The Falerii Novi project analyses the urban development of this South Etrurian Roman town. The site, which is central to our understanding of urbanisation in central Italy in the Roman and post-Roman period has been the subject of few excavations. In 1997, as part of the Tiber Valley Project, the BSR and Southampton University undertook a major geophysical survey of the site, revealing an exceptional plan of the city. Recent GPR work by the universities of Cambridge and Ghent have provided yet further detail.
Based on these surveys, the BSR, together with the universities of Toronto, Harvard, and Ghent, with the support of the Soprintendenza Archeologia, Belle Arti e Paesaggio per la provincia di Viterbo e per l’Etruria meridionale, have begun a series of excavations aimed at studying the intramural development of the town.
A first season of field survey was conducted in June 2021 with a series of test pits excavated across the city together with a paleoenvironmental coring campaign. Major excavations will begin in the summer of 2022.