Earlier this year, two members of The Alexandria Archive team (AAI), Dr. Meghan Dennis and Dr. Leigh Anne Lieberman, were appointed Research Associates at University of California, Berkeley’s Archaeological Research Facility (or, the ARF). The ARF strives to encourage, facilitate, and expedite field and laboratory research conducted by archaeologists and related specialists engaged with the human past, and the AAI team is excited to add to our presence in this scholarly community.
Research Associates at the ARF have regular opportunities to share their ongoing research with the rest of the community, and Leigh had a chance to do just that last week during an informal ARF Brownbag session. Her talk, entitled What’s the Coolest Thing You’ve Ever Found?: Stories about Small Finds in Urban Contexts, outlined a few of the methods that characterize her work studying ancient material culture at three field projects. These include the Pompeii Archaeological Research Project: Porta Stabia, where she’s working on publishing the excavated artifacts; the American Excavations at Morgantina: Contrada Agnese Project, where she manages the project’s data infrastructure; and the Tharros Archaeological Research Project, where she’s leading the study of excavated material culture. In case you missed the live presentation, you can catch the recording on the ARF Youtube Channel.