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Field survey of the Novo Selo Bunje site on the island of Brač

Kristina Jelinčić Vučković orcid id orcid.org/0000-0002-1236-734X ; Institute of Archaeology, Zagreb, Croatia


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Abstract

In April 2012, the Institute of Archaeology conducted a two-day reconnaissance and mapping of the Novo Selo Bunje site. The mapping covered the visible and accessible architecture. A significant part of the area is inaccessible due to the thick forest that is destroying the site. It was established that the walls were built in two phases and in a planned manner. There is a pool encircled by a wall from antiquity, two cisterns, a tomb, a press, a sarcophagus and an unfinished sarcophagus lid.
A preliminary survey of the finds revealed that they can be dated from the Late Hellenistic/Late Republican period to Late Antiquity. The most numerous finds are construction ceramics and amphorae. There were also fragments of tableware, kitchenware and glass. Notable among the finds are a fragment of a fresco, tesserae, ceramic beehives, lamps and a grindstone. Most of the amphorae came from Africa as containers for oil and fish produce and the same boats probably also brought the tableware and kitchenware.
Archaeological excavations of this complex site would provide us with more data on the arrival of the Romans to the islands, the organisation of their life and the population they found, the rural aspects of life on the island within the ager Salonitanus, the changes and development of a Roman villa, its possible transformation in Late Antiquity in the secular as well as the religious sense.

Keywords

Brač; Novo Selo Bunje; amphorae; ceramics; cisterns; mosaics; frescos; Late Hellenistic period; antiquity; late antiquity

Hrčak ID:

112049

URI

https://hrcak.srce.hr/112049

Publication date:

13.12.2013.

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