Antiquarium di Torre Cimalonga, Scalea

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  • the territory: historical context the territory of scalea is bordered by the Greenhouse, Western extension of the Pollino and the plain crossed by rivers Lao and Abatemarco. The area is characterized by a wide Beach, underwent a phenomenon of marine regression rearranging their geomorphological structure. In the 18th century. steer clear of Torre Talao was surrounded by the sea and at the beginning of the 20th century was connected to the Mainland by a narrow strip of land. Archaeological research carried out in the area have revealed the presence of settlements occupied as early as the middle and upper Palaeolithic as finds made in the caves of Torre Talao dated Mousterian period. Just starting between the seventh and sixth century BC the area was occupied by the settlements in southern Italy of the enotrian population italic population allocated in the archaic period. right in the sixth century. BC goes back a city enotrio detected in localities Petrosa. in the late fifth century. BC the area was occupied by the Lucani, people of kindred sannita. Dating back to the stage of Lucania, is a core of burial found in the locality of forest where black glazed vases have been found that are typical of the Hellenistic period. At this stage they formed clusters and farms connected with Laos, Lucanian city identified in current Marcellina. After the Second Punic War, starting from the end of the third century. BC, the Samnites fled the territory which fell under the control of the Romans; the latter here established large villae both residential and productive. Traces of Roman villas dated I-II century. a.d. were discovered in the locality of Fischìa, between via Lauro and via Lao, in piazza XX Settembre and Colostani and s. Angelo di scalea. In the late Imperial period (4th century a.d.) the residential villas were converted into villas of production, that is real companies where they were transformed into agricultural products.
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