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Dredging and canal gate technologies in Portus, the ancient harbour of Rome, reconstructed from event stratigraphy and multi-proxy sediment analysis

Lisé-Pronovost, A ; Ferréol, Salomon ; Goiran, Jean-Philippe ; St-Onge, G ; Herries, A ; Montero-Serrano, J.-C ; Heslop, D ; Roberts, A ; Levchenko, V ; Zawadzki, A ; Heijnis, H Goiran, Jean-Philippe (Editor)

Quaternary International, May 2018 [Periódico revisado por pares]

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    Dredging and canal gate technologies in Portus, the ancient harbour of Rome, reconstructed from event stratigraphy and multi-proxy sediment analysis
  • Autor: Lisé-Pronovost, A ; Ferréol, Salomon ; Goiran, Jean-Philippe ; St-Onge, G ; Herries, A ; Montero-Serrano, J.-C ; Heslop, D ; Roberts, A ; Levchenko, V ; Zawadzki, A ; Heijnis, H
  • Goiran, Jean-Philippe (Editor)
  • Assuntos: Environmental Sciences ; Environmental and Society ; Humanities and Social Sciences ; Archaeology and Prehistory ; Humanities and Social Sciences ; Environmental Studies ; Humanities and Social Sciences ; Geography ; Humanities and Social Sciences ; History ; Computer Science ; Modeling and Simulation ; Environmental Sciences ; Biodiversity and Ecology ; Environmental Sciences ; Environmental Engineering ; Environmental Sciences ; Global Changes ; Environmental Sciences ; Geography
  • É parte de: Quaternary International, May 2018
  • Descrição: Abstract Ancient harbours are rich archives of human-environment interaction. However, dating harbour deposits and correlating their stratigraphy is a major challenge because of typically high sedimentation rates over short periods and possible curative dredging events. Portus, the maritime harbour of Rome at the height of the Roman Empire, was a port complex composed of basins and canals connecting the commercial harbour to Rome via the Tiber River. Sediment core CPS1 in the narrowest of these canals, Canale Traverso, is located centrally in what was the capital city's commercial hub and contains a continuous harbour depositional record with average sedimentation rates greater than 1 cm per year. Here we use piston coring, high-resolution core scanning and a multi-proxy sediment analysis including for the first time paleo- and rock-magnetism, and bulk and clay mineralogy in order to overcome the problems of dating harbour deposits and correlating their stratigraphy. The method allowed precise identification of major reworked events, including a dredged deposit and a hyperpycnal deposit, which improve the chronostratigraphy and water depth reconstruction, and sheds light on harbour technologies at the height of the Roman Empire. A debris layer with abundant ceramic fragments and rocks marks the decommissioning of Canale Traverso and provides a new chronostratigraphic marker at Portus. Multi-proxy riverine input signatures point to the possible use of canal gate technology for water flow management. Author Affiliation: (a) The Australian Archaeomagnetism Laboratory, Palaeoscience Labs, Department of Archaeology and History, La Trobe University, Melbourne Campus, Bundoora, 3086, VIC, Australia (b) Laboratoire Image Ville Environnement UMR 7362, Universite de Strasbourg, 3 rue de l'Argonne, 67083, Strasbourg Cedex, France (c) Department of Archaeology, University of Southampton, Southampton, SO17 1BF, United Kingdom (d) Centre national de la recherche scientifique, Maison de l'Orient et de la Mediterranee, Lyon, 69365, France (e) Institut des sciences de la mer de Rimouski, Canada Research Chair in Marine Geology, Universite du Quebec a Rimouski and GEOTOP, Rimouski, G5L 2Z9, Quebec, Canada (f) Research School of Earth Sciences, Australian National University, Canberra, 2601, ACT, Australia (g) Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO), Lucas Heights, 2234, NSW, Australia * Corresponding author. Article History: Received 2 November 2017; Revised 27 April 2018; Accepted 11 May 2018 Byline: A. Lise-Pronovost [a.lise-pronovost@latrobe.edu.au] (a,*), F. Salomon (b,c), J.-P. Goiran (d), G. St-Onge (e), A.I.R. Herries (a), J.-C. Montero-Serrano (e), D. Heslop (f), A.P. Roberts (f), V. Levchenko (g), A. Zawadzki (g), H. Heijnis (g)
  • Idioma: Inglês

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