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Title Urban network evolutions : towards a high-definition archaeology / edited by Rubina Raja and Søren M. Sindbæk
Published Aarhus : Aarhus University Press, [2018]
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Description 1 online resource (309 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (some color)
Contents Cover; Titelside; Colophon; Contents; Acknowledgements by the editors; Introduction; Urban network evolutions: Exploring dynamics and flows through evidence from urban contexts (Rubina Raja & Søren M. Sindbæk); Rome And Its Cities; A high-definition approach to the Forum of Caesar in Rome : Urban archaeology in a living city (Jan Kindberg Jacobsen & Rubina Raja); Burial and birds in pre-urban Rome (Nora M. Petersen); Caesar's Forum: Excavating Italian Iron Age (Sine Grove Saxkjær & Gloria Paola Mittica)
Mortar and plaster production in Jerash : Changing perspective from macro to micro (Kristine Damgaard Thomsen)Small change in big cities: Characterising the development of everyday coinage in Jerash (Thomas Birch & Vana Orfanou); River archaeology and urban resilience in Jerash (Achim Lichtenberger & Rubina Raja); Urban networks seen through ceramics : Formal modelling approaches to pottery distribution in Jerash (Iza Romanowska, Tom Brughmans, Achim Lichtenberger & Rubina Raja); Medieval Jerash: Investigating the pottery of a Middle Islamic hamlet in the Northwest Quarter (Alex Peterson)
The Archaic period on the Forum of Caesar: The urbanisation of early Rome (Nikoline Sauer Petersen)A space for Caesar: The heart of Rome and urban development (Line Egelund); Caesars, shepherds and cities (Trine Arlund Hass); Doliche and the exploration of Graeco-Roman urbanism in ancient Greater Syria (Michael Blömer); Public spaces and urban networks in the Roman Empire : Messene in the Peloponnese as an example of an approach (Christopher Dickenson); Palmyra: The Urban Desert
Travellers and early urban archaeology in the Levant: The case of Jerash (Eva Mortensen)Archaeoseismology in Jerash: Understanding urban dynamics through catastrophic events (Christian Svejgård Lunde Jørgensen); Ribe: Gateway To The Viking Age; Northern Emporium: The archaeology of urban networks in Viking-Age Ribe (Søren m. Sindbæk); 3D scanning as documentation and analytical tool : First field experiences at the Northern Emporium excavation project, Ribe (Sarah Croix); Geoarchaeology and micromorphology at Ribe : A Northern Emporium in high definition (Barbora Wouters)
Urbanizing the desert: Investigating the diversity of urban networks through the images of deceased Palmyrenes (Rubina Raja)Behind the scenes: Cataloguing as a tool for exploring urban networks (Olympia Bobou & Rikke Randeris Thomsen); Producing funerary portraits: An urban tradition in the Syrian Desert (Julia Steding); The urbanization of Palmyra: The dynamics of the family cemeteries (Signe Krag); Jerash: From Roman To Islamic City; Urban networks and dynamics seen through urban peripheries : The case of Gerasa on the golden river (Achim Lichtenberger & Rubina Raja)
Summary "For millennia, urban networks have shaped the development of human societies. Today, new archaeological approaches are unveiling the evolution of these networks in unprecedented detail. Urban Networks Evolutions reviews the new approaches to urban evolution as archaeology endeavours to characterise both the scale and pace of historical events and processes. Issuing from the work of the Danish National Research Foundation's Centre of Excellence, the Centre for Urban Network Evolutions (UrbNet), the book compares the archaeology of urbanism from medieval Northern Europe to the Ancient Mediterranean and the Indian Ocean World. The 40 contributors demonstrate how new techniques for refining archaeological dates, contexts, and the provenance ascribed to material culture, afford a new high-definition approach to the study of global and interregional dynamics. This opens up for far-reaching questions as to how and to what extent urban networks catalysed societal and environmental expansions and crises in the past."--Back cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Urban archaeology -- Methodology
HISTORY -- Ancient -- General.
Form Electronic book
Author Raja, Rubina, 1975- editor.
Sindbæk, Søren M., editor.
ISBN 8771846387