Publish Date: 2019
Page Count: 168
With this volume begins the publications of the new archaeological re¬search that the Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici of the Università della Ca¬labria is carrying out in the settlement of Timpone della Motta in Francavilla Marittima (CS). This publication concerns the investigations conducted in 2017. The field survey and the excavation of the “saggio 1” (Trench 1) are examined. We proceeded with an analytical system, which provides timely and systematic analysis of the data. We believe that it is premature to opt for great syntheses without complete understanding of the site and the absence of similar and coeval reference contexts adequately published. The subjects of this report, therefore, are the stratigraphic sequences, the faunal data, ma¬terial data that are fundamental to understand the different uses of the site, the construction techniques, and the objects of daily life relating to domestic practices and eating habits. As far as the excavation is concerned, this is the examination of a single trench, therefore a very limited portion of the set¬tlement to be connected to the preliminary reports already published. This frames the research activity as a whole, but which will find the necessary com¬plement in the other excavations conducted in the town, under study and soon also being published.