The Area Scheibler, located in the Western outskirts of Pisa, has been the place of discoveries and rescue excavations since the 1980s. Such discoveries testified the long lasting history of this sector of the ancient suburb – formerly crossed by the Auser river course – from the Iron Age to the Early Middle Age, with a consistent Roman phase. The 2020 campaign has been the first planned stratigraphic excavation ever run in this site in order to verify the hypothesis and define both the chronology and the nature of the human settlement in the area. Thus, we have been able to investigate a complex stratigraphic sequence: back to the Late republican Age can be dated the walls and the very well-preserved floor of a farmhouse. This was deliberately abandoned during the early decades of the Imperial Age, when a new compound with huge walls and a bricks well developed drainage system was contextually built. Between the 3rd and the 4th cent. AD more floods caused the partial destruction of the building. During the 7th cent. AD a new structure built in perishable building material, connected to Tunisian fine table ware and amphorae and soapstone cooking pots consumption, marked a new occupation of the site, which was finally destroyed by a new alluvial event.

Pisa Progetto Suburbio: l’Area Scheibler. La campagna di scavo 2020

FABIO FABIANI
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STEFANO GENOVESI
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SALVATORE BASILE;ANTONIO CAMPUS;FILIPPO SALA;EMANUELE TACCOLA
2021-01-01

Abstract

The Area Scheibler, located in the Western outskirts of Pisa, has been the place of discoveries and rescue excavations since the 1980s. Such discoveries testified the long lasting history of this sector of the ancient suburb – formerly crossed by the Auser river course – from the Iron Age to the Early Middle Age, with a consistent Roman phase. The 2020 campaign has been the first planned stratigraphic excavation ever run in this site in order to verify the hypothesis and define both the chronology and the nature of the human settlement in the area. Thus, we have been able to investigate a complex stratigraphic sequence: back to the Late republican Age can be dated the walls and the very well-preserved floor of a farmhouse. This was deliberately abandoned during the early decades of the Imperial Age, when a new compound with huge walls and a bricks well developed drainage system was contextually built. Between the 3rd and the 4th cent. AD more floods caused the partial destruction of the building. During the 7th cent. AD a new structure built in perishable building material, connected to Tunisian fine table ware and amphorae and soapstone cooking pots consumption, marked a new occupation of the site, which was finally destroyed by a new alluvial event.
2021
Fabiani, Fabio; Genovesi, Stefano; Basile, Salvatore; Campus, Antonio; Caroti, Alberto; Galli, Ludovica; Pace, Gloriana; Sala, Filippo; Sorrentino, Germana; Taccola, Emanuele
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