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Geophysical survey at Tarragona

Geophysical survey at Tarragona, and the constraints of modern urban areas Over the past few months of field survey, work has swung around to a series of projects lined to Roman ports in the Mediterranean. In June and July I headed back for a season of excavations at Portus, and in August and September geophysical survey at the site of Ephesus in Turkey (more on this in a future post). Continue reading →

The port-city of Delos and its commercial cityscape

Portus Limen Seminar Series 10th november 2015 5:00 pm University of Southampton, Computer Lab, room 3043, building 65a, Avenue Campus   The port-city of Delos and its commercial cityscape By Dr. Mantha Zarmakoupi (University of Birmingham)   This paper focuses on the port facilities and commercial infrastructures of Delos to address the ties between economic change and urban growth. Continue reading →

Meeting at Pozzuoli (Italy)

Meeting at Pozzuoli (Italy) We are just returning from a very productive meeting in Pozzuoli with Dr. Costanza Gialanella, Dr. Alessandra Benini and Dr. Lucio Amato. We met at the office of the Soprintendenza per I Beni Archeologici di Napoli at Pozzuoli where we were guests of Dr. Costanza Gialanella. She made us feel extremely welcome and we are very grateful to her. Continue reading →