• Area Scheibler (area 4)
  • Italy
  • Tuscany
  • Pisa
  • Pisa


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    • The Scheibler Area, on the western outskirts of Pisa, was the site of finds and rescue excavations during the 1980s. The evidence indicated a long settlement history, dating from the Iron Age to the early Medieval period, in this sector of the suburbia, which was crossed by the river Auser in antiquity. In particular, a recent re-examination of the materials from the old excavations led to the suggestion that there was a substantial complex in the area, perhaps a villa with associated _pars_ _rustica_ among the ruins of which a Lombard community later settled, also using the same area for funerary purposes. The 2020 campaign (area 4), constituted the first programmed stratigraphic excavations carried out in the Scheibler Area, and aimed to evaluate the validity of the proposed hypotheses and to further define the periods and forms of occupation. The excavation revealed a good stratigraphic sequence: the structures and well-preserved floor surfaces of a rural building dating to the late Republican period; the structure was deliberately abandoned in the first decades of the imperial period, and at the same time a complex characterised by substantial walls and a water supply network with small tile-built channels was constructed. Between the 3rd and 4th century A.D. a series of floods caused the partial destruction of the complex. During the 7th century A.D., the building of a structure in perishable materials, associated with the presence of amphora, imported Tunisian table-wares, and soapstone vessels, marks the temporary re-occupation of the site, until its destruction by another flood.
    • Since the 20th century ‘80s the Area Scheibler, located in the Western outskirts of Pisa, has been the place of findings and rescue excavations. Such discoveries testify the long-lasting history of this sector of the ancient suburb from the Iron Age to the Early Middle Age, with a consistent Roman phase. Core reading performed and geoelectrical investigation outlined that the area was crossed by a large fluvial channel, the disappeared Auser river. Investigated areas are located to the East (Area 4) and the West (Area 5) of the water course, offering a wide picture of the ancient landscape. From our investigation a complex stratigraphic sequence emerged: it was possible to recognise a fluvial landscape consisting of riverbank protection structures, piers, navalia, and the probable remains of a via helciaria. Such evidence is significantly related to the close site of the Roman shipwrecks of Pisa San Rossore, dating from the second century BC. to the 5th century AD.


    • Fabio Fabiani - Stefano Genovesi - Salvatore Basile - Antonio Campus - Alberto Caroti - Ludovica Galli - Gloriana Pace - Filippo Sala - Germana Sorrentino - Emanuele Taccola . 2021. Pisa Progetto Suburbio: l’Area Scheibler La campagna di scavo 2020 . FOLD&R Italy: 501.
    • Fabio Fabiani – Stefano Genovesi – Salvatore Basile – Alberto Caroti – Adriano Ribolini – Giovanni Sarti – Germana Sorrentino . 2022. all’Area Scheibler. FOLD&R Italy: 528.
    • Fabio Fabiani - Stefano Genovesi - Germana Sorrentino - Alberto Caroti - Marika Grella. 2023. Pisa, Area Scheibler La campagna di scavo 2022: la conclusione di una ricerca . FOLD&R Italy: 549.


    • Fabiani F. et al. 2019, Longobardi a Pisa: le necropoli di via Marche e dell’Area Scheibler, in FOLD&R – Fasti On Line Documents & Research. The Journal of Fasti Online, n. 436, 2019, pp. 1-38
    • Fabiani F., Sorrentino G., c.s., Via Caruso – ex Area Scheibler. Una villa affacciata sull’Auser?, in F. Cantini , F. Fabiani, M. L. Gualandi, C. Rizzitelli (a cura di), Le case di Pisa. Edilizia privata tra Età romana e Medioevo, Atti del convegno (Pisa 2019).
    • Fabiani F., Basile S., c.s., Campus A. Sorrentino G., Pisa Progetto Suburbio: l’ex area Scheibler-via Caruso a Pisa. Il riesame dei vecchi scavi per una nuova indagine, in Agogè.