ANCIENT LANDSCAPES AND TUSCAN ARCHIPELAGO: TERRITORIALIZATION AND SUPPLY BASIN
The course consists of a general part with theoretical and methodological issues, and a monographic section, based on one or more specific topics.
The first part of the course discusses the assumptions and bases of contemporary archaeologies: theories, methodologies, procedural issues, technologies applied to the research. It describes briefly the recent history of the landscapes archaeology of landscapes; some case studies useful to define the profile of an landscapes archaeology (global) landscapes will be addressed. The course will be combined with seminars.
The second part of the course consists of the reconstruction of the landscapes of the Tuscan islands, particularly the Elba island, during the antiquity, considered from two points of view: their structure as complex supply basins (water, food, metals) and their contribution to the building of social and political emerging structures in the geographic space of the central, coastal Etruria: Vetulonia, Populonia and finally Rome.