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The urban poor: finding the marginalised

Roskams, Steve (2006) The urban poor: finding the marginalised. In: Social and Political Life in Late Antiquity. Late Antique Archaeology (3.1). Brill , Leiden/Boston , pp. 487-531. ISBN 978 90 04 14414 9

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Why are archaeologists ‘missing’ the poor in Late Roman towns? This paper suggest that we are looking in the wrong place, and need to concentrate on areas of the townscape beyond its monumental centre; that we are looking in the wrong way, and need to develop more sophisticated methodologies in both gathering and analysing data; and that we are seeing our evidence through inappropriate interpretative frameworks. To remedy this last state of affairs, we must develop Marxist approaches defining different modes of production, and then apply them to the analysis of townscapes and landscapes, and to artefact and ecofact assemblages

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: late Antiquity, Roman towns, Marxism/historical materialism, modes of production, assemblage analysis
Institution: The University of York
Academic Units: The University of York > Archaeology (York)
Depositing User: Mrs Eva Fairnell
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2010 14:40
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2010 14:40
Published Version: http://www.brill.nl/
Status: Published
Publisher: Brill
Refereed: Yes
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URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/11065

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