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Move Over, Pompeii
Archaeology, Volume 55 Number 2 ^ | March/April 2002 | Jarrett A. Lobell

Posted on 08/10/2004 10:03:10 AM PDT by SunkenCiv

One of the world's best-preserved Bronze Age villages has been found at Nola, a few miles from Vesuvius, during routine tests before construction of a shopping center. A catastrophic eruption of the volcano, known to have taken place between 1800 and 1750 B.C., left this "Prehistoric Pompeii" in a state of remarkable preservation... Although much of the structure of the prehistoric huts was destroyed by the eruption, falling ash and volcanic mud hardened to create a kind of mold of the village in reverse, much like the casts of the victims of Vesuvius' more famous eruption. In addition to the remains of actual huts, which go far beyond the usual post holes, director Giuseppe Vecchio and his team have also excavated a rich array of finds that reveal much about domestic life at the time. Since Nola is only 7.5 miles from the volcano, people probably did not have time to pack before the eruption, and left behind cooking utensils, drinking cups, hunting tools, a hat decorated with wild boars' teeth, and a pot waiting to be fired in the kiln.

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1 posted on 08/10/2004 10:03:21 AM PDT by SunkenCiv
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Bronze-Age Venice
by Jarrett A. Lobell
July/August 2002
There is evidence of stilt houses and drainage systems, and the settlements' small islets are separated by artificial canals whose edges were strengthened with vertical logs later replaced by squared timbers... The islets, joined by bridges, may have eventually been home to as many as 2,000 people and were enlarged several times over the centuries to accommodate the community's growing population. The remains of wooden huts, stands for dugout canoes, furnishings, as well as evidence of bronze and perhaps amber working, have also been found. The site was abandoned during sixth-century floods and mudslides, and scholars say it is possible that the deserters of Poggiomarino were, in fact, the founders of Pompeii.

2 posted on 08/10/2004 10:13:12 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Unlike some people, I have a profile. Okay, maybe it's a little large...)
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To: SunkenCiv

Can't wait for the National Geographic expose.


3 posted on 08/10/2004 1:28:45 PM PDT by Junior (FABRICATI DIEM, PVNC)
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To: SunkenCiv

Fascinating!


4 posted on 08/10/2004 4:12:44 PM PDT by ODC-GIRL (Proudly serving our Nation's Homeland Defense)
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I think I've seen an aerial photo of an Etruscan site (n Italy) that was laid out like Venice, in a low spot, canals for streets. Pre-Roman Pisa may have been like that as well (there's a FR topic on that). Maybe it's an old practice in Italy.


5 posted on 08/10/2004 4:55:43 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Unlike some people, I have a profile. Okay, maybe it's a little large...)
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To: SunkenCiv

Ingenuity knows no age (stone, bronze.....)


6 posted on 08/10/2004 5:02:02 PM PDT by ODC-GIRL (Proudly serving our Nation's Homeland Defense)
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7 posted on 08/27/2006 8:18:50 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (updated my FR profile on Thursday, August 10, 2006. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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Pompeii's Burial Not Its First Disaster
Science News | 11-27-2004 | Sid Perkins
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Think Pompeii Got Hit Hard? Worse Eruptions Lurk
Yahoo - Reuters | 3-6-2006
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8 posted on 08/27/2006 8:20:56 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (updated my FR profile on Thursday, August 10, 2006. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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10 posted on 11/03/2008 9:07:14 AM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile finally updated Saturday, October 11, 2008 !!!)
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Just an update.



11 posted on 09/01/2012 10:54:02 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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Note: this topic is from 8/10/2004. Updating ping message.

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