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In its third season, the Contrada Agnese Project (CAP) continued archaeological investigations in the remains of a building, located near the western margins of the ancient urban center of Morgantina. In 2015, excavations opened a larger portion of the so-called Southeast Building, extending from the trenches opened during the 2014 season. These investigations yielded evidence from construction trenches and sub-floor fills that now allow a preliminary dating of the building’s phases. The building appears to have had a short life, having been built and abandoned within fewer than 75 years, beginning around the middle of the third century BCE. New architectural features were revealed by the 2015 excavations, including columns composed of terracotta drums and a small oven set in the corner of a central room, indications of monumental decoration and food production, respectively. This combination of monumentality and small-scale production leads excavators to identify the building as a modest house, but further excavations will be needed to fully characterize its form and function.
Original Publication Citation
Walthall, A., Benton, J., Wueste, E., Tharler, A., & Souza, R. (2018). Preliminary Report on the 2015 Field Season of the American Excavations at Morgantina: Contrada Agnese Project (CAP). FOLD&R FastiOnLine documents & research, (408), 1-23. http://www.fastionline.org/docs/FOLDER-it-2018-408.pdf
Walthall, Alex; Souza, Randall; Benton, Jared; Wueste, Elizabeth; and Tharler, Andrew, "Preliminary Report on the 2015 Field Season of the American Excavations at Morgantina: Contrada Agnese Project (CAP)" (2018). Art Faculty Publications. 15.