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Lecture | Archaeological Forum

Liquid Footprints: Water, Urbanism, and Sustainability in Roman Ostia

Date
19 April 2018
Time
Series
Archaeological Forum
Address
Van Steenis
Einsteinweg 2
2333 CC Leiden
Room
E0.01

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.

Drinks afterwards!

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