We hope to tell you more about how we gather our data as the project progresses. We all use inscriptional and archaeological evidence to different extents – and so research trips to Italian museums and archaeological sites are an important (and fun) element of our research.
These pictures are from a recent research trip to Campania, Basilicata and Calabria, in May 2012.
The archaeological site at Tortora (near Cosenza, Calabria) guarded by a rather intimidating herd of cows (not pictured).
The beach at Tortora. The island in the middle of the shot was a popular mooring place for ships from Greek colonization onwards, because of the protection it offered from the open water.
Muro Lucano, Basilicata. Many Oscan-speaking sites are perched up in the hills like this, which makes for some dramatic views.