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  • Val di Comino
  • S. Andrea



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      AIAC (Associazione Internazionale di Archeologia Classica).

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    Summary (English)

    • In the Val di Comino the Proto-historian team of the Università di Perugia has conducted various investigations. The findings attributable to the ancient Bronze age reveal an occupation of the territory which included agricultural-pastoral activities, as well as hunting and fishing. The site excavated in the area of S. Andrea reveals a full occupation between the first horizon of the early Bronze and middle Bronze ages. It was probably not a fixed settlement, tied as it was to the seasonal agricultural-pastoral activities. The area also shows evidence of cults and agrarian rituals connected to fertility, indicated by findings of carbonized cereals at the base of the archaeological stratum and by a conical terracotta fragment, belonging to a horn, attributed by scholars to an ithyphallic or bovine cult.


    • Annalisa Zarattini - Soprintendenza per i Beni Archeologici del Lazio (sezione di Preistoria)
    • Gian Luigi Carancini - Università di Perugia, , Dipartimento Uomo & Territorio, Cattedra di Protostoria Europea


    • Anna Riva
    • Manuela Cerqua - Terrezza s.r.l. – Archeologia e Territorio
    • Nicola Bruni
    • Tommaso Mattioli - Università degli Studi di Perugia
    • Italo Biddittu - Museo Preistorico di Pofi
    • Rita Paola Guerzoni - Unversità degli Studi di Perugia, Dipartimento Uomo & Territorio

    Research Body

    • Soprintendenza per i Beni Archeologici del Lazio

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