SESSION 10

ROMAN DACIA: GENERAL AND SPECIFIC PATTERNS IN A PROVINCE BEYOND THE DANUBE

Organised by: Csaba Szabò and Cristian A. Găzdac

Studies regarding Roman Dacia often use the word “periphery” or “marginal” and despite of the numerous publications on the archaeology and history of the Trajanic province, it is still considered a marginal topic in the international discourse. Back in 2004, W. Hanson and I. Haynes have outlined a new direction in the Roman archaeology of Dacia, away from the ‘patriotic’ old view of Romanian historiography. The main aim of the session is to present the latest results of modern researches on Roman Dacia according to the comparative and cognitive streams on research. A forum where various disciplines from material studies to cultural and social history will reshape the role and impact of the province in a globalized frame and history of the Principate, still, pointing out the specific patterns of this provinces. The session will focus on various aspects of Roman history, economy, Limes and the materiality of the spiritual life and art in the province, presenting as case studies the latest results of the new ‘wave’ of foreign Romanian researchers and their current projects.

The archaeological landscape of the Dacian Wars: a remote sensing approach, Ioana Oltean

Lived Ancient Religion and the case of Roman Dacia, Csaba Szabó

The Roman Gold Mining Settlement from Alburnus Maior, Carmen Ciogradi

General and specific patterns of coin circulation in a roman province. The case of roman Dacia, Cristian Găzdac

Current researches at Colonia Dacica Sarmizegetusa, Carmen Ciongradi, Paolo Mauriello, Emilian Bota, Enzo D’Annibale, Emanuel Demetrescu, Elisa Di Giovanni, Cristian Dima, Daniele Ferdani and Natascia Pizzano