La Sassa faunal remains

The Copper Age layers [caption id="attachment_808" align="alignleft" width="300"] Copper Age faunal remains[/caption] 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 identified specimens belonging to dog/wolf. This evidence shows that the stratigraphy…

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 been collected on the surface. Bones from room 2 have been collected in a small shallow depression, probably dug by animals. Room 2 - twelve fragments of parietal…

La Sassa project

The project After the discovery of the cave, all the sherds and bones on the surface, more than 500, were collected and are now being processed. A 3D scan of the cave was made with the kind collaboration of C. Tamburri, to enable the high-quality spatial localization of artifacts. Two joint excavations…

La Sassa potsherds

The 2015 campaign   In 2015, some potsherds were collected inside the cave, on the surface. The potsherd n. 1 has been found in room 1; all the others come from rooms 3 and 4. The inclination of the bowl n. 1 is uncertain since the presence of the handle…

Proprietà Ricci (Sezze)

Settlement Chronology: MBA 1/2 UTM WGS84 33N: 336359E 4592118N   Potsherds from Proprietà Ricci, after Bakels et alii 2015In the 2010s, some pollen samples have been taken in Proprietà Ricci, during the excavation of a very large and deep temporary pit, dug for the construction of an irrigation water reservoir.…

Borgo Ermada (Terracina)

Settlement Chronology: MBA 1 to 2 UTM WGS84 33N: 353136E 4598101N   The surface scattering of impasto potsherds near the modern town of Borgo Ermada, together with a bronze axe, has been found in the 1980s, during the surveys carried out in the Agro Pontino Survey Project (Guidi 1989 as…

La Casarina (Sabaudia)

Settlement? Chronology: EBA (late) UTM WGS84 33N: 336358E 4568793N A bronze axe has been found by chance along the shores of the Casarina peninsula, in the Paola lake. The author of the discovery handed the axe to M. Zei to keep it for a while, but afterwards the axe went…

Caprolace (Sabaudia)

Settlement Chronology: BM1 to RBA UTM WGS84 33N: 329613E 4580255N  Some impasto potsherds had been collected by A. Liboni (former director of the Antiquarium di Nettuno) around the western banks of the two small islands in the Caprolace lake, in the water. In 2006 (24th of March), during a site visit…

Caterattino (Sabaudia)

Settlement? Chronology: BM 1 or 2 UTM WGS84 33N: 333194E 4574692N In the 1930s, during the excavation of the ditch between the lakes of Caterattino and Caprolace, two vessels were found 550cm deep (Blanc & Segre 1953, here n. 1 and 2). Three more vessels are in the stores of…