Journal article

Villas and farmsteads in the Ager Setinus (Sezze, Italy)

P ATTEMA, T DE HAAS, G TOL

Palaeohistoria | Barkhuis Publishing | Published : 2014

Abstract

This article presents and discusses the ceramic data of an archaeological surface survey carried out in 1994 by the Pontine Region Project (PRP) in the agricultural territory of the Roman Republican colony of Setia in the Pontine plain c. 80 km SE of Rome. While chronological distribution maps were published earlier by the PRP in a paper of 2004, here the ceramic finds are analysed and discussed for each individual site including the off-site ceramic distributions. From the site data it appears that rural infill in the territory of Setia began during the post-Archaic period (5th/4th c. BC) with small farmsteads, a process probably linked to the founding of the colony. Rural infill intensifi..

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