Since 2010, the Soprintendenza Archeologia belle arti e paesaggio per le province di Caserta e Benevento (hereafter, “Soprintendenza”) and the University of Salerno have developed joint research projects for the study and conservation of the archaeological remains of Benevento (ancient Beneventum) and its territory. For the urban area, they have created a comprehensive Territorial Information System. At the same time, the Ancient Appia Landscapes project was launched, which examined a large part of Benevento’s territory from the Calore River in the north, to the Via Appia along the Sabato River in the south, and to the provincial boundary with Avellino in the southeast. The survey activities and study of the ancient landscape have been accompanied by targeted archaeological excavations, which have enriched our knowledge of the structure of the territory and countryside of Benevento in an area located along the ancient Via Appia. This chapter presents a summary of the results of those projects, which are still being processed and studied. Not only has our understanding of Beneventum’s urban development changed, but also new data point to a reworking of the settlement and the system of land divisions within the city’s territory, indicating important elements of continuity from the pre‐Roman Samnite phase into the Republican period.

Beneventum. Continuity and Discontinuity in the Urban and Rural Organization

A. Santoriello
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2024-01-01

Abstract

Since 2010, the Soprintendenza Archeologia belle arti e paesaggio per le province di Caserta e Benevento (hereafter, “Soprintendenza”) and the University of Salerno have developed joint research projects for the study and conservation of the archaeological remains of Benevento (ancient Beneventum) and its territory. For the urban area, they have created a comprehensive Territorial Information System. At the same time, the Ancient Appia Landscapes project was launched, which examined a large part of Benevento’s territory from the Calore River in the north, to the Via Appia along the Sabato River in the south, and to the provincial boundary with Avellino in the southeast. The survey activities and study of the ancient landscape have been accompanied by targeted archaeological excavations, which have enriched our knowledge of the structure of the territory and countryside of Benevento in an area located along the ancient Via Appia. This chapter presents a summary of the results of those projects, which are still being processed and studied. Not only has our understanding of Beneventum’s urban development changed, but also new data point to a reworking of the settlement and the system of land divisions within the city’s territory, indicating important elements of continuity from the pre‐Roman Samnite phase into the Republican period.
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