Archaeological sites in Apulia

Apulia: there's plenty of major remains from ancient civilizations in this land. First evidence dates back to Prehistoy. Around 4.500 years ago, towards the end of Mesolithic, the region is inhabited by farmers' and nomad sheperds' groups. There's one typical settlement of this period, north of Altamura, called "Pulo".

Apulia's population grows in Metallic Age, especially because of massive migration flows through the area. New people were probably the Iapygians from Illirya and the meeting between Balkan culture and native culture gives birth to a brand new civilization pretty different from neighbouring territories'.

From VII Century BC two different cultures start defining at the bottom end of Apulia: the Daunians' and Messapians' and Peucetians' later on. Apulia is so split in three different areas since VII Century BC: Daunia, Messapia and Peucetia and the third one is in close contact with Greek culture.

Througout the III Century BC Apulia goes into Rome's orbit and there's still a few evidence about it especially if you look at the main roads.

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Archaeological park of Gnatia is one of the most significant site in the whole region of Apulia. It's on the beautiful coastline between Monopoli and Savelletri which contains evidence dating from  the Bronze Age and Middle Ages. It was a thriving center of trade and commerce, mainly thanks to the presence of the port and the Via Traiana…

Canne della Battaglia is one of the most important archaeological sites in Apulia not far from the municipalities of Barletta, Canosa di Puglia and Andria. It rises on the right bank of Aufidus river where the ancient city of Cannae was settled centuries ago. The name is taken from the popular Battle of Cannae in the 216 BC, one of the most famous of the Second Punic War.…

Canosa is a fascinating town and it has a story to tell that is thousand years long. In this city there are very ancient remains from prehistory, treasures from the sepulchers of the Daunians, something from the world of the ancient Greek and also the proofs of Roman power.…