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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Settlement Patterns in Albania from the Iron Age through Greek Colonization and Roman Integration (1100 BC – AD 395)
by Baci, Erina, M.A., Mississippi State University, 2018, 187; 10830969
Abstract (Summary)

The Illyrians were an Indo-European group of people who once inhabited a large expanse of the western Balkans. As interactions with the Greeks and, later, the Romans increased, the traditional way of life and sociopolitical organization of the Illyrians were undoubtedly altered. This thesis takes a geospatial approach in order to address how interactions with other groups of people influenced Illyrian settlement patterns. Specifically, how Greek colonization followed by Roman incorporation affected Illyrian settlement patterns in Albania? Due to its peripheral location in the Mediterranean, Albania provides a unique case study for investigating colonization, integration, and interaction between different cultures.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Miller, Darcy S.
Commitee: Bejko, Lorenc, Galaty, Michael L., Peacock, Evan
School: Mississippi State University
Department: Arts and Sciences
School Location: United States -- Mississippi
Source: MAI 58/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Archaeology
Keywords: Albania, Archaeology, GIS, Prehistory, Settlement pattern
Publication Number: 10830969
ISBN: 978-0-438-31351-4
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