Summer Farms - Seasonal Exploitation of the Uplands from Prehistory to the Present - John R. Collis

Summer Farms - Seasonal Exploitation of the Uplands from Prehistory to the Present - John R. Collis

Going up the mountain! Exploitation of the Trentino highlands as summer farms during the Bronze Age: the Dosso Rotondo site at Storo (northern Italy)

Summer Farms - Seasonal Exploitation of the Uplands from Prehistory to the Present - John R. Collis

Franco Nicolis [+-]
Ufficio Beni Archeologici
Franco Nicolis is Director of the Office of Archaeological Heritage in Trentino, northern Italy.
Elisabetta Mottes
Provincia autonoma di Trento
Michele Bassetti
Cora Società Archeologica
Elisabetta Castiglioni
Musei Civici di Como
Mauro Rottoli
Musei Civici di Como
Sara Ziggiotti

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The Dosso Rotondo site (Storo, Trento) is located in the valley of the River Chiese at 1876 metres a.s.l. Investigations, still underway, began in 1998 and have involved a surface area of more than 50 m2, although the occupied area, estimated using surveys and manual coring, is around 800–1,000 m2. The archaeological deposits brought to light have made it possible to identify a stratigraphic sequence with four separate phases of occupation. In the area investigated it has currently been possible to identify 76 postholes, 70 of which can be related to four residential buildings constructed using load-bearing vertical posts planted in the ground, which can be attributed to three different settlement phases. During the fourth phase of occupation a fifth dwelling was built using a new construction technique with stone foundations, on which the wooden structure rested. Interdisciplinary research at the Storo Dosso Rotondo site has led to the conclusion that it was probably a seasonal settlement linked to mountain pasture activities. On the basis of the pottery and flint artefacts, occupation of the settlement can be dated to the early phase of the Middle Bronze Age.

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Nicolis, Franco; Mottes, Elisabetta ; Bassetti, Michele ; Castiglioni, Elisabetta ; Rottoli, Mauro ; Ziggiotti, Sara. Going up the mountain! Exploitation of the Trentino highlands as summer farms during the Bronze Age: the Dosso Rotondo site at Storo (northern Italy). Summer Farms - Seasonal Exploitation of the Uplands from Prehistory to the Present. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 108-137 Aug 2016. ISBN 9780906090565. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=28009. Date accessed: 21 Jul 2024 doi: 10.1558/equinox.28009. Aug 2016

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