During the 2019 excavation campaign, in the archaeological site of "Campo Santa Maria" in Amiternum, in some rooms be-longing to the imperial age plant, originally intended for domestic and service roles (Building F, Period III), consistent traces of metallurgical and metal activities have been found, ascibable to the reconversions of use of the spaces, that took place during the 5th-6th century. During the construction of baptistery in the episcopal complex, the area in front was used for the realization of some forges, useful to recycling metal belonging to the factories, that persist in the area. The site, therefore, is part of the very wide-spread hystorical cases in late ancient Italy, attribuitable to the reuse and systematic dispossession of public or private buildings, indicative of a process of deconstruction of the ancient city. The site of Campo S. Maria in Amiternum, unlike other areas of the peninsula, offers a different overview because the area, affected by the aforementioned expolations, was at the same time the scene of new building events which, shortly thereafter, would have constituted a new centripetal pole for the city being redefined.

Gli impianti metallurgici di Campo Santa Maria ad Amiternum: indicatori della destrutturazione della città antica e dei suoi spazi tra V e VI secolo d.C.

Alfonso Forgione;
2021

Abstract

During the 2019 excavation campaign, in the archaeological site of "Campo Santa Maria" in Amiternum, in some rooms be-longing to the imperial age plant, originally intended for domestic and service roles (Building F, Period III), consistent traces of metallurgical and metal activities have been found, ascibable to the reconversions of use of the spaces, that took place during the 5th-6th century. During the construction of baptistery in the episcopal complex, the area in front was used for the realization of some forges, useful to recycling metal belonging to the factories, that persist in the area. The site, therefore, is part of the very wide-spread hystorical cases in late ancient Italy, attribuitable to the reuse and systematic dispossession of public or private buildings, indicative of a process of deconstruction of the ancient city. The site of Campo S. Maria in Amiternum, unlike other areas of the peninsula, offers a different overview because the area, affected by the aforementioned expolations, was at the same time the scene of new building events which, shortly thereafter, would have constituted a new centripetal pole for the city being redefined.
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