|Photograph of 1994 and 1995 excavation of Trench C looking NW showing the foundations from several phases of occupation (100BC to AD 400).|
Finds from the excavations have revealed not only locally produced
wares but also imported vessels such as Turkish and African amphorae used
for the storage of oil (Wilson. 1995). A small pilot excavation was undertaken
at the site in 1980 by the project director who identified an oil vat which
was interpreted as evidence for oil production at the site giving some
indication of the economic activity engaged upon at the settlement.
Further possible evidence relating to the economic activity undertaken at the site was the identification of ceramic wasters which hinted at the presence of a nearby kiln site. The identification of such a kiln would greatly enhance the understanding of ceramic production in Hellenic Sicily with only one known site on the island (Wilson. pers.comm.).
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