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Excavation

  • Siponto
  • Manfredonia
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  • Italy
  • Apulia
  • Provincia di Foggia
  • Manfredonia

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Summary (English)

  • The excavation aimed to study the settlement’s post-classical facies and to make an in depth study of the better known earlier phases.

    Just below the humus a series of buildings came to light arranged around an open space and separated by narrow paths. Several were clearly residential buildings; one building may have had a productive function. Their construction was very poor, using structural elements from earlier buildings. Only a few courses of the walls survive and in several parts show signs of the robbing to which they were gradually subjected from the time of their abandonment, which occurred for various reasons, in the second half of the 13th century. The beaten floors, where better preserved, were made of earth with traces of calcarenite. Finds of tiles document the type of roof covering. The pottery, glass, metal and bone finds attest the centres important role in the sphere of relationships both with neighbouring areas and the eastern Mediterranean. Worthy of note is the discovery of a quadrangula with effigies of saints Peter and Paul, related to pilgrimages to the Holy Land. This is the only example known to date in southern Italy. Some earth graves were intercepted which suggest the presence of a cult building or that the area fell into disuse and was then used as a burial ground.

  • MiBAC 

Director

  • Caterina Laganara Fabiano - Università degli Studi di Bari, Dipartimento di Beni Culturali e Scienze del Linguaggio

Team

  • Caterina Laganara Fabiano - Università degli Studi di Bari, Dipartimento di Beni Culturali e Scienze del Linguaggio

Research Body

  • Università degli Studi di Bari, Dipartimento di Beni Culturali e Scienze del Linguaggio

Funding Body

  • Provincia di Bari
  • Università degli Studi di Bari, Dipartimento di Beni Culturali e Scienze del Linguaggio

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