Re-writing the Roman conquest of northern Iberia: archaeological discoveries and theoretical perspectives

Re-writing the Roman conquest of northern Iberia: archaeological discoveries and theoretical perspectives
Date
25 November 2020, 5.30pm - 7.00pm
Type
Seminar
Description

Manuel Fernández-Götz, Edinburgh

Jesús F. Torres Martínez , IMBEAC

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Rome's conquest of the Iberian Peninsula was a long-term process which lasted approximately two centuries. While mentioned in written sources, our knowledge of the military campaigns has been revolutionised in the last two decades thanks to spectacular archaeological discoveries. This paper will present an overview of the Roman conquest of Iberia, and then focus on the new research carried out in the last territory to be incorporated: the Cantabrian region in the far north. Together with some battlefields, the material evidence includes Roman camps, other elements of military infrastructure and the destruction of indigenous settlements during the wars.

Contact

Valerie James
valerie.james@sas.ac.uk
020 7862 8716