Rosanna De Candia

ro.decandia92[at]gmail.com

PhD in: ARCHEOLOGIA E CULTURE DEL MEDITERRANEO ANTICO
Ciclo: XXXVII

Titolo progetto: Materiali per gli dei. Il deposito votivo in località Privati a Stabia

Project title: Materials for the Gods. The Privati votive deposit in Stabia

Supervisor(s): Prof: Massimo Osanna; Prof. Gabriel Zuchtriegel


EDUCATION

11/2021 – current

  • PhD Student at Scuola Superiore Meridionale di Napoli, Archeologia e culture del Mediterraneo Antico; PhD Research project: “Materials for the gods. The Privati votive deposit in Stabia”;

Supervisor(s): Prof. Massimo Osanna, Prof. Gabriel Zuchtriegel

12/2019- 29/10/2021 (Suspended)

  • Postgraduate Student at Archaeological Heritage Graduate School of DiSCi, University of Bologna “Alma Mater Studiorum”(Curriculum: Classical Archaeology)

2016-2019

  • Master’s Degree in Archaeology and History of Art at Department of Humanities, University of Naples “Federico II”; Thesis: “Pompeii, Triangular Forum: The material from the central area (Excavation campaign 2017)” (110/110 cum laude);

Supervisors: Prof. Massimo Osanna, Prof. Carmela Capaldi

2011-2016

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Archaeology and History of Arts at Department of Humanities, University of Naples “Federico II”; Thesis: “Mitological elements in the Comic Poets Alessii from Thurii (4th century BC)” (110/110);

Supervisor: Prof. Ferruccio Conti Bizzarro

2006-2011

  • High School Graduation in Classical Studies at Liceo Classico “Antonio Genovesi” of Naples

 

SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS

6/2021-7/2021

  • Scholarship to study the Roman Lamps from the collection of the National Archaeological Museum of Naples (MANN); Tutor: Prof. Carmela Capaldi, Dr. Antonella Ciotola

25-29/9/2019

  • Scholarship to bring part to the LIX International Conference of Studies on Magna Graecia: “Donne di Magna Grecia. Visibilità, rappresentazione, ruoli“, Institute for History and Archaeology of Magna Graecia (ISAMG), Taranto, Italy

5/02/2018-5/07/2018

  • Erasmus + Mobility Scholarship at School of History and Archaeology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Tutor: Prof. Vinni Lucherini, Foreign Tutor: Emmanuel Voutiras

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

29/9-14/10/2020

  • Employed archaeologist for the adaptation, enhancement and completion of the sewage system in Qualiano di Napoli (II stralcio), Archeo&Restauri Srl, Dr. Franco Simonelli

1/2017-6/2017

  • Front office clerk of the Information Tourist Office of Naples (Garibaldi Station), managed by EPT of Naples (Ente Provinciale per il Turismo) in collaboration with the Italian SCN (National Civil Service

2/2015/6/2015

  • Part-time employee for the Office of “Didactic Area of Department of Humanities” at University of Naples “Federico II

 

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

5/7/-29/7/2022

  • Archaeological survey of the Rheneia Island (Southern Aegean, Greece), as part of the “Rheneia Archaeological Project”, promoted by Scuola Superiore Meridionale, École Française d’Athènes and Ephorate of Antiquities of Cyclades

Director: Prof. Massimo Osanna; Dr. Zosi Papadopoulou

22/5/-4/6/2022

  • Archaeological excavation of the Tavole Palatine sanctuary, Metaponto (MT) promoted by Scuola Superiore Meridionale

Director: Prof. Carlo Rescigno

1/11/-14/11/2020

  • Archaeological survey as part of the “Ausonio Project”, promoted by postgraduate students in Archaeological Heritage (a.y. 2019/2022) of the University of Bologna “Alma Mater Studiorum “, the latter plans to give life to systematic surveys, archaeological investigations and to the enhancement of the territory of Coreno Ausonio, Frosinone, Italy

15/06/-6/7/2019

  •  Archaeological  survey of the Rheneia Island (Delos, Cyclades) promoted by University of Naples “Federico II”, École Française d’Athènes and Ephorate of Antiquities of Cyclades;

Director: Prof. Massimo Osanna; Coordinators: Dr. Francesco Muscolino, Prof. Carmela Capaldi

16/7-31/7/2018

  • Archaeological excavation of the central area of the Triangular Forum of the Archaeological Park of Pompeii promoted by the Archaeological Park of Pompeii (NA) in collaboration with University of Naples “Federico II”;

Director: Prof. Carmela Capaldi.

11/6-18/6/2017

  • Archaeological survey in the Late Palaeolithic site of Ouriakos, Lemnos (GR), promoted by the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Director: Prof. Nikos Efstratiou

17/7-5/8/2017

  • Archaeological excavation of the central area of the Triangular Forum of the Archaeological Park of Pompeii promoted by the Archaeological Park of Pompeii (NA) in collaboration with University of Naples “Federico II”;

Director: Prof. Carmela Capaldi.

