Pottery and Archeology

The American University of Rome

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Pottery and Archeology

  • Host University

    The American University of Rome

  • Location

    Rome, Italy

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    ARC 104 - archeology techniques

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    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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