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The Chora of Metaponto 6

The Chora of Metaponto 6
A Greek Settlement at Sant'Angelo Vecchio

The sixth volume in the Institute of Classical Archaeology’s series on rural settlements in the countryside (chora) of Metaponto presents the excavation of a long-occupied Greek settlement that includes a full range of building types

August 2016
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$75.00
678 pages | 8.5 x 11 |
ISBN: 
978-1-4773-0947-6
Description: 

The sixth volume in the Institute of Classical Archaeology’s series on the rural countryside (chora) of Metaponto is a study of the Greek settlement at Sant’Angelo Vecchio. Located on a slope overlooking the Basento River, the site illustrates the extraordinary variety of settlements and uses of the territory from prehistory through the current day. Excavators brought to light a Late Archaic farmhouse, evidence of a sanctuary near a spring, and a cluster of eight burials of the mid-fifth century BC, but the most impressive remains belong to a production area with kilns. Active in the Hellenistic, Late Republican, and Early Imperial periods, these kilns illuminate important and lesser-known features of production in the chora of a Greek city and also chronicle the occupation of the territory in these periods.

The thorough, diachronic presentation of the evidence from Sant’Angelo Vecchio is complemented by specialist studies on the environment, landscape, and artifacts, which date from prehistory to the post-medieval period. Significantly, the evidence spans the range of Greek site types (farmhouse, necropolis, sanctuary, and production center) as well as the Greek dates (from the Archaic to Early Imperial periods) highlighted during ICA’s survey of the Metapontine chora. In this regard, Chora 6 enhances the four volumes of The Chora of Metaponto 3: Archaeological Field Survey—Bradano to Basento and provides further insight into how sites in the chora interacted throughout its history.

Contents: 
  • Acknowledgments
  • Illustration Credits
  • Preface (Joseph Coleman Carter)
  • Part I
    • 1. The Many Lives of a Rural Site: Sant’Angelo Vecchio (Francesca Silvestrelli)
    • 2. Site Phasing, Stratigraphy, and Site Assemblage (Francesca Silvestrelli)
    • 3. The Structures at Sant’Angelo Vecchio (Francesca Silvestrelli and Ingrid E. M. Edlund-Berry with Francesco Guizzi)
    • 4. The Tombs at Sant’Angelo Vecchio (Marshall Joseph Becker, Ingrid E. M. Edlund-Berry, Massimo Limoncelli, Edward G. D. Robinson, Francesca Silvestrelli, and Serena Viva with Cesare D’Annibale, Marta Mazzoli, and Francesco Perugino)
    • 5. Ceramic Production at Sant’Angelo Vecchio and in the Metapontine Chora (Francesca Silvestrelli)
    • 6. Sant’Angelo Vecchio in the Medieval and Post-Medieval Periods (Erminia Lapadula)
  • Part II
    • 7. Geologic Setting (Alessandro Montanari, Francisco da Conceição de Jesus Neto, and Rachel Karlov)
    • 8. Archaeobotanical Analysis (Assunta Florenzano)
    • 9. Charred Plant Remains and Plant Impressions in Fired Clay Fragments from Sant’Angelo Vecchio (Lorenzo Costantini and Fabrizio Pica)
    • 10. Observations on the Vegetation and Landscape Dynamics (Mauro Frattegiani)
    • 11. Faunal Analysis (Anna Zsófia Biller)
    • 12. Marine Shells (Cesare D’Annibale)
  • Part III
    • Catalog Abbreviations
    • 13. Prehistoric Artifacts (Cesare D’Annibale)
    • 14. Corinthian Pottery (Francesca Silvestrelli)
    • 15. Black-gloss Ware and Lamps (Emanuela Conoci)
    • 16. Unguentaria (Francesca Silvestrelli)
    • 17. Red Ware (Mark Van Der Enden, Philip Bes, and Emanuela Conoci)
    • 18. Grey Ware (Eloisa Vittoria)
    • 19. Miniatures (Anna Cavallo)
    • 20. Banded Ware (Anna Cavallo)
    • 21. Plain and Coarse Wares (Anna Cavallo)
    • 22. Lagynoi (Carlo De Mitri)
    • 23. Louteria (Annalisa Concilio)
    • 24. Mortaria (Annalisa Concilio)
    • 25. Cooking Ware (Antonietta Di Tursi)
    • 26. Roman and Late Roman Wares (Erminia Lapadula)
    • 27. Transport Amphorae (Teresa Oda Calvaruso)
    • 28. Opus Doliare (Annalisa Concilio)
    • 29. The Architectural Terracottas: Some Considerations on Production (Anna Lucia Tempesta)
    • 30. The Molds from Sant’Angelo Vecchio (Ingrid E. M. Edlund-Berry)
    • 31. Loom Weights (Lin Foxhall and Alessandro Quercia)
    • 32. Roof Tiles and Bricks (Carlo Rescigno, Francesco Perugino, and Eliana Vollaro)
    • 33. Kiln and Workshop Furniture (Alessandro Quercia)
    • 34. Evidence for Pottery Production: Fabric Analysis (Keith Swift)
    • 35. Metal Objects (Marta Mazzoli)
    • 36. Greek Lithic Material (Cesare D’Annibale)
    • 37. Post-Medieval Pottery (Erminia Lapadula)
  • Appendices
  • Appendix A—Assemblage Tables (Francesca Silvestrelli)
  • Appendix B—Census of Production Sites (Francesca Silvestrelli)
  • Appendix C—Archaeobotanical Analysis: Pollen and NPPs (Assunta Florenzano)
  • Reference Material
  • References
  • Index