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Landholdings and Social Standing: landuse in the territory of Bova, Calabria in the early 1800s

Author(s): Paula Kay Lazrus

Year: 2017

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Summary

Spatial analysis of landuse data from Napoleonic era Cadastral records provides a window into the social and economic status of individuals in the town of Bova (Calabria, Italy) during the Post-Medieval period. Using GIS to explore the cadastral records and archaeological evidence from field survey conducted by the Bova Marina Archaeological Project, this study explores how economic strategies and social relations in this community located in the foothills of the Aspromonte is reflected in the types of crops grown, their position within the landscape and the number and size of holdings. Access to better drainage, roads and rural housing is addressed as a way of understanding the economic and social dynamics of a community that had been a feud of the Archbishop of Reggio and where the church still had much influence even 20 or more years after the official end of feudalism.


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Landholdings and Social Standing: landuse in the territory of Bova, Calabria in the early 1800s. Paula Kay Lazrus. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 429503)


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min long: -11.074; min lat: 37.44 ; max long: 50.098; max lat: 70.845 ;

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Abstract Id(s): 13273

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America