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Monte Serico

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: I.E.M. Edlund Berry, A.M. Small
Contributors: DARMC, R. Talbert, Sean Gillies, Tom Elliott, Jeffrey Becker
Copyright © The Contributors. Sharing and remixing permitted under terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (cc-by).
Last modified Oct 17, 2021 08:01 AM History
A hill located in the northern part of the modern Basilicata province of Italy. In addition to a prominent Norman castle, archaeological survey indicates human activity stretching back to the Bronze Age.

https://pleiades.stoa.org/places/442679

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settlement, fort, tower

Barrington Atlas: BAtlas 45 D3 Monte Serico

The Barrington Atlas Directory notes: Monte Serico. According to Vinson, survey evidence shows that Monte Serico has a long history of human occupation. A Norman castle (tenth century?) now occupies the summit of the hill but archaeological data show that the naturally terraced slopes were inhabited during multiple phases in antiquity. The hill has a commanding view of the Basentello valley and lies near important routes of transhumance. Local pottery and burials of the mid-first millennium BC. A Roman villa was identified on the north slope, but Bronze Age and pre-Roman materials were identified on the same site.


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I.E.M. Edlund Berry, A.M. Small, DARMC, R. Talbert, Sean Gillies, Tom Elliott, and Jeffrey Becker, 'Monte Serico: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2021 <https://pleiades.stoa.org/places/442679> [accessed: 27 May 2022]

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