The Torre dell'Alto archaeological project has undertaken in collaboration with the Museum of Prehistory and Proto- history of Nardò, the exploration of the most monumental to the Bronze Age in the Porto Selvaggion natural park. This is the dry-stone wall of Torre dell'Alto, a fortification dating back to the Bronze Age and measuring approximately 20 x 200 m, making it one of the largest in all of peninsular Italy. The Torre dell'Alto site, object of this research, is located close to a rocky outcrop bordered on three sides by dense vege- tation and to the west by the sixteenth-century tower, built at a height of about 50 m above sea level. guarding the coast. The vast and compact pine forest, which characterizes today's landscape, is the result of an intensive redevelopment inter- vention, which took place during the fifties of the last century. The settlement of Torre dell'Alto was in a relationship of inter- visibility with another settlement which at the moment would appear to be coeval. This is located at Punta dell'Aspide, a lit- tle further to the south. The site has produced material that can be dated to the entire chronological span ranging from the Middle Bronze Age to the Final Bronze Age.

Torre dell'Alto (Nardò, Lecce): un primo inquadramento

Francesco Iacono
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Andrea Fiorini;Giovanna Agostini;Zoe Ceccato;Simone Favaron
2023

Abstract

The Torre dell'Alto archaeological project has undertaken in collaboration with the Museum of Prehistory and Proto- history of Nardò, the exploration of the most monumental to the Bronze Age in the Porto Selvaggion natural park. This is the dry-stone wall of Torre dell'Alto, a fortification dating back to the Bronze Age and measuring approximately 20 x 200 m, making it one of the largest in all of peninsular Italy. The Torre dell'Alto site, object of this research, is located close to a rocky outcrop bordered on three sides by dense vege- tation and to the west by the sixteenth-century tower, built at a height of about 50 m above sea level. guarding the coast. The vast and compact pine forest, which characterizes today's landscape, is the result of an intensive redevelopment inter- vention, which took place during the fifties of the last century. The settlement of Torre dell'Alto was in a relationship of inter- visibility with another settlement which at the moment would appear to be coeval. This is located at Punta dell'Aspide, a lit- tle further to the south. The site has produced material that can be dated to the entire chronological span ranging from the Middle Bronze Age to the Final Bronze Age.
2023
Francesco Iacono; Andrea Fiorini; Giovanna Agostini; Zoe Ceccato; Simone Favaron
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