Region: Global

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Handbook of Ancient Afro-Eurasian Economies Volume 1: Contexts

The three-volume Handbook of Ancient Afro-Eurasian Economies is the main deliverable of the BaSaR project. It aims to offer a comprehensive discussion of economic development in the empires of the Afro-Eurasian world region and elucidate the conditions under which large quantities of goods and people moved across continents and between empires. Volume 1 provides succinct

Key Note Address “Archaeology and Ancient History”


19th International Congress of Classical Archaeology, Cologne/Bonn

Landscapes of commerce: a spatial approach to market systems


Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology international conference (CAA 2018), Universität Tübingen, 8:15 – 12:15

Comparing ancient European and Indian Empires: How, what and why


The India International Centre in co-operation with the Jawaharlal Nehru University New Delhi, Delhi 18:30-20:00

Alexander the Great in India: towards a transcultural understanding of cultural encounter


in The India International Centre in cooperation with the Jawaharlal Nehru University New Delhi, Delhi 18.30-20:00

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Notes of Material Importance: Archival Archaeology in the South Caucasus

- published in Archive Journal (August 2017)

This article explores the role of archaeological archives in untangling the ancient history of the South Caucasus. Archaeological datasets are uniquely diachronic. They reflect historical and environmental processes that occurred in antiquity, as well as the research questions, excavation methods and recording practices that surround their discovery. Archaeologists working in the South Caucasus, a region

38 Pages

Perceptions from Beyond: Some Observations on non-Roman Assessments of the Roman Empire from the Great Eastern Trade Routes

Journal of Ancient Civilizations 30 (2015) 117-149 (together with A. Kolb)
The paper offers an overview and short discussion of contemporary assessments of ‘the Romans’ and the Roman Empire in literary and documentary sources from the great Eastern trade routes between the Mediterranean Sea and Ancient China. The paper also proposes new interpretations of the

30 Pages

Global Economic History

This is the first attempt to write an economic history of the Afro-Eurasian region in antiquity from the first Millennium BCE to the first Millennium CE. It starts from a comparative assessment of economic structures and growth, focussing on factors such as agrarian, urban and fiscal development as well as monetization. In a second step,