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

Excavation

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

Summary (English)

  • This season’s research investigated the area south of the southern gallery of the cryptoporticus, in particular room 7, to the west of room 8 excavated in 2012-13, and the area of room 5 where the perimeter walls were identified. In the forum area west of the ex SS 78 road, the corner between the north and west sides of the buildings facing onto the square was excavated.

    In room 7, work continued on the remains of a pottery kiln. It was revealed to be a small rectangular structure with a beaten clay floor. The kiln was cut into the clay and a cordon of baked clay formed the external edge. The remains of three small pillars were preserved, while the arches that would have linked them and the perforated floor had not survived. The sub-circular praefurnium was preserved. The materials associated with the structure suggest a dating of no later than the mid 1st century A.D.
    Excavations began in room 5, identifying the perimeter, and removing the layers relating to the latest occupation phases.

    In the forum area, excavation continued in Sectors 2N and 3 in trench 4, both situated on the northern edge of the civic zone of the forum square.
    In sector 2N, the excavation interrupted in 2013 was completed by removing the clay fill from the foundations of wall US 3451, which formed the western edge of the area.
    In sector 3, the aim was to complete the investigation inside the quadrangular room at the northern edge of the area, in the trench opened in 2005, where the earliest levels of the 2nd century B.C. settlement were reached. Research also began to the exterior, where a better picture of the structures was gained, and the post-2nd century A.D. phases defined.

  • Roberto Perna - Università degli Studi di Macerata 

Director

  • Roberto Perna - Università degli Studi di Macerata

Team

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

Research Body

  • Università degli Studi di Macerata

Funding Body

  • Comune di Urbisaglia
  • Università degli Studi di Macerata

Images

  • No files have been added yet