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The speaker will discuss the finds and ongoing research of the 2017 Vagnari archaeological excavations which took place at the Vagnari site in Puglia, Italy. Her participation in the student excavation program formed part of her Betty Fletcher Memorial Traveling Scholarship project, which was awarded to her in 2017 by the University. The Vagnari site was an estate of the Roman Emperors, used for agricultural production, and is one of the few detailed archaeological studies on Roman imperial agricultural property. The ongoing excavations at the site hope to re-evaluate the chronology of the area and further develop scholarship on agricultural production and trade in Imperial Rome.
The speaker will address the topic under the following headings:
History and Sources of Han Dynasty China; History and Sources of Rome in the period of the Han Dynasty; Trade Embassies to Rome; Chinese Expeditions to the West and Embassies to China; Archaeological discoveries; Some major items listed as imports and exports.