Roman Rural Landscape of High Guadalquivir (Jaén) Lagoons

Alejandro Fornell Muñoz

Abstract


A large number of lakes, lagoons, deltas, wetlands and flood plains converge in Andalusia. The analysis of lake and marsh areas during Roman times has been a historical subject insufficiently considered so far by Spanish historiographers. This research aims to undertake the study of those more significant cases of High Guadalquivir (Jaén), always within the Roman Baetica context. Focusing on the interaction among culture and environment, landscape ecology and socio-natural systems, the authors aim to comprehend the relation of rural settlements to these environments to study various methods of exploiting lagoon areas and to analyse lacustrine landscapes in the historical context of the Roman period.

Keywords


Wetlands, Written Sources, Archaeology, Baetica, High Guadalquivir

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5463/lac.2014.38

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