Paolo Maranzana

PhD., 2018, University of Michigan

Research Interests: 

Roman/Early Byzantine Cities and Rural Settlements, Ancient Economy and Environment, Late Roman Pottery, Late Roman Fortifications, 3D reconstructions for educational and touristic purposes.   

Research Projects: 

2017-Present   Principal Investigator: Manufacturing goods: the case of Late Roman pottery production and circulation in western-central Anatolia (with Dr. Cristina Mondin, University of Padua).

2016-Present   Area Supervisor: Sinop Kale Excavations. (Sinop, Turkey).

2018-2019       Principal Investigator: Gabii after the Romans. (Gabii, Italy) (with Marco Cavalazzi and Federico Zoni).

 

Selected Publications: 

2021                   “Climate and the end of Antiquity in Anatolia: an answer from the archaeological record.” In Baratte, F., Cantino Wataghin, G., and Destefanis E. (eds.) Homme et la nature dans l’Antiquité Tardive. Antiquité Tardive, Brepols.

2021                   “The Walls and the city: the fortifications of Sinop in Late Roman/Early Byzantine Period” (with K. Domzalski and A. Smokotina) In Doonan (ed.) Sinope Citadel Excavations: a Precolonial and Early Colonial Nexus of Black Sea Communications Ege Yayinlari, Ankara.

2020                   “Central Anatolia in the Late Roman Period: a history of economic isolation.” In Pisidian Studies II: Production, Trade and Economy in Pisidia and Its Surrounding Areas. S.D.Ü.Arkeoloji Uygulama ve Araştırma Merkezi.

2020                   “Resilience and adaptation at the end of Antiquity: an evaluation of the impact of climate change in Late Roman Central Anatolia.” In Erdkamp, P., Manning, J. G., and Verboven, K. Climate and Society in Ancient Worlds. Diversity in Collapse and Resilience. Palgrave Studies in Ancient Economies series.

2019                   “The excavation of Sector S: a new window into the creation of the Late Roman Fortifications at Pessinus” In Tsetskhladze G. (ed.), Pessinus and its Regional Setting, Pessinus Studies Volume 2, Peeters Publishers, Leuven/Paris/Walpole, pp. 63-130.

2019                   “Urban Fortifications in Late Roman Galatia” In Tsetskhladze, G. (ed.) Proceedings of the International Conference “The Phrygian lands over time. Colloquia Antiqua, Peeters Publishers, Leuven/Paris/Walpole, MA, pp. 683- 714.

 

About: 

2019                Rust Family Foundation Grant ($7,000) for Gabii after the Romans.

2019                Dumbarton Oaks, Project Grant ($3,600) for Manufacturing good: the economy of Late Roman western-central Anatolia.

2017                Rackham International Research Award (University of Michigan) ($5,600) for Manufacturing good: the economy of Late Roman western-central Anatolia.

2017                Rackham Graduate Student Research Award (University of Michigan) ($2,300) for Manufacturing good: the economy of Late Roman western-central Anatolia.

2016                Rackham Simon Courtade Award (University of Michigan) ($27,900).