Recent Publications: Pearson and Kuniholm Help Shed New Light on Venice Origins

Assistant Professor Charlotte Pearson and Professor Peter Kuniholm contributed to an article by Albert Ammerman et al. on the origins of Venice that appeared in the December 2017 issue of Antiquity, with a follow-up note in Nature on December 15, 2017. “Beneath the Basilica of San Marco: new light on the origins of Venice” uses dating of peach pits to place the beginning of human activity in Venice between AD 650 and 770. “Peach stones reveal the origins of Venice” provides a brief summary of the research.