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166 pages

86 figures, 7 tables (colour throughout)

Published Oct 2022

Archaeopress Archaeology


Paperback: 9781803273747

Digital: 9781803273754

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An Interdisciplinary Approach

Edited by Giovanni Polizzi, Vincent Ollivier, Sophie Bouffier

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This volume is devoted to the study of water management in ancient cities. It compares the approaches and methods adopted by researchers from different disciplinary sectors to identify the water conditions of past societies and to highlight the measures they have taken to adapt to their water resources.



Introduction – Sophie Bouffier and Vincent Ollivier ;

The Impact of Climate, Resource Availability, Natural Disturbances and Human Subsistence Strategies on Sicilian Landscape Dynamics During the Holocene – Salvatore Pasta, Giuseppe D’Amore, Cipriano Di Maggio, Gaetano Di Pasquale, Vincenza Forgia, Alessandro Incarbona, Giuliana Madonia, César Morales-Molino, Silvio Giuseppe Rotolo, Luca Sineo, Claudia Speciale, Attilio Sulli, Willy Tinner and Matteo Vacchi ;

Analyse historique des variations du débit provoqué par les séismes pendant les siècles XVe–XXe: le cas de Termini Imerese (Sicile centro-septentrionale) – Patrizia Bova, Antonio Contino and Giuseppe Esposito ;

Le risorse idriche nel territorio di Alesa – Aurelio Burgio ;

Aquae caldae. Note sparse sul termalismo e lo sfruttamento delle acque sulfuree nel territorio a est di Agrigento tra archeologia e paletnologia – Luca Zambito ;

Archaeology and Hydrogeology in Sicily: Solunt and Tindari – Giovanni Polizzi, Vincent Ollivier, Olivier Bellier, Edwige Pons-Branchu and Michel Fontugne ;

Baia (Bacoli-NA): l’acqua e il suo utilizzo nel complesso delle Terme romane – Daniele De Simone ;

Natural Risks and Water Management in Delphi – Amélie Perrier, Isabelle Moretti and Luigi Piccardi

About the Author

Giovanni Polizzi is a postdoctoral fellow at the Frei Universität in Berlin after a PhD held jointly from the Universities of Aix-Marseille and Palermo. ;

Vincent Ollivier is a Research Engineer in Geomorphology at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS). ;

Sophie Bouffier is Professor of ancient History at Aix-Marseille University (Centre Camille Jullian) and Dean of the Maison méditerranéenne des sciences de l’homme at Aix-en-Provence.