12 May 2017 ‐ 18 Apr 2017
434 South State Street
Ann Arbor 48109, Michigan USA
My work considers the final developments and decline of Roman cities in Central Anatolia. Since cities were dependent on their countryside, I examine both elements comprehensively. This region, which is dramatically understudied, produced a great deal of new evidence and it represents a unique case study to examine the end of Antiquity. I therefore compared the original data collected in the excavation at Pessinus (where I worked under the supervision of Prof. Tsetskhladze) with other neighboring cities (Ankara and Amorium) and evidence for the region. My conclusions show that, after a period of generalized economic and demographic growth (4-7 c. CE), the region undergoes a period of decline which leads to the disappearance of most cities (Pessinus) in favor of the few thematic capitals (Ankara and Amorium) and Christian rural sites (Germia).
|2011 – present|| |
Interdepartmental Program in Classical Art and Archaeology, PhD-Candidate, University of Michigan
|2010||M.A. in Classical Art and Archaeology, King’s College University of London|
|2008||B.A. in Cultural heritage management with focus on Classical Archaeology|
Independent Research on the production and circulation of Late Roman Pottery in Central Anatolia (with Dr. Cristina Mondin, University of Padua, Italy)
|2016 – 2017|| |
Area Supervisor: Sinop Kale Excavations (Turkey).