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HYBRID - Artifacts and Archaeological Processes: The Lives and Afterlives of Objects in Pompeii

February 15, 2022 @ 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm EST



AIA Society: Philadelphia

Lecture by Catherine Baker, Bryn Mawr College
From the chipped corners of an ancient die to the mortar on a reused inscription, artifacts tell stories. Archaeologists reconstruct these object biographies, tracing the lives of ancient artifacts from their creation to their final deposition. In this talk, I explore the stories of some of the artifacts excavated by the Pompeii Archaeological Research Project: Porta Stabia (University of Cincinnati), including dice and gaming pieces, statuettes, tools of potters, and even nails. These object biographies shed light not only on the way people first used these objects, but on their afterlives – the ways in which objects were discarded, recycled, and reused. These lives and afterlives of objects, in turn, shape the archaeology of a site, allowing us to trace the complex patterns of use, reuse, and discard which characterized the history of one neighborhood in the Roman city of Pompeii.
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Date:
February 15, 2022
Time:
6:15 pm - 7:30 pm EST
Website:
https://www.penn.museum/calendar/1069/artifacts-and-archaeological-processes

Contact

Robert Sutton
Phone:
484.278.4379
Email:
rfsutton@iupui.edu

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Penn Museum
Phone:
215.898.4000
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