Campo sportivo

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Field name
Site: Verdello [from first object]
Coordinates: 45° 36' 29.76" N, 9° 37' 48.77" E [from first object]
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Group of late La Tène brick cist graves (cremation and possibly also inhumation), found in 1958–1959 at varying depths during building work at the sports ground of the oratorium. See Tizzoni 1981: 27 f. and Poggiani Keller 2003b for the preserved grave goods. The tombs are part of the Verdello necropolis, which has not been excavated in its entirety, but is known through a considerable number of old findings (Casini 2003: 78 f.), individual chance finds (see also the find site Campo Mantuì), and partial digs (see the find site Colabiolo). Considered together, the necropolis can be seen to date between the 2nd c. BC and the beginning of the 1st c. AD (Fortunati 2007: 591); old findings dated to Golasecca II A/B–III A1 (mid-6th–first half of 5th c. BC) indicate an older necropolis situated in the same area or in the immediate vicinity (Casini 2003: 79).

Corinna Salomon