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Excavation

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

Summary (English)

  • This season, excavations on the site of Pollentia-Urbs Salvia took place in several sectors: the area south of the southern gallery of the cryptoporticus, by the crossroads between the I cardo East and the basalt-paved South Road, to investigate Room 8 facing onto Road 1440; Room 7 adjacent to the East gallery of the cryptoporticus; the civic area of the forum, west of the Picena Road 78.

    In Room 8, the excavations uncovered structures from various phases, such as the remains of a kiln, those of a vat and the walls of the room itself. The limited excavation of the kiln did not provide any dating evidence of any use for an exact definition of its construction date or period of use, while the excavation data fixed the terminus ante quem for its destruction within the 3rd century A.D.
    The exploration of Room 7, which revealed the room’s perimeter walls, was the first time excavation took place in one of the rooms adjacent to the eastern gallery of the cryptoporticus.

    In the civic area of the forum, the investigations in Sectors 1 and 2N of trench 4 continued with the aim of identifying the functional and chronological relationships between the structures excavated to the east and west of wall 1728, connecting them to what was previously excavated in Sector 3.
    In Sector 1, the destruction levels of the Augustan porticus duplex were investigated. The abandonment levels of the preceding phases were reached, characterised by the presence of substantial traces of carbonized timber beams.
    In Sector 2N, the extension of the excavation led to the identification of low cobblestone walls bonded with weak mortar, which can be dated to the Republican period.

  • 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
  • Pietro Paolo Pierantoni
  • Antonio Schettino
  • Annalisa Ghezzi

Research Body

  • Università degli Studi di Macerata

Funding Body

  • Comune di Urbisaglia
  • Università degli Studi di Macerata

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