ANCIENT LANDSCAPES IN PENINSULAR ITALY: TERRITORIALISATION AND SUPPLY BASINS
The course consists of a general part, regarding theoretical and methodological approaches, and a monographic, based on more specific topics and several case studies.
The first part of the course deals with the assumptions and bases of contemporary archaeology: the theories, methodologies, procedural issues, technologies applied to the search. It describes briefly the previous history of the archaeology of landscapes; some case studies will be useful to define the profile of a (global) landscape archaeology landscapes. The course will be combined with moments of seminar.
The second, and more significant, part of the course consists of the reconstruction, for synchronic ages, of landscapes of some important geographical districts of ancient Italy: Valle dell'Albegna, Populonia, Monte Amiata (Etruria); Daunia and territory of Brindisi (Puglia); territory of Segesta (Sicily).
The chronological bands considered are the following: the classical age; the antecedents of Romanization; the first phase of Romanization (IV-III century BC); the second phase (II century B.C.); the late Republican age (II-I century BC); the first imperial age (I-II century A.D.); the middle imperial age (third century A.D.); the late antiquity (IV-VI century A.D.).