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Dr Brikena Shkodra-Rrugia

Visiting Fellow

(Academy of Albanological Studies, Institute of Archaeology,Tiranë, Albania)

Dates of visit: 1 September 2020 – 31 December 2020; 1 October 2021 - 31 December 2021

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My research focuses on the study of stratigraphic contexts, as the main basis of archaeological data for recognizing and analyzing the city in late antiquity. The comprehensive study of several contexts from Dyrrachium (Albania) has aimed to identify the formation processes of stratigraphy in order to understand the transformation of the city in this transitional period. Through the study of ceramic vessels, on the other hand, my work focuses on identifying the forms of organization of local production as well as the mechanisms of trade and distribution of imported products. The work associated with an important Adriatic port city enables the research on the economic role and position of Dyrrachium in this region. As it is also aiming at the study of local products in relation to imports. The main purpose of working with stratigraphic contexts relates to the identification and analysis of urban transformations as well as of the context of use of the urban area during the very complex period of the late Roman and Early Byzantine periods. These objectives are part of the long-term research project "Dyrrachium in Late Antiquity".