The Impact of Roman Expansion on the Pontine Marshes

Tymon de Haas, Gijs Tol

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In this paper we reflect on the theme of changing city-hinterland relations on the basis of recent research carried out within the long-running Pontine Region Project. We discuss new evidence on the impact of Rome’s expansion on a specific part of the Pontine region, the so-called Pontine Marshes, an inhospitable area that was rendered suitable for habitation and exploitation through substantial infrastructural works, land reclamations and settlement foundations. We argue that these data show the fundamental yet heterogeneous impact of Roman expansion on town-country-relations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCity-Hinterland Relations on the Move? The Impact of Socio-Political Change on Local Economies from the Perspective of Survey Archaeology
EditorsTymon de Haas, Dean Peeters, Luigi Pinchetti
Place of PublicationHeidelberg
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-96929-046-0
ISBN (Print)978-3-96929-047-7
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameArchaeology and Economy in the Ancient World – Proceedings of the 19th International Congress of Classical Archaeology, Cologne/Bonn 2018

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