On Thursday, November 21, Linda Gosner, assistant professor in the Department of Classical Studies at the University of Michigan, will speak in the Whitney Auditorium (Room 1315, School of Education Building) at noon as part of the UMMAA Brown Bag Lecture Series.

Scholars have generally considered the coastal colonies of ancient traders separately from the rural, inland landscapes inhabited by the indigenous populations. In order to break down this binary, the Sinis Archaeological Project explores ancient colonial interaction, landscape use, and resource exploitation in the coastal and inland landscapes of west-central Sardinia. Dr. Gosner, co-director of the Sinis Archaeological Project, will provide a preliminary report of the first two seasons of landscape survey, held in 2018 and 2019. She discusses the methodology for the multiscalar survey and the preliminary results from a survey of an inland agricultural zone, and she also assesses how survey can provide a clearer picture of Phoenician, Punic, and Roman strategies for colonization and trade on the island.

The Museum’s Brown Bag Lecture Series is free and open to the public.