Journal article

The Late Antique and Medieval settlement of Astura (Lazio, Italy). A synthesis of GIA investigations (2005-2014)

G Tol, Tymon De Haas, PAJ Attema, KL Armstrong

Palaeohistoria | Barkhuis | Published : 2018


This article discusses the results of archaeological investigations carried out by the Pontine Region Project (PRP) near the site of Astura in the coastal part of the Pontine Region. In the period 2005-2008 a long section, exposed by marine erosion, was drawn and sampled. Subsequently, in the years 2012 and 2013 small-scale geophysical prospections were carried out to assess the preservation of structural remains at the site. The investigation yielded evidence belonging to two main occupational phases. A large quantity – and wide variety – of Late Antique materials indicate the presence of a substantial settlement, that is alluded to in historical and textual evidence as well. For the High M..

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