Archaeology, University of Leicester
Rome between AD 250-500 was a city in transition which saw major changes in demographic and economic profile. While much debated via text and monuments and through charting changes in international traffic older studies fail to engage with the ‘ordinary’ material culture to see how far changes are reflected in the everyday. This project therefore investigates the much neglected data offered by common wares – ceramics for household activities – to question material changes and responses. Recent finds from excavations in Rome enable a major survey of this material. My study will generate a chrono-typology, analyses of technological and functional aspects, and detailed assessment of usage across time in diverse social contexts, to question key cultural and socio-economic facets, such as eating habits, attitudes, access, and affordability.
Trümper, M., Brünenberg, C., Dickmann, J., Esposito, D., Ferrandes, A.F., Pegurri, A., Robinson, M. and Rummel, C. (2019) Stabian Baths in Pompeii. New Research on the Development of Ancient Bathing Culture” in Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Römische Abteilung.
15 November 2020 --> 5th PGR Conference, SAAH University of Leicester "Understanding households and lifeways in late antique Rome – a atudy of Common Wares"15-19 September 2020 --> LRCW 7 Congress 2019 Valencia
Classical Archaeology, Archaeology of Production, Late Antiquity, Ancient Roman Economies, Urban Archaeology, Roman Material Culture, Ancient Roman Craftsmanship, Roman Pottery, Common Wares, Sariuschalen, Late Roman Amphorae.