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Sponsored by: AIA Central Arizona
Everything but a Bath?: The Small Bath at Antiochia ad Cragum
Leticia R. Rodriguez, PhD
University of California, Berkeley
Center for Middle Eastern Studies
Excavations at the Small Bath at Antiochia ad Cragum began in 2018. With now five seasons completed, our efforts have not only provided insight into the general structure and use of this particular bath type (a Hall Bath); we have also uncovered a wealth of information about the complex after it was retired as a bath. More precisely, each season has presented us with a series of questions with regard to the ways in which the various rooms of the bath were adapted to meet industrial needs, if and how the installations and finds from distinct rooms relate to each other, and their respective chronologies. This lecture will present findings to date, current and evolving hypotheses about the function(s) of the complex in its post-bath phases, and also consider the discovery of several sets of human remains in non-burial contexts.