Opening the Frontier: The Gubbio-Perugia Frontier in the Course of History.

Simon Stoddart, Pier Matteo Barone, Jeremy Bennett, Letizia Ceccarelli, Gabriele Cifani, James Clackson, Irma della Giovampaola, Carlotta Ferrara, Francesca Fulminante, Tom Licence, Caroline Malone, Laura Matacchioni, Alex Mullen, Federico Nomi, Elena Pettinelli, David Redhouse, Nicholas Whitehead

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    Abstract

    The frontier between Gubbio (ancient Umbria) and Perugia (ancient Etruria), in the northeast part of the modern region of Umbria, was founded in the late sixth century BC. The frontier endured in different forms, most notably in the late antique and medieval periods, as well as fleetingly in 1944, and is fossilized today in the local government boundaries. Archaeological, documentary and
    philological evidence are brought together to investigate different scales of time that vary from millennia to single days in the representation of a frontier that captured a watershed of geological origins. The foundation of the frontier appears to have been a product of the active agency of the Etruscans, who projected new settlements across the Tiber in the course of the sixth century BC,
    protected at the outer limit of their territory by the naturally defended farmstead of Col di Marzo. The immediate environs of the ancient abbey of Montelabate have been studied intensively by targeted, systematic and geophysical survey in conjunction with excavation, work that is still in progress. An overview of the development of the frontier is presented here, employing the data currently available.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)257-294
    Number of pages37
    JournalPapers of the British School at Rome
    Volume80
    Issue numbernull
    Early online date24 Sep 2012
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 2012

    Keywords

    • italy, Frontier, Umbria, Landscape, Prehistory, Tiber

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Visual Arts and Performing Arts
    • History
    • Archaeology
    • Archaeology

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