PEATS ITALY – Urban Punic – Roman Settlement Excavation

PEATS ITALY Urban Punic – Roman Settlement Excavation

Dates: 13th September – 14th October 2020
Number of UK Participants: 4 
Duration: 32 days
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NEW SITE – more information forthcoming

We are excited to be able to offer another new site with one of our hosts. Etruria Nova are excavating the site of Nova, Sardinia.

The archaeological campaign in the 2020 season will take place in the neighbourhood of North Western Side of Nora, located in front of the harbour. The area, close to the Macellum and Small Baths, is occupied by the houses/shops build in the middle and late imperial period.

The group will be joining the team on these excavations, but there will also be post excavation work in the site laboratories. The group will either choose which lab they want to work in, or there will be a rota.

The group will be in shared self catering accommodation. The group will use public transport unless the host organises otherwise.

Daily work schedule is

07.30 Leave for the excavation site
8.00 Arrive at the excavation, set up equipment and plan daily workflow
10. 15 – 10.30 15 minutes break
12.00 – 13.00 Lunch
16.30 Return to residence

Excursions will be organised and offered by the host each week. The last few days will be for exploring the area before departing.

Background and Site

A few km from Cagliari and within the town of Pula, the sunken city of Nora is considered one of the oldest towns in Sardinia.
The archaeological site of Nora enjoys a scenic location on the sea front, situated on the capo di Pula between two hills: Sa Punta and Su Coloru and Coltellazzo, dominated by the Spanish Tower.

The peninsula has hosted the Phoenicians, Carthaginians and Romans, all of whom transformed the scenario, leaving traces of their occupation, until the Middle Ages, when the city was abandoned after the Arab invasions.
Today the most easily visible are the Roman ruins: beautiful mosaics, temples (the most important among them is the Temple of Aesculapius), patrician villas, cobbled streets, the baths and the famous theatre of Nora (from https://www.hotelflamingosardinia.com/blog/archaeological-site-of-nora-pula/)