The Impact of Rivers on Ancient Economies
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Berns, Christof and Huy, Sabine (Eds.): The Impact of Rivers on Ancient Economies: Panel 2.2, Heidelberg: Propylaeum, 2021 (Archaeology and Economy in the Ancient World – Proceedings of the 19th International Congress of Classical Archaeology, Cologne/Bonn 2018, Vol. 4). https://doi.org/10.11588/propylaeum.905

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Christof Berns and Sabine Huy (Eds.)

The Impact of Rivers on Ancient Economies

Panel 2.2

Archaeology and Economy in the Ancient World – Proceedings of the 19th International Congress of Classical Archaeology, Cologne/Bonn 2018

The increased interest in the mutual interdependence of socio-cultural and physical spaces has led to the fact that watercourses have gained in importance as a formative factor of societies. Landscapes shaped by rivers provide characteristics and specific conditions that have a major impact on the economic life of people living in riverine contexts. Rivers are significant natural resources and offer special opportunities for economic activities. They can act both as connecting arteries and as borderlines. The contributions of our panel describe rivers as dynamic factors of ancient communities and their economy. The articles presented in this volume focus on the interrelation between river landscapes and the economic habits of their inhabitants. The case studies cover a wide range of epochs and geographical areas and discuss phenomena such as geomorphic and anthropogenic changes in rivers, the role of rivers as transport and trade routes and their impact on settlement patterns.

Christof Berns is professor of Classical Archaeology at the University of Hamburg and director of the excavations of Miletus (Turkey). He was a member of the research group »Fluvial Mediterraneum« at the Centre for Mediterranean Studies of Ruhr-Universität Bochum.

Sabine Huy is Assistant Professor of Classical Archaeology at the University of Hamburg. She is specialised in the Pre-Roman Black Sea Area and ancient ceramics.

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