Gazetteer of 493 ancient sites discovered in an area of 371 square km in the middle Medjerda valley in the High Tell of Tunisia, between Djebel Gorraa in the east and Djebel ech-Cheidi in the east. Each site is described, mapped and dated by surface pottery, inscriptions and building technique. The sites contain 10 cities, 17 rural hamlets, 189 farms with 335 oil or wine presses, 91 burials, 19 quarries and 140 aqueduct elements (not included in Tome I, planned for Tome II). 151 out of the total 411 inscriptions discovered in the rural sites since 1872 are here published for the first time. An intensive survey of 69 square km was conducted around Thugga (now Dougga), Agbia, praedia Pullaienorum and pagus Suttuensis, the extensive survey of 302 square km includes the important military and commercial via Karthagine Thevestem and the fossa regia between Carthage's territory and the Numidian kingdom, incorporated as Africa Nova in 46 BC. Many names in the funerary inscriptions and toponyms refer in fact to the local Amazigh (endonym of the so-called Berbers) people: e.g. Civitas Mizigitanorum near the fossa regia. The boundary marker of T. Statilius Taurus of 34 BC in the pagus Suttuensis permitted to localize the saltus neronianus, mentioned in the lex Hadriana of Ain Djemala as neighbor.
|Titolo:||Rus Africum: tome I. Le paysage rural antique autour de Dougga et Téboursouk: cartographie, relevés et chronologie des établissements|
|Autori:||M. Raaijmakers de Vos; R. Attoui; M. Andreoli; A. Battisti|
|Luogo di edizione:||Bari|
|N. di pagine:||413|
|Anno di pubblicazione:||2013|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01.1 Libro in qualità di autore (Book as author)|