The research consisted in the exploration and documentation of the area of El Aioun, the area between Oued Jenane and Oued el Hout, the area of Oum Theboul (Dredir, Segleb and Haddad), the building 'Ksir Djej' near Ain Khriar, on the banks of the Oued Kebir, North of El Tarf and the site of Mzira on the coast west to El-Kala. 75 sites were discovered, including: 1. two production centers of prehistoric tools and 7 concentrations of prehistoric tools; 2. 75 farms (42 of which isolated) and 7 farm concentrations (nucleated in 2, 5, 6 and 15 units), comprising a total of 125 presses consisting of 290 monolithic elements (41 mortises, 103 press beds, 56 counterweights, 48 mills, 15 wheels, 10 tanks, 4 lintels with mortise, 3 mortars or settling ponds, 4 molae manuales, 3 metae, 1 catillus, 12 trapezoid capitals. The farms are built during the Roman period and used until the end of the Byzantine domination of North Africa; 3. 9 tombs of stone slabs and a rock cut sarcophagus; 4. a well-preserved building along Oued Kebir (Roubrikatos), whose function has not yet been defined; 5. a watchtower on a strategic point between Numidia and Zeugitana; 6. a medieval fortress or counter, founded by Aghlabites Mahdia (Tunisia) at Cap Segleb; 7. a Genoese fortress at Cap Segleb. The number of sites found during three years of survey totals 150. In these sites have been documented 249 presses consisting of 653 press items: 86 mortisess, 229 press beds,132 counterwights, 100 mills, 35 wheels, 14 tanks, 5 lintels with mortise, a lintel with 2 holes, 7 mortars or settling ponds, 34 trapezoidal capitals that supported the ceiling of the torcularium. Local grain consumption is evident through the cereal grain mills: 10 molae manuales, 5 metae and 2 catilli.
|Titolo:||Projet Carte Archéologique de l’Est Algérien 2003-2007. Compte-rendu de la troisième campagne 6 juin-4 août 2005|
|Autori:||Raaijmakers, Mariette; Attoui, Redha|
|Luogo di edizione:||Trento|
|Casa editrice:||Università degli Studi - Laboratorio di Archeologia e Scienze Affini|
|Anno di pubblicazione:||2005|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||07.1 Rapporto di ricerca (Project Report)|