Mora Collection ➔ MRA-ITA-Rie003

Collection Item

Sample ID:
MRA-ITA-Rie003

Sample Type:
Soil
(Sub-Type: fragment)

Dimensions:
3 cm L x 2.4 cm W x 1.4 cm H

Weight:
20.1 g

Other info about sample identity:
Tratatto con Paraloid, settembre 1962 [Hand-written note]

Geographic Location:
Country
Italy
  Place
Rieti, Cittaducale
Map and GPS DD Coordinates
[42.411037925226,12.98522140448]



Site/monument:
Valle Ottara

Historical note about the site/monument:
Cittaducale is a municipality in the region of Lazio, Italy. It was established on land from the diocese of Rieti by Pope Alexander VI in 1502. It served as a residential bishopric until the late 18th century. Historical points of interest in the municipality include the Baths of Vespasian and the Church of San Vittorino. The archaeological excavations at the Valle Ottara are located near Cittaducale, and shows evidence of at least three phases of prehistoric settlement in the area. In one of these levels, some evidence of Roman material culture has been identified.

Further reading:
Stillwell, R. (1976). The Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites. Princeton: Princeton University Press. ISBN-10: 0691617104.

Chronological period (sample):
Mesolitic

Other info about sample provenance:
Campione di terreno corrispondente allo strato mesolitico della sezione stratigrafica di Valle Ottara [Letter from Museo Nazionale Preistorico Etnografico "Luigi Pigorini", Roma, 7 Settembre 1962]