Journal article

Late Iron Age sites on the coast between Nettuno and Torre Astura (Pontine Region, Lazio, Italy)

G TOL, T VAN LOON, P ATTEMA, A NIJBOER

Palaeohistoria | Barkhuis Publishing | Published : 2012

Abstract

This article, based on recent fieldwork by the GIA, summarizes the ceramic evidence for protohistoric occupation in the coastal part of the Pontine Region near the present-day town of Nettuno. Data derive from three different sources: 1. the mapping and sampling of sections exposed by marine erosion along the coastal stretch between Nettuno and the Roman villa at Torre Astura; 2. the study of a local museum collection, containing mainly stray materials collected in the same area; and 3. GIA surveys carried out in the inland part of the municipality of Nettuno and along the lower streambed of the Astura river. The ceramics of some coastal sites clearly exhibit industrial characteristics and t..

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