ON-SITE & OFF-SITE, SURVEYMETHODEN IN MIDDEN-ITALIË
Since 1987 the department of Mediterranean Archaeology has conducted archaeological surveys in the southern part of the province of Lazio in Central Italy as part of a research programme focusing on settlement and land use in the protohistory and early history of the Pontine Region. The first stage in the research was subsidized by NWO and carried out by the author in the period 1988- 1991. The Pontine Region Project is conducted in close collaboration with settlement excavations of the department at the protohistorical site of Satricum at present-day Borgo Le Ferriere. Recently the department has started new survey activities in the northern part of Calabria in Southern Italy, again in close connection with settlement excavations, now at the protohistorical site of Francavilla Marittima. This contribution reviews the survey methods that were used in Lazio and the type of information they yielded.