Dominik St Angelo

Postgraduate Research Student

domstangelo@liverpool.ac.uk


Biography

Dominik was awarded with a BA in Computer Science and History from the World University in Puerto Rico. Dominik went on to get another BA, this time in Archaeology and Ancient History from the University of Liverpool. Later, while studying at the same university, Dominik attained his MA in Archaeology.

Research Interests

Thesis Title

"An examination of Greek and Etruscan city wall construction during the archaic age (including the impact of Urbanization upon) and the development of a modelling system to determine the man-hours and costs of such building."

City walls and fortifications are probably the most understudied major civic construction project of any ancient city. Dominik's dissertation creates a methodology to analyse city wall construction to determine the man days and money required to build such monumental structures. It also examines the role of Urbanization upon wall building and the fact that the walls were most likely, a direct result of this formal structuring of the cities. It also provides a means of allowing the user the flexibility to modify parameters to play ‘what if’ games regarding possible scenarios arising from analysis of current and possible past site and environmental conditions for any period’s city walls/fortifications.

This dissertation creates a methodology to analyse city wall construction to determine man days and money required to build such monumental structures. It also examines the role of Urbanization upon wall building and the facts that the walls were most likely, a direct result of this formal structuring of the cities. It also provides a means of allowing the user the flexibility to modify parameters to play ‘what if’ games regarding possible scenarios arising from analysis of current and possible past site and environmental conditions for any period’s city walls/fortifications.

Research Funding

Self-funded.