selection of the most interesting scientific publications in the sector is also given.
Our members can also actively collaborate in the composition of the Newsletter, sending us reports on their activities, on the conferences promoted by them, etc. These reports will enrich the section “Activities”. More information can be found in the “Contribute” section.
We also emphasize initiatives aimed at Young Scholars, with a section dedicated to national and international opportunities (conferences, scholarships…).
Finally, international events such as exhibitions, conferences, and symposia will be highlighted.

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Online exhibition: ‘‘170.000 b.p. at Poggetti Vecchi. Neanderthal and the elephants in Maremma, Tuscany. A climate challenge’’


The comprehension of the mechanism behind the climate crisis and its effects on the environment, economy, and society is becoming crucial these days. To better understand and interpret this phenomenon, it is essential to investigate the man-environment relationship since the ancient prehistoric times by verifying how the earliest communities interacted with their ecosystem and how they reacted to its changes.
This Institute’s project aims to present the exceptional case study of Poggetti Vecchi (Grosseto). It is an archaeological site dated 170,000 b.p. frequented by Neanderthals and ancient elephants. The online exhibition makes it possible to go back in time, from the excavations that brought to light a particular ecological niche to the discovery of the oldest wooden artifacts ever produced in Italy. The exhibition is realized by the Italian Institute of Prehistory and Protohistory in collaboration with the Soprintendenza of Archeology, Fine Arts and Landscape for the Province of Siena, Grosseto, Arezzo, with the contribution of the Fondazione CR Firenze.

The online exhibition is free and can be visited every time and everywhere, on the mobile by using the app Artsteps or on pc by clicking HERE.



ONLINE EXHIBITION Porto Badisco on the 50th anniversary of the discovery

The online exhibition “Porto Badisco on the fiftieth anniversary of the discovery. A visit to the prehistoric sanctuary through the Paolo Graziosi’s photos” was inaugurated on Wednesday 11 November.
It was realized as part of the project “Virtual Accessibility to the IIPP historical archive“, “Cultural Laboratories” announcement of the CR Florence Foundation.

inaugural speech of Monica Miari, IIPP President
inaugural speech of Carlo Sisi, Director of CR Florence FoundationTechnical Art Commission
Visit Instructions
Download the Guide for the online exhibition “Porto Badisco on the fiftieth anniversary of the discovery”

VI IAPP – Abstract Book

VI Incontro Annuale di Preistoria e Protostoria
HEARTHS, OVENS AND KILNS FROM THE NEOLITHIC TO THE IRON AGE: Understanding domestic and craft activities through the study of the pyrotechnological features and combustion residues”

Venerdì 29 marzo 2019, ore 9:00
Università di Bologna, Dipartimento di Storia Culture Civiltà,
Aula Prodi
Piazza S. Giovanni in Monte, 2 – Bologna

VI IAPP-Programm
VI IAPP – Abstract Book

Fifth Annual Meeting of Prehistory and Protohistory

“Precious, semiprecious and unusual materials in Italian Copper and
Bronze Age. Archaeology, archaeometry and paleotechnology”


29th May 2018, 9.30 a.m. – 6.30 p.m.
Università degli Studi di Padova
Aula Nievo, Palazzo Bo
Via VIII febbraio 2 – Padova (Italy)

V IAPP – Abstract Book
V IAPP – Program

Elezioni delle cariche sociali IIPP 2018

Assemblea del 7 marzo 2018: risultati delle votazioni

Votanti: 169


Monica Miari (103 voti)

Consiglio Direttivo
Maria Bernabò Brea (88 voti)
Massimo Cultraro (69 voti)
Francesco Rubat Borel (61 voti)
Carlo Lugliè (59 voti)
Fabio Negrino (56 voti)
Filippo Maria Gambari (41 voti)
Andrea De Pascale (37 voti)
Massimo Tarantini (34 voti)

Ringraziamo tutti i Soci che hanno partecipato all’Assemblea elettiva e il Prof. David Caramelli per averci messo a disposizione l’Aula 1 del Dipartimento di Antropologia