GIAP (ICAC)’s researcher Lídia Colominas is presenting in the forthcoming ‘Caesarea Maritima International Conference MMXXII’ which is taking place in New York from October 23rd to October 26th 2022. It includes presentations on projects related to the Caesarea Maritima site (Israel).
Monday, Oct 24 – SESSION 5
Archaeozoology of Caesarea: a window to animal husbandry and meat diet in the Fatimid and Crusader periods
Lidia Colominas (Institut Català d’Arqueologia Clàssica – Tarragona) and Nimrod Marom, (NYU Tel Aviv, Haifa University-Israel).
The talk will present the results of the project “Archaeozoology of Caesarea Maritima: Animal Interactions in an Imperial Port City on the Mediterranean”, which is being built up in the context of the project “Roman expansion and acculturations at both sides of the Mediterranean: searching for patterns, rates and singularities through archaeozoology. (RYC-2019-026732-I)”
This project aims to examine the Roman expansion and the subsequent acculturations as social processes and from a local perspective. It examines in detail the patterns of interaction between Roman imperialism and the native population in two specific areas, each located at the ends of the Mediterranean, Catalonia and Israel, in order to search for timings, rates and singularities. It applies an archaeozoological approach that allow to investigate key aspects of the Roman economy and society, such as dietary patterns, livestock practices or animal trade.