Regional Pathways to Complexity

Settlement and Land-Use Dynamics in Early Italy from the Bronze Age to the Republican Period

Peter Attema, Gert Jan Burgers, and Martijn Van Leusen

Regional Pathways to Complexity

Peter Attema, Gert Jan Burgers, and Martijn Van Leusen

Distributed for Amsterdam University Press

235 pages | 120 color plates | 8 x 12 | © 2010
Cloth $69.95 ISBN: 9789089642769 Published July 2011 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada

Synthesizing almost thirty years of Dutch archaeological research in central and southern Italy, this book discusses and compares settlement and land use patterns from the late protohistoric period to the late Roman Republic. Considering both social and environmental factors, the authors analyze the long-term progression of indigenous Bronze Age tribal pastoralist societies towards the complexity of urbanized Roman society. Drawing on a decade of collaboration between Dutch and Italian researchers, this exhaustive study will be of great interest to students and scholars of Mediterranean archaeology.   


1. Introduction
2. Regional Settlement Dynamics of the Pontine Region
3. Regional Settlement Dynamics of the Salento Isthmus
4. Settlement Dynamics of the Sibaritide and its Hinterland
5. Centralization and Proto-Urbanization in the Bronze and Iron Ages
6. Rethinking Early Greek-Indigenous Encounters in Southern Italy
7. Indigenous Urbanization in the Archaic Period
8. Rural Infill, Urbanization and Roman Expansion
9. A Supra-Regional Comparative Perspective

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