RIVISTA DI ARCHEOLOGIA
2002 - Vol. xxVI
- 158 pagine di testo
- LXXII tavole con 157 illustrazioni
Graves with caliciform beakers at the neolithic cemetery of R12 in the Northen Dongola Reach (Kawa, Sudan)
The second season of excauations has allowed to bring to light a group of graves in the cemetery hill core with impressive
furniture and the discovery of a possibly earlier group of graves furnished with elegantly decorated tulip beakers.
The second campaign of excavation at the R12 neolithic cemetery in the Northen Dongola Reach (Sudan): preliminary analysis of the human skeletal remains
The second year of excavation of R12 cemetery offered further material for the anthropological work which will subsequently
continue as a lab research. Only preliminary assessments of the excavated burials from Grave 31 to Grave 60 are reported here.
PAOLO BIAGI - MICHELA SPATARO - RENATO NISBET
A buddhist town at Seeraj in upper Sindh (Khairpur, Pakistan): historical, chronological, archaeometrical and archaeobotanical aspects
The town of Seeraj (Sheraz) is located along the central-western fringes of the Rohri Hills ín Khairpur district of northern
Sindh. The site is almost unknown to archaeologists, and has never been mentioned in the literature that deals with the
monumental sites of Sindh of the Buddhist period. During a series of preliminary surveys carried out in the area, potsherds
and archaeobotanical remains were collected for scientific analyses. The radiocarbon date obtained from a charcoal sample
indicates that Seeraj was destroyed during the first half of the Eighth century AD when the Arabs conquered Upper Sindh.
The scíentific analysis of a number of specific ceramic potsherds and bangles has provided us with the first information
on the technology employed in pottery manufacture. The anthracological identifications indicate that most of the material
analysed comes from structures that can be attributed to private and public constructions.
Due tesori archeologici dal sud della Cina. La tomba monumentale del secondo re di Nan Yue ed il giardino del palazzo reale a Canton (II sec. a.C.)
This article describes two important archaeological treasures unearthed in Canton in southern China: the tomb of the
second king of Nan Yue and the garden of the royal Nan Yue palace. It analyses these finds at the light of earlier studies
conducted on the tomb site and recent studies devoted to Chinese burial art.
Intagli inediti di stile globulare del Museo Archeologico di Venezia
Only a small collection of scarabs of the etrusco-italic production is kept at the Archaeological Museum of Venice. In this
paper a few intaglios of globular style are taken into consideration. All of them are unpublished.
Puzzling postures and their meanings: the case of the L. M. Painter and his associates
This paper considers the questíon of postures on some scenes composed of single figures painted by the Painter of the
Louvre Maid (the L. M. Painter) and his associates. The paper begins by attributing to one hand in this Attic workshop
a prevíously unpublished squat lekythos in Jerusalem and three others, in Athens, Eleusis and Volos. It then ídentifies
the unclear postures portrayed on these vases as postures of dance and play. The suggestion is made that these vase-paintings
are meaningful quotes of larger, multifigural scenes where similar women dance and play in the presence of Aphrodite,
Eros, and numerous personifications. By extension, ít is suggested that the symbolism of the women portrayed by the L.
M. Painter and his associates is closely connected with that of the women on the larger scenes. It will be argued that both
reflect the period's pervading spirit of escapism and interest in youth during the Peloponessian wars (437-404 B.C.), and
may also allude to the love games and other arts of seductíon needed to ensure women prospective husbands. Also, the
identification of the postures with activities of dance and play sheds light on the identity of the women as young Athenians
rather than maids, implied by the name given to the workshop's main vase-painter.
Un ritratto maschile inedito giulio-claudio nel Museo Archeologico di Venezia
The article examines an unpublished male portrait from Archeological Museum in Venice. The head can be dated on stilistic
grounds to around the first decades of the I century a.D., but it's supposed an asiatic origin of the sculptor because of
some evident late-hellenistic elements which characterised the model of this private portrait.
L'edilizia privata di Thuburbo Maius (Tunisia): una sintesi
This study aims at analysing the private buildings in Thuburbo Maius. The analysis - based on the maps, descriptions
and photos provided by the Corpus des Mosaïques de Tunisie - focused on two major areas of interest: the different settings
in the distribution of the private buildings in urban areas; the architectural trends and their evolution during Thuburbo
Maius' golden age, when the city's extension, and consequently the architectural activity, reached their apex (between
the end of the II and the beginning of the IV century A.D.). The architectural model, in fact, changed over the centuries,
becoming more and more complex. Until the second half of the III century A.D., this model was quite simple, with its
compact plan and building's rooms surrounding a central court. Later models, on the contrary, offered more complex
solutions, characterised by the presence of separate wings, arranged around secondary open spaces destined to contain
most important reception settings, specifically planned for a great audience. The study tried eventually to investigate
whether these architectural changes were possibly due to the deep social changes znhich inaolaed the Roman Empire between
the Middle and Late Imperial Age. These changes affected the distribution, the demonstration and the very notion of the
power and at the same time the day by day way of life and its principles.
Zur Entstehungsgeschichte der Cameen-Sammlung Grimani Gemeinsamkeiten mit dem Tesoro Lorenzos de' Medici
The present study is based on the reconstruction of the Venetian collection of cameos Grimani of 1981 (Verf.) and takes
up the formulated theory of that time stating an origin already in the 15th century, in fact in Venice. A stylistic and
iconographic comparison of the cameo collection Grimani with that of Lorenzo de' Medici makes a belonging of some
specimens to the Roman-Byzantine imperial treasure probable. The reflux of antique gems to the occident culminated with
the fall of Constantinople, Venice being the first station. Cardinal Barbo profited from these historical events, which on
the other hand was of benefit to Lorenzo il Magnifico and apparently to Grimani.
Un antico tesoro di gioielli d'argento in una collezione privata di Zagabria
The article presents an interesting silver treasure of 46 items: pendants, pearls, necklaces, bracelets and horse harness.
The origin of the treasure is from unknown location of the Lower Danube region. Today it is in a private collection in
Zagreb, Croatia. The analysis of the items points to presence of Celtic, Thraco-Dacian and Illyrian influence. In relative
chronology the items belong to the period between 1st century B.C. - 1st century A.D.
TECNOLOGIA NELL'ANTICHITA' N. 21
Prime considerazioni sulle terme pubbliche di Albingaunum
Recent excavations in the right bank of river Centa, in Albenga (Western Liguria), have brought into light the ruins of
the public Romnan baths of Albingaunum. Dated between 1st and 3rd cent. AD, the balneum included a large swimming
pool and the typical sequence of thermal rooms: frigidarium, tepidarium and calidarium. In this article the author
describes each of these rooms and tries to reconstruct how the balneum worked.
RECENSIONI E SEGNALAZIONI BIBLIOGRAFICHE
Oppidum Nesactium. Una città Istro-Romana
a cura di G. Rosada (Carlo Franco)
Ostia, port et porte de la Rome antique
a cura di Jacques Charmay e J. P. Descoudres (Francesca Ghedini)
L'arte del vetro inciso a Roma nel IV secolo d.C.
FABRIZIO PAOLUCCI (Annamaria Larese)
Elenco dei libri ricevuti / Books received