Coring Early Rome: geoarchaeological investigations into the origins of the Eternal City
Since 2013, Dr Andrea Brock, School of Classsics has led a deep coring survey in the heart of Rome. The results are shedding new light on Rome's pre-urban landscape, as well as evidence for significant instability and change in the Tiber River valley that occurred alongside urban growth at Rome in the mid-1st millennium BCE. The early Romans, therefore, had to adapt to a dynamic riverine environment and significant urban flooding.
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