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  • Giarnera Piccola
  • Ascoli Satriano
  • Italy
  • Apulia
  • Provincia di Foggia
  • Ascoli Satriano



  • 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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    • Investigation of the settlement of Gianiera Piccola brought to light an “a grotticella” tomb with an access shaft situated on the western edge of the excavation’s central area. The tomb had been sacked. Hints at the presence of an important tomb (n. 7/05) ... Read More
    • Excavations in the Giarnera Piccola, undertaken by the Institute of Classical Archaeology at the University of Innsbruck, reopened the same areas as in the previous years with the aim of identifying the settlement’s occupation phases. This entailed the ext... Read More
    • During the two 2008 seasons attention concentrated on the conservation of the finds from tomb 5/07, on the TMA cataloguing and the concluding investigations of the tomb itself.

      The conservation of the materials from 5/07 was undertaken in April and Sept

      ... Read More
    • The 2009 excavations concentrated on the same areas as in previous years, extending the excavation to the south to cover a surface area of 800 m2.

      Tomb 1/08 was a large earth grave which had been robbed. It contained two well-preserved skeletons and var

      ... Read More
    • The 2010 excavations undertaken by the University of Innsbruck’s Institute of Classical Archaeology at the Gianrnera Piccola worked on the same areas as in previous years (cadastral lot no. 546). The area was extended by 700 m2 towards the south and west a... Read More
    • The 2011 excavations on the Giarnera Piccola, undertaken by the University of Innsbruck’s Institute of Classical Archaeology, re-opened the same areas as in previous years. The area was extended by a total of 135 m2, in particular towards the west, concen... Read More
    • The 2012 excavations undertaken by Innsbruck University at Giarnera Piccola continued work on the structures found in the previous year. The area was extended towards the south and west by about 225 m2 in order to check a number of situations that needed t... Read More
    • The 2013 campaign planned to complete the investigation of the large polygonal enclosure and other finds. The area uncovered by a mechanical digger was limited to 125 m2 towards the south and west.

      On the settlement terrace occupied by structures 10, 9, a

      ... Read More
    • The 2013 excavations were extended towards the west and south, in particular in the area known as the cemetery of the infants. The circular or oval features present here and further east, were carefully examined and seen to be U-shaped postholes, with maxi... Read More
    • In 2016 a small fieldwork campaign was carried out, limited to the area already opened in previous excavations. Since the new investigations put their focus on the Archaic findings of the site, especially the relation between architectural structures and g... Read More
    • The 2017 campaign continued the investigations especially on the Archaic layers of the site. Fieldwork was carried out in the area of previous explorations as well as in two extensions located in the southwestern and northeastern corner of the excavation a... Read More
    • The 2018 excavation campaign of the University of Innsbruck at Ascoli Satriano, loc. Giarnera Piccola, took place between August 22 and September 12, 2018. The team was composed of archaeologists and students of the department of Archaeology (Classical and... Read More
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