Brown Bag | A Scholarly Divide in Research in the Forum at Pompeii: Archaeological Basics Yield Dividends

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Brooks Hall Commons

John Dobbins
Professor Emeritus, Department of Art and Archaeology Interdisciplinary Program

This talk presents the clash between archaeologists who adhere tenaciously to nineteenth-century views on the Forum at Pompeii and the Pompeii Forum Project (UVA), a late twentieth-century and early twenty-first century project that sees things differently because we use evidence.