Kate Kreindler “Domestic architecture and social differentiation at Poggio Civitate”

Classics, Philosophy, & Religion is co-hosting a guest speaker with Art and Art History this Thurs. (1/25).
Kate Kreindler, UVA
“Domestic architecture and social differentiation at Poggio Civitate”

Thurs., Jan. 25th, 5:15 pm, HCC 136 (Digital Aud.)
There will be a pre-talk reception just outside the Digital Aud., starting at 4:45 pm.

The site of Poggio Civitate is a northern Etruscan settlement dating to the 7th and 6th centuries BCE. Situated on a currently uninhabited hilltop approximately 25 kilometers south of the city of Siena, Poggio Civitate preserves evidence for three phases of elite, monumental domestic architecture. The elite occupants of Poggio Civitate used architecture as a tool to communicate and reinforce their status to non-elite members of the larger community; not only did architectural decorations become more elaborate, but also, with each phase, access to the monumental center of the site became more restricted and controlled. As a result, non-elite members of the community were increasingly pushed further to the settlement’s periphery, further differentiating elite and non-elite members of this community.