Archeologia Globale ad Egnazia: nuove acquisizioni dalla città e dal territorio

Gianluca Mastrocinque


The data presented are the preliminary results of the interdisciplinary project FIRB named Landscape archaeology of the Adriatic “Puglia” in the Roman Age: innovative technologies for sustainable planning and knowledge of cultural identity, carried out since 2013 by the University of Molise (with a leading role), the University of Bari and the Politecnico of Bari. The project deals with the old landscape of Egnazia through a global approach, underlining the role of settlement dynamics, exploitation of natural resources, manufacturing activities and trading and cultural exchanges within the Mediterranean basin. For the first time this topographic research has allowed a systematic review of the territory through a complete survey of the surface, mostly unknown before. The results of the survey are connected with the information about the old town, largely explored thanks to the Project Egnazia: from Digging to Evaluation directed by Raffaella Cassano since 2001. The analysis of the data, referring both to the town and the territory, allows the identification of a strong settling structure, which is subjected to many transformations from the Bronze Age till Late Antiquity. Only a single feature is always visible during the whole ancient history of this place: the settlement was deeply affected by the viability and the distribution of the “lame” (landform smaller than a ravine), deep furrows in the natural stony bedrock used as water tanks and a link road between the hills and the Adriatic Sea.


Landscape Archaeology, Egnazia, Systematic Survey, Cultural Heritage, Landscape

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