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Recruitment FA2021 FAST Lecture | At the Origins of Roman Urbanism: The Gabii Project

Nicola Terrenato, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology
Thursday, February 18, 2021
6:00-7:30 PM
The Gabii Project was started in 2007 to investigate the origins of Roman urbanism. The site offered a rare opportunity in that respect because it had shrunk to a fraction of its original size before the great monumentalization phase. Thus, Mid-Republican, archaic, and Iron Age remains lie directly under the surface. Thanks to the open-area excavation of over two acres of the ancient city, important information about the long and complex formation process of central Italian urbanization has been acquired.

The Gabii Project aims to redefine the concept of "big dig" for the 21st century. In this sense, it conceptualized the big dig as a logistical platform that makes it easier for a multiplicity of research agendas to be pursued. Methodological self-analysis and innovation are built into the field and recording practices. Digital, online publication is leveraged as a way to disseminate data rapidly and thoroughly.

Zoom meeting room opens at 5:45; lecture begins at 6:00.

Zoom Meeting ID: 980 2560 5670
Passcode: 052246
Building: Off Campus Location
Location: Virtual
Event Link:
Event Password: 052246
Event Type: Livestream / Virtual
Tags: Archaeology, Classical Studies, excavation, Lecture, Research, Virtual
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