Project

Embellishing Roman Architecture – The Use and Trade of Decorative Stones

Duration
01 October 2015 → 30 September 2021
Funding
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Archaeology
    • History
    • Theory and methodology of archaeology
    • Other history and archaeology
  • Natural sciences
    • Other chemical sciences
    • Geochemistry
    • Geology
Keywords
archaeometry Roman economy stone Roman archaeology marble provenance analysis stone provenance
 
Project description

Monumental architecture and especially lithic décor was a powerful material means for the Roman elite to showcase their social and economic status.
This project approaches Roman lithic décor from a quantitative and regional perspective for obtaining a better understanding of the social and economic mechanisms of the use and distribution of the material.