ARCHAEOLOGY AND TOPOGRAPHY OF THE ANCIENT WORLD
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The course aims to provide advanced training in the field of classical archeology and ancient topography. Training objective is the acquisition of a wide and qualified theoretical and practical knowledge of the latest research methodologies in the field of archeology and topography of the classical world and high qualification in the field of the protection, conservation and enhancement of the archaeological heritage . Tools, objectives and methods of contemporary archaeological research will be acquired by the maturation of humanistic skills and techniques related to the excavation, collection, processing and editing of data, surface reconnaissance, the cartographic bases and operating systems, preventive archeology. All of these skills will enable the achievement of a critical awareness of the ancient landscape, which will be known settlement programs, agricultural divisions, ramping water, road systems and infrastructure. The final objective will be the ability to decode the ancient landscape in all its components, identifying the semantic systems and coming, therefore, for the wise management of the contemporary landscape. In terms of knowledge and understanding, teaching is oriented to provide advanced theoretical and practical knowledge of the contents and methods of archaeological research and topography of the classical realm. Will be acquired in-depth knowledge of the scientific debate on Greek and Roman archeology and topography, diagnostics of archaeological, information technology applied to archeology, the excavation, collection, processing and editing of data, surface reconnaissance, bases cartographic and operating systems, preventive archeology, environmental protection, conservation and enhancement of the archaeological heritage. The ancient landscape will experience an enhanced critical awareness needed to evaluate programs settlements, agricultural divisions, ramping water, road systems and infrastructure in a diachronic and decode the linguistic system. The knowledge and learning skills acquired during the undergraduate program will be implemented through the delivery of specialized texts, including in foreign language, that will help develop and implement original ideas through participation in initiatives aimed at knowledge of new areas of research and mastery of the scientific debate on archaeological studies and disciplines applied to archeology. With regard to the ability to apply knowledge and understanding, teaching, thanks to a substantial broadening and deepening of knowledge compared to those achieved in the first degree, teach you to apply the skills acquired in an independent and original research and contribute to the enhancement of the cultural and in all its meanings, mediating the content and meaning to non-specialists. The ability to apply knowledge and understanding will be favored by lectures, seminars, tutorials, individual or group, organized as part of the training activities. The student will be stressed, in this second level of study, a critical study of texts proposed for self-study and a methodological approach towards more specialized topics under study. As part of the seminar discussions will be assigned specific tasks, in which the student must demonstrate independent critical thinking and problem-solving skills within the new interdisciplinary framework that characterizes the integrated course and correct application of methodologies and tools to research the latest . In terms of independent judgment, teaching is aimed at the acquisition of a solid cultural awareness and self-judgment in the field of archaeological and topographical studies of the classical realm. The goal is the maturation of advanced skills related to the documentation and reading of archaeological contexts in the various stages of excavation, collection, processing and editing of data, surface reconnaissance, the preparation of base maps, preventive archeology, new technologies applied to cultural heritage.
Course contents summary
Without words. Space as a language in the ancient world.
The course will examine the construction and operation of the ancient landscape as the coefficient of identity and consent in the Roman world. Of the integrated urban-rural will investigate the main factors of development and territorial control, or settlement programs, plans, agricultural divisions, ramping water, roads and infrastructure rationalization. Particular attention will be ensured in the planning and construction of the ancient city, considered in its topographical and urban aspects and its components architectural and urban design in terms of public and private building. The semantic systems and their narrative tools of the Roman city will be exemplified in the specific contexts of ancient Italy, with particular regard to regional VIII Aemilia. The examination of the lymphatic system of the ancient landscape will see the contribution of humanistic skills and techniques required to professional archaeologist and surveyor for the collection, processing and editing of data: decoding of written sources and archaeological excavation, surface reconnaissance , cartographic bases and operating systems, card archaeological risk, preventive archeology, new technologies applied to cultural heritage, archeological documentalistica, e-archeology. Tools, objectives and methods of contemporary archaeological research will contribute ultimately to define the contribution of archaeological sciences to the management aware of the environment and the management of cultural heritage.
Testi modulo di Archeologia:
P. Sommella, Italia antica. L’urbanistica romana, Roma 2002, pp. 17-32, 55-67, 83-92, 109-123, 143-164, 191-198.
P. Gros, M. Torelli, Storia dell’urbanistica. Il mondo romano, Roma-Bari 2010, pp. 243-271.
A. Morigi, La città punica. Topografia e urbanistica, Lugano 2007, pp. 9-21 e 40-55.
A. Carandini, Le case del potere nell’antica Roma, Roma-Bari 2010, pp. 3-17 e 293-301.
E. De Albentiis, La casa dei Romani, Milano 1990, pp. 73-168.
Vivere in villa. Le qualità delle residenze agresti in età romana. Atti del Convegno (Ferrara 2003), a cura di J. Ortalli, Firenze 2006, pp. 7-41.
H. Mielsch, La villa romana, Firenze 1990, pp. 35-88.
A. Coralini, A. Guidazzoli, M. Spigarolo, M. C. Liguori, A. Baglivo, Dai pennelli ai pixels: visite virtuali di ieri e di oggi, in Davvero! La Pompei di fine ’800 nella pittura di Luigi Bazzani. Catalogo della mostra (Bologna-Napoli 2013), Bologna 2013, pp. 69-74.
