Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Roman Pompeii, geography of death and escape: The deaths of Vesuvius
by Luke, Brandon Thomas, M.A., Kent State University, 2013, 65; 1555290
Abstract (Summary)

Pompeii suffered a famous volcanic disaster in 79 AD. This led to a tremendous loss of life. This thesis examines that loss of life and the geography of death left behind by the eruption. Where did the citizens of Pompeii die, and how could they have avoided their fate? These are issues that are examined through geographic methodologies and the use of GIS. The results indicate a people that could have been spared with proper hazards management, and one that shows through mapping the large loss of life that accompanied one of history's most famous volcanic eruptions.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Tyner, James
Commitee: Tyner, James
School: Kent State University
Department: Geography
School Location: United States -- Ohio
Source: MAI 52/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Archaeology, Geography, Geographic information science, Ancient history, Remote sensing
Keywords: Critical GIS, Cultural GIS, Geographic information systems, Historical GIS, Italy, Pompeii, Vesuvius
Publication Number: 1555290
ISBN: 9781303874000
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