FRANCAVILLA MARITTIMA, HET NEDERZETTINGSONDERZOEK IN 1999
The authors repart on an Archaic house, dating to the 6th century BC, excavated in the 1999 campaign at the site of Francavilla Marittima (Calabria, Italy) which was led by prof M. K leibrink of the Groningen lnstitute of Archaeology. The site of Francavilla is situated on one of the foothills that overlook the Sibaritide plain on the Adriatic seaboard. Now that several huts and houses have been uncovered on the three habitation plateaus of the site, the condusion may be drawn that, in spite of its famous and wealthy sanctuary, the site itself never developed an urban character; but remained a village throughout its life. The authors finally remark that the transition from huts to houses apparently took place under the influence of the developing towns in the plain of the Sibaritide.