A. Morigi, Forum Popili: forma e urbanistica, in Cultura abitativa nella Cisalpina romana, 1. Forum Popili, a cura di A. Coralini, Firenze 2010, pp. 174-214 e 244-276.
A. Morigi, Sarsina e la valle del Savio: la forma della città e del territorio, in Storia di Sarsina, 1. L’età antica, a cura di A. Donati, Cesena 2008, pp. 70-110.
A. Morigi, Dal tempio alla cattedrale. Verso la risemantizzazione dello spazio urbano sarsinate, in Storia di Sarsina, 2. L’età medievale, a cura di M. Mengozzi, Cesena 2010, pp. 55-95.
A. Morigi, La città dentro la città. Le trasformazioni di Parma antica, in Storia di Parma, 2. Parma romana, a cura di D. Vera, Parma 2009, pp. 659-691.
A. Morigi, Carsulae. Topografia e monumenti, Roma 1997, pp. 9-30 e 74-107.
A. Morigi, Spoleto romana. Topografia e urbanistica, Oxford 2003, pp. 3-11 e 128-146.
Testi modulo di Topografia:
L. Quilici, S. Quilici Gigli, Introduzione alla topografia antica, Bologna 2004.
Misurare la terra. Centuriazione e coloni nel mondo romano. Catalogo della mostra (Modena 1983-1984), Modena 1983, pp. 71-165.
F. Guandalini, Le centuriazioni in Emilia Romagna, in Urbanizzazione delle campagne nell'Italia antica, Roma 2001, pp. 71-79.
Antichi paesaggi. Una proposta di valorizzazione della centuriazione romana in Emilia-Romagna, a cura di F. Lenzi, Bologna 2009, pp. 11-48.
Viae publicae romanae. Catalogo della mostra (Roma 1991), Roma 1991, pp. 17-24 e pp. 33-35.
L. Quilici, Le strade dell’Emilia antica, in Orizzonti, 1, 2000, pp. 115-138.
A. Morigi, «… in un gomitolo di strade…». La formazione storica del paesaggio itinerario dell’alto appennino parmense, in Discipline del paesaggio. Un laboratorio per le scienze umane, a cura di G. Iacoli, Milano-Udine 2012, pp. 101-122.
La linea e la rete. Formazione storica del sistema stradale in Emilia Romagna, a cura di P.L. Dall’Aglio, I. Di Cocco, Milano 2006, pp. 47-82, 141-155, 213-222, 281-291, 305-309.
A. Morigi, Forum Popili: forma e urbanistica, in Cultura abitativa nella Cisalpina romana, 1. Forum Popili, a cura di A. Coralini, Firenze 2010, pp. 215-243.
A. Morigi, La città dentro la città. Le trasformazioni di Parma antica, in Storia di Parma, 2. Parma romana, a cura di D. Vera, Parma 2009, pp. 691-693.
A. Morigi, Sarsina e la valle del Savio: la forma della città e del territorio, in Storia di Sarsina, 1. L’età antica, a cura di A. Donati, Cesena 2008, pp. 38-62.
P.L. Dall’Aglio, Annotazioni storico-topografiche, in Monte Sorbo. La pieve singolare, a cura di M. Mengozzi, Cesena 2012, pp. 69-74.
G. Cera, Scali portuali nel sistema idroviario padano in epoca romana, in Agricoltura e commerci nell’Italia antica, Roma 1995, pp. 179-198.
Uomo acqua e paesaggio. Atti dell’incontro sul tema ‘Irreggimentazione delle acque e trasformazione del paesaggio antico’, Roma 1997, pp. 99-142, 165-184, 193-212.
Tabula Peutingeriana. Le antiche vie del mondo (Biblioteca di Geographia Antiqua, 3), Firenze 2003, pp. 7-16, 53-66.
The teaching method is appropriate to the specific needs of the discipline, which requires the transmission of the main contents of archaeological research through traditional lectures and examples of the most common tools to work through any practical applications, if supplemented by seminars in collaboration with the main regional museums. The work material requires the constant use of computer support, they can immediately transfer, on a visual level, the content in question. Students will be invited to interact with the main digital databases and to become familiar with the new technologies applied to cultural heritage, with particular attention to the e-archeology, the archaeological documentalistica, to geographic information systems, cartography archeology. At the end of the seminar discussion will be required for a given research topic during the lectures.
Assessment methods and criteria
The valuation method involves an oral preceded by any discussion seminars and tutorials on a specific research topic. Questions on the main lines of scientific debate related to archeology and topography of the classical world will aim to test knowledge and skills on diagnostics of ancient landscapes, the semantic systems of the city and the territory greek and roman, on the historicization of the settlement dynamics on the protection, conservation and enhancement of the archaeological evidence. The sufficiency will be considered to be verified if the acquisition of advanced knowledge and specialized research tools that can support deep understanding of the lymphatic system of the ancient landscape and the management aware of the research methods archaeological and topographical concerning him. The score will be calculated based on the student's ability to acquire a critical awareness of the content of the debate on the archaeological landscape greek and roman and of the finest tools and methods of archaeological research contemporary Rel to the city and the territory. The final score of the integrated will be calculated by averaging the scores achieved in the individual tests.
Attendance is strongly recommended. Program and bibliography will be given during the lessons and will be available on the portal of teaching www.lea.unipr.it, where they will be also published all materials and information about activities and initiatives planned during the semester, which will be automatically delivered via email to registered students. During the lessons will be arranged seminar discussions: Students are therefore advised to take as soon as possible contact with the teacher.