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The Pilasters of the Severan Basilica at Leptis Magna and the School of Aphrodisias : New Archaeometric and Archaeological Data

P. Jockey (éd.), Leukos lithos : marbres et autres roches de la Méditerranée antique : études interdisciplinaires : actes du VIIIe Colloque international de l’Association for the Study of Marble and Other Stones used in Antiquity (ASMOSIA), Aix-en-Provence 12 – 18 juin 2006, 239-249
F. Bianchi e. a., Paris, 2011

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Libyan Studies 42, 2011

Table de matières :

Capelli, C., A Roman amphora production site near Lepcis Magna : petrographic analyses of the fabrics. 69-72.

Mazou, L. – Capelli, C., A local production of Mid Roman 1 amphorae at Latrun, Cyrenaica. 73-76.

White, D. – Kenrick, P. M., Applebaum’s Hillside Stairs at Cyrene 21-31.

Mattingly, D. – Abduli, H. – Ahmet M., DMP XII : Excavations and Survey of the so-called Garamantian Royal Cemetery (GSCO30-031). 89-102.

Sterry, M. – Mattingly, D., DMP XIII : Reconnaissance Survey of Archaeological Sites in the Murzuq Area. 103-116.

Mirazón Lahr, M. – Foley, R., DMP XIV : Prehistoric sites in the Wadi Barjuj, Fazzan, Libyan Sahara. 117-138.

Jones, S. – Farr, L., Geoarchaeological patterns in the pre-desert and desert ecozones of northern Cyrenaica. 11-19.

Preece, C., Janzur : anchorage, trade, industry and development on the Tripolitanian littoral. 47-58.

Brooks, I. – Meneely, J., The Cyrenaican Prehistory Project 2011 : Late-Holocene environments and human activity from a cave fill in Cyrenaica, Libya. 77-87.

Cherstich, L. Titel The changing funerary world of Roman Cyrene. 33-46.

Fenici e italici, Cartagine e la Magna Grecia. Popoli a contatto, culture a confronto

M. Intrieri, S. Ribichini (éd.), Pise-Rome, 2011

Il tema dei rapporti tra la civiltà fenicio-punica e la Magna Grecia, specialmente in epoche antecedenti l’avventura di Annibale, non sembra aver trovato fino ad oggi uno spazio specifico nell’ambito del più ampio panorama delle ricerche storiche sull’Occidente mediterraneo antico, se non altro per la frammentarietà dei dati disponibili. L’analisi dei contatti e dei rapporti fra le due civiltà è stata, infatti, sviluppata, sia pur con ricchezza di trattazioni, solo in parte e secondo quadri disciplinari autonomi l’uno rispetto all’altro, da un lato nell’ambito degli studi di storia greca, dall’altro in quello degli studi sul mondo punico ; è mancata, fino ad ora, una lettura diacronica della storia dell’Occidente mediterraneo, capace di offrire un’adeguata valutazione delle caratteristiche specifiche e dello sviluppo dei rapporti reciproci in tempi diversi fra i vari attori storici. I due volumi che qui si presentano (fascicoli monografici della « Rivista di studi fenici ») vogliono appunto colmare, almeno in parte, questa lacuna : uomo, territorio, ambiente, culture e dinamiche insediative ; rapporti, scambi e conflitti ; produzioni artistiche, artigianali e monetali ; sostrati e adstrati ; conoscenza storica, recupero e valorizzazione del patrimonio archeologico e storiografico ; analisi delle identità culturali e delle radici della civiltà mediterranea : queste sono state le tematiche sulle quali si è incentrata la ricerca e che hanno trovato ampio spazio nell’Incontro di studio svoltosi nei giorni 27 e 28 maggio 2008 presso l’Università della Calabria, organizzato congiuntamente dal Dipartimento di Storia dell’Ateneo e dall’Istituto di studi sulle Civiltà italiche e del Mediterraneo antico del Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche di Roma, di cui questi volumi presentano gli Atti.


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Krise und Kult. Vorderer Orient und Nordafrika von Aurelian bis Justinian

W. de Gruyter, Millennium Studien 28, 378 p.
D. Kreikenbom et al. (éd.), Berlin-New York, 2010

Der vorliegende Band vereint zwölf Beiträge zur Stadtentwicklung des Vorderen Orients und Nordafrikas in spätantiker Zeit. Die Autoren wenden sich zum einen den historischen und kulturwissenschaftlichen Aspekten dieses Gebietes zu. Ein umfangreicher Abbildungsteil neuen archäologischen Materials sowie dessen Interpretation bilden den zweiten Schwerpunkt des Sammelbandes.

This volume contains twelve contributions on the urban development of the Near East and North Africa in Late Antiquity. On the one hand the authors consider historical and cultural aspects of the region. A comprehensive section of illustrations of new archaeological material and its interpretation then form the second focus of this volume of papers.


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Corolla Epigraphica. Hommages au professeur Yves Burnand

Bruxelles, Collection Latomus 331, 2 vol.
C. Deroux (éd.), 2011.

