Counting Sheep: Roman Settlement and Land Use Patterns in the Crau Plain, France.

Motz, Christopher.


  • Abstract: Over the last two decades, research on Roman period (1st century BC to 4th century AD) pastoralism in the Crau plain in Southern France has focused on modes of transhumance. These discussions have not addressed broader questions about the nature and scale of the pastoral economy, which was centered on wool production. This study examines groups of large sheepfolds dotting the plain a... read more
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