THE SITE OF SAN CALOCERO DI ALBENGA (SV). AN INTER-DISCIPLINARY METHODOLOGICAL TRAINING GROUND
Keywords: archaeology, archaeometry, radiometric dating of lime clumps, Albenga, San Calocero, minero-petrographic analysis
Abstract. This paper summarizes the results of the research on the site of San Calocero di Albenga where, in late antiquity, a martyrial sanctuary was built on the remains of a probable funerary enclosure of the late imperial era. This site is known since the first half of the twentieth century for the pioneering research of Nino Lamboglia both in the field of the first experiences of stratigraphic archaeology and for an embryonic reading of the walls. After further investigations by the Soprintendenza della Liguria, the archaeological complex has been the subject of new studies since 2014. At this moment, the Politecnico di Milano was involved in surveying activities, and extensive use of archaeometric investigations was made. In particular, the minero-petrographic analysis of the mortars and the C14 on the lime clumps allowed reaching new significant knowledge in the scanning of construction activities and their dating.