L'insediamento altomedievale di Veio - Piazza d'Armi. Un'ipotesi di identificazione
In: Bullettino della Commissione Archeologica Comunale di Roma: 114, 2014
This paper was inspired by the evidence of early medieval phases and archaeological finds brought to light at Piazza d’Armi (Veii) by the team of Gilda Bartoloni (Sapienza University of Rome), which has systematically investigated the site since 1996. Going back over former studies - especially those of Enrico Stefani (1917, 1922) - we find many traces which have been defined ‘late’ with respect to the archaic phases, and which today can be referred to as pertaining to a fortified settlement dating to the 8th to 12th century. The author tries to reconstruct the framework of the settlement dynamics of the early Middle Age in the ager Veientanus, primarily connected with the foundation of the Domusculta Capracorum. Finally, in consideration of the archive documentation, as well as analysing the development of road structures, the author proposes to attribute the place-name Ponte Veneno to the small medieval castellum of Veii-Piazza d’Armi.