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Production in the Late Antique City: Innovation, Technique, and Technology

Lecture by Visiting Professor Elizabeth Murphy (Florida State University). Lecture 4/5 in the lecture series "Socially Re-Constructing the Late Roman City: Labor, Networks, Economy, and Narratives of Urban 'Decline'".

2020.07.02 | Lasse Rievers Olesen

Date Tue 03 Nov
Time 13:00 14:00
Location Moesgaard Museum, Moesgård Allé 15, 8270 Højbjerg, 4240-020


The everyday industries and crafts of Late Antiquity have often been defined by poorer technical execution and new regional styles with less extensive spatial distribution patterns. This has been argued to be a response to the breakdown of large-scale, long-distance trade networks. This lecture will investigate these local industries through the techniques and technologies of production, and will attempt to situate the technological choices employed at these workshops by analyzing elements of tradition and innovation in the chaîne opératoire

NOTE: Lecture postponed to 3 November at the Moesgaard Museum auditorium.

History and archaeology, Lecture/talk