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Back to Heis: New data on long-distance trade in Somaliland (1st-2nd c. AD)

AuthorsGonzález-Ruibal, Alfredo ; Torres Rodriguez, Jorge de
Issue Date2-Jul-2019
Citation9th Red Sea Conference (2019)
AbstractSomaliland was an important area in the Indian Ocean network both in Antiquity and in the Middle Ages. Unlike other areas that have seen intensive fieldwork during the last three decades, very little is known about the impact of long-distance trade in the Somali coast. Since 2015 a team from the Spanish National Research Council has been exploring this topic from a long-term perspective and paying particular attention to the role of local nomads. In this paper, we will present new data coming from our research in Heis, a site discovered in the late 19th century which yielded an interesting assemblage of Roman finds. We have mapped in detail the ancient necropolis where the imports were originally found, conducted a systematic survey and sondages, and documented many other exotic wares and glass coming from Italy, Nubia, Arabia and India during the 1st-2nd centuries AD. We have also studied the hinterland to better understand the trade routes with the interior and how the nomad landscape was impacted by an expanding, connected world.
DescriptionResumen del trabajo presentado en 9th Red Sea Conference - Networked Spaces. The spatiality of networks in the Red Sea and Western Indian Ocean, celebrado en Lyon (Francia), del 2 al 5 de julio de 2019
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/10261/209411
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