- François Bertrandy, Familles de Thubursicu Numidarum (Afrique proconsulaire) aux deux premiers siècles de l’Empire romain

- Carmen Castillo, Una enigmática inscripción africana (CIL, VIII, 7070 = 19428)

- Xavier Dupuis, De la Bétique à l’afrique : les curies électorales à la lumière du nouveau fragment de la loi d’Urso

- Naïdé Ferchiou, Dédicace d’un temple consacré aux Cereres (environs de Seressi, Tunisie)

- Maria Grazia Granino Cerere, Ti. Teltonius Marcellus da Lambaesis a Tibur

- Jean-Marie Lassère, onomastica africana XXi. l’onomastique des citoyens des municipes africains

- Yann Le Bohec, la tribu de carthage et c. Marius, c. f., arnensis, Extricatus

Praeteritae carmina vitae. Pietre e parole di Numidia (Numidia meridionale)

PRISA 28, L’Erma di Brettschneider, 360 p.
A. E. Mariagrazia, Rome, 2011

http://www.lerma.it/Downloads/cat_gen_2012.pdf

Premessa ;

Introduzione ;

I Carmina Latina Epigraphica : dalla prima

raccolta sistematica di F. Bücheler alle attuali prospettive di studio ;

CLE provinciae Numidiae : per un’edizione : 1. Le ragioni della raccolta, 2. La struttura della raccolta ;

Abbreviazioni ;

Sigle dei luoghi e segni diacritici ;

Carmina Epigraphica provinciae Numidiae Latina ;

Iscrizioni ;

Indici ;

Concordanze ;

Bibliografia generale.

AIAC CONGRESS 2008 Rome : Meetings between cultures in the ancient Mediterranean

publié en ligne
2011

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Afrique :

- P. van Dommelen – C. Gómez Bellard, Introduzione : connessioni rurali

- P. van Dommelen – C. Gómez Bellard, Paisajes rurales del Mundo Púnico

- C. Aranegui – R. Mar, Juba II and Lixus (Morocco)

- J. Prag (Merton College,Oxford University), Siculo-Punic Coinage and Siculo-Punic Interactions

- Roald Docter (University of Gent), Fethi Chelbi (UniverTunis of I), Boutheina Maraoui Telmini (University of Tunis I), Babette Bechtold (Independent Researcher) & Winfred van de Put (University of Amsterdam), The Greek facies of Punic Carthage

- N. Vella, « Phoenician » metal bowls : Boundary Objects in the Archaic Period

- Alicia Jiménez (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas) Introduction : Colonising e Colinised Territory. Settlements with Punic Roots in Roman Times

- Carlos Cañete Jiménez (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas), Retelling the tale : Modernity, Colonialism and Discourse about Roman Expansion

- Carmen Aranegui, Jaime Vives-Ferrándiz Sánche (Museum of Prehistory, Valencia), Romanisation in the Far West : Local Practices in Western Mauritatia (II C.B.C.E. – II C.C.E.)

- Josephine Quinn (University of Oxford), The Reinvention of Lepcis

- Elizabeth Fentress, Response : Cultural Layering and Performative Ethnicity

- Peter van Dommelen, Response : Local Representations

- Antonino Di Vita, I mausolei punici di Sabratha e l’impianto urbano della città ellenistica : prodotti di un sincretismo culturale

- Benedetta Bessi (John Cabot University, Rome), Le città dei morti : ritualità e tipologia delle necropoli di Sabratha

- Francesco Tomasello (Università degli Studi di Catania), Tradizione locale e influssi esterni nell’architettura protoimperiale di Sabratha

Giorgio Rocco (Politecnico di Bari), Tradizione locale e influssi esterni nei tre templi giulio-claudii del Foro Vecchio di Leptis Magna

- Mabrok Al Zanati (Department of Antiquities Sabratha, Libya), Motivi alessandrini e tradizione punica in due tombe di Sabratha

- Nicola Bonacasa (Università degli Studi di Palermo), Roma in area punica : le terme di Sabratha

- Mario Luni, Claudia Cardinali, Francesca Uttoveggio, Oscar Mei (Università di Urbino), Traccie della frequentazione libya nel sito di fondazione di Cirene

- Lucia Mori (Università di Roma “La Sapienza”), Between the Sahara and the Mediterranean Coast : the Archaeological Research in the Oasis of Fewet (Fazzan, Libyan Sahara) and the Rediscovery of the Garamantes

- Maria Carmela Gatto (Università di Roma “La Sapienza”), The Garamantes of the Fazzan : Imported Pottery and Local Productions

- Stefano De Angeli, Stefano Finocchi, Origine e diffusione dei canali idrici drenanti (qanats/foggaras) in Africa settentrionale in età antica

- Lorenza-Ilia Manfredi, Iconografia e leggenda. Il linguaggio monetale di Cartagine

Antica Africa : alle origine delle societa

 

Barich B. E., 2011

http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Barbara+E.+Barich.+Antica+Africa%3A+alle+origine+delle+societa.-a0262582549

Recently published syntheses on African archaeology (e.g. Phillipson 2005 ; Barham & Mitchell 2008) illustrate the deepening of research and its increasing significance beyond geographical and cultural frontiers. Antica Africa sets out to engage a wide Italian-speaking readership from academics to the general public by showing the temporal depths and complexity of African environments and cultures—note the subtitle ‘alle origini delle societa’—to emphasise the relevance of archaeology in addressing contemporary issues (p. 16).

