An Inside Look at AAR Affiliated Excavation Projects

Thursday, May 6, 2021–6:00 PM
AAR Zoom
Central European Time
Rome, Italy
Color photograph of six archaeologists in an excavation site, digging, dusting, and writing

Archaeologists working in the Contrada Agnese Project at Morgantina

In this seminar we take the opportunity to bring participants of three of the AAR Affiliated Archaeological Projects together to present the results of their investigations: excavations at Gabii, Porta Stabia at Pompeii, and Contrada Agnese at Morgantina. Each is in a different stage of progress. Gabii, directed by Nicola Terrenato, is by far the largest and longest running, with its AAR affiliation going back to 2009. The project has already published some results in an innovative new digital format hosted by the University of Michigan. The Porta Stabia Pompeii Project, led by Steven Ellis (2013 Fellow, 2016 Affiliated Fellow), has been running since 2005. Excavations finished in 2018 and the project is currently in publication phase. The Contrada Agnese Project at Morgantina, directed by Alex Walthall (2013 Fellow), began in 2013 and is part of the longstanding American excavations at Morgantina. Each project submits a report to AAR every two years: in this year of COVID-19 they will instead present their reports to a wider audience via Zoom.

Participants from each project will present a twenty-minute paper focusing on the major outcomes of the project and how they affect our understanding of the broader context of the site. After the presentation, a panel consisting of two senior members of each team will discuss goals for the future, the role of new technologies in their projects, and major takeaways for future excavations.

“Gabii Archaeological Project 2009–2020”
Nicola Terrenato, University of Michigan
Laura Banducci, Carleton University

“Publishing the Porta Stabia Excavations at Pompeii”
Steven Ellis, University of Cincinnati
Allison Emmerson (2019 Fellow), Tulane University

“American Excavations at Morgantina: Contrada Agnese Project 2014–2021”
Alex Walthall, University of Texas at Austin
Anne Truetzel, Davidson College

This seminar, to be presented on Zoom, is free and open to the public. Please register in advance. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

The start time of the seminar is 6:00pm Central European Time (12:00 noon Eastern Time). It is being recorded and will be edited and posted on the AAR website at a later date.

This event is sponsored by Flyover Zone: The Virtual Tourism Company.

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