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FAST Lecture: "New Approaches to Urbanism at Leptiminus, a Roman Port Town in North Africa"

Thursday, September 27, 2012
4:00 AM
Kelsey Museum 434 South State Ann Arbor

Methods for examining ancient cities have progressed rapidly in the last few years. The integration of data acquired through non-invasive techniques, including fieldwalking, geophysics, airborne prospection, and satellite imaging, has now emerged as central in many analyses. We will look at the picture that geophysical survey, fieldwalking, geomorphology, and excavation have helped to construct of the rise and fall of Leptiminus on the Tunisian coast. This picture constitutes an ‘urban biography’, shedding light on the processes of imperialism and economic growth in North Africa in the Roman period. 

FAST lectures are organized by students in the Interdepartmental Program in Classical Art and Archaeology. 

David Stone, Florida State University