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Detailed Project Description

General Information

ID (CGMA ID):
IT322
Project Name:
Francavilla Marittima Survey
Project Description:
The survey was based around the sanctuary on the Timpone della Motta, where the Groningen Institute of Archaeology (GIA) excavates. The goals of the survey were to obtain insight in the extent, density, nature and chronology of the surface ceramics and, on the basis of their distribution, be able to decide where to excavate.
Project Websites:

Project Sponsors:
Netherlands Organization of Scientific Research (N
Dates of Operation:
From: 1991     To: 1992
Project Languages:
English
Dutch
Metadata Sources:
Attema et al. 1998a
Attema et al. 1998b
Burgers 2002

Geographical Data

Zone:
Western Mediterranean
Country:
Italy
Province:
Calabria
Location:
18 km from Greek Sybaris
Ancient Regions:

Principal Investigators

Investigator Name:
Peter Attema
Address:
E-mail:
p.a.j.attema@rug.nl
Phone / Fax:
phone:( +31 0(50) 363-6913 )
fax:( +31 (0)50 3636992 )

Project Map

Elevation Range:
Minimum: Not Specified
Maximum: Not Specified
Project Area:
2.72 km2
Map Data Source:
Burgers 2002; Google Earth
Google™ Earth File:
Project Location:
Project Vertices:

Chronological Coverage

Period:
Middle Bronze Age
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Late Bronze Age
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Period:
Early Iron Age
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Archaic
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Period:
Colonial
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Byzantine
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Methodology

Approach:
Extensive
Intensive
Systematic
Non-Systematic
Site Survey
Siteless Survey
Diachronic
Temporally Bounded
Spatial Sampling (off-site):
Full Coverage
Random Sample
Stratified Random Sample
Deliberate Sample
Fieldwalker Spacing
 (average width = 0  m)
No Regular Fieldwalking
Artifact Collection:
Total
Sample
Diagnostic
Grab
Click
Pick
Counting
Weighing
Collection Unit:
Tract   (8 m x 8 m)
Modern Field
Site
Transect
Structure
Scatter/Artifact
Geolocation:
Basemap more detailed than 1:10K
GPS Uncorrected
Basemap 1:10K to 1:50K
GPS Differentially Corrected
Basemap less detailed than 1:50K
GIS
Other:

Special Studies

Artifacts:
Architecture
Ceramics
Lithics
Coins
Metal
Glass
Terracotta
epigraphy
Iconography
Environment:
Geology
Geomorphology
Soil Studies
Stone/Mineral Resources
Hydrology
Climatology
Paleobotany
Dendrochronology
Faunal Osteology
Agriculture
People:
Ritual Studies
Mortuary Studies
Population Data
Ethnography/Ethnology
Written Resources
Cultural Resource Management
Remote Sensing:
Satellite Imagery
Aerial Photography
Geoprospection
Other:
Primary Questions:
To what extent can the Sibaritide coastal plain be considered a part of the (remote) part of the Mycenaean urbanized landscape?
Excavation:
NO

Environmental Parameters

Geology:
 Igneous
 Metamorphic
 Sedimentary
Geology Other:
Topography:
 Alluvial Plain
 Coastal Plain
 Continental Plain
 Delta
 Desert
 Gorge
 Hills
 Island
 Isthmus
 Lakeshore
 Mountains
 Peninsula
 Plateau
 River Valley
 Steppe
 Underwater
 Upland Basin
 Urban
 Wadi/Oued
 Wetlands
Topography Other:
Climate:
 Climatic Altitudes of Mountains
 Dry-summer Mediterranean
 Dry-summer Steppe
 Highly Oceanic
 Humid and warm summer
 Humid Steppe
 Oceanic
 Permanently Humid
 Semi-desert and Desert
 Steppe
 Sub-Oceanic
 Tropical Semi-desert and Desert
Climate Other:

Bibliography

Entry 1:
Burgers, Gert-Jan (2002), "The Aims of the RPC Project", Attema, Peter; Burgers, Gert-Jan; Joolen, Ester van; Leusen, Martijn van; Mater, Benoit, New Developments in Italian Landscape Archaeology, BAR International Series 1091, Oxford, England, Archaeopress, 7-12
Entry 2:
Attema, P.A.J.; Burgers, G.-J.; Kleibrink, M.; Yntema, D.G. (1998), "Case Studies in Indigenous Developments in Early Italian Centralization and Urbanization: A Dutch Perspective", European Journal of Archaeology, 1, 326-381
Entry 3:
Attema, Peter; Delvigne, J.A.N.; Drost, Evelyne; Kleibrink, Marianne (1998), "Habitation on Plateau I of the hill Timpone della Motta (Francavilla Marittima, Italy)", Palaeohistoria, 40, 375-411




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