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BODIes of CONtact: Identity negotiations and biocultural effects in the Roman colonies of Macedonia, Greece

Project description

Exploring the effects of colonisation through bioarcheology

The skeletal remains and burial patterns from the colony of Dion – the sacred city and pilgrimage site of ancient Macedonians – can shed light on the variable effects of colonisation of the Romani Empire. The EU-funded BODICON project will explore the identity dynamics under these colonial regimes by investigating the biocultural effects of conquest and colonisation. BODICON will use pioneering interdisciplinary techniques and methodological innovations from other scientific fields (paleodietary reconstruction, biodistance analysis, radiochronology). It aims to focus on the political transformations that are incorporated by the human body of both the colonised and the colonisers.


Net EU contribution
€ 187 572,48
Broerstraat 5
9712CP Groningen

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Noord-Nederland Groningen Overig Groningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00