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Texas Tech University
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Roman archaeology, environmental and economic history; ancient migration and mobility, technology and production; labor; Roman Iberia; Sardinia
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Linda Gosner studies Roman archaeology, art, and history. Her research centers on local responses to Roman imperialism in rural and industrial landscapes of the western Mediterranean (primarily Spain, Portugal, and Sardinia). In particular, she studies the impact of empire on technology, craft production, labor practices, and everyday life in provincial communities. Linda’s current book project examines the transformation of mining communities and landscapes in the Iberian Peninsula following Roman conquest. Her work engages with broad questions about human-environment interaction, community and identity, labor history, mobility, and culture contact.

In addition to her ongoing research in Spain and Portugal, Linda currently co-directs the Sinis Archaeological Project, a landscape survey project in west-central Sardinia, Italy. The project explores the diverse social and environmental factors impacting resource extraction, settlement patterns, and colonial interactions in the 1st millennium BCE through the Roman period. She is also a core collaborator with the Progetto S’Urachi excavations in Sardinia. Previously, Linda has conducted fieldwork—including excavation, pedestrian survey, and ceramic analysis—in Spain, Portugal, Italy, Egypt, Jordan, and Turkey, most recently co-leading a survey at the site of S’Urachi in Sardinia.

Linda is an Assistant Professor of Classical Archaeology at Texas Tech University. Linda holds a PhD from the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World at Brown University and is an alumna of the Michigan Society of Fellows postdoctoral program.

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Country Focus
Spain, Portugal, Italy, Egypt
Expertise by Geography
Mediterranean, Spain, Western Europe
Expertise by Chronology
Expertise by Topic
Art & Architectural History, Colonialism, Economic History, Environment, Labor, Material Culture, Migration & Immigration, Rural & Agrarian History, Technology