KERN EN PERIFERIE IN HET RPC-PROJECT (2); DE FOGLIANO-SURVEY IN DE PONTIJNSE REGIO (MIDDEN-ITALIË)
In August 1998 participants in the 'Regional Pathways to Complexity' project of the Groningen Archaeological lnstitute and the Free University of Amsterdam carried out an intensive survey af a beach-ridge complex at the Lago di Fogliana in the Pontine Region. Fieldwork in what the authors consider to have been economically marginal areas in antiquity is part of the project's research strategy. In comparison to other areas in the Pontine Region sherd densities were extremely low for the protohistoric (Bronze Age to Archaic) periods but increased in the Roman period after c. 350 BC, when small village clusters and villae appear, a development which the authors relate to industrial amphora production and fisheries along the coast. For a long time the Fogliana area remained untouched by the process of early urbanizalian in the core area af Latium Vetus.