The Natural History of Pompeii
Wilhelmina Feemster Jashemski, Frederick G. Meyer
Cambridge University Press, Sep 19, 2002 - Art - 502 pages
The sudden destruction of Pompeii, Herculaneum and the surrounding Campanian countryside following the eruption of Vesuvius in AD 79 preserved the remarkable evidence that has made possible this reconstruction of the natural history of the local environment. Following the prototype of Pliny the Elder's Natural History, various aspects of the natural history of Pompeii are discussed and analyzed by a team of eminent scientists, many of whom have collaborated with Jashemski during her years of excavation of several gardens in the Vesuvian area. This volume brings together the work of geologists, soil specialists, paleobotanists, botanists, palaeontologists, biologists, chemists, dendrochronologists, ichthyologists, zoologists, ornithologists, mammalogists, herpetologists, entymologists, and archaeologists, affording a thorough picture of the landscape, flora, and fauna of the ancient sites. The detailed and rigorously scientific catalogues, which are copiously illustrated, provide a checklist of the flora and fauna upon which future generations of scholars can continue to build.
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Evidence from Wall Paintings 18 Health and Nutrition at Herculaneum
Ancient Authors Cited or Quoted xxi 10 Dendrochronological Investigations
Wilhelmina F Jashemski Sediments
The Eruption of Vesuvius in AD 79 37
1N ANCIENT AUTHORS A.D. 79 eruption ANCIENT AUTHORS Theophrastus Apicius atrium AUTHORS Pliny Avellino bird bones Boscoreale Campania Capaldo carbonized hay color Columella Columella RR cultivated depicted deposit diatoms Dioscorides English Eumachia excavations Faun ﬁelds ﬁg FIGURE ﬁrst ﬁsh ﬁve ﬂowers fountain fragments freshwater fruit garden painting gastropods Gold Bracelet Greek hay at Oplontis Herculaneum Hist hole identiﬁed Italian Italy Jashemski 1979 Lake Avernus lapilli layer lignin marine MATERIAL EXAMINED Matteucig Mediterranean Meyboom mosaic Mount Vesuvius Naples Museum NM inv Oplontis paleosols Palombi percent peristyle Photo plants Pliny HN pollen Polybius Pompeii preserved probably proﬁle pumice pyroclastic surge REFERENCES 1N REFERENCES IN ANCIENT REMARKS Roman Rome samples Schefold SCULPTURE sediments shells Sigurdsson snake soil species speciﬁc SPECIMENS surge tablinum Terzigno Theophrastus Tiberi tion tree triclinium valves Vesuvian area Vesuvius Villa of Poppaea volcanic WALL PAINTINGS wild wood zone