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This report details the survey, excavations and materials analysis carried out at Case Nuove (GR) in Tuscany, a site identified by surface survey as a possible rural house, but which excavation and materials analysis suggest was a small-scale agro-processing point of late Republican date. Through accompanying analysis of pollen and land-use data, the article considers the problems this type of site — the stand-alone agro-processing point — presents for interpretations of the Roman landscape.

Con questo articolo si presentano la ricognizione, gli scavi e I'analisi dei materiali provenienti dalle indagini a Case Nuove (GR) in Toscana, un sito identificato da ricerche di superficie come possible casa rurale, ma che gli scavi e l'analisi dei materiali suggeriscono trattarsi di un punto di lavorazione agricola di piccola scala di epoca tardo-repubblicana. Attraverso i dati provenienti dalle analisi integrate di pollini e uso del terreno, l'articolo considera i problemi che questo tipo di sito — l'autonoma punto di lavorazione agricola — presenti per le interpretazioni del paesaggio romano.

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We should like to thank Dott. Luigi Tondo, Dott.ssa Maria Angela Turchetti and Stefano Campana. We also should like to thank La Società Colle Massari and Dott. Luigi Tipa for permission to excavate on their land, and the comune of Cinigiano. This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant BCS – 1063447. Further funding was provided by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, the Loeb Classical Foundation, and the Fondazione Montecucco. Emanuele Vaccaro's contribution was funded by the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme (0FP7/2007–2013) under grant agreement no. 236093, carried out at the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research (University of Cambridge). Organic residue analysis and ceramic thin sections were funded by the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research and the Faculty of Classics (University of Cambridge). The residue analysis was carried out as part of the project PROFOLANT, European Community's Seventh Framework Programme (PIEF-GA-2009-235863) and LRCWMED (ref. HAR2009-08290, subprograma HIST), funded by the Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación, Subdirección General de Proyectos de Investigación, with the contribution of FEDER funds, the support of ERAAUB (SGR 2009-1173), and the Comissionat per a Universitats i Recerca del DIUE of the Generalitat de Catalunya.

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