Area fully excavated

At the moment, one of the areas in which intervention was raised this year has been totally excavated. This is the east area of the room found in the previous season paved with mosaic. In this case, an area is delimited by several wall structures which seem to be related to the high-imperial settlement on which subsequently the villa was built. These structures, as had been observed in previous phases, are amortized over their foundations and new walls were erected, in this case they were made with masonry mortar of lime and sand.

Regarding its usefulness, maybe it's a service related room in the main area of this house, and in this instance, the "floor" is reduced to a layer of hardened sand set on the geological level. From the standpoint of stratigraphy (and therefore chronologically) in this sector it is evident how the low imperial residency was once abandoned, this sector then changed its character and became a burial area. So, as mentioned in recent days, two structures have been documented as burials, whose chronology, in the absence of elements to be certified, can be established in the late-antiquity or the Middle Ages.

We continue excavating the remaining areas of this campaign, at a pace slighty slower than usual due to the hardened surface.

Translated by Lara M. Moreda
Edited by Andrew B. Greeves