L'insediamento costiero della prima età del Ferro de La Mattonara (Civitavecchia)
In: Archeologia Classica: 50, 1999
It also offers some observations based on recent visits. The settlement belongs to that group of sites located along the coast between Tarquinia and S. Severa, the origin and development of which are related to the expansion of the proto-urban Villanovan centres during the Iron Age. The sites seem to be characterised by a specialised production and storage of seafood, which can be assumed from the large quantity of quite well-defined categories of vessels probably intended for such activities.
The study permits clarification of some aspects of the chronological and topographical situation of the site of La Mattonara, which is likely to be soon completely destroyed.