Journal article

Polygonal masonry platform sites in the lepine mountains (Pontine Region, Lazio, Italy)

TCA De Haas, PAJ Attema, GW Tol

Palaeohistoria | Published : 2011

Abstract

This article discusses research carried out within the Pontine Region Project on thirteen sites with polygonal masonry platforms in the footslopes of the Lepine Mountains. Its aim is to assess the data available on the function, chronology and socio-economic status of this group of sites in light of debates on the broader development of rural estates and agricultural specialization in Republican central Italy. The data regarding the architecture of these sites and pottery samples, recorded during various field surveys, is presented in the accompanying site and artefact catalogue. We first present the data gathered during a number of field surveys carried out between 1988 and 2008, which show..

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