Falerii Novi (Comune di Fabrica di Roma, Provincia di Viterbo, Regione Lazio)

26 Mar 2018

As part of the Arts and Humanities Research Council-funded ‘Beneath the Surface of Roman Republican Cities’ project (2015–17), in 2015 our team started a full-coverage ground-penetrating radar (GPR) survey of the entire intramural area of the Roman town of Falerii Novi (c. 28 hectares), paired with an assessment of the unpublished pottery from the excavations of 1969–75, in order to further extend our knowledge and understanding of the Roman town and its earlier phases of settlement (Launaro et al., 2016). The 2016 survey fieldwork has increased the total surveyed area to c. 19 hectares, roughly corresponding to two-thirds of the surface to be covered. The sectors so far explored include the central forum, the northern half of the settlement and, to the south, the theatre area.