Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

The Landscape of Siege

October 24, 2019

AIA Society: Mississippi/Memphis

Lecturer: Gwyn Davies

Competence in siege warfare was an important skill-set for the commanders of classical armies with many campaigns requiring the active reduction of strongly-held centers of determined resistance.  Among the challenges faced by assailants were the topographic and environmental factors that had to be addressed in order to mount an effective siege.  This paper will discuss how the landscapes of siege both informed the tactical approaches adopted by besiegers in the choice of siege structures and the modalities of assault and more broadly, in the logistical preparations necessary to prosecute these operations in the first place.

Russell Lecture

When placing events on your calendar using these buttons, please check that time zone displays correctly.


October 24, 2019
Event Categories:
, ,


Aileen Ajootian


TBA (Oxford MS/Memphis TN)
United States
Subscribe to the AIA e-Update

support Us

The AIA is North America's largest and oldest nonprofit organization dedicated to archaeology. The Institute advances awareness, education, fieldwork, preservation, publication, and research of archaeological sites and cultural heritage throughout the world. Your contribution makes a difference.