The Chora of Metaponto 6: A Greek Settlement at Sant'Angelo Vecchio

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University of Texas Press, Aug 2, 2016 - Social Science - 678 pages
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The sixth volume in the Institute of Classical Archaeology’s series on the rural countryside (chora) of Metaponto is a study of the Greek settlement at Sant’Angelo Vecchio. Located on a slope overlooking the Basento River, the site illustrates the extraordinary variety of settlements and uses of the territory from prehistory through the current day. Excavators brought to light a Late Archaic farmhouse, evidence of a sanctuary near a spring, and a cluster of eight burials of the mid-fifth century BC, but the most impressive remains belong to a production area with kilns. Active in the Hellenistic, Late Republican, and Early Imperial periods, these kilns illuminate important and lesser-known features of production in the chora of a Greek city and also chronicle the occupation of the territory in these periods.

The thorough, diachronic presentation of the evidence from Sant’Angelo Vecchio is complemented by specialist studies on the environment, landscape, and artifacts, which date from prehistory to the post-medieval period. Significantly, the evidence spans the range of Greek site types (farmhouse, necropolis, sanctuary, and production center) as well as the Greek dates (from the Archaic to Early Imperial periods) highlighted during ICA’s survey of the Metapontine chora. In this regard, Chora 6 enhances the four volumes of The Chora of Metaponto 3: Archaeological Field Survey—Bradano to Basento and provides further insight into how sites in the chora interacted throughout its history.

 

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Contents

SAV_02_sitephasing
21
SAV_03_structures
61
SAV_04_tombs_p91
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SAV_05_production
129
SAV_06_medpost
143
SAV_07_geology
149
SAV_08_archaeobotany
159
SAV_09_plantremains
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SAV_23_lou
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SAV_24_mor
351
SAV_25_ckw
355
SAV_26_rom
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SAV_27_amp
407
SAV_28_od
427
SAV_29_at
431
SAV_30_molds
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SAV_10_landscape
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SAV_11_faunal
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SAV_12_shells
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SAV_13_prehistoric
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SAV_14_cor
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SAV_15_bg
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SAV_16_ung
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SAV_17_rw
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SAV_18_gw
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SAV_19_min
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SAV_20_banded
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SAV_21_pcw
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SAV_22_lag
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SAV_31_lw
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SAV_32_rt
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SAV_33_kf
529
SAV_34_fabrics
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SAV_35_M
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SAV_36_Li
551
SAV_37_pmp
557
SAV_38_appa
559
SAV_39_appb
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SAV_40_appc
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SAV_99_endmatter
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Francesca Silvestrelli is a lecturer at the University of Salento. She has collaborated with the Institute of Classical Archaeology since 2007.;Ingrid E. M. Edlund-Berry is a professor emerita of classics at the University of Texas at Austin.;Joseph Coleman Carter is Director of the Institute of Classical Archaeology at the University of Texas at Austin.

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