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General Information

ID (CGMA ID):
IT42
Project Name:
Metaponto
Project Description:
Part of a multi-disiplinary approach to identify the distribution of sites in colonial Greek city of Metaponto and assess the changes in settlement patterns.
Project Websites:
Project Sponsors:
Professor Dinu Adamesteanu, Dr. Elena Lattanzi, an
National Endowment for Humanities, Archaeological
Instititute of Classical Archaeology at University
Dates of Operation:
From: 1981     To: present
Project Languages:

Metadata Sources:
Carter and D'Annibale 1985
D'Annibale 1983
Carter 1990

Geographical Data

Zone:
Western Mediterranean
Country:
Italy
Province:
Basilicata
Location:
Basilicata
Ancient Regions:

Principal Investigators

Investigator Name:
Joseph Coleman Carter
Address:
E-mail:
j.carter@mail.utexas.edu
Phone / Fax:
Investigator Name:
Cesare D'annibale
Address:
E-mail:
Phone / Fax:

Project Map

Elevation Range:
Minimum: 3
Maximum: 75
Project Area:
40 km2
Map Data Source:
Publication Map (Carter 1985 p. 147); Google Earth
Google™ Earth File:
Project Location:
Project Vertices:

Chronological Coverage

Period:
Prehistoric
Years:
From:     To:
Period:
Bronze Age
Years:
From:     To:
Period:
Greek
Years:
From:     To:
Period:
Hellensitic
Years:
From:     To:
Period:
Roman
Years:
From:     To:
Period:
Medieval
Years:
From:     To:

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   (0 m x 0 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:
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:
Carter, Joseph Coleman, FSA; D'Annibale, Cesare (1985), "Metaponto and Croton", Macready, S.; Thompson, F.H., Archaeological Field Survey in Britian and Abroad, London, Thames and Hudson, 146-157
Entry 2:
D'Annibale, Cesare (1983), "Field Survey of the Chora of Metaponto", Keller, Donald, Archaeological survey in the Mediterranean area, BAR International Series, 155, Oxford, 191-193
Entry 3:
Carter, Joseph Coleman (1990), "Between the Bradano and the Basento: Archaeology of an Ancient Landscape", Kelso, W.M.; Most, R., Earth Patterns: Essays in landscape archaeology, Charlottesville, University Press of Virginia, 227-243
Entry 4:
Akkermans, Peter M.M. G. (1991), "Sabi Abyad in Archaeology in Syria", Weiss, Harvey, American Journal of Archaeology, 95, 4, 695-697
Entry 5:
Nieuwenhuyse, O.P. (1996), "Late Neolithic Settlement in the Upper-Khabur, Syria. A Regional Survey Project\\\'", Orient Express, 1, 16-17
Entry 6:
Wilkinson, T.J. (1996), "Sabi Abyad: The Geoarchaeology of a Comples Landscape", Akkermans, P.M.M.G., Tell Sabi Abyad - Late Neolithic Settlement, Istanbul, N-H Archaeological Instituut, 1-24




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