Fasti Online Home | Switch To Fasti Archaeological Conservation | Survey
logo

Excavation

  • San Felice
  • Gravina in Puglia
  •  
  • Italy
  • Apulia
  • Bari
  • Gravina in Puglia

Tools

Credits

  • The Italian Database is the result of a collaboration between:

    MIBAC (Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali - Direzione Generale per i Beni Archeologici),

    ICCD (Istituto Centrale per il Catalogo e la Documentazione) and

    AIAC (Associazione Internazionale di Archeologia Classica).

  • AIAC_logo logo

Summary (English)

  • Between the 11th and 17th October 2004, a geophysical survey was undertaken at the site of San Felice by The Archaeological Prospection Services of Southampton and The British School at Rome on behalf of Hans vanderLeest of Mount Allison University, Canada. Taking into account the pronounced topography of the overall survey area, the narrow terrace forming part of the southern edge of the field appeared to be the most likely area for habitation. Indeed, the surface collection survey had already indicated that the dense scatters of material were derived from this area. With that in mind, the results from both the resistivity and magnetometer surveys indicate evidence of activity in this area. The resistivity survey produced a plan of possible structures based around a central open courtyard area. The disturbed results of the magnetometer survey, whilst not defining individual structures, did suggest activity in this portion of the field thus confirming expectations.

    The ephemeral traces of structures detected in the resistivity survey results made interpretation difficult. However it must be appreciated that the nature of the buried remains may not create strong responses and that the geology may mask archaeological features. The success of the magnetometer survey in detecting the remains of a kiln does suggest that the buildings are probably associated with this feature.

  • Sophie Hay - Archaeological Prospection Services of Southampton 

Director

  • Hans vanderLeest - Department of Classics, Mount Allison University new Brunswick, Canada

Team

  • Eamonn Baldwin - The British School at Rome
  • Sophie Hay - Archaeological Prospection Services of Southampton

Research Body

  • Department of Classics, Mount Allison University new Brunswick, Canada

Funding Body

  • Department of Classics, Mount Allison University new Brunswick, Canada

Images

  • No files have been added yet