Caprolace project

The excavation The two islands of Caprolace lagoon had been archaeologically known since 2007 (Alessandri 2007). The ceramic was collected in the water, around the northern island and dated to the ...
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Caprolace salt production

The salt evidence During the excavations, salt-production evidence were found in two soundings (F and G) and in many different places around the northern island, in the shallow water. In sounding F, many ...
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Faunal remains from SU 9: a: ox incisor; b: fragment of dog mandible; c: sheep/goat phalanx; d: deer phalanx; e: pig metapodial

La Sassa faunal remains

The Copper Age layers The Copper Age layers of Grotta La Sassa have yielded around 1000 zooarchaeological remains. Only 288 could be attributed to species/taxon, with slightly less than half the ...
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Frasso is a site in the Agro Pontino. A thin tephra layer embedded in peat has been found at 1.10m depth, . Samples for pollen analysis have been taken in June 2016 and will be processed soon. Samples for macrofossil analysis will be taken in February 2017

Sites

Agro Pontino Frasso Frasso is a site in the Agro Pontino. A thin tephra layer embedded in peat has been found at 1.10m depth, . Samples for pollen analysis have been taken ...
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The ash layers in the test pit

Macrobotany

The macrobotanical research involves the analysis of larger botanical remains, such as seeds, fruits, leaves, roots and wood. Macrofossils are generally best preserved in wet circumstances. Samples are taken from ...
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Pollen grains: from the left, Quercus robur-type, Fagus and  Lythrum

Palynology

Ideally pollen diagrams are derived from samples taken from peat or lake sediments. The formation of peat and lake sediments is well known. Both peat and lake sediments are formed ...
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