Environment, Climate and Society in Roman and Byzantine Butrint

Morellón, Mario; Sinopoli, Gaia; Izdebski, Adam; Sadori, Laura; Anselmetti, Flavio; Hodges, Richard; Regattieri, Eleonora; Wagner, Bernd; Brushulli, Brunhilda; Ariztegui, Daniel (2018). Environment, Climate and Society in Roman and Byzantine Butrint. Late Antique archaeology, 12(1), pp. 3-17. Brill 10.1163/22134522-12340063

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A multiproxy analysis (sedimentology, geochemistry and pollen) of sediments recovered in the Butrint lagoon (Albania) allows us to reconstruct the environmental changes that occurred in the area during the 1st millennium AD. In this paper, we compare these analytical results with the evidence pro- vided by archaeological investigations carried out at the site of the Roman city of Butrint (surrounded by these lagoon waters) and in the city’s hinterlands. From this, we can say that different periods of farming and siltation (AD 400–600 and 700–900) were accompanied by increased run-off and wetter conditions in the region. This coincided with the territorial and economic expansion of the Byzantine empire, suggesting the key role of trade in the profound land use changes experienced in Butrint.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geological Sciences
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geological Sciences > Quaternary Geology

UniBE Contributor:

Anselmetti, Flavio

Subjects:

500 Science > 550 Earth sciences & geology

ISSN:

1570-6893

Publisher:

Brill

Language:

English

Submitter:

Flavio Anselmetti

Date Deposited:

05 Nov 2018 10:01

Last Modified:

24 Oct 2019 12:17

Publisher DOI:

10.1163/22134522-12340063

Additional Information:

Online Publikationsdatum: 9.10.2016; Anmerkung vom Verlag: Please note that this journal is now continued as a book series, Late Antique Archaeology. Volumes 9, 10, 11, and 12 have also been published as books (volume 11 and 12 as one book).

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.120850

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/120850

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