The paper offers a preliminary summary of the results obtained during the land surveying activities carried out between 2011 and 2014 along the middle Tacina valley and, more precisely, in the territory of the Crotone pre-Sila included within the municipal territories of Cotronei, Cutro, Mesoraca, Roccabernarda, San Mauro Marchesato and Petilia Policastro. The surveys were designed with the aim of acquiring new data and monitoring, for the purposes of protection, the sites already known on the basis of two main lines of intervention: archaeological research in the field through direct reconnaissance in sample areas and a census of documents archive and materials resulting from old acquisitions currently in custody at the deposits of the National Archaeological Museum of Crotone. The Tacina valley is an area still little known from an archaeological point of view although it has constantly played a decisive role over the millennia, due to its peculiar geomor-phological and environmental characteristics, regardless of the multiform articulations with which human settlements have been structured in the central-eastern Calabria. The results of the research are of considerable interest as they offer a previously unknow, yet surprising, framework of the settlement dynamics and material culture in terms of richness and variety over a very long period of time that develops from the Middle Palaeolithic to the Early Middle Ages.

Ricognizioni di superficie nella Crotoniatide interna: nuovi dati sul popolamento antico della media valle del Thagines

Salvatore Medaglia
2021

Abstract

The paper offers a preliminary summary of the results obtained during the land surveying activities carried out between 2011 and 2014 along the middle Tacina valley and, more precisely, in the territory of the Crotone pre-Sila included within the municipal territories of Cotronei, Cutro, Mesoraca, Roccabernarda, San Mauro Marchesato and Petilia Policastro. The surveys were designed with the aim of acquiring new data and monitoring, for the purposes of protection, the sites already known on the basis of two main lines of intervention: archaeological research in the field through direct reconnaissance in sample areas and a census of documents archive and materials resulting from old acquisitions currently in custody at the deposits of the National Archaeological Museum of Crotone. The Tacina valley is an area still little known from an archaeological point of view although it has constantly played a decisive role over the millennia, due to its peculiar geomor-phological and environmental characteristics, regardless of the multiform articulations with which human settlements have been structured in the central-eastern Calabria. The results of the research are of considerable interest as they offer a previously unknow, yet surprising, framework of the settlement dynamics and material culture in terms of richness and variety over a very long period of time that develops from the Middle Palaeolithic to the Early Middle Ages.
979-12-80242-11-2
Crotone, Tacina, Bruttii, ricognizioni archeologiche, Kroton, Sila, insediamenti, Brettii
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