Summer School in Roman Pottery 2020

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Location: Lugnano In Teverina, Province of Terni, Italy

Season: June 1, 2020 to July 27, 2020

Application Deadline: March 15, 2020

Deadline Type: Rolling


RPA Certified:

Western Iberia Archaeology

Project Director:
Archer Martin, Universität zu Köln, Joey Williams, University of Central Oklahoma, and Jennifer Muslin, Oplontis Project

Project Description:

The Summer School in Roman Pottery Studies is a four-week program designed to present the basics of Roman pottery analysis, which can be gained only through direct contact with ceramic assemblages. Potsherds constitute the most common finds on archaeological sites in the Mediterranean, and pottery studies form an essential part of any archaeological training. Pottery offers important evidence for dating sites and provides a major source for studies including trade relations and economic exchange, food consumption, and aspects of identity.

The course consists of seminars, field trips, and a hands-on exploration of a ceramic assemblage. Students will learn the fundamentals of Roman pottery including single ceramic classes with their characteristics, function, date, and provenience in the first half of the summer school. In the second half, participants will  apply their knowledge to a pottery assemblage excavated near Lugnano in Teverina, Italy. This element is designed to give the participants practical experience by working under the supervision of the directors with the final goal of publishing the assemblage.

The summer school will be held in the Museo Civico of Lugnano in Teverina. The town itself is connected to Rome via the train station at Attigliano-Bomarzo, as well as by various buses to other nearby towns.


Period(s) of Occupation: Roman

Roman pottery, ceramics analysis, Roman archaeology, amphora, terra sigillata, lucerna

Project Size: 1-24 participants

Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: 4 weeks

Minimum Age: 18

Experience Required: Applications are encouraged from graduate and advanced undergraduate students, junior faculty, professionals, and avocational scholars in the fields of Classics, History, Art History, and Archaeology.

Room and Board Arrangements:
Participants will be housed in a shared apartment in the town of Lugnano in Teverina, Italy. Lunch and dinner will be provided on weekdays. Participants are responsible for their own airfare and travel/medical insurance.

Contact Information:

Dr. Joey Williams

100 N University Drive, Liberal Arts Building, University of Central Oklahoma




United States

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