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Mariana Silva Porto M.A.

Mariana Silva Porto

Landscape Archaeology and Architecture (LAA)

Klassische Archäologie

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Institut für Archäologie
Unter den Linden 6
10099 Berlin

Since 10/2021
Doctoral Candidate of the Landscape Archaeology and Architecture program at the Humboldt Universität

2019  2021
Masters in Heritage and Museums at Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne

2010  2011
MPhil in Classics (Classical Archaeology) at the University of Cambridge

2006  2010
MA (undergraduate) in Classics and Archaeology at the University of Glasgow

The Archaeology of Pre-Classical Attica: Space, Politics, and Society

The aim my project is to re-evaluate our understanding of the territory of Attica in the period between the fall of the Mycenaean Palaces and the appearance of the Athenian democracy (1200-500 BC), through a reinterpretation of published archaeological data using a GIS and a novel approach to social space. The study of Attica in this period has long been influenced by a text-based perspective that imposes a top-down vision of this territory as peripheral in relation to the city of Athens. By focusing instead on four key areas of the peninsula (Sounion, Oropos, Marathon and Salamis), and adopting a theoretical perspective drawn from geographical and sociological conceptions of socially constructed space, this project aims to produce new insights into the history of these territories. In so doing, it has the potential to renew our understating of these societies and the relationships they entertained not just with Athens but also the rest of the Greek world.