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TIPOLOGIA STRUTTURALE E COSTRUTTIVA DELLE FORTEZZE D'ALTURA

Anna Giovannini
Studi Classici e Orientali
Vol. 35 (Febbraio 1986), pp. 283-306
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/24182916
Page Count: 34
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Abstract

As transpires from recent excavation in the Island of Elba, hill-fortresses rise on small hillocks in strategic positions, and they appear as compact buildings. Widening the field of research to include the north-western Mediterranean, it is possible to establish an articulate structural classification: Type I, i.e. top fortresses, with the variants: with bared abutments, with contour fencing walls complete or incomplete, with fourside fencing walls complete or incomplete; Type II, i.e. hillside fortresses. In the construction classification multiple curtainwalls and the most common building materials are specified. The chronological limits range from the IV century B.C. to the first half of the next century. In the case of the Island of Elba, the hill-fortresses controlled the iron ore trade.

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