Het Pollino Archaeological Landscape Project (PALP)
The Pollino Archaeological Landscape Project. The authors report on a new project, the Pollino Archaeological Landscape Project (PALP) that focuses on landscape and archaeological research of the Pollino mountains. This range is located on the border of the provinces of Basilicata and Calabria in southern Italy and is part of the Pollino National Park, founded in 1993 and declared a UNESCO Geopark in 2015. The objective of the PALP is to reconstruct transhumance routes and to map related seasonal pastoral habitations and facilities in the uplands that were still in use in the recent past, and to study the socio-economic connections with the lower-lying, permanently inhabited parts of the landscape. The results will increase the interpretative potential of archaeological patterns in the landscape studied by GIA researchers in the framework of the Raganello Archaeological Project, of which PALP is an extension.