Longara (Sezze)

Longara (Sezze)

Chronology: MBA
UTM WGS84 33N: 341153E 4599203N

Few ceramic sherds have been found in the sixties, in the northern part of the Suso Valley, in Longara (Zaccheo & Pasquali 1972). They have been dated to MBA (Rosini 1996a).  Some connection can be hypothesized with the Vittorio Vecchi Cave, that is only 750 meters away.



Zaccheo, L. & F. Pasquali, 1972. Sezze dalla preistoria all’età romana. Sezze
Rosini, L., 1996a. Longara, in Repertorio dei siti protostorici del Lazio - provincie di Rieti e Latina, a c. di C. Belardelli & P. Pascucci, 63–64

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The southern island

Caprolace project

The excavation

The two islands of Caprolace lagoon had been archaeologically known since 2007 (Alessandri 2007). The ceramic was collected in ...
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Underwater collections

Caprolace salt production

The salt evidence
During the excavations, salt-production evidence was found in two soundings (F and G) and in many different places around the ...
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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 ...
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La Sassa human bones

Campaigns 2014 and 2015
Few human bones have been collected in 2014 and in 2015. Bones from rooms 3 and 4 have ...
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La Sassa project

The project
Four excavation campaigns at La Sassa cave by the University of Groningen and Roma Tor Vergata took place starting from ...
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La Sassa potsherds

The 2015 campaign


In 2015, some potsherds were collected inside the cave, on the surface. The potsherd n. 1 has been ...
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