Blog Post #18: Grad Student Feature with Najee Olya

In this week’s Grad Student Feature, we bring you Najee Olya, PhD Candidate in the Program for Mediterranean Art and Archaeology at the University of Virginia. Najee is systematically studying a large corpus of Greek painted vases representing Africans and reorienting previous assumptions about how these images would have been understood and interpreted by their users.

Blog Post #16: Forgotten Kingdom: The Mitanni, with Mara Horowitz

In our latest instalment of the blog series, “Unknown Peoples”, Dr. Mara Horowitz brings to light the largely unknown Mitanni, a powerful Late Bronze Age state that encompassed parts of northern Syria and southern Turkey.

Blog Post #13: Grad Student Feature with Nadhira Hill

In this week’s student feature, we highlight the work of Nadhira Hill, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Michigan, whose research problematizes the traditionally Athenocentric definition of the Greek symposium through a comparative exploration of the literary sources and material culture related to ancient Greek drinking practices at Athens and Olynthos.

Podcast #12: Thrown Together: Potters, Painters, and Ceramic Production with Sanchita Balachandran

On this episode of the Peopling the Past Podcast, we are joined by Sanchita Balachandran, Associate Director of the Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum.

Listen in, as she speaks to us about the sensory experience of ancient potters and painters, her experimental archaeology project at Johns Hopkins, and the underdrawings on Greek painted pottery.

Peopling the Past, Video #2: Mara Horowitz talks about Bronze Age Cookpots

Dr. Mara Horowitz joins us in our second instalment of the Peopling the Past video series, in which she discusses the manufacture and use of cooking pots in the Eastern Mediterranean during the Bronze Age, including what developments in cookware can tell us about changes in past societies.

Blog #1: The Past in Pieces: How Pottery Gets Us to People with Dr. Christine Johnston

In this post Dr. Christine Johnston talks about her work on ancient economics and trade in the Eastern Mediterranean and Western Asia during the Bronze Age (around 2000 to 1000 BCE).