The interest in the block located on the southern slope of the Patela di Priniàs actually arose from another research – also in the process of being concluded – relating to temple A and the sculptures found in the surrounding area. The evident similarity between building C of the protoarchaic complex and temple A, as regards planimetry and proportions, led us, a few years ago, to reconsider the building history of the block through an overall revision of the documentation relating to the data of excavation. During this review, the importance of this complex in the building history of the protoarchaic settlement on the Patela di Priniàs, already very clear to (…) Giovanni Rizza who directed its exploration between 1989 and 1994, emerged throughout its evidence through the study of the material documentation, largely unpublished (…).
With this volume it is our intention to launch the complete publication of the contexts of greatest interest brought to light on the Patela and in the surrounding area during the excavation campaigns conducted up to 2010 and in one case concluded in 2021; among these, to date, only the context of the protoarchaic ceramic workshop in the Mandra district of Gipari has been fully published. This volume is therefore the first overall edition of a part of the settlement on the Patela (…).