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Walking at the foot of Dhëmbeli Mountain

CeRPHAAL in collaboration with a tourist agent from “Jona” travel agency tracked the entire path of the cultural route from Përmeti to Badëlonja “Walking at the foot of Dhëmbeli Mountain”, recording both its tangible and intangible values.

The Association "SiciliAntica-Castellammare del Golfo" visits Pizzo Monaco

On 27 July came to visit us on site of Pizzo Monaco some members of the Association "SiciliAntica-Castellammare del Golfo"

The association "Save the castle of Baida" visits the excavation of Pizzo Monaco

Last week came to visit us at the excavation of Pizzo Monaco some members of the Association "Save the castle of Baida"

CeRPHAAL preparing a film documentary

CeRPHAAL preparing a film documentary on the Upper Vjosa Valley. The documentary will record all the various aspects of the activities of the MEMOLA project undertaken in this study area.

Preliminary soil surveys in the Upper Vjosa Valley

The University of Palermo and CeRPHAAL association started the preliminary soil surveys in the Upper Vjosa Valley. A first screening of soils variability was carried out, particularly focused around the sites of Lëmenjëza and Magjirica. A variety of soil types were observed, looking mainly at factors and processes of soil formation. We also identified the study area where the land evaluation will be performed.

Land use and biodiversity assessment of the Upper Vjosa Valley

The University of Palermo and the CeRPHAAL association started the land-use and biodiversity assessment in the traditional agroecosystems of the Upper Vjosa Valley. The focus of the study was the observation of current and historical land-use patterns of the territory. A floristic collection around the sites of Lëmenjëza, Magjirica and the surrounding areas was carried out. Also we began a survey of the ethno-varieties of vines traditionally cultivated in the Upper Vjosa Valley.

The study of ‪‎Lanteira‬ ‪archaeological‬ ‪‎pottery‬

We continue the study of ‪Lanteira‬ ‪archaeological‬ ‪pottery‬. The results are allowing us to precise the chronology and interpretation of the various phases documented during the archaeological excavation.‪

Flotation of archaeological soil samples from Lanteira excavation

Flotation of archaeological soil samples from Lanteira excavation keeps going on. Students in archaeology collaborate in this activity and soon the CSIC, MEMOLA partner, will analyse the recovered seeds in their laboratory in Madrid.

The traditional irrigation systems of Vjosa Valley

The traditional irrigation systems of the study area of the Upper Vjosa Valley. The study consisted on tracking, mapping and analyzing the historic hydraulic structures of the study area, whether these in use or abandoned. At the same time, in collaboration with local communities we discussed on finding possible ways for recovering the historic irrigation systems.

Hydraulic and land use survey in Vjosa Valley

We started the hydraulic and land use studies in Upper Vjosa Valley carried out by CeRPHAAL team during May-June 2015.

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