Archaeology of Migration: Greeks, Roman, Egyptians, Etruscans
Since before recorded history massive migrations have moved people throughout the world, creating hybrid identities and new societies and destroying old ones. This course examines migration in the Mediterranean among classical Greeks, Romans, Etruscans and Egyptians in the first millennium BCE. We explore historical factors, such as famine, overpopulation, and violent conquest and enslavement, and we consider recognized and unacknowledged consequences. After introduction to mapping technologies, we end by mapping various ancient migrations and their effects. Taught online.