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TRAC 2003 : proceedings of the thirteenth Annual Theoretical Roman Archaeology Conference which took place at the University of Leicester 3-6 April 2003 /
edited by Ben Croxford ... [et al.].
imprint
Oxford : Oxbow, 2004.
description
156 p : ill., maps, plans ; 25 cm.
ISBN
1842171356
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Book
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a useful introduction to new interpretative methodological developments in Roman archaeology.'
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Summaries
Main Description
This volume presents twelve of the thirty-two papers given at the thirteenth Theoretical Roman Archaeological Conference, held at the University of Leicester in April 2003. The first three papers are concerned with material culture, consumption and identity and were given by Andrew Gardner. Two present new approaches to pottery assemblages while the third focuses on the specific pottery form (mortaria) and small finds. The next four papers focus on Hella Eclardt's series, focusing in particular on issues of forgetting and two case studies from Greece and Britain. Two papers look at new approaches to Roaman landscapes, given by James Bruhn and Ben Croxford. Two papers are drawn from the Body and soul: health, treatment and well-being in the ancient world, investigating approaches to seletal data. Finally, one paper by Colin Wallace considers the origins of Romano-British studies and acknowledges the role played by a very early scholar.
Long Description
Twelve papers: Samian and consumer choice in Roman London (Gwladys Monteil), Pottery consumption and identity in Essex (Martin Pitts), Notes on spoons and mortaria (Hilary Cool), Remembering and Forgetting in the Provinces (Hella Eckhardt), Ephemeral monuments and social memory in Roman Britain (Howard Williams), Tomb robbing and the transformation of social memory in Roman Knossos (Dimitris Grigoropoulos), landscapes in late Iron Age and Roman period in the Ouse valley (Judy Meade), writing different histories, humanities and social practices for the Romano-British countryside (Adrian Chadwick), Experienced landscapes from intentional sources (Alessandro Launaro), Did curse tablets work? (Philip Kiernan), The social identity of health in Roman Britain (Rebecca Gowland), the origins of Romano-British archaeology and its historiography (Leslie Hepple).
Table of Contents
Samian and consumer choice in Roman Londonp. 1
'I drink, therefore I am'? : pottery consumption and identity at Elms Farm, Heybridge, Essexp. 16
Some notes on spoons and mortariap. 28
Remembering and forgetting in the Roman provincesp. 36
Ephemeral monuments and social memory in early Roman Britainp. 51
Tomb robbing and the transformation of social memory in Roman Knossosp. 62
Prehistoric landscapes of the Ouse Valley and their use in the late Iron Age and Romano-British periodp. 78
'Heavier burdens for willing shoulders'? : writing different histories, humanities and social practices for the Romano-British countrysidep. 90
Experienced landscapes through intentional sourcesp. 111
Did curse tablets work?p. 123
The social identity of health in late Roman Britainp. 135
'The Camden connection' : revisiting the origins of Romano-British archaeology and its historiographyp. 147
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