The territory in Pre-Roman Times
The territory of Fordongianus does not provide any particular evidence on life prior to the Roman Era (fig. 1).
In the sites of Domigheddas and Gularis Santu Juanni there are some small prehistoric burial caves which were found completely empty (figs. 2-3).
To the North-West of today's town you can find the remains of a nuraghe called on Casteddu Becciu or Ecciu or Ezzu (the old castle), standing on a small plateau which controls the river valley (fig. 4). The nuraghe had two vaulted chambers joined by a corridor and was adapted and restructured at a later date, probably maintaining its function as a guard post.
It is not certain as to when that happened, whether in the Carthage or Roman period, preferable considering the absence of sure Punic evidence in the area.
- A. TARAMELLI, Fordongianus. Antiche terme di Forum Traiani, in Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità, 1903, pp. 490-492.
- F. LO SCHIAVO et alii, Archeologia e territorio, Nuoro 1990.