2. The Archaeology of a Ghost Town

The Archaeology of Stari Bar - The Evolution, Dissolution and Reinvention of an Adriatic Town - Sauro Gelichi

Sauro Gelichi [+-]
University Ca' Foscari
Since 2005, Sauro Gelichi has been full professor at the University of Ca' Foscari, Venice. A founding member of the Society of Italian Medieval Archaeologists, he served as its secretary until 2000 and held the presidency between 2000-04. He is currently President of the Association Internationale por l'Etude des Ceramiques Medievales Mediterraneeanes and since 201, of the academic body 'Consulta delle Archeologie Postclassiche as well as serving on the editorial board of a number of academic journals and book series. His research interests centre on the archaeology and history of medieval settlement (urban and rural) and medieval material culture, with particular reference to the production of pottery. He has been director of many archaeological excavations in Italy and of archaeological missions in Syria (1999-2002), Turkey (20020, and has been the director of the archaeological mission in Montenegro (Stari Bar) since 2004.


This chapter continues the exploration of multiple pasts, examining the connections between the many powers that have controlled Stari Bar over the centuries and the town's inhabitants.It employs archaeological and anthropological theory to observe and assess these connections examining various paradigms -- urbanism, building typologies, lifeways, economics and material culture in doing so.

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Gelichi, Sauro. 2. The Archaeology of a Ghost Town. The Archaeology of Stari Bar - The Evolution, Dissolution and Reinvention of an Adriatic Town. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. Nov 2022. ISBN 9781781792087. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=24857. Date accessed: 18 Oct 2021 doi: 10.1558/equinox.24857. Nov 2022

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