Metal Finds from the Votive Deposits of the Archaic Sanctuary of Bitalemi, Sicily: Typological and Quantitative Remarks

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Abstract

The bronze fragments from the archaic votive deposits of the sanctuary of Demetra Thesmophoros at Bitalemi (Gela, Sicily), partially published by P. Orlandini immediately after their discovery, are now the object of an exhaustive cataloguing and study for the complete edition of the old excavations. The analysis and study of comparisons has made it possible to bet-ter understand the practice of dedicating bronze fragments in this sanctuary, the different commercial routes touching the coasts of the Sicily during the Archaic period, and the meaning of offerings that are simply scrap metal. Key words: Bitalemi, Archaic deposits, Metal votive offerings, Scrap metal, Archaic commercial routes
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNew Research on Ancient Bronzes. Acta of the XVIIIth International Congress on Ancient Bronzes.
Pages43-50
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventXVIIIth International Congress on Ancient Bronzes. - Zurigo
Duration: 3 Sep 20137 Sep 2013

Publication series

NameZURICH STUDIES IN ARCHAEOLOGY

Conference

ConferenceXVIIIth International Congress on Ancient Bronzes.
CityZurigo
Period3/9/137/9/13

Keywords

  • Bitalemi

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