This paper concerns the results of a research we are carrying out from 1995 in the Lower Sangro Valley, in the Abruzzo region, middle-south Italy. The investigated area, covering about 600 km2, corresponds to the present territories of Lanciano, Paglieta, Torino di Sangro, Mozzagronga, S . Maria in Baro and Fossacesia). In the Roman period four towns of different importance controlled the coastal band: Aternum (or Ostia Aterni, now Pescara), Ortona( Ortona), Anxanum (Lanciano) and Histonium (Vasto). The part of the Sangro valley closert o the sea belonged to Anxanum, a muticipium on which written classical sources give little information ; the Tabula Peutingeriana places it along the Via Traiana. The research aimed to study landscape and settlement evolution within an area which is not well-known, so its methods included field-walkin techniques, geomorphological survey, archaeological excavation, analysis of aerial photographs, study of archived documents and G.I.S. analysis. The maps used during the survey belong to the excellent 1:5,000 photogrammetric coverage of the Lanciano territory, and the orthophotomaps of the Abruzzi region.

Landscape, settlement and roman cadastres in the lower Sangro valley (Italy)

DI CELMA, Claudio Nicola;FARABOLLINI, Piero;
2000

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This paper concerns the results of a research we are carrying out from 1995 in the Lower Sangro Valley, in the Abruzzo region, middle-south Italy. The investigated area, covering about 600 km2, corresponds to the present territories of Lanciano, Paglieta, Torino di Sangro, Mozzagronga, S . Maria in Baro and Fossacesia). In the Roman period four towns of different importance controlled the coastal band: Aternum (or Ostia Aterni, now Pescara), Ortona( Ortona), Anxanum (Lanciano) and Histonium (Vasto). The part of the Sangro valley closert o the sea belonged to Anxanum, a muticipium on which written classical sources give little information ; the Tabula Peutingeriana places it along the Via Traiana. The research aimed to study landscape and settlement evolution within an area which is not well-known, so its methods included field-walkin techniques, geomorphological survey, archaeological excavation, analysis of aerial photographs, study of archived documents and G.I.S. analysis. The maps used during the survey belong to the excellent 1:5,000 photogrammetric coverage of the Lanciano territory, and the orthophotomaps of the Abruzzi region.
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