Peoples of the Middle Sea.

Innovation and Integration in ancient Mediterranean (1600-500 BC)

Acronym: Peoples of the Middle Sea (1600-500 BC)


The project aims at disentangling the relationship between the spread of ideological, technological and social innovations and integration of different cultures in the ancient Mediterranean in the time span 1600-500 BCE. The transmission of inventions and innovations (e.g. the alphabet, the potter’s wheel, the concept of the city) triggered cultural mix-up and hybridization, and, vice-versa the integration of different groups favoured the birth of new ideas, models and enterprises.

Project information

  • Funded by: Ministero dell’Istruzione dell’Università e della Ricerca
  • Call: PRIN 2017
  • Start date: 18/03/2020
  • End date: 18/03/2024
  • ISPC Scientific coordinator: Ida Oggiano
  • Project Leader: Sapienza University of Rome
  • Partners: Università degli Studi di Sassari, Università degli Studi della Tuscia

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Phoenician and Punic Research