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Jon Weiland (Stanford) - Data Scarcity and the Invisible Roman Poor

There is considerable interest in the Roman non-elite – especially groups like slaves, immigrants and children -- but learning about these groups can be challenging.  In this talk, I address how data scarcity relates to learning more about the Roman poor, how human remains in the archaeological context provide a potential way to expand our understanding of them, and how this approach leads to a new and different problem of data scarcity. 
Jon Weiland is a PhD candidate in the Stanford Classics Department his research interests revolve around bioarchaeology, digital research methods, and the non-elites in all their forms during the Roman period.  His dissertation focuses on the thorny issue of gaining access to the lives of the poorest populations living in Roman Italy. 



Friday, November 11, 2016. 12:00 PM


Building 110, Rm. 112


Humanities Center, Department of Classics




Free and open to public