LANDSCAPES OF THE ROMAN ETRURIA. SUPPLY MANAGEMENT BATHS, TERRITORIES, COMMUNITY BETWEEN SOUTHERN ETRURY AND NORTHERN ETRURY
The course, based on the theme of landscape evolution, with particular reference to the Roman period, is divided into three parts.
PART I. Theories, approaches, methodologies.
The first part of the course will illustrate the assumptions and bases of contemporary archaeology: theories, methodologies, procedural issues, technologies applied to research. Crucial points: history and global archaeology of landscapes; enlightenment, positivism, Marxism in archaeology; the British geographical archaeology; new archaeology; post-processualisms; Mediterranean archaeology; looking for new horizons.
PART II. Landscapes and geographies of pre-Roman and Roman Italy. Urbanization and colonization, Campaigns without cities. Territories, resources and complex supply basins in Etruria. Agricultural resources. Forest resources. Mineral resources. Types of territorialization. Farming in comparison and functional models and settlements: houses, villages, villas. Visible and invisible landscapes.
III PART. Populonia, the Tuscan archipelago and Corsica.