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Detailed Project Description

General Information

ID (CGMA ID):
IT334
Project Name:
Iuvanum Survey Project
Project Description:
The Iuvanum Survey Project was set up to match the detailed investigation of the urban centre with a systematic analysis of the city's territory.
Project Websites:
Project Sponsors:
British Academy
Soprintendenza Archaeologia dell'Abruzzo
Cardiff University
University of Chieti
Dates of Operation:
From: 2000     To: 2005
Project Languages:
English, Italian
Metadata Sources:
project website
Bradly 2005

Geographical Data

Zone:
Western Mediterranean
Country:
Italy
Province:
Abruzzi
Location:
between the Aventino and Sangro Valleys
Ancient Regions:
Samnium

Principal Investigators

Investigator Name:
Guy Bradley
Address:
Cardiff School of History and Archaeology, Cardiff University, Humanities Building, Colum Drive, Cardiff CF10 3EU
E-mail:
bradleygj@cardiff.ac.uk
Phone / Fax:
phone:( +44 (0)29 208 76283 )
fax:( +44 (0)29 208 74929 )
Investigator Name:
Oliva Menozzi
Address:
E-mail:
085 8798720
Phone / Fax:
phone:( 085 8798860 )
fax:( +44 (0)29 208 74929 )

Project Map

Elevation Range:
Minimum: Not Specified
Maximum: Not Specified
Project Area:
27 km2
Map Data Source:
Bradley 2005
Google™ Earth File:
Project Location:
Project Vertices:

Chronological Coverage

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 = 10  m)
No Regular Fieldwalking
Artifact Collection:
Total
Sample
Diagnostic
Grab
Click
Pick
Counting
Weighing
Collection Unit:
Tract   (10 m x 10 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:
What processes were generating the patterns of settlement in the landscape? What were the priorities, perceptions and identities of the area's inhabitants and authorities? How far are the apparent shifts in settlement pattern linked to shifts in terms of ethnic groups and communities centered around towns, hillforts and even villas?
Excavation:
YES

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:
Bradley, Guy (2005), "The Iuvanum Survey Project: An Ancient Community in Samnium", Attema, Peter; Nijboer, Albert; Zifferero, Andrea, Papers in Italian Archaeology VI: Communities and Settlements from the the Neolithic to Early Medieval Period, BAR International Series 1452, Oxford, Archaeopress, 1024-1029




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