Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/2122/5407
AuthorsLaforgia, E.* 
Boenzi, G.* 
Amato, L.* 
Bishop, J.* 
Di Vito, M. A.* 
Fattore, L.* 
Stanzione, M.* 
Viglio, F.* 
TitleThe Vesuvian “Pomici di Avellino” eruption and Early Bronze Age settlement in the middle Clanis valley
Issue Date2009
Series/Report no./112(2009)
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/2122/5407
KeywordsVesuvius
Early Bronze Age
Pomici di Avellino eruption
village
footprints
Subject Classification04. Solid Earth::04.04. Geology::04.04.10. Stratigraphy 
04. Solid Earth::04.08. Volcanology::04.08.99. General or miscellaneous 
AbstractArchaeological rescue work conducted prior to the construction of the high-velocity rail line in the Province of Naples (Italy), in particular in the area of Afragola, has yielded new and important information regarding the impact of the Vesuvian Pomici di Avellino eruption on human communities living in this part of the Campanian plain. Of particular significance was the discovery of a village destroyed by the eruption, the excavation of which has allowed an understanding of the mode and timescale of collapse of each building, and thus revealed (in varying degrees of completeness) the structural details of each building type. Thousands of human footprints and animal hoof prints were found both inside and outside the village, providing clear evidence of the initial hurried flight and also of the subsequent exodus due to the disruption of natural drainage the eruption caused.
Appears in Collections:Papers Published / Papers in press

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
LafBoe-09.pdf7.66 MBAdobe PDFView/Open
Show full item record

Page view(s)

208
Last Week
2
Last month
1
checked on Aug 23, 2017

Download(s)

66
checked on Aug 23, 2017

Google ScholarTM

Check