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CALL. 31.08.2017: City-hinterland relations on the move? The impact of socio-political change on lo




LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Gürzenich Köln (Köln, Germany) - Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn (Bonn, Germany)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Tymon De Haas, Dean Peeters and Luigi Pinchetti (Graduiertenkolleg 1878, Universities of Cologne and Bonn) Discussant: Prof. Dr. Jeroen Poblome (University of Leuven)

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The impact of societal transformations (e.g., the development of Greek poleis, Roman territorial expansion or the rise of the Church in late Antiquity) on regional settlement patterns and economies has been a central concern in field survey archaeology from the 1970s. However, with the intensification of field methods and the maturing of both typological and technological ceramic studies, the past decades have witnessed an exponential increase in the quantity and quality of settlement and ceramic data acquired through field surveys. For example, ceramic studies increasingly facilitate a better understanding of how local systems of production and exchange were affected, and a stronger attention on the economic role of non-urban, minor centres has lead recent scholarship away from static town-country models. This data now allows a much greater spatial and chronological detail in the study of the impact that large-scale transformations had on local economies. This panel aims to explore how survey archaeology can refine our understanding of the links between socio-political change and local economic landscapes. We invite case studies that re-examine the coherence, interplay and (dis-)continuity between town and country in times of rapid and seemingly far-reaching socio-economic transformation: in which way did the foundation of colonies subvert traditional systems of production and exchange? How did settlement hierarchies change during late antiquity and how did this affect economic interrelations? We welcome contributions dealing with different periods and different areas within the Mediterranean, and are particularly interested in papers that present methodological innovations that enhance more traditional studies on settlement patterning and ceramic distributions. Submission (deadline 31 August 2017):

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