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  • Molino San Vincenzo
  • Molino San Vincenzo
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  • Italy
  • Tuscany
  • Florence
  • Scandicci

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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).

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Summary (English)

  • The site of ‘Molino San Vincenzo’ is situated in the Pesa valley, on the lower hill slopes on the left side of the river. Close to the ‘Del Vergigno’ Roman villa, this site fits into a very homogeneous landscape of villae. This season’s excavations continued on from last year’s work. Fifteen people took part, including 11 students from Vienna University.

    The excavations were concentrated in a 116 m2 trench that partially covered area 2 of the 2012 excavations, but was substantially enlarged towards the south and west. A wall built of different sized stones was uncovered that continued to the north where the foundation trench and wall itself were visible. The fill in the foundation trench was excavated down to the yellowish bedrock. Further to the south, the remains of an opus signinum floor on a make-up of cobblestones were exposed.

    The excavated materials dated to the imperial period, in particular the first two centuries A.D.
    Important evidence for the reconstruction of trading routes was provided by a stamp on a late Italic sigillata plate and fragments of amphora from various imperial provinces.

    A large pit full of waste materials was uncovered in the western part of the excavation area. Based on the presence of glazed pottery, this may be interpreted as a kiln for recycling dating to the Renaissance period.

  • Günther Schörner - Institut für Klassische Archäologie, Universität Wien, Austria 

Director

  • Günther Schörner - Institut für Klassische Archäologie, Universität Wien, Austria

Team

  • Günther Schörner - Institut für Klassische Archäologie, Universität Wien, Austria
  • Veronika Schreck, M.A. - Institut für Klassische Archäologie, Universität Wien, Austria
  • Dominik Hagmann, B.A. - Institut für Klassische Archäologie, Universität Wien, Austria

Research Body

  • Institut für Klassische Archäologie, Historisch-Kulturwissenschaftliche Fakultät, Universität Wien

Funding Body

  • Universität Wien

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