Multi-Sensor Remote Sensing Survey of Motya, Sicily

This project is conducted with Paola Sconzo and funded by the Gerda Henkel Stiftung.

Archaeo-geophysical investigations of northeast section the island have exposed significant sections of the relatively unexplored domestic quarters of this important Phoenician and Punic outpost. The patterns of architecture that are now evident are helping us to understand who the residents of ancient Motya were, as well as helping inform models of Motya’s overall urban form and place it in the broader context of of 8th – 4th century BC urban traditions in the Mediterranean.

You can read about our latest findings in Planning Punic Cities: geophysical prospection and the built environment at Motya, Sicily in Antiquity.