The way people and communities built and conceive their houses says much about their lifestyle and social organization. As the smallest nucleus of the social structure, houses and their plans reflect the cultural patterns and self-perception of a community. When Phoenicians in the 10th century BCE moved from the Levant and settled colonies all over the coasts of Mediterranean, brought with them their idea of living space and their architectural and building skills. This paper aim at framing the study of the Phoenician domestic architecture in the Mediterranean focusing on two main questions: How the Phoenicians preserved their way of dwelling by adapting to the different landscapes and environments of the Mediterranean? How the local populations readapted their architectural models, enrooted in the Bronze Age Mediterranean tradition, after the encounter with the Levantine housing conception and different architectural techniques? With this in mind, an architectural comparison is presented between some case studies comprising Levantine and Sicilian indigenous houses, in the period between the 12th and 8th centuries BCE: this will provide the cue to trace continuities, changes and mutual influences in the construction of a new idea of house, shared between Phoenician colonisers and the Sicilian indigenous population settled in the same territory.

Housing in the Iron Age Mediterranean. Phoenician's ways of inhabiting from the Levant to Sicily / Bonanno, Giuliana. - (2023). (Intervento presentato al convegno XXIV Symposium on Mediterranean Archaeology, “Ideas that traveled by the sea”, 2023 tenutosi a Udine).

Housing in the Iron Age Mediterranean. Phoenician's ways of inhabiting from the Levant to Sicily.

Giuliana Bonanno
2023

Abstract

The way people and communities built and conceive their houses says much about their lifestyle and social organization. As the smallest nucleus of the social structure, houses and their plans reflect the cultural patterns and self-perception of a community. When Phoenicians in the 10th century BCE moved from the Levant and settled colonies all over the coasts of Mediterranean, brought with them their idea of living space and their architectural and building skills. This paper aim at framing the study of the Phoenician domestic architecture in the Mediterranean focusing on two main questions: How the Phoenicians preserved their way of dwelling by adapting to the different landscapes and environments of the Mediterranean? How the local populations readapted their architectural models, enrooted in the Bronze Age Mediterranean tradition, after the encounter with the Levantine housing conception and different architectural techniques? With this in mind, an architectural comparison is presented between some case studies comprising Levantine and Sicilian indigenous houses, in the period between the 12th and 8th centuries BCE: this will provide the cue to trace continuities, changes and mutual influences in the construction of a new idea of house, shared between Phoenician colonisers and the Sicilian indigenous population settled in the same territory.
2023
File allegati a questo prodotto
Non ci sono file associati a questo prodotto.

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: https://hdl.handle.net/11573/1671296
 Attenzione

Attenzione! I dati visualizzati non sono stati sottoposti a validazione da parte dell'ateneo

Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? ND
  • Scopus ND
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? ND
social impact