The Landscape of Roman Italy: recent results from geophysics - speaker: Professor Martin Millett.
Professor Millett is Laurence Professor of Classical Archaeology at Cambridge University. His research interests are focused on the impact of Roman imperialism on indigenous societies, and he is currently engaged in fieldwork projects in Italy and northern England. His talk will present results from two contrasting projects in Italy, both making very extensive use of geophysics.
The first looks at the port of imperial Rome – the whole area from Portus to Ostia, and including Isola Sacra. The second, at Interamna Lirenas, uses geophysics to map the whole city, founded in 312 BC but previously entirely unexplored.
Plymouth and District Archaeological Society (PDAS) winter lectures are open to all to attend but non-members of the society are asked to contribute £4 towards expenses. There is no need to book - just turn up. Please contact the PDAS via the 'Contact us' form on their website with any queries about this event.
Location: Devonport Lecture Theatre, Portland Square Building, Plymouth University.