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

These volumes form the final publication of the 19th International Congress of Classical Archaeology, which was held from 22 to 26 May 2018 in Cologne and Bonn on behalf of the 'Associazione Internazionale di Archaeologica Classica (AIAC)'. Under the title 'Archaeology and Economy in the Ancient World' more than 900 presentations, divided into 11 sections and 128 panels, dealt with various aspects of ancient economic history.

In fact, economic aspects permeate all areas of public and private life in ancient societies, whether in urban development, religion, art, housing, or in death. Research on ancient economies has long played a significant role in ancient history. Increasingly in the last decades, awareness has grown in archaeology that the material culture of ancient societies offers excellent opportunities for studying the structure, performance, and dynamics of ancient economic systems and economic processes. Therefore, the main objective of this congress was to understand economy as a central element of classical societies and to analyse its interaction with ecological, political, social, religious, and cultural backgrounds. The theme of the congress was addressed to all disciplines that deal with Greco-Roman civilization and their neighbouring cultures from the Aegean Bronze Age to the end of Late Antiquity.

In the present series, 52 of these panels are presented step by step as independent thematic volumes. At the end of the publication process, a bundled version of all contributions will be made available.

Prof. Dr. Martin Bentz
Institut für Archäologie und Kulturanthropologie
Universität Bonn

Prof. Dr. Michael Heinzelmann
Archäologisches Institut
Universität zu Köln