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Colonial Interaction and Resource Exploitation in the Sinis Peninsula

Dr. Linda Gosner, Michigan Society of Fellows - Department of Classical Studies - University of Michigan
Thursday, November 21, 2019
12:00-1:00 PM
1315 Whitney Auditorium School of Education Map
In 1921, travel writer D.H. Lawrence called the western Mediterranean island of Sardinia an unsubdued landscape “outside the circuit of civilization,” never fully colonized by Romans, Phoenicians, or Greeks. This view is representative of wider scholarly perceptions, which have generally considered the coastal colonies of ancient traders separately from the rural, inland landscapes inhabited by the indigenous populations. In order to break down this binary, Sinis Archaeological Project explores ancient colonial interaction, landscape use, and resource exploitation in the coastal and inland landscapes of west-central Sardinia. Dr. Gosner will provide a preliminary report of our first two seasons of landscape survey, held in 2018 and 2019. She discusses the methodology for our multi-scalar survey, discuss the preliminary results from our survey of an inland agricultural zone, and assess how survey can provide a clearer picture of Phoenician, Punic, and Roman strategies for colonization and trade on the island.
Building: School of Education
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: Anthropology, Archaeology, Classical Studies
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Museum of Anthropological Archaeology, Classical Studies