Blog Post #47: Pots, People, and Foodways in Roman Republican Italy with Dr. Laura Banducci

To kick off our food-and-drink-themed blog series, we interview Dr. Laura Banducci, who enlightens us about how pottery from the ancient world can tell us how people cooked, and what they ate.

Video #19: Dogs in Ancient Athens with Colin Whiting

In the nineteenth instalment of of the Peopling the Past video series, we are joined by Dr. Colin Whiting who discusses dogs in ancient Athens, including household pets and working dogs, and how the Greeks spoke about and treated their canine friends.

Blog Post #46: Graduate Student Feature with Brittany Bauer

In this week’s Peopling the Past blog post, we present you with another graduate feature. This week we take a look at the work of Brittany Bauer, a PhD student at the University of Bristol, whose research focuses on the culture and foodways of the poor in Roman Italy, and specifically their use of wild plants.

Blog Post #45: Rediscovering the Sealand: A Little Known Bronze-Age Dynasty in Southern Iraq with Daniel Calderbank

To start off the new year, Peopling the Past brings you another Unknown Peoples blog post. This week we are featuring the work of Daniel Calderbank, an archaeologist and ceramicist who gives us a fascinating look into Sealand, a wetland territory which was home to several important ancient cities such as Ur, Uruk, Larsa, and Lagash.

Blog Post #43: Graduate Student Feature with Annissa Malvoisin

In this week’s Peopling the Past blog post, we present you with another graduate feature. This week we are highlighting the work of Annissa Malvoisin, a PhD candidate at the University of Toronto, whose research investigates the ceramic production and trade industry during Meroitic Nubia and its potential far-reaching networks linking Nile Valley civilizations Egypt and Nubia to Iron Age West African cultures in Nigeria, Niger, Mali, Ghana, and Libya.

Blog Post #42: Graduate Student Feature with Alice Clinch

This week on the Peopling the Past blog we feature an interview with Alice Clinch, PhD candidate at Cornell University and Leverhulme Trust SAS Fellow. Alice discusses the questions she brings to the procurement, production, and use of various materials, from plaster to marble, bridging the art-science divide in approaching archaeological material.

Blog Post #41: Animals, Isotopes, and Bronze Age Elites on Sardinia with Emily Holt

In this blog post, we delve into the exciting research of Dr. Emily Holt, an environmental archaeologist, whose research uses isotope analysis of animal remains to understand patterns of human and animal mobility, economic structures, and political expansion in ancient Sardinia (c. 1700-1000 BCE).

Blog Post #40: Graduate Student Feature with Justin Lorenzo Biggi

In this next instalment of our ongoing graduate student features, we interview Justin Lorenzo Biggi, who just completed their Masters of Research at the University of Edinburgh. Justin shares his research on epigraphy as an ancient habit that conveyed ideas about gender, disability, and belonging in the ancient world.

Blog Post #39: Academic Reviews to Inclusive Conversations with the Founders of Rhea Classical Reviews

In this post, we interview the editorial board of Rhea Classical Reviews, a new online, open access book review journal publishing reviews of new scholarship on the ancient Mediterranean world, whose aim is to create a more inclusive platform for emerging and alternative scholars to have their work reviewed.