Archeologia per la storia di un mito
Le ricerche del Laboratorio di Archeologia Medievale
The paper discusses the theme of the origins of the settlements in the Lagoon of Venice. Starting from a critical analysis of the archaeology in the lagoon, the paper describes the projects of the Laboratory of Medieval Archaeology of Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, highlighting the aims, the methodologies and the limitations of these approaches. In particular, it focuses on the following researches and excavations: San Lorenzo in Ammiana, San Giacomo in Paludo, Sant’Ilario e Benedetto di Mira and Jesolo.Through these researches it was possible to change old interpretations and highlight the nature and the complexity of the Venetian society of the origins, especially the different economic orientations and self-representation models of the its aristocracy.