Commerce in Color: The Economy of Roman Pigment Shops

370 Dwinelle Hall University of California, Berkeley, CA, United States

The Ellen and Charles S. La Follete Lecture: The discovery of the only known pigment shop in ancient Rome revealed an array of colors in their raw, mineral form waiting to be sold to wall painters. Ancient pigments provide a surprising opportunity to understand how science can be used in archaeology, revealing what pigments were […]