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The rectangular rooms

Other dwelling were built during the Iron Age (Nuragic II, 8th-6th century B.C.) on top of the Nuragic and Su Nuraxi village ruins. They comprised blocks of dwellings with rectangular rooms next to each other, with sloping wooden roofs, arrange side by side along the alleys of the village (fig. 1).

Fig. 1 - Layout of the Su Nuraxi site (by Paglietti 2013, fig. 6, p. 64).

The αα-οο group of rooms was located close to the bastion and bulwark, between the towers Q-O and R-H (fig. 2).

Fig. 2 - Barumini, Su Nuraxi, rooms ξξ and ππ, in the background the casa a corte 11 with kiln (from Lilliu, Zucca 1988, fig. 57, p. 113).

The walls were made using local stones (marl and basalt), laid with mud mortar. These dwellings, which were used again in the Punic Era (5th-3rd century A.D.), sometimes have internal wall partitions, and have fireplaces, ovens, niches and small cupboards, with stone containers (fig. 3).

Fig. 3 - The rectangular rooms of the village of Su Nuraxi (photo by Unicity S.p.A.).


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