Alpine Network for Archaeological Sciences (o AlpiNet) was created by the UniversitĂ  degli Studi di Trento and by the Museo Tridentino di Scienze Naturali. It consists of a network that unites the institutions of all Alpine territories and it sets the objective to create and to develop in collaboration initiatives  than can increment, develop and scatter knowledge regarding the Alps’ past.

This Alpine Network intends to furnish a state of art constantly updated in the subject of European prehistory and in this way increase the awareness of archaeology as human and social rilevant science, useful to understand better both our present cultural diversity, and the past.

The Alpine network starts its activity in 2001 with the positive experience of the annual project “Le Alpi prima delle frontiere/The Alps before the frontiers” financed by the European Community (Culture 2000 EU Programme). After, the network was further developed through a following project, of the duration of 3 years  (2004-2007), always co-finantiated by the European Community (Culture EU Programme),that has intensificated the collaboration existing the between the UniversitĂ  degli studi di Trento, the Museo Tridentino di Scienze Naturali e european universities that joined Alpinet, among which: University  of Grenoble (France), ChambĂ©ry (France), ZĂĽrich (Switzerland), Innsbruck (Austria), Wien (Austria), Ljubljana (Slovenia) e il Curt-Engelhorn-Zentrum Archäometrie (Germany). In this second project, moreover, the collaboration has been extended to the University of TĂĽbingen (Germany), to the Istituto Trentino di Cultura, to the Istituto Italiano di Paletnologia Umana di Roma, to the University of Ferrara and to the Anthropology Research Center of Toulouse (France).

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