Roman Aegean Thrace: Interpreting the rural and urban landscapes

A project that will record, catalogue and map (using an Open GIS platform) archaeological evidence concerning sites, cities and features (eg bridges, roads, tumuli, cemeteries) of the coastal Thrace, information that lies mostly “hidden” (since the 1950’s) in the reports of the Archaeologikon Deltion (or the annual reports in AeMTh) and thus inaccessible to international academia. Previous attempts like the Tabula Imperii Romani project were restricted mostly in cataloguing geographical information. Instead I am planning to use the collected information for a synthesis (in the form of a small monograph) that will present and interpret changes (or non changes) and developments in the settlement patterns of the area, hoping to produce the first manual on the archaeology of the region.

Roman period settlements in the area of Xanthi

Related publications

2022 Evangelidis V. An archaeology of Catastrophe and Resilience in Aegean Thrace: environmental risks and human inflicted hazards in RaLaTh 4th International Roman and Late Antique Thrace Conference (Burgas October 2021) – forthcoming.

2020 Evangelidis V., The impact of Via Egnatia on the settlement patterns of Aegean Thrace: orthodoxies and considerations, in RaLaTh 3rd International Roman and Late Antique Thrace Conference (Komotene October 2019 -forthcoming).