Dr. Meriem Marzouki
Research Project: Thacensium/Thaca/Zagtoun (Nord-Est Tunisie) : Transformation d'une cité antique durant le Haut Moyen Age
The research project entitled "Thacensium/Thaca/Zagtoun (North-East Tunisia): Transformation of an Ancient City during the High Middle Ages" is a continuation of a post-doctoral research work that concerns the study of settlement and archaeology in the mountainous environment of Berber societies in North-East Tunisia. Within the framework of a one-month research mobility in Hamburg, I plan to explore the question of settlement and the transformation of the urban structures of the ancient city of Zagtoun which became, during the early Middle Ages, a centre of political power in a vast territory. This research work consists of studying the historical evolution of this locality through its urban transformation and the continuity of the settlement between Late Antiquity and the High Middle Ages. In the Zaghouanese, research on this period has long suffered from a lack of documentation, both textual and archaeological, at a time of profound reorganisation of the rural and urban settlement pattern. Until now, only the site of Zagtoun has provided convincing evidence of the continuity of occupation of a rural domain, in different forms, during this transitional period between Late Antiquity and the High Middle Ages.
Dr. Meriem Marzouki is a doctor in History, Archaeology and Heritage at the University of Tunis, a member of the Laboratoire d'Archéologie et d'Architecture Maghrébines (LAAM-LR13ES10) and a researcher associated with the laboratory Histoire Et Archéologie Des Mondes Chrétiens Et Musulmans Médiévaux "CIHAM-UMR 5648". She devotes her research to questions relating to the settlement, archaeology and material culture of medieval and modern Maghreb societies. Her research interests are mainly focused on the archaeology of the mountain environment, vernacular architecture and the way of life of Berber mountain societies in northeast Tunisia.
Marzouki, Meriem (2021), "Zriba, un village perché Du Mont Zaghouan (Nord-Est Tunisien)", in: Miguel Reimão Costa / Susana Gomez Martinez / Desidério Batista / Vitor Ribeiro, eds., Mediterranean Hilltop Settlements: Architecture and Landscape / Povoados alcandorados do Mediterrâneo: Arquitetura e Paisagem, Mértola: CAM / CEAACP, 66-70.
Marzouki, Meriem et al. (2020a), "Berbers and Arabs: tracing the genetic diversity and history of Southern Tunisia through genome wide analysis", American Journal of Physical Anthropology 173.4, 697-708.
Marzouki, Meriem (2020b), "Peuplement Et Organisation Du Territoire Dans La Region De Djebel Zaghouan (Nord-Est Tunisie)", in: Maria de Fátima Palma Ramos / Virgilio Martins Lopes, eds., O Território e a Gestão dos Recursos entre a Antiguidade Tardia e o Período Islâmico (Nakla Colección de Arqueología y Patrimonio 24), Granada: Editorial Alhulia, 487-499.
Marzouki, Meriem (2017), "Takrouna, Zriba et Jéradou, Les Villages Perchés Du Djebel Zaghouan", Historia Hors-Série, 80-82.
Marzouki, Meriem (2016), "Zâwiya Sîdî Bou-Gabrîne à Djebel Zaghouan : étude architecturale et historique", Al-Sabîl : Revue d’Histoire, d’Archéologie et d’Architecture Maghrébines 1, 1-15.