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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 wetland settlement of Poggiomarino (locality of Longola), situated near the present course of the river Sarno, is an important centre of production and exchange. It is characterised by the presence of numerous “islets” surrounded by canals of varying capacity, partly re-modified by man or by slow moving water basins.

      The investigation was undertaken by the Superintendency of Pompeii, in several stages in 2000 (Trench 1) and from 2001 to 2006 (Trenches 2A-3B ), over an area of circa 800 m2. Trenches have so far touched levels from the Roman period down to the early Iron age, revealing dwellings and workshops which have made it possible to reconstruct the geo-anthropological dynamics during the course of these periods. The islets, due to the need for dry areas, were progressively expanded using fills contained in formwork and were raised by stratified land reclamation in order to contrast the rising water level, this led to the progressive raising of the floor levels in the huts built on them.

      The interdisciplinary nature of the research has made it possible to propose several hypotheses for the reconstruction of dwellings, to acquire new data on the provenance of amber and metals through the use of archeometric analyses, to elaborate a chrono-typology for the pottery. The absolute dating of the site, fixed at the moment for several of the construction phases, will be provided by the dendrochronological sequence which is in the course of being processed.



    • Matteo Delle Donne
    • Adriana D’Avella
    • Barbara Cesarano
    • Nicola Castaldo
    • Roberto Vannata
    • Natascia Pizzano
    • Uwe Heußner - Deutsches Archaeologisches Institut Zentrale
    • Emilio Castaldo
    • Franco Lombardi
    • Laura Bourellis
    • Marianna Franco
    • Michele Nicola Stefanile
    • Caterina Cicirelli - Ufficio Scavi Zone Periferiche SANP
    • Claude Albore Livadie - Centre Camille-Jullian, Aix-Marseille Université – CNRS
    • Pietro Giovanni Guzzo - Soprintendenza Archeologica di Pompei
    • Antonino Russo
    • Elena Spinelli
    • Francesco Belsito
    • Daniela Citro
    • Claudia Bartoli
    • Studenti - Università degli Studi Suor Orsola Benincasa
    • Maria Teresa Pappalardo
    • Pia Kastenmeier - Deutsches Archäologisches Institut - Zentrale di Berlino

    Research Body

    • Centre Camille-Jullian, Aix-Marseille Université – CNRS

    Funding Body

    • Prefettura di Napoli - Commissariato delegato n.2436/Sarno (fino al 2002)
    • Soprintendenza Archeologica di Pompei


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