A group for those interested in the archaeology of Roman Italy and the Roman Empire.
Dominik Hagmann deposited Reflections on the Use of Social Networking Sites as an Interactive Tool for Data Dissemination in Digital Archaeology in the group Roman archaeology on Humanities Commons 1 month, 1 week ago
Based on a case study, the paper analyses the possibilities of social media as a tool for science communication in the context of information and communication technology (ICT) usage in archaeology. Aside from discussing the characteristics of digital archaeology, the social networking sites (SNS) Twitter, Sketchfab, and ResearchGate are…[Read more]
Um den verschiedenen Prinzipien offener Wissenschaftskommunikation – wie auch dem ganzen Konzept »open science« als solchem – gerecht zu werden, ist eine nachhaltige Disseminations- und Archivierungsstrategie für digitale Forschungsdaten zwingend nötig. Maßnahmen zur langanhaltenden Gewährleistung der freien Verfügbarkeit in Form von Parametern…[Read more]
A short paper about some preliminary results of the excavation seasons 2014 and 2015 at the roman rural site of Molino San Vincenzo in Tuscany.
Jeffrey Becker deposited The Republican Aventine and Rome’s Social Order, by Lisa Marie Mignone, 2016. Ann Arbor (MI): University of Michigan Press; ISBN 978-0-472-11988-2 hardback $70.00; 264pp., 12 figures, 2 tables in the group Roman archaeology on Humanities Commons 5 months ago
Book review of The Republican Aventine and Rome’s Social Order, by Lisa Marie Mignone , 2016. Ann Arbor (MI): University of Michigan Press; ISBN 978-0-472-11988-2 hardback $70.00; 264pp., 12 figures, 2 tables
The scholarly approach to the Roman villa finds itself at something of a crossroads, particularly with respect to the villas of the Republican period in Italy. This chapter explains the archaeology of villas in Republican Italy, highlighting debates that center on questions related to the origins of villa architecture, the morphology of villas,…[Read more]
This chapter examines the underpinnings of Roman architecture by exploring some critical issues related to the architecture of central Italy primarily during the first half of the first millennium BCE. Four categories of buildings are considered, namely domestic architecture, civic architecture, defensive architecture, and sacred architecture. It…[Read more]
Since the summer of 2009, the ancient site of Gabii has been the focus of excavations conducted by the University of Michigan. Stratigraphic investigations near the urban core are revealing the complex sequence of occupation in this Latin city, which emerged in the Early Iron Age. The spatial distribution of intramural burials of the Orientalizing…[Read more]
The city of Gabii was one of the main centers of ancient Latium, yet very little of the settlement is known through archaeology. The site has been the focus of only sporadic exploration, and the available evidence for the urban history and development of the city is extremely fragmentary. New fieldwork has investigated the urban area with…[Read more]
This monograph is the first in-depth examination of articulated Roman plate armour since H. Russell Robinson published his ground-breaking reconstructions of lorica segmentata in The Armour of Imperial Rome. With detailed discussion of all the significant evidence (including previously unpublished material), the book looks at each of the principal…[Read more]
An article concerning the strategy, methods, and preliminary results of intensive archaeological surveys in Northern Etruria.
Paper on archaeological field research in Tuscany, where various invasive and non-invasive investigations have been carried out since 2010 at the roman rural site of Molino San Vincenzo.
Studies by the author in experimental archaeology have been dealing with the (re-)production of the ancient Roman meal “puls” since 2012. This porridge puls was mainly prepared with wheat and other grains and it can be considered as the ancient Roman “national dish” par excellence, according to literary evidence. Concerning the recipes, puls is…[Read more]
A Ph.D. dissertation considering nearly 200 sarcophagi from the late ancient necropoleis of Jewish communities at Beth She’arim and Rome. This corpus captures a wide range of the possibilities open to Jewish patrons as they went about acquiring or commissioning a sarcophagus and sculptural program. The variety reflects not only the different…[Read more]
A paper delivered at in the 2017 Colloquia of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Considers how a group of sarcophagi from the Jewish catacombs of Rome reflect on the subject of Jewish art and Jewish patrons in Late Antiquity.
What did it mean to ‘be Jewish’ in the Greco-Roman world? Jews, Greeks and Romans will explore the myriad ways that Jewish communities across the Mediterranean engaged with Greco-Roman culture and constructed their own ways of being Jewish. Using texts, artifacts and images–from rabbinic commentaries to Roman catacombs–we will investigate…[Read more]
Sean Burrus deposited Remembering the Righteous: Sarcophagus Sculpture and Jewish Patrons in the Roman World (Front-matter + Conclusions) in the group Roman archaeology on Humanities Commons 1 year, 1 month ago
Front-matter and conclusions to my Ph.D. Dissertation (2017). The project considers nearly 200 sarcophagi from the late ancient necropoleis of Jewish communities at Beth She’arim and Rome. This corpus captures a wide range of the possibilities open to Jewish patrons as they went about acquiring or commissioning a sarcophagus and sculptural…[Read more]
Article exploring the status of mint workers from the Republic to the period of Late Antiquity.
Daniel Diffendale deposited Photomodeling Sant’Omobono. Meeting the challenges of topographic documentation in a waterlogged urban environment [Poster] in the group Roman archaeology on Humanities Commons 1 year, 4 months ago
The use of digital photogrammetric techniques to document archaeological layers and features has become increasingly common. Software such as PhotoScan uses multiple photographs of an object to model its geometry. In addition to providing more detailed topographical data than those acquired using a total station alone, such photomodeling offers…[Read more]
It has recently been argued that a group of five monuments at S. Omobono were part of a single building program, attributed to the Roman consul M. Fulvius Flaccus in 264 BCE, a program that also included a monument at Orvieto, loc. Campo della Fiera. The monuments in question include two altars, a circular ‘donarium’ and fragments of two bases car…[Read more]
Jeffrey A. Becker. “The Villa delle Grotte at Grottarossa and the prehistory of Roman villas” Journal of Roman Archaeology Volume 19 2006, pp. 213-220
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