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La Necropoli di Campovalano

Tombe italico-ellenistiche, III

Vincenzo d’Ercole, Alberta Martellone and Deneb Cesana
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384pp, Illustrated throughout in colour and black and white: 7 tables, 22 figures (including 1 black and white photograph and 1 colour drawing). Includes 99 black and white tavole. With additional material online (figures).
Sub-series name:
Soprintendenza Archeologia Abruzzo, Polo Museale dell’Abruzzo
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The previous publications of the necropolis of Campovalano in the BAR series, started in 2003 and continued in 2010, concerned the sepultures dating to the period between X and V century B.C. The current volume represents the conclusive part, which investigates the funerary contexts dating between IV and II century B.C. for a total of about 300 burials. This third volume of Campovalano also includes the anthropological and paleopathological study of all the sepultures discovered in the necropolis. Together with the site of Fossa, this is the only archaeological excavation related to the Samnite Wars that has been published in the entire middle Adriatic area.

Vincenzo d'Ercole graduated in palethnology from the University “La Sapienza” in Rome and served as Archaeologist Executive from 1979 to 2011 at the Superintendence Archeology Abruzzo. Since 2012 he has held the position of Archaeologist at the Directorate General for Archaeology at the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism in Rome. He has authored two books about the necropolis of Campovalano that are also published in the BAR series. Alberta Martellone holds a degree in Greco-Roman archaeology from the University of L'Aquila and a PhD in Etruscology and Italic archaeology from the University of Lecce, with her final dissertation on the Campovalano necropolis. Since 2012 she has served as Archaeologist Executive at the Special Superintendency of Pompei, Ercolano and Stabia. Deneb Cesana graduated in archaeology at the University of Genova and holds a PhD in osteoarchaeology and paleopathology from the University of Chieti. She is currently specializing in prehistory and protohistoric archaeology at the University of Genova, proposing a dissertation about the anthropological analysis of Campovalano's human remains.

'This volume is the third and last of the complete publication of the Campovalano cemetery in Abruzzo, Italy. This represents an important contribution to the archaeological understanding of the region, …this volume contains a great deal of new data and is a valuable contribution to our knowledge of ancient Abruzzo.' Fabio Colivicchi, Antiquity, August 2017

Table of Contents (S2804_9781407314914_ToC.pdf, 189 Kb) [Download]