Unfolded over 432 pages, the book includes : foreword, introduction, 9 chapters, conclusions, 126 illustrations, 12 maps, 5 tables and 17 excellent colour plates. Inset-boxes (23) detail particular aspects, and endnotes add further technical and reference information. The rich corpus of data draws upon 49 pages of references, followed by two indexes.

The narrative is structured in three main parts : Chapters 1-3 deal with human evolution from Australopithecus to modern man and the development of important attributes (e.g. tool-making, bipedalism). Chapters 4-6 discuss diversification of lithic technologies and occupation, and the development of food production. Chapters 7-9 survey the origin of social complexity focusing on state formation, the development of art, and the relationship between archaeology and identity.

The Introduction and Chapter 1 outline the research context, the geological and physical settings, and the broad climatic sequences. Next, human evolution and the technological aspects of tool-making are discussed in great detail (Chapters 2 and 3).

The second part considers the development and spread of food production. Chapter 4 is devoted to ‘the beginnings of change’ in a variety of landscapes and settlement sites. Chapter 5 emphasises the primary role played by animal herding and its wide spread—research to which the author’s own work in the Sahara has greatly contributed. The explanation of the mechanisms behind the shift ‘from a condition where groups take from and destroy to a situation wherein the groups preserve and reproduce’ (p. 202) is very powerful. This has implications for issues such as deforestation and overgrazing, and their impact on the availability of natural resources. As the author reminds us, the availability of water was a determining factor for the subsistence of the Saharan communities. An aspect perhaps slightly overlooked here is the long timing for the dispersal of livestock herding across Sudanic and Sahelian Africa. During this time, several distinct cultural traditions emerged and some of them continued to develop, ultimately to emerge as significant polities. Chapter 6 deals with the transition from utilisation to manipulation of plant resources, surfing through an impressive amount of multidisciplinary data. However, it is not clear what forms of plant exploitation can be described as ‘agriculture’ and indeed ‘horticulture.’ This is a critical issue, reflecting, alongside the use of the joint concept of herding/pastoralism, a common ambiguity (cf. Phillispon 2005 : 169).

The third part begins with the origin of social complexity as illustrated by Predynastic Egypt. Aksum finds brief mention as an example of transition from chiefdom to state (pp. 282-3). An evaluation of recent research in the area (notably by Fattovich and Phillipson) would have enhanced the discussion. Chapter 8 elegantly explores the appearance and interpretation of art, particularly rock-art and the role of shamanism. The last chapter (9) on archaeology and African identity outlines the unresolved question of Bantu expansion, records of metalworking and their association with social complexity as illustrated by two well-known sites (Jenne-Jeno and Great Zimbabwe). Here, the author reinforces a point made earlier (pp. 24-5) about the limitation of research on city-formation and urbanisation in Africa. There is great scope for future research in this direction. Africa’s ecological and cultural variety invites experimentation of new approaches and methodologies with implications for the study of urban phenomena elsewhere. This is also a particularly topical theme as over a third of Africa’s inhabitants currently live in urban areas, a proportion that is expected to rise dramatically.

A few typographical mistakes punctuate the text and minor inaccuracies occur in the bibliography (e.g. Abbate et al. 1998 cited on p. 57, endnote 11, but not present in the bibliography ; this should be : ‘A one-million-year-old Homo cranium from the Danakil (Afar) Depression of Eritrea’ in Nature 393 : 458-60). The illustrations are of very good quality and scale bars are usually present where needed. These trivial points notwithstanding, Antica Africa is an impressively rich synthesis of a very large body of work, presented in a readable way. It will become an essential reference for students, scholars and professionals engaged with African studies, filling an important vacuum in Italian scholarship.

By offering a global vision on African archaeology, the author takes a remarkable step forward ‘to reconnect North Africa with the sub-Saharan world and to show that the links to Europe […] cross the Sahara and reach deeply into the whole continent’ (p. 16). Without doubt, this outstanding book reaches out to an increasingly growing African archaeology and the author is to be congratulated for producing an authoritative, up-to-date and passionate narrative, which deserves the attention of a wide readership.

References

BARHAM, L. & P. MITCHELL 2008. The first Africans : African archaeology from the earliest toolmakers to most recent foragers. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press.

PHILLIPSON, D.W. 2005. African archaeology (third edition). Cambridge : Cambridge University Press.

FEDERICA SULAS

The Charles McBurney Laboratory for Geoarchaeology, University of Cambridge, UK

(Email : sulas@cantab.net)
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