TRAC 2013: Proceedings of the Twenty-Third Annual Theoretical Roman Archaeology Conference, London 2013 [Paperback]

Hannah Platts (Editor); Caroline Barron (Editor); Jason Lundock (Editor); John Pearce (Editor); Justin Yoo (Editor)

ISBN: 9781782976905 | Published by: Oxbow Books | Series: TRAC | Year of Publication: 2014 | Language: English 160p, H242 x W170 (mm) b/w illus

TRAC 2013


The twenty-third Theoretical Roman Archaeology Conference (TRAC) was held at King’s College, London in spring 2013. During the three-day conference nearly papers were delivered, discussing issues from a wide range of geographical regions of the Roman Empire, and applying various theoretical and methodological approaches. Sessions included those looking at Roman–Barbarian interactions; identity and funerary monuments in ancient Italy; migration and social identity in the Roman Near East; theoretical approaches to Roman small finds; formation processes of in-fills in urban sites; and new reflections on Roman glass. This volume contains a selection of papers from the conference sessions.

Table of Contents

Introduction: TRAC Past, Present and Future: Where to go from here? (Hannah Platts, John Pearce, Caroline Barron, Jason Lundock, Justin Yoo)
Hobson, M., An Historiography of the Study of the Roman Economy: economic growth, development, and neoliberalism.
Jongman, W. M., Why Modern Economic Theory Applies, Even to the Distant Roman Past.
Lulic, J., Dalmatian Silvanus: A Cognitive Approach to Reinterpretation of the Reliefs Representing Silvanus from Roman Dalmatia.
Cousins, E., Votive Objects and Ritual Practice at the King’s Spring at Bath.
Dicus, K., Resurrecting Refuse at Pompeii: The Use-Value of Urban Refuse and its Implications for Interpreting Archaeological Assemblages.
Marchiori, G., Decline, Migration and Revival: Kom al-Ahmer and Kom Wasit, a History of a Forgotten City.
Ball, J., Small Finds and Roman Battlefields: The Process and Impact of Post-Battle Looting.
Prior, J. D, Methods and Difficulties in Quantifying Archaeological Vessel Glass Assemblages.
Podavitte, C., Pompeian–red Ware in Roman London: Insights on Pottery Consumption in Colonial Environments.
Vucetic, S., Roman Sexuality or Roman Sexualities? Looking at Sexual Imagery on Roman Terracotta Mould-made Lamps.
Heeren, S., The material culture of small rural settlements in the Batavian area: a case study on discrepant experience, creolisation, Romanisation or globalisation?

Appendix I. A revised classification and chronology for daggers and knives, by Stuart Needham
Appendix II. The role and use of daggers in british early bronze age society: insights from their chemical composition, by Peter Bray
Appendix III. Animal bone and antler, by Mark Maltby
Appendix IV. Identification of Bronze Age pommels and other osseous objects, by Sonia O’Connor
Appendix V. The study and analysis of jet and jet-like materials: methods and results, by Mary Davis, Duncan Hook, Mick Jones, Alison Sheridan and Lore Troalen
Appendix VI. Stone: PXRF analysis, magnetic susceptibility and petrography, by Rob Ixer, Philip Potts, Peter Webb and John Watson
Appendix VII. Necklaces: additional data, by Alison Sheridan and Ann Woodward

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