Building the Countryside: Rural Architecture and Settlement in Tripolitania during the Roman and Late Antique Periods

Building the Countryside: Rural Architecture and Settlement in Tripolitania during the Roman and Late Antique Periods

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This volume brings together data collected from both previously published surveys and new data collected using satellite imagery on the architecture and construction of over 2,400 rural structures in nine different regions of Tripolitania, dating between the 1st century BC and the 7th century AD. The synthesis and standardisation of these diverse data using new typologies applicable to structures in all parts of the region have, for the first time, facilitated meaningful comparisons between buildings and settlements across Tripolitania. The analysis looks at the varying histories and patterns of land-use in different parts of the region and even the status, wealth, and socio-cultural structures of the people who constructed and lived in them.

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by Nichole Sheldrick

Society for Libyan Studies Open Access Monograph 2

This volume brings together data collected from both previously published surveys and new data collected using satellite imagery on the architecture and construction of over 2,400 rural structures in nine different regions of Tripolitania, dating between the 1st century BC and the 7th century AD. The synthesis and standardisation of these diverse data using new typologies applicable to structures in all parts of the region have, for the first time, facilitated meaningful comparisons between buildings and settlements across Tripolitania. The analysis looks at the varying histories and patterns of land-use in different parts of the region and even the status, wealth, and socio-cultural structures of the people who constructed and lived in them.

For the eBook version of this title there is an online appendix which can be found on the Open Access eBooks page of this website.

Nichole Sheldrick has a DPhil in Archaeology from the University of Oxford and works for the Endangered Archaeology in the Middle East and North Africa (EAMENA) Project, University of Oxford. She has supervised excavations at two urban Roman sites in Tunisia taken part in survey projects in Morocco and Egypt. 

210 x 297 mm, 224 pages; photographs, plans and maps

ISBN 978-1-900971-77-5

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Publication Date: November 2021