Project

Urbes Extinctae. Investigating Abandoned Roman Towns in Central Adriatic Italy

Duration
01 October 2012 → 30 September 2018
Funding
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Archaeology
    • History
    • Theory and methodology of archaeology
    • Other history and archaeology
Keywords
Central Adriatic Italy Late Antiquity Abandoned towns Marche Early Middle Ages
 
Project description

The project intends to tackle the widespread phenomenon of Roman town abandonment during Late Antiquity and Early Middle Ages, focusing on the regional context of Marche, in Central Adriatic Italy. The research will be conducted by integrating a series of traditional approaches (historical research, excavations) and large-scale non-invasive intra-site survey (remote sensing, geophysical prospections, GIS mapping) applied to such abandoned urban centers.