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  • Incoronata
  • Metaponto
  • Italy
  • Basilicate
  • Province of Matera
  • Pisticci



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    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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    • Work at Incoronata di Metaponto has re-started, the main objective being to set up the research programme and excavation plan for next year. This will be based on a careful examination of the state of both the archaeology and terrain. To this end, the hill... Read More
    • Following the digging of trial-trenches last year, excavations were reopened in September 2003 at Incoronata di Metaponto. This research aims at a fuller understanding of the site’s topography and the nature of the Greek settlement in the first half of the... Read More
    • Research conducted on the Incoronata hill at Metaponto aims to gain an understanding of the topography, function and nature of the Greek settlement of the first half of the 7th century B.C. and its relationship with the indigenous Iron Age village. To this... Read More
    • The 2005 campaign excavated two adjacent sectors: “Sector 1” on the south-eastern part of the hill, in correspondence with the plateau uncovered during previous campaigns, and “Sector 4”, further north, in the zone where excavations by the University of Mi... Read More
    • The 2006 excavation campaign concentrated on “Sector 1”, at the southern edge of the north-western part of the hill. Here a floor and containing layer were present, as well as charcoal elements, vitrified fragments and ash, numerous clay elements belonging... Read More
    • The 2007 excavation centred on the north-western area of the hill (“Settore 4”, in correspondence with the area excavated during the 1980s and 1990s by the University of Milan). The trench begun in 2005, which revealed one of the many deposits of pottery a... Read More
    • Settore 4

      E’ stato portato a termine lo scavo di uno dei depositi di ceramica (terzo quarto del VII secolo a.C., Fase 1) realizzati direttamente nel banco di argilla che costituisce lo strato geologico superiore della collina, già portati alla luce da

      ... Read More
    • The seventh excavation campaign was undertaken on the north-western area of the hill, where the excavation of “Sector 1”, situated along the southern edge of the plateau, was extended. A more limited investigation took place in “Sector 4” in the centre of ... Read More
    • Sector 1 of the excavation, along the southern edge of the plateau, was enlarged. The aim was to gain further understanding of the function a) of the great pavement extending for at least twenty metres along the southern edge of the area, on an artificiall... Read More
    • The west part of Sector 1, in the north-eastern area of the hill, was enlarged by 6 × 6 m. This led to the exposure of a new area of the large floor US 38, without however reaching its edge. The surface of minute cobbles was 25 m long, on a perfect east-w... Read More
    • This year’s excavations on the western part of the Incoronata hill were extended and deepened. This produced a substantial of new data regarding the nature and functions of the various occupation phases on the site.

      Evidence dating to the Enotrian phase

      ... Read More
    • A new oval pit (3 × 1.60 m) was uncovered at the centre of the plateau (sector 4). Filled with ashy soil containing numerous pottery fragments, it was covered by a deposit of soil, stones, and pottery. These characteristics confirmed previous knowledge of ... Read More
    • A sondage was opened in the area south of the large floor dating to the 8th (PV2) and late 8th-early 7th (PV1) (fig. 1) in order to check its function and date. As was to be expected, the underlying space showed anthropic activity. A pit (US 4000) had be... Read More
    • This season’s campaign took a closer look at several questions regarding chronology, topography, and function, in addition to opening new and fundamental research areas. The excavation of the structure, probably delimited to the south by a line of stones, ... Read More
    • This campaign continued the exploration of the area surrounding the apsed building, where the remains of a chthonic ritual using Greek and indigenous artefacts was found (fig. 1). The aim was to gain further knowledge of the stratigraphy and the nature of ... Read More
    • The 15th campaign of excavations at Incoronata continued the exploration to the north and south of the large paved terraces that extend east-west at the southern edge of the hill.

      In the southern area, the excavation continued of the structures belonging

      ... Read More
    • The results of the 16th excavation campaign at Incoronata were marked by the particular importance of the structures and materials brought to light, which clarified the historical-functional configuration of the site, occupied from the second half of the 9... Read More
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