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  • Fondo Paparusso
  • Soleto
  • Soletum
  • Italy
  • Apulia
  • Provincia di Lecce
  • Soleto



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    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).

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Summary (English)

  • The Fondo Paparusso, is a large field used for the cultivation of cereals and vegetables. To the north it is bordered by the Messapian walls of Soleto and to the south by Le Fontanelle, an important natural spring until it was polluted a few decades ago. Following several fruitful surveys, when a trench across the curtain wall was opened in the Proprietà Russo, the opportunity was taken to extend it to the south to a length of 25 m. The excavation uncovered a rectangular oven for roasting barley up against the collapse of the curtain wall. It was built of tile, stone and refractive material such as lava-stone slabs. This agricultural structure of Republican date stood beside a road on an east-west alignment. Survey results suggest that it belonged to a farm situated along the road, a few metres to the south-east.

  • Thierry Van Compernolle - Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier III 


  • Thierry Van Compernolle - Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier III


  • Antonio Michele Stanca - Consiglio per la Ricerca e la Sperimentazione in Agricoltura — Centro di Ricerca per la Genomica e la Postgenomica animale e vegetale, Fiorenzuola d’Arda
  • Luigi Tondo - Soprintendenza per i Beni Archeologici della Puglia
  • Rina Margos - Civici Musei Charleroi
  • Thierry Van Compernolle - Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier III
  • Studente - Université de Bretagne Sud Lorient
  • Studenti - Università degli Studi di Lecce

Research Body

  • Universitè Paul Valery - Centre d’Etude et de Recherche su les Civilisations Antiques de la Mediterranèe - Montpellier III France

Funding Body

  • Comune di Soleto
  • Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier III


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