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The Archaeology of Wine Manufacturing in Roman and Pre-Roman Italy | July 2022 (126.3)


The world of vinicultural archaeology has expanded exponentially over the previous 20 years, including novel discoveries, methodologies, theories, and new archaeological proof. Regardless of this, centered regional or site-specific approaches and syntheses dominate scholarship. This text gives an alternate, macroperspective by way of a complete replace and overview of the archaeological proof for all the Italian peninsula. When thought-about as a complete, the sheer amount of proof is just a place to begin for future analysis instructions. New knowledge from pre-Roman Italy would possibly recommend localized indigenous winemaking experimentation, contrasting with historically dominant east–west colonial diffusionist fashions. Detailed cataloguing and interpretation of Roman wineries show that two dominant press sorts have been current concurrently. Together with these syntheses, beforehand unpublished proof is analyzed for the primary time, together with conspicuous, lavish, and theatrical wine manufacturing on the Villa dei Quintili simply outdoors Rome.

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