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Excavation

  • Convento di Urbisaglia
  • Convento di Urbisaglia
  • Urbs Salvia
  • Italy
  • The Marches
  • Provincia di Macerata
  • Urbisaglia

Summary (English)

  • This year, research on the site of Pollentia-Urbs Salvia concentrated on the area south of the southern gallery of the cryptoporticus, in particular room 7 facing onto the basalt-paved road, and the area of room 8 , divided into rooms “a”, “b” and “c”. The civic forum area west of the ex SS 78 road west of the SS 78 Picena road were also investigated.

    In room 8, excavation of the kiln identified in 2012 continued. The results showed the kiln was built between the late 2nd and early 3rd centuries A.D., in a phase connected with the reorganisation of the entrances to the cryptoporticus. The structure was of the vertical type with elliptical or sub-rectangular plan and central open channel (Cuomo Di Caprio I/d), associated in particular with the production of cooking jars. It was only used for a short period, which did not go beyond the early 3rd century A.D. Underneath the kiln, levels relating to the Augustan occupation phases were excavated, including a wellhead.
    The excavations in room 7 removed the topmost and latest occupation levels.

    The main aim of the research in the civic forum area was the continuation of the excavation in Trench 4, sector 2N, in particular deepening the trench in the northern part of the sector to reach the earliest levels, formed by the remains of cobblestone foundations, which it is thought date to the 2nd century B.C. The mid Republican walls, that also showed the use of bricks in their construction, overlay the early foundations.

  • Roberto Perna - Università degli Studi di Macerata 

Director

  • Roberto Perna - Università degli Studi di Macerata

Team

  • Marzia Giuliodori - Università degli Studi di Macerata
  • Sofia Cingolani
  • Valeria Tubaldi
  • Gilberto Montali - Università degli Studi di Macerata
  • Giovanna M. Fabrini - Università degli Studi di Macerata

Research Body

  • Università degli Studi di Macerata

Funding Body

  • Comune di Urbisaglia
  • Università degli Studi di Macerata

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