Event Title

P-38 The Necropoleis of Esbus and the Decapolis

Location

Buller Hall 207

Start Date

3-11-2022 1:30 PM

End Date

3-11-2022 3:30 PM

Department

Behavioral Sciences

Description

Are the tomb designs found in Esbus also present in Decapolis cities? Often the Decapolis is thought of as a league of 10 cities. However, there is evidence that it was a political and cultural region of those main cities and the surrounding areas. The theory of transculturation suggests that if two cultures/societies are in close contact for a prolonged period, there should be an exchange of cultural traits, in this case, tomb designs. This study posits that due to transculturation between Romans and the Levantine people, some of the tomb designs common in the Decapolis are also common at Esbus.

Acknowledgments

Advisor: Øystein LaBianca, Behavioral Sciences

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Mar 11th, 1:30 PM Mar 11th, 3:30 PM

P-38 The Necropoleis of Esbus and the Decapolis

Buller Hall 207

Are the tomb designs found in Esbus also present in Decapolis cities? Often the Decapolis is thought of as a league of 10 cities. However, there is evidence that it was a political and cultural region of those main cities and the surrounding areas. The theory of transculturation suggests that if two cultures/societies are in close contact for a prolonged period, there should be an exchange of cultural traits, in this case, tomb designs. This study posits that due to transculturation between Romans and the Levantine people, some of the tomb designs common in the Decapolis are also common at Esbus.