Deep Time Crabs: I granchi fossili del vicentino

Translated title of the contribution: Deep Time Crabs: The fossil crabs of Vicenza

Marcello Peres, Nicola Tagliabue

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The film documents the research activities in caves and mines, cleaning in the laboratory and study carried out by the group of paleontologists and researchers from the Zannato Museum in Montecchio Maggiore. The “Deep Time Crabs” of Vicenza are between 35 and 45 million years old, and are magnificently preserved at 360 degrees. The documentary offers the opportunity to make an absolutely unprecedented dive into the underwater world that no longer exists.

Direction: Marcello Peres and Nicola Tagliabue. Production: Heracles Archaeology. Scientific advice: Andrea Checchi and Claudio Beschin. Year: 2018. Duration: '28. Languages: Italian, Spanish, English. In collaboration with the Zannato Museum of Montecchio Maggiore (Vicenza) and with the Museo Zannato de Montecchio Maggiore (Vicenza) and the "Ministero dei Beni e delle Attività Culturali e del Turismo - Soprintendenza Archeologia, Belle Arti e Paesaggio per l’Area Metropolitana di Venezia e per le Province di Belluno, Padova e Treviso".


Italy: Firenze Archeofilm 2018, Firenze. (March 15, 2018)

Italy: Comune di Montecchio Maggiore, Vicenza. (April 11, 2018)

Italy: Museum of the Natural History of Venice. (November 24, 2018)

Italy: Rassegna Internazionale del Cinema Archeologico di Rovereto 2018, Trento. (October 5, 2018)

Italy: RAI3 Television, Rome. (April 21, 2020)

Basque Country: FICAB International Archaeological Film Festival of Bidasoa, Donostia Aquarium - San Sebastián. (November 19, 2020)
Translated title of the contributionDeep Time Crabs: The fossil crabs of Vicenza
Original languageItalian
Place of PublicationItalia
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • Fossil
  • fossil crab
  • crabs
  • paleontology
  • fossil crabs
  • carcinology


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