TRAC 2005: Proceedings of the Fifteenth Annual Theoretical Roman Archaeology Conference, Birmingham 2005 [Paperback]

Ben Croxford (Author); Helen Goodchild (Author); Jason Lucas (Author)

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ISBN: 9781842172193 | Published by: Oxbow Books | Series: TRAC | Year of Publication: 2006 | Language: English 144p, H242 x W170 (mm) b/w illus

TRAC 2005


TRAC 2005 was held at the Institute of Archaeology and Antiquity, University of Birmingham, under the auspices of The Roman Society. Of the twenty-three papers delivered here, this volume presents eight, plus three special contributions. These three papers were commissioned to mark the fifteenth year of TRAC with the intention that they should take stock of TRAC to date and look to where it may go in the future. A very clear message is conveyed: that TRAC must continue to evolve and that a continued existence in its current form, though possible, will ultimately fail to realise further success. In seeking to engage with new ideas and theories, the endeavour symbolised by the first conference, to bring theory from the margins of Roman archaeology, continues today.

Table of Contents

Late Roman frontier communities in northern Britain: A theoretical context for the 'end' of Hadrian's Wall (Rob Collins)
Romanisation in southern Epirus: A ceramic perspective (Melissa Moore Morrison)
Consumption and Roman archaeology: Beyond Pompeii (Nick Ray)
Modelling Roman demography and urban dependency in central Italy (Helen Goodchild)
Discarding the destitute: Ancient and modern attitudes towards burial practice and memory preservation amongst the lower classes of Rome (E-J Graham)
An alleged Far West? The Romanisation of the countryside in western Gaul (Cécilia Courbot-Dewerdt)
Fertile imaginations: Pastoralist production and a new interpretation of a Roman period relief sculpture from Bath (D Martin Goldberg)
Wild animals and domestic animals in the Roman sacrificial ritual: Distinctions between 'human' and 'animal' animals (Günther Schörner)
15 years of TRAC: Reflections on a Journey (Eleanor Scott)
21st century TRAC: is the Roman battery flat? (Ray Laurence)
The future of TRAC (Andrew Gardner)

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