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Encountering Environments. Natural conditions for subsistence and trade at Monte Polizzo, Sicily, 650-550 BC.


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Title: Encountering Environments. Natural conditions for subsistence and trade at Monte Polizzo, Sicily, 650-550 BC.
Authors: Sandström, Cecilia
Issue Date: 30-Aug-2021
University: Göteborgs universitet. Humanistiska fakulteten
University of Gothenburg. Faculty of Humanities
Institution: Department of Historical Studies ; Institutionen för historiska studier
Date of Defence: 2021-09-24
Disputation: Fredagen den 24 september kl. 13:15, sal J222, Humanisten Renströmsgatan 6
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: Ancient Sicily
Western Sicily
Monte Polizzo
Elymian
Indigenous
Iron Age
Archaic
Ancient environment
Archaeology
Geoarchaeology
Landscape Archaeology
Ecology
Geomorphology
Rivers
Ancient navigability
Subsistence
Land use
Trade
Trade routes
Transport amphorae
Connectivity
Household economy
Palynology
Exchange
Selinus
Motya
Segesta
Abstract: The overall aim of this thesis is to deepen our knowledge about indigenous western Sicilians commonly called the Elymians and, ultimately, to recognise them as independent actors in Sicilian history. A vital part of this endeavour is to assess the Elymian role in regional trade and to evaluate the subsistence challenges they faced. Monte Polizzo, inhabited for just 75 years (625-550 BC), has been considered suitable as a model for discussing these topics. Situated in western Sicily it was strate... more
ISBN: 978-91-8009-406-1
978-91-8009-407-8
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/67599
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