Pottery and Archeology
The American University of Rome
Area of Study
Taught In English
ARC 104 - archeology techniques
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits1
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units1
Hours & Credits
This is an introductory one credit course on analyzing pottery assemblages from archeological sites. The course will take place over one weekend. Students will be introduced in the classroom to the methodology of studying ceramics from archeological sites and the main forms of fine and coarse ware found on Roman sites around the Mediterranean. This will be followed by a practical session on fine wares where students will gain experience of sorting and recording archaeological material and a visit to Crypta Balbi museum to see their very extensive ceramics display. The course will finish with a lecture on the broader implications of pottery analysis for studying the Roman economy and society.
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