Documenting Archaeology | Dept. of History and Cultures, University of Bologna

About us

The project Groma was started in 2007 as a means of enhancing the experimental activities of the University of Bologna's Laboratories, the learning structures of the University in which academic topics are faced with a methodological and practical approach. The use of the name of Groma, a Roman tool for land surveying, is intended to be a reference to both antiquity and technology.

The first publications were two books, Groma 1 and Groma 2, dedicated to Archaeology in Piceno, Dalmatia and Epirus and to the Non-invasive methodologies and diagnostics applied to archaeology. The focus of these previous volumes and the main research used in them were methodological themes in relation to the Mediterranean basin and mostly the Adriatic areas.

The new open access peer-reviewed e-journal will further expand the range of the contributions to a wider methodological scope.



  • Enrico Giorgi (University of Bologna)

Associate Editors

  • Julian Bogdani (Sapienza University of Rome)
  • Federica Boschi (University of Bologna)
  • Michele Silani (Università degli Studi della Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli")

Advisory Board

  • William Bowden (University of Nottingham)
  • Stefano Campana (University of Siena)
  • Maurizio Cattani (University of Bologna)
  • Marco Cavalieri (University of Louvain)
  • Giuseppe Ceraudo (University of Lecce)
  • Lawrence Conyers (University of Denver)
  • Cristina Corsi (University of Cassino)
  • Antonio Curci (University of Bologna)
  • Farouk El Baz (University of Boston)
  • Antonio Gottarelli (University of Bologna)
  • Elisabetta Govi (University of Bologna)
  • Stephen Kay (British School at Rome)
  • Enrico Quagliarini (Polytechnic University of Marche)
  • Frank Vermeulen (University of Gent)

English editing and translation

  • Mariel Reid


Groma is published by BraDypUS. Communicating Cultural Heritage.

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Pubblication Fees & APC

Groma does not apply any author's submission fee, any article processing charge (APC) or any other publication related fee. Groma is therefore an Open Content Journal.

License and Copyright

Groma publishes its contents with open access to ensure the widest diffusion and circulation possible of historic knowledge overseen by the scientific community.

All published material is distributed under "Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International" (CC BY-NC-ND) license.

You are free to share, copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format. Groma cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms.

The following terms must be respected:

Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.
NonCommercial — You may not use the material for commercial purposes.
NoDerivatives — If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you may not distribute the modified material.
No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.

Each author holds the ownership and copyright of the text and images of his own article. Exceptions will be properly indicated.

Groma is a research and historic information magazine that is produced and edited as part of the academic and research activity of the University of Bologna. Sometimes, for scientific reasons, texts or images are cited for which it was not possible to find out who the original author is. The Department of History, Culture and Civilization is of course available to discuss eventual copyright issues. For more information please contact BraDypUS (

The brands cited in Groma are exclusively of their respective owners. Said brands are cited by Groma only for academic and scientific purposes.

Archiving policy

Groma articles are archived with CLOCKSS.

Ethical code

Download Ethical code in PDF

Web site

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