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    • In June 2000 and July 2001 a geophysical survey was undertaken at Vagnari in the Regione of Puglia, southern Italy. The survey was carried out by the British School at Rome on behalf of Professor Alastair Small of Edinburgh University, aimed at locating an... Read More
    • During excavation of the necropolis six tombs were uncovered in trench 39. Of the five that were excavated, four were grouped in the southern part of the trench. As no evidence of other burials appeared in the eastern edge of the trench, it seems that the ... Read More
    • Twelve burials were excavated at Vagnari in 2008, in two trenches (nos. 39 and 49) completing the excavation of these 8 × 8 m trenches (work in Trench 39 had begun in 2006, and in Trench 49 in 2007). Of these, nine were “a cappuccina” in which the skeleton... Read More
    • The settlement

      The excavation of an imposing structure identified by a resistivity survey in the north part of the site was begun in 2008 and continued in 2009 (Fig. 1).

      Period 3A (end of the 1st century AD)

      The first phase of construction is

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    • In 2010 excavation was resumed in the large partly subterranean structure identified in the north part of the site by resistivity survey and already partly explored in 2008 and 2009. The purpose of the excavation in 2010 was to determine the full extent an... Read More
    • Excavation of the Vagnari cemetery resumed in July 2011 under the direction of Tracy Prowse (McMaster University), with a team of archaeology students from Canada and Italy. Excavation of the cemetery commenced in 2002, with the majority of burials dating ... Read More
    • VAGNARIVicus

      The University of Sheffield began a new fieldwork project in the vicus at Vagnari in July 2012 under the direction of Maureen Carroll. The excavation concentrated on a stone-built structure revealed by resistivity survey on the north

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    • Excavations begun in 2012 in the vicus at Vagnari continued in the summer of 2013. Work concentrated on a stone-built structure (North Building) on the northern edge of the settlement, a tile-roofed building almost 30 m long consisting of a series of rooms... Read More
    • Work concentrated on a hitherto unexplored area adjacent to the substantial stone-built structure (North Building) excavated in the previous seasons on the northern edge of the settlement. The excavation revealed exciting new evidence for viniculture, cons... Read More
    • VAGNARI – Vicus

      Excavations conducted since 2012 in the vicus at Vagnari continued in the summer of 2016. Work concentrated on the eastern side of a substantial stone-built structure partially excavated in 2015 in which a cella vinaria was preserved. This

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    • VAGNARI – Vicus Excavations continued in the vicus at Vagnari in the summer of 2017, the sixth season of research here by the University of Sheffield. Work concentrated on the eastern side of a building partially excavated in 2015 in which a Roman winery w... Read More


    • Tracy Prowse, Alastair M. Small . 2009. Excavations in the Roman cemetery at Vagnari, 2008 Preliminary report . FOLD&R Italy: 131.
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    • Maureen Carroll - University of Sheffield. 2019. Preliminary Report on the University of Sheffield Excavations in the Vi-cus of the Roman Imperial Estate at Vagnari, Puglia, 2012-2018. FOLD&R Italy: 431.
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