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H 290 x W 205 mm

474 pages

150 figures, 3 tables (colour throughout)

French text

Published Apr 2023

Archaeopress Archaeology


Paperback: 9781803272412

Digital: 9781803272429

DOI 10.32028/9781803272412

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Hilltop Settlements; Fortified Settlements; Late Antiquity; Early Middle Ages; Hillforts

Limina/Limites: Archaeologies, histories, islands and borders in the Mediterranean (365-1556) 11

Perchement et Réalités Fortifiées en Méditerranée et en Europe, Vème-Xème Siècles

Fortified Hilltop Settlements in the Mediterranean and in Europe (5th-10th centuries)

Edited by Philippe Pergola, Gabriele Castiglia, Elie Essa Kas Hanna, Ilaria Martinetto, Jean-Antoine Segura

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The result of an international congress (Roquebrune-sur-Argens, October 2019) about the fortified hilltop settlements of Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages, papers present both brand new data and syntheses on wide contexts throughout the European continent, the Mediterranean basin and beyond.


About the Author

Philippe Pergola is Full Professor and Dean at the Pontificio Istituto di Archeologia Cristiana (Rome) and Professor Emeritus at the University of Nice. His main research interests deal with the Early Christian topography of cities and rural areas in the Mediterranean. He has directed more than 150 archaeological missions in the Mediterranean and in the Horn of Africa and has authored hundreds of publications on these topics.

Gabriele Castiglia gained his PhD from the Pontificio Istiuto di Archeologia Cristiana (Rome) where he is Assistant Professor. He has worked for twenty years in archaeological missions in Italy and in Eastern Africa and has authored many publications on these topics.

Elie Essa Kas Hanna began his university studies in Syria, where he completed a master's degree in archaeology at the University of Aleppo in 2007. He obtained his PhD from the Pontifical Institute of Christian Archaeology in Rome in 2017, and is currently visiting professor at the Pontifical Oriental Institute, Rome.

Ilaria Martinetto is an independent researcher.

Jean-Antoine Segura (Université de Caen Normandie) completed a masters in archaeology at the University of Aix-en-Provence and is currently a PhD candidate in medieval archaeology at the University of Caen Normandy (CRAHAM lab). His research focuses on early medieval fortifications (5th-9th c. A.D.)