Santa Giusta - Othoca Ricerche di archeologia urbana 2013

Bernardini, Paolo and Spanu, Pier Giorgio and Zucca, Raimondo (2014) Santa Giusta - Othoca Ricerche di archeologia urbana 2013. FOLD&R FastiOnLine documents & research (312). pp. 1-8. ISSN 1828-3179

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Othoca (Santa Giusta ) was inhabited by indigenous communities whose villages were arranged around a nuraghe perched on the hill of the Basilica in the Late Bronze and the Early Iron Age. Into this place came the Phoenicians around 750 BC; the resulting “mixed” community gave rise to an urban center around the last quarter of the seventh c. B.C. Thanks to research conducted between 1980 and 1990 it is possible to follow the history of the center from the archaic period up to the Hellenistic and Roman phase: it was affected by the geo- environmental factors typical of the area of a lagoon. The geomorphological analysis today shows the physical appearance of the habitat of Othoca more responsive to the old situation: a large sea bay with some small islands located upon little reliefs. The Postgraduate School of Archaeological Heritage of the University of Sassari launched in 2013 a survey and excavation in the neighborhood of Is Olionis of Santa Giusta, within the precincts of the ancient Phoenician and Punic city. The first evidence is the discovery of a large wall built between the eighth and seventh c. B.C.; unfortunately modern upheavals have destroyed the ancient stratigraphy at this point, but it is possible that in the future new research are able to recover significant remains of the archaic settlement.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: 900 Storia, Geografia e discipline ausiliarie > 930 Storia dei mondo antico fino al 499 ca.
Depositing User: Dott.ssa Helga Di Giuseppe
Date Deposited: 26 May 2014 09:22
Last Modified: 26 May 2014 09:22

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