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Excavation

  • Santa Maria d'Anglona
  • Anglona, Tursi
  • Pandosia
  • Italy
  • Basilicate
  • Provincia di Matera
  • Tursi

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  • 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 excavations at Anglona have uncovered importance evidence regarding the Classical phase, when a small farming village, belonging to the chora of Herakleia, was established on the plain and the medieval phase, when the western part of the hill was transformed into a stronghold comprising a small fortress and a watchtower.

    The 2017 excavation results seem to indicate the existence of defences whose perimeter wall follow the line of the hill’s edge, almost forming an irregular trapezium. The excavations investigated a substantial building, situated in the area south of the small fort. The main occupation phases (12th and 14th centuries), were attested by floor surfaces associated with walls that are interpreted as service rooms. The final occupation phase (15th century) marked a change in the use of the building, judging by the presence of structures for milling agricultural products. The existence of occupation phases in this area pre-dating the post-antique period were confirmed by ceramic finds dating to the 4th and 3rd centuries B.C. The materials relate to the occupation of the settlement of Pandosia, the village belonging to the chora of Herakleia, attested by the sources and by our inter-site investigations.

    In addition, fragments of impasto pottery dating to the proto-historic period were also found. Lastly, the geophysical surveys carried out by IBAM-CNR identified significant anomalies, probably relating to several groups of burials situated on the south slope of the hill.

  • Dimitris Roubis, Ibam-CNR; Scuola di Specializzazione in Beni Archeologici di Matera - Università degli studi della Basilicata.  

Director

  • Dimitris Roubis, Ibam-CNR; Scuola di Specializzazione in Beni Archeologici di Matera - Università degli studi della Basilicata.

Team

  • Brunella Gargiulo, Università degli studi della Basilicata
  • Silvia Vullo, Università degli studi della Basilicata

Research Body

  • Ibam-CNR
  • Scuola di Specializzazione in Beni Archeologici di Matera - Università degli studi della Basilicata

Funding Body

  • Scuola di Specializzazione in Beni Archeologici di Matera - Università degli studi della Basilicata (Progetto Chora- Laboratori di Archeologia in Basilicata).

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