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Urbanizing the Eternal City: How did the ancient Romans transform and adapt to Rome’s riverine landscape?

Andrea L. Brock

World Development Perspectives, 2022, vol. 26, issue C

Abstract: This case study considers the trajectory of Ancient Rome’s urban development in its riverine environment. Recent geoarchaeological investigations in Rome’s river valley have shed light on the pre-urban setting and landscape changes that occurred alongside urbanization. With these new discoveries and a rich corpus of archaeological and historical evidence, Rome offers one of the longest records available for exploring how rivers impact cities and cities impact rivers.

Keywords: Environmental history; Geoarchaeology; Ancient Rome; Urbanization; Urban flood risks; Flood mitigation strategies (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2022
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DOI: 10.1016/j.wdp.2022.100426

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