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General Information

ID (CGMA ID):
IT6
Project Name:
Agro Pontino Survey Project
Project Description:
A survey to determine settlement patterns in the Agro Pontino
Project Websites:

Project Sponsors:
Museo Preistorico Etnografico Luigi Pigorini
Isituto Italiano di Paleontologia Umana
Dutch Institute in Rome
Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research
Albert Egges van Giffen Institut voor Praeen Proto
Dates of Operation:
From: 1979     To: 1989
Project Languages:
Dutch
English
Metadata Sources:
Voorrips, Loving, and Kamermans 1983
Kamermans, Loving and Vorripps 1985
Voorrips, Loving, and Kamermans 1991

Geographical Data

Zone:
Western Mediterranean
Country:
Italy
Province:
Lazio
Location:
Lazio
Ancient Regions:
Pomptinus Ager,
Volsci
Latium Adiectum

Principal Investigators

Investigator Name:
Hans Kamermans
Address:
E-mail:
Phone / Fax:
Investigator Name:
Albertus Voorrips
Address:
E-mail:
Phone / Fax:
Investigator Name:
Susan H. Loving
Address:
E-mail:
Phone / Fax:

Project Map

Elevation Range:
Minimum: -1
Maximum: 900
Project Area:
757 km2
Map Data Source:
Publication Map (Voorrips et al 1991 p.10); Google Earth
Google™ Earth File:
Project Location:
Project Vertices:

Chronological Coverage

Period:
Bronze Age
Years:
From:     To:
Period:
Paleolithic
Years:
From:     To:
Period:
Middle Ages
Years:
From:     To:
Period:
Pre-Roman
Years:
From: BC 550     To: BC 350
Period:
Republican
Years:
From: BC 349     To: BC 25
Period:
Roman Imperial
Years:
From: BC 24     To: 500

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 = 1.15705  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:
How are the changes explained by socio-cultural behaviors of the native peoples as compared to environmental changes?
Excavation:
NO

Environmental Parameters

Geology:
 Igneous
 Metamorphic
 Sedimentary
Geology Other:
limestone
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:
Voorrips, A.; Loving, S.H.; Kamermans, H. (1983), "An archaeological survey of the Agro Pontino (Province of Latina)", Keller, Donald R., Archaeological survey in the Mediterranean area, BAR International Series, 155, 179-181
Entry 2:
Kamermans, H.; Loving, Susan; Voorrips, A. (1985), "Changing Patterns of Prehistoric Landuse in the Agro Pontino", Malone, C.; Stoddart, S., Papers in Italian Archaeology IV: the Cambridge Conference, BAR International Series, 243, 53-68
Entry 3:
AA, VV (1991), Voorrips, A.; Loving, S.H.; Kamermans, H., The Agro Pontino Survey Project: Methods and preliminary results




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