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  • Atella
  • Atella
  • Italy
  • Basilicate
  • Provincia di Potenza
  • Atella



  • 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 research undertaken in the Atella Basin was organized as follows:

    Excavation area and structures covering the site:

    - restoration of the roof and protection barriers inside the structure; – general cleaning up of the section and the site; – consolidation of bone finds lying on the site surface; – restoration of the information panels.

    Survey of the territory

    Survey was undertaken on the areas peripheral to those investigated in past campaigns in order to complete the mapping of the prehistoric remains. The geomorphology was also documented in order to define the evolution of the ancient lake of the Pleistocene period.

    The surveys were carried out to the south of Castellagopesole and in the eastern sector of the Atella Basin. Apart from the occasional sporadic lithic artefact, of dubious cultural collocation and of little value for the aims of the research project, no sites or surface scatters were identified.

    During these investigations important data was collected regarding the position of the banks of the ancient lake, prior to the definitive overflow of its waters into the Ofanto Valley. Evidence of the conclusive paroxysmal activity of the Vulture, responsible for sudden and determinant modifications of the geomorphology of the territory itself, was also documented.

    Contact was made with the local administration with the aim of planning the recovery of the entire area around the cemetery, at present occupied by dumps of rubble and in part subject to environmental degradation.

  • Edoardo Borzatti von Löwenstern - Università degli Studi di Firenze 


  • Edoardo Borzatti von Löwenstern - Università degli Studi di Firenze


  • A. Sannazaro - Scuola di Specializzazione di Matera
  • L. Pollarolo - Università degli Studi di Firenze
  • M. Zucchelli - Università degli Studi di Firenze
  • Edoardo Borzatti von Löwenstern - Università degli Studi di Firenze
  • M. Sozzi - Università degli Studi di Firenze
  • Marzia Fabiano - Università degli Studi di Firenze

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