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  • Fondo Melliche
  • Vaste
  • Basta
  • Italy
  • Apulia
  • Provincia di Lecce
  • Poggiardo



  • The Italian Database is the result of a collaboration between:

    MIBAC (Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali - Direzione Generale per i Beni Archeologici),

    ICCD (Istituto Centrale per il Catalogo e la Documentazione) and

    AIAC (Associazione Internazionale di Archeologia Classica).

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    • As part of the project to develop the archaeological area of Vaste, two excavation campaigns (June-July 2007, November-December 2007) were carried out in the Fondo Melliche, covering an overall area of circa 150 m2. More than thirty post-holes came to lig... Read More
    • Excavations continued in the same area as the previous year (sect. A) and in an adjacent area on the north side (sect. B). In the area of the Iron Age deposits (sect. A), excavation of all the identified post-holes was completed. The holes presented the sa... Read More
    • In the months November 2008-February 2009 excavations were undertaken in the Fondo Melliche as part of the work to create the entrance to the ‘Parco Archeologico dei Guerrieri’. The area is situated in the northern sector of the Messapian defensive walls, ... Read More
    • Thanks to new funding from the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Puglia, researched continued on the Fondo Melliche, in an area previously examined in 2007-2008. Here, the excavation areas regarding both the Iron Age cult structure (sect. A), and the Hellen... Read More
    • In July 2011, a short excavation was undertaken on the Fondo Melliche, in an area divided into building plots. In recent years, investigations have taken place (see entries for 2008-2010) on a sector of the Messapian settlement of Vaste, in particular the ... Read More
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