Of Dykes and Men: Eretria in the Making

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Actes de conférence (partie): contribution originale à la littérature scientifique, publiée à l'occasion de conférences scientifiques, dans un ouvrage de compte-rendu (proceedings), ou dans l'édition spéciale d'un journal reconnu (conference proceedings).
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Of Dykes and Men: Eretria in the Making
Titre de la conférence
Opere di regimentazione delle acque in età arcaica
Auteur⸱e⸱s
VERDAN Samuel, THEURILLAT Thierry, FACHARD Sylvian, GHILARDI Matthieu
Editeur
E. Bianchi – M. D’Acunto
ISBN
978-88-5491-067-6
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2020
Pages
19-36
Langue
anglais
Résumé
Ancient Eretria is located in a narrow coastal plain of central Euboea. The settlement developed over a deltaic lowland and a limestone hill which served as an acropolis. Excavations in the lower strata of the settlement uncovered important Early Iron Age remains, which were partially buried under thick layers of sand. Several walls made of large blocks were discovered in several parts of the settlement and interpreted as embankment walls for channeling torrential floods (Krause 1982). Recently, however, a more global approach led to a paleoenvironmental reconstruction of the landscape, assessing the impact of human occupation and landscape dynamics. The results shows how the inhabitants first adapted to the natural constraints and progressively reshaped their micro-environment (Ghilardi et al. 2016). Yet, the overgrowing impact of human activities on the ecosystem came with consequences, probably accelerating slope erosion, as well as provoking alluvial crises and the formation of marshes.
Mots-clé
Eretria, Euboea, landscape dynamics
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15/12/2020 14:50
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