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Vanca Schrunk presents "Island Archaeology: A Roman Villa on St. Clement in the Adriatic"

Here is an opportunity to see Vanca Schrunk discuss "Island Archeology: A Roman Villa on St. Clement in the Adriatic".

When: Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 6:00 pm
Where: John B. Davis Lecture Hall, Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center at Macalester College.

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Adriatic islands played an important role in ancient navigation and economy. The centrality of the Adriatic Sea for travel and exchange between the Mediterranean and European societies conditioned the life and economy of the islanders. The island's landscape and seascape and the nature of settlements were dynamic and responded to changing historical scenarios.

The island of St. Clement, with its agricultural land, deep bays with good anchorage and resources for salt production and stone quarrying has been inhabited since prehistoric times. Geophysical survey and excavation conducted on a Roman villa in Soline Bay since 2007 have shown the evidence of multi-period occupation, from the Hellenistic period to Late Antiquity. With the perspective of island archaeology and interdisciplinary approach, our international team studies the island's society in the context of maritime culture and patterns of regional and long-distance connectivity.

Our project is contributing to the preservation of Croatian cultural and archaeological heritage to the local community development.