In August 2013, a new ice core was drilled ~73 m to bedrock at the Colle Gnifetti (CG) glacier saddle of the Monte Rosa Massif (4450 m.a.s.l.) on the Swiss-Italian border led by researchers from the Institut für Umweltphysik, University of Heidelberg (Germany) and the Physics Institute, University of Bern (Switzerland).
The SHP’s first mini-symposium was devoted to the SoHP research project: Isotopic Silk Road. It is investigating the science, economics, and archaeology of ancient silk, in the Roman and post-Roman world.
The Digital Atlas of Roman and Medieval Civilization (DARMC) makes freely available on the internet the best available materials for a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) approach to mapping and spatial analysis of the Roman and medieval worlds. DARMC allows innovative spatial and temporal analyses of all aspects of the civilizations of western Eurasia in the first 1500 years of our era, as well as the generation of original maps illustrating differing aspects of ancient and medieval civilization.