VESUVIAN ARCHAEOLOGY

Edited by Prof. Luciana Jacobelli
Professor of Antiquities Pompeiane University Milano-Bicocca

Content
The course consists of three lessons per week, for a total of six lessons, consisting of the archaeological, historical, artistic, and socio-cultural landscape of the Vesuvian region.
In addition to lectures, students will learn about the archaeological methodology through simulations and go on field trips to excavation areas.

In short, the focus on specific topics will be:
– The Roman cities of the Vesuvian region
– The housing types: domus and villae
– Pompeii: political organization, society, and urban life
– Ancient productions, trades, and crafts
– The Pompeian painting
– The Romans on holiday: tourism and villas on the coast of Campania
– The discoveries of Herculaneum, Pompeii, and Stabiae in the eighteenth century and their impact on society and art of the period
– The birth of archeology and the nine technologies applied to it
– The eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD

The lectures will be accompanied by power point, video, and virtual reconstructions to further illustrate real life archaeological sites and their cultural and environmental effects. We will also learn about and discuss important ancient monuments, plants, and wildlife.

Objectives
– Acquire basic knowledge on archaeological evidence of Roman civilization in Campania, particularly, daily life and tourism in the ancient world and its lasting effect on the region’s tourism and culture.
– Acquire basic knowledge on archaeological research today
– Acquire skills related to specific historical and cultural archaeological sites and tourism spots in Campania
– Understand and be able to analysis the relationship between archaeological sites, territories, and systems
-Local tourism, cultural and entertainment events.


The workshops also provides the scientific approach to archaeological findings and how to properly catalogue them.