22/9-11/10/2014

  • Archaeological excavation of the Southern District (Insula AII) of the Archaeological site of Elea-Velia (SA), Archaeological Park of Paestum and Velia, promoted by University of Naples “Federico II”;

Director: Prof. Luigi Cicala

2/9-22/9/2013

  • Archaeological excavation of the Southern District (Insula AII) and the Neighborhood Western, in the so-called “House of the Capitals” of the Archaeological site of ​​Elea-Velia, Archaeological Park of Paestum and Velia, promoted by University of Naples “Federico II”;

Director: Prof. Luigi Cicala

11/6-27/7/2012

  • Archaeological excavation of the Roman baths in Masseria De Carolis, Pollena Trocchia (NA) as part of the Apolline Project, promoted by University of Naples “Suor Orsola Benincasa”;

Director: Dr. Girolamo Ferdinando De Simone

 

INTERNSHIPS AND WORKSHOPS

5/7-9/7/2021

  • Workshop of GIS promoted by the Archaeological Heritage Graduate School, University of Bologna “Alma Mater Studiorum“;

Tutor: Prof. Simone Mantellini

12/2020-7/2021

  • Study of the materials from the Insula of Casti Amanti, Archaeological Park of Pompeii (NA);

Tutor: Dr. Silvia Martina Bertesago

3/5-7/5/2021

  • Workshop of Digital Modeling for Archaeology promoted by the Archaeological Heritage Graduate School, University of Bologna “Alma Mater Studiorum“;

Tutor: Prof. Simone Garagnani, Dr. Giacomo Mancuso

25/9-29/9/2020

  • Workshop of Landscape Archaeology promoted by the Archaeological Heritage Graduate School, University of Bologna “Alma Mater Studiorum“;

Tutor: Prof. Enrico Giorgi, Dr. Federica Boschi

7/9-29/9/2020

  • Study of the materials from the excavation campaign of 2019 in the Temple of Asclepio, Archaeological Park of Pompeii (NA), promoted by University of Naples “Federico II”;

Tutor: Prof. Carmela Capaldi

3/2014-5/2014

  • Study of the materials from the excavation campaigns in Pian della Tirrena, Nocera Terinese (CZ), promoted by University of Naples “Federico II”;

Tutor: Prof. Luigi Cicala

 

PUBLICATIONS

  • D. Alessi, R. De Candia, Nuove ricerche nel Foro Triangolare di Pompei: i materiali restituiti dalle grotte, Rivista di Studi Pompeiani 31, 2021

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Italian                     Mother tongue

English                   B2

Modern Greek        A1

German                  A1

French                    A1

Materiali per gli dei. Il deposito votivo in località Privati a Stabia

ITA

Negli ultimi anni Stabia è stata posta al centro di un nuovo crescente interesse, come dimostra la ripresa di numerosi scavi archeologici in città che hanno portato allo sviluppo di rinnovate analisi e studi. Il progetto di ricerca vuole, quindi, inserirsi nel suddetto dibattito moderno, attraverso la rilettura dell’intero contesto sacro di Privati, portato alla luce nel 1984. Si tratta di un luogo anticamente situato in posizione strategica, dal momento che garantiva un collegamento diretto tra la Valle del Sarno, la penisola sorrentina e la costa amalfitana. Già durante gli scavi è stato possibile appurare l’esistenza di almeno due fasi di vita dell’area e di supporre così una sua frequentazione prolungata nel tempo; l’elemento maggiormente significativo, però, è dato dalla presenza di una fossa che, con il suo riempimento, è stata immediatamente interpretata come un deposito votivo. La stipe è stata oggetto soltanto di studi parziali iniziati subito dopo la sua scoperta ma mai completati, questi si sono concentrati principalmente sul contenuto piuttosto che sul deposito stesso. A distanza di quarant’anni, il punto di partenza di questo lavoro prevede di interrogare il deposito votivo come una vera e propria evidenza archeologica, al fine di ricostruire – per quanto possibile – le azioni rituali che hanno portato alla formazione del deposito, per poi analizzare la totalità dei manufatti. Soltanto in questo modo sarà possibile aggiornare o rivalutare teorie oramai superate, facendo riferimento ad una bibliografia sicuramente accresciuta e alle nuove conoscenze acquisite nell’ambito dell’archeologia del sacro. Un valido apporto, inoltre, sarà fornito dalle nuove tecnologie applicate all’archeologia, è il caso delle indagini archeometriche o di quelle archeozoologiche. Il risultato di questo approccio interdisciplinare permetterà non solo di avere un quadro completo del contesto ma soprattutto di chiarire meglio numerose questioni chiave quali, ad esempio: la natura del luogo di culto, la sua cronologia, i suoi frequentatori, le caratteristiche del culto, il rapporto del santuario con il territorio circostante etc., al fine di fare luce su una parte fondamentale della storia della comunità di Stabia.

ENG

During the last years, Stabia has been in the middle of a new rising interest, as shown from the restart of several archaeological excavations in the city which brought to the development of renovated analysis and studies. The aim of this research project is to fit into the aforementioned modern debate through the reinterpretation of the entire sacred context of Privati, brought to light in 1984. The place that was anciently situated in a strategic position, guaranteed a direct connection between Sarno Valley, the Sorrento peninsula and the Amalfi’s costal side. Already during the excavations it was possible to determine the existence of at least two phases of life in the area and thus to suppose its frequentation over time; the most significant element, however, is given by the presence of a pit which, with its filling, was immediately interpreted as a votive deposit. The stipe was the subject of only partial studies started soon after its discovery but never completed, these focused mainly on the content rather than the deposit itself. Forty years later, the starting point of this work is to interrogate the votive deposit as real archaeological evidence, in order to reconstruct – as far as possible – the ritual actions that led to the formation of the deposit, and then analyze all the artifacts. Only in this way will it be possible to update or re-evaluate outdated theories, referring to a certainly increased bibliography and new knowledge acquired in the field of sacred archeology. A valid contribution will also be provided by new technologies applied to archeology, such as archaeometric or archaeozoological investigations. The result of this interdisciplinary approach will allow not only to have a complete picture of the context but above all to better clarify numerous key issues such as: the nature of the place of worship, its chronology, its frequenters, the characteristics of the cult, the relationship of the sanctuary with the surrounding area etc., in order to shed light on a fundamental part of the history of the Stabian community.