Houston Archeological Society Lecture: Roman Germany - Ruins in the Mosel River Valley


Craig Mayer, an anthropologist/archeologist and winemaker from Austin, will present a program titled "Roman Germany – Ruins in the Mosel River Valley."

The Romans conquered and settled much of what is now western and southern Germany, beginning in the first century BC through the first century AD, tightly integrating those areas into the fabric of the empire. During the Pax Romana of the second century, Roman Germany grew rapidly and prospered, exporting manufactured products and wine to all parts of the Empire.

This talk will place Roman Germany in context of the Roman Empire, exploring a number of important sites and archeological monuments, including the Limes (the fortified border of the Germania provinces), key ruins in Cologne and Trier, several villas and a Roman wine press along the Mosel River.

The lecture will be held in MD Anderson Hall at the University of St. Thomas.



University of St. Thomas
3800 Montrose Blvd.
Houston, TX 77006


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