Excavation in the Territory of Metaponto, 1975

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University of Texas at Austin


The report provides information about excavations carried out by the Institute of Classical Archaeology of the University of Texas at Austin in the territory of Metaponto. After the excavation of the city, the archaeological team began the excavation of the territory to add to the picture of the life of a Greek colonist. The report describes the excavation of a hilltop site, where several important features were discovered (for example, a 4th-3rd century cemetery, a late Republican tile factory, a long ancient cut, pottery deposits and clay pits). The report describes also the excavation of a 4th-century canal at the hilltop site, several tombs and a 6th century BC sanctuary building with an enormous quantity of pottery.


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Carter, J.C. 1975. Excavation in the Territory of Metaponto, 1975. Austin: Institute of Classical Archaeology.