DE DOLIA VAN FRANCAVILLA MARITTIMA, ZUID-ITALIË
In this article the dolia (large storage jars) of Francavilla Marittima are discussed. The ilalian dolia, which appear from the third phase of the Middle Bronze Age onward, have close functional and technological links with the Greek pithoi. Their affinities strengthen the suggestion that the Mycenaean influence on the societies of Bronze Age ltaly was stronger than previously thought. Recent research aimed at the identification and classification of the Francavilla dolia can also help in the investigation of regional and interregional exchange networks, thus clarifying the site's role in these networks.