Lecture | Archaeological Forum
Liquid Footprints: Water, Urbanism, and Sustainability in Roman Ostia
- Thursday 19 April 2018
- Van Steenis
2333 CC Leiden
Water was essential to all aspects of Roman culture. While monumental aqueducts show us how Romans used water, we know little about why they used water as they did. This lectures applies insights from hydraulic sustainability research to the archaeological material from the Roman city of Ostia. By exploring the interaction between 1st and 21st century attitudes to water usage we can begin a dynamic hydraulic dialogue regarding water and urbanism.