Published: Dec. 12, 2023

Interconnectivity and Local Responses: A View from the eastern Adriatic island of Brač

Wednesday, January 24th at 7:15pm
Eaton Humanities #250 & Zoom (REGISTER HERE)
Free and open to the public

View of Brač IslandAbstract:
Inhabitants of the islands off the coast of southern Croatia were exposed to the ebb and flow of goods that traverse the long and narrow Adriatic Sea, and local influences can be readily seen. For the past two seasons, excavations by a CU Boulder-University of Split team on an 11th-century BCE hillfort on the western side of Brač have begun to illuminate the very complex history of the site from the Neolithic to Roman period. Our results are both surprising and groundbreaking for the region, bringing into focus for the first time the archaeology of a tell site in the Adriatic.

Dr. Sarah A. James (Associate Professor, CU Boulder Classics)
Sarah James (PhD 2010, The University of Texas at Austin) is an archaeologist who studies ancient Mediterranean economies and societies through material culture. Her publications include two books, four edited volumes, and dozens of articles and book chapters. She is the co-director of the Western Argolid Regional Project (a pedestrian survey) and a lead ceramicist for the Sikyon Archaeological Project (excavations in the agora) in southern Greece. New areas of her research focus on ancient Dalmatia and Adriatic trade networks from the 9th-1st c. BCE, as director of the Brač Island Project.