After the Traverso’s death, the prehistorical researches in Alba resumed after some decades with Giuseppe Gallizio who extended the explorations also in other zones of the city.

Gallizio was born in Alba on 2nd February 1902. He graduated in Chemistry and Pharmacy and, since the 1930s, he nurtured several interests about archaeology, history, culture and social traditions, with a focus on the environment of Alba.

After the Resistenza, since 1945, he is engaged in the political life of the city but also in the archaeological control of the clay pits. For a decade, he has dedicated himself to the archaeological study of this zone, organizing surveys in the pits and in the urban construction sites, collecting and preserving the archaeological findings.

The discovery of the Modern Art and his engagement in the Situationist International diverted gradually his attention for archaeology. He died on 13th February 1964.


  • Green stone hatchet and hammerstone
  • On 7th September 1955, the Repubblican President Giovanni Gronchi visited the Federico Eusebio Museum of Alba; in the same day, he receives a jadeite hatchet found by Gallizio (on the left)