Authors: P. Brocato, L. Altomare, M. Canonaco, C. Capparelli, B. Carroccio, G. Ferraro, G. Lucarelli, M. Perri, A.A. Zappani

Download article as .pdf: Francavilla Marittima (CS): indagini archeologiche nell’abitato del Timpone della Motta (2017-2019)

In 2017 the Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici of the Università della Calabria started new archaeological investigations in the ancient settlement of the Timpone della Motta in Francavilla Marittima (CS). The research, which is still in progress, has the aim of extensively defining the organization of the site. Currently, there are interventions in two different areas of the ancient settlement (plateau I and II). This work analyses previous investigations in these areas and illustrates the preliminary findings of the new research. The excavations have found various housing structures, relating to wooden huts and stone buildings. The discoveries attest the frequentation from the Middle Bronze Age up to the 4th century B.C.