Siponto. Archeology of an abandoned city in the Middle Ages

Siponto. Archeology of an abandoned city in the Middle Ages, edited by Caterina Laganara, Claudio Grenzi Editore, Foggia 2011, pp. 231, richly illustrated, 31 cm, br. and.

The volume includes a contribution by Giuseppe Sarcinelli dedicated to coins. Other contributions are signed by: Gianluca Andreassi, Sabino Edoardo Andriani, Patrizia Albrizio, Gabriella Bozzi, Austacio Busto, Giovina Caldarola, Ida Maria Catalano, Maria Antonietta Catamo, Giuseppe Ceraudo, Marcello Ciminale, Pasquale Corsi, Ginevra d'Onofrio, Giuseppe Daurelio , Giuseppe De Benedetto, Antonella Di Marzo, Emanuela Elba, Giacomo Eramo, Giulia Finzi, Danilo Gallo, Alessandra Genga, Patrizia Gentile, Lorena C. Giannossa, Caterina Laganara, Rocco Laviano, Katia Luzio, Annarosa Mangone, Tiziana Mastracci, Gioacchino Micocci, Raffaella Palombella, Gabriella Passatelli, Comasia Petronella, Daniela Pinto, Daniela Rossitti, Mariangela Sammarco, Maria Siciliano, Tiziana Siciliano, Antonio Tepore, Angela Traini, Anna Maria Tunzi, Adriana Valchera, Inez van der Werf, Enrica Zambetta. Recognize the modalities of the abandonment of ancient Siponto - already a Roman colony in the 2nd century BC, then an early bishop's seat that with alternating vicissitudes through a long history of settlement - and give a face to the city, of which today episodic material traces, albeit marked relevance, essentially reproduce the same landscape known to ancient travelers, is the intent of this study. Making use of the most up-to-date methods on the ground and in the laboratory, the archaeological investigation begins to define the layout of a suburban urban area, close to the northern limit of this important port center on the Adriatic that relives in the memory of today's town of Manfredonia. developed immediately further north, without apparent continuity with the site of the ancient ruins due to the recent formation of the interposed tourist village of Siponto. Walls, houses, religious and funerary spaces, streets with external circulation areas together with the multiple aspects of the lively urban socio-economic reality and the daily life of its inhabitants are returned by a work in progress, part of an integrated program between the Superintendence for Heritage Archaeologists of Puglia and the University of Bari. The results of the first five excavation campaigns, carried out in the form of the school-field starting from 2000, presented in this volume, the realization of which was possible thanks to the funding of several Bodies , are also available in the permanent exhibition set up in the National Museum of the Castle of Manfredonia, where in an unprecedented form past and present coexist in the material remains and in the scientific-technological experimentation that decodes even the most faint traces. A volume that introduces the reader to the intriguing world of circumstantial disciplines, of which archeology is a part, and which offers a valid tool for those who intend to approach it.

Very slight traces of use on the paperback, otherwise in excellent condition.


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