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Dr. Jacopo TabolliDr. Jacopo Tabolli

Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellow

I studied Etruscology at the University of Rome “La Sapienza”, where I received my Ph.D. in Archaeology in 2012. I have been working especially on the archaeology of the Ager Faliscus, Internal Etruria and Latium in the Early Iron Age and Orientalising period. In 2012 I founded the Museo Civico Archeologico-Virtuale di Narce (MAVNA) in Mazzano Romano and have been the Scientific Director of the museum until winter 2016. I am currently Research Associate in Etruscan and Pre-Roman Archaeology at Sapienza and Honorary Visiting Fellow at University of Cyprus, and editor of Officina Etruscologia. I have been excavating for several years at Veii and I am currently co-directing different excavation projects in the site of Narce at the sanctuary of Monte Li Santi-Le Rote and at the necropolis of Cavone di Monte Li Santi, and most recently I joined the Palaepaphos Urban Landscape Project in Cyprus. I have been appointed as one of the 2015-16 Visiting Research Fellows at the Trinity Long Room Hub at Trinity College Dublin.

I am currently holding a two-year (2016-2018) Postdoctoral Fellowship funded by the Irish Research Council, with a research project on “Childhood and the Deathly Hallows: Investigating Infant and Child Burials in Pre-Roman Italy (c. 1000-500BC)”. The project is carried out at the Department of Classics under the mentorship of Prof. Hazel Dodge. This research project is designed as an interdisciplinary study, whose aim is the first comprehensive investigation of infant and child burials in the Italian peninsula and the islands from the Early Iron Age through the Archaic Period (c. 1000–500 BC). The archaeological record of infant (up to 2 years) and child (c. 2–11/12 years) burials remains elusive. In recent years the topic of infant and child burials in antiquity, and especially in the 2nd and 1st millennia BC, has been increasingly addressed in international conferences, monographs, collected volumes and journals, yet only very rarely is the complex and rich picture from pre-Roman Italy included in the analysis. On the contrary, especially in the last two decades, field archaeology in Italy brought to light an impressive number of new data related to infant and child burials. This project aims to disseminate these new and important data while developing a robust methodology for the study of infant and child burials. In addition it seeks to situate infant and child burials within the world of the adults, while at the same time grounding them within the special sphere of childhood.

Selected publications

  • De Lucia Brolli, M.A. and J. Tabolli, 2015, I Tempi del Rito: il Santuario di Monte Li Santi-Le Rote a Narce, Rome.
  • Tabolli, J., 2013, Narce tra la prima età del Ferro e L’Orientalizzante antico. L’abitato I Tufi e La Petrina, (Mediterranea, suppl. 9; Civiltà arcaica dei Sabini nella Valle del Tevere 4), Pisa-Rome

Edited volumes

  • Biella M.C. and J. Tabolli (eds.) 2016, I Falisci attraverso lo specchio (Officina Etruscologia  13), Rome
  • Cerasuolo, O. and J. Tabolli (eds.) forthcoming, Veii. An Etruscan City, Austin Texas.

Chapters in books

  • De Lucia, M.A. and J. Tabolli, 2016, “Faliscan women” in S. L. Budin and J. Macintosh Turfa (eds.), Women in antiquity. Real women across the ancient world, London: 852-864
  • De Lucia, M.A. and J. Tabolli, 2013, “The Etruscans and the Faliscans”, in MacIntosh Turfa, J. (ed.), The Etruscan World, London: 259–280

Articles

  • Tabolli. J. and J. MacIntosh Turfa 2016, "Un’olla e i suoi 'leoni ruggenti' da Falerii a Philadelphia", in M.C. Biella, E. Giovanelli (eds.), Nuovi dati sul bestiario fantastico di età orientalizzante nella penisola italiana, Quaderni di Aristonothos 5, Trento: 143-154
  • Tabolli, J.,2015, “All’origine dell’Agro Falisco”, Ostraka 22 (2013–2014), 173–195
  • Tabolli, J., 2014, “Nuovi dati sulle necropoli di Monte Sant'Angelo. Rileggendo lo scavo del 1892”, in C. Smith, R. Cascino, and U. Fusco (eds.), Novità nella ricerca archeologica a Veio. Dagli studi di John Ward-Perkins alle ultime scoperte. Atti della giornata di studi, (British School at Rome 2013), 141–147; 157–160, Rome
  • Tabolli, J. and MacIntosh Turfa, J., 2014, “Discovered Anew: A Faliscan Tomb-Group from Falerii-Celle in Philadelphia”, Etruscan Studies 17(1): 28–62
  • Palombi, D., G. Viani, and J. Tabolli, 2014, “Sulla cronologia delle mura di Cora”, in G. Bartoloni and L.M. Michetti (eds.), Mura di legno, mura di terra, mura di pietra: fortificazioni nel Mediterraneo antico, Atti convegno internazionale (Rome 2012), Scienze dell’ Antichità 19(2–3): 525–556
  • Tabolli, J., 2012, “Memoria nell’identità a Narce durante la prima età del Ferro”, in Archeologia Classica 63: 485–508

Contact Details

Department of Classics
School of Histories and Humanities
Trinity College Dublin
Dublin 2
Website: https://tcd.academia.edu/JacopoTabolli
Email: tabollij@tcd.ie


Last updated 21 November 2016 ryanw1@tcd.ie.