Reconstructing the diet and food ways of Roman Iesso

Today, Theoni Baniou is in Guissona to offer a talk for the assistants of the course “XVII Curs d’Arqueologia Ciutat romana de Iesso” (XVII edition of the Roman City of Iesso Archaeology Course), organised by Guissona Museum and the Autonomous University of Barcelona in collaboration with the ICAC, the Guissona City Council, and the Institute of Catalan Studies, at the Archaeological Park of Guissona (La Segarra).

In Theoni’s talk, titled “Reconstructing the diet and foodways of Roman Iesso,” the attendants will explore the eating habits and food culture of the inhabitants of Iesso, as evidenced by the archaeobotanical material found in the wells of the city.

About the course

For two weeks, students, graduates, or anyone interested in the field of archaeology will have the opportunity to participate in the excavation process of a Roman city. The course will delve into the methods of archaeological research and the knowledge of the Roman culture’s presence in the interior of Catalonia.

The course program includes fieldwork at the archaeological park of Iesso (Guissona), lectures, guided visits to different sites and locations, and practical activities such as cleaning and labeling archaeological materials.

Check the full programme here

Learn more about our work in Guissona:

Theoni Baniou is a PhD Candidate with the project Exploring Roman tastes: an archaeobotanical and network analysis approach to the investigation of food plant access, commerce and social identities
with a grant by the Catalan Institute of Classical Archaeology, ICAC (CIN21 26.59)

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