Podere Cannicci – Day 15, 2020

Today was the very last day of our 2020 excavation season at Podere Cannicci. We were able to recognize a last context (36), document it and remove it. A new wall encloses the larger room, which was divided in two spaces with clay walls. The excavation revealed also the presence of a new dolium still…

Podere Cannicci – Day 14, 2020

The second last day of the season at Podere Cannicci was full of surprises! The removal of US 44 brought to the discovery of a new wall in the south-western part of the trench. Close to this wall, the remains of a dolium were collected; these bear marks on their surface, indicating the quantity of…

Podere Cannicci – Day 13, 2020

In the eastern part of the excavation, US 29 was completely removed while wall 4 was fully exposed. A new wall appeared, aligned to those of the large drain discovered in 2019. A wooden, charred architrave or very large beam was discovered by removing the collapse, while new contexts were exposed as well in the…

Podere Cannicci – Day 12, 2020

Today, we started to label the newly discovered rooms at Podere Cannicci, as our 2020 season is coming to an end. In the meantime, US 29 was documented and removed, exposing the possible prefurnium of the kiln/oven US 28 and the NW-SE wall US4. In the southern area, instead, US 2 was completely removed as…

Podere Cannicci – Day 11, 2020

In the southern side of the trench, our archaeologists finished to remove US 26 and exposed the semi-rectangular cut US 28; this presents vertical sections of limited height while the filling had some remains of mortar. Then the area was cleaned and fully documented, with a 3D plan of the possible kiln. In the northern…

Podere Cannicci – Day 10, 2020

Today, we spent most of the day removing US 2 in the western part of the trench. This allowed to reveal another section of the earth-beaten floor, partially exposed last year. The removal of the context also allowed to discover a new pillar of the room, and the side wall of the drain recently intercepted….

Podere Cannicci – Day 9, 2020

The excavation of US 23 and wall 21 continued; a structure containing cocciopesto, mud bricks, roof tile and large scatters of charcoal emerged in the southern side. Alongside US 23, a new context (25) was revealed that covers a new wall, going NE-SW. On the northern side of the trench, instead, a drain was discovered…

Podere Cannicci – Day 8, 2020

Today, our archaeologists were finally able to finish the general cleaning and document two new archaeological contexts. In the area south of the dolia, close to the wall 21, the removal of US 23 started; this has a semicircular shape with large races of burnt soil, charcoal, roof tiles and mud bricks. In the northern…

Podere Cannicci – Day 7, 2020

Another great day at Podere Cannicci for our archaeologists! The removal of the collapse covering US 21 (the wall dividing the room with dolia from the recently newly exposed spaces of the complex) revealed a burnt context, red in color and with a high concentration of charcoals. Moreover, a small rectangular structure, made up of…

Podere Cannicci – Day 6, 2020

Monday was a day full of surprises at Podere Cannicci! We continued to remove US 1 on the eastern side of the trench, and a new wall appeared going NE-SW, along the edge of the excavation trench. We mapped and documented with drone pictures US 2, the collapse along the main wall at the center…