Extensive coring survey at the site of Sant’Omobono and across the Forum Boarium has shed new light on the long history of human activity in Rome’s floodplain. This paper opens with a discussion of the project’s field methodology and the advantages of drilling cores to investigate deeply buried stratigraphy across a wide surface area. Preliminary results on the topography and environment of this region in the second and first millennia BCE are also presented, as well as future plans to produce digital reconstructions of this paleolandscape.
FAST lectures are free and open to the public, sponsored by the Interdepartmental Program in Classical Art and Archaeology, the Department of Classical Studies, and the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology.
Reception 5:30 pm, Lecture 6:00 pm.