Sul fenomeno delle tombe in abitato in Peucezia fra IV e III secolo a.C. Documenti da Monte Sannace
In: Archeologia Classica: 72, 2021
In the ancient Iapigia it was used to bury people in free and empty room among the buildings,
melting the living areas with the funeral ones. This issue analyses the Peucetia Region and the
Monte Sannace funeral documents between the second half of the 4th century and the first half of
the 3rd century B.C.
In fact, in the second half of the 4th century there is a huge change due to the construction of the city
walls: afterwards, from the second half of the 4th century and furthermore from
the first decades of the 3rd
century B.C., it was an exception burying people in the living areas of the towns, because of
the use of buring them in proper necropolis outside of the city walls.
Analysing the documents from the bigger towns of the Peucetia and in particular from Monte
Sannace, this work aims to answer the questions why there were some exceptions and why some
people were buried inside of the city walls.
Keywords: Peucezia, Monte Sannace, Hellenistic Age, funeral uses, living areas