Author: F.C. Papparella

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In recent decades, Basilicata has been affected by a number of stratigraphic investigations carried out as part of preventive archeology activities and critical editions of excavations carried out in the past. The funerary area in their territory showed a strongly rural organization, leading to hypothesize the presence of vici, as in the case of Il Finocchiaro and Tempa Rossa, Masseria Massari. The study of the sepulchral contexts and of the current grave goods leads to arguments on the actual Christianization of death in the late antique and early medieval age, revealing an important commission of pagan gestures and rituals.