CofC Students Research Ancient Glass

Student volunteers are working with Dr. Sterrett-Krause on a new study and publication project of ancient glass from Roman Carthage (modern Tunisia). The glass, excavated in the 1980s and 1990s by American and Tunisian teams at Carthage’s Circus and the neighboring Yasmina Cemetery, has never been systematically and completely studied. Students are working to organize the material according to its excavation context before beginning the detailed study. Future steps in the process will involve examining, cataloguing, drawing, and contextualizing the glass fragments; this study will provide further information about the uses of the sites and their dates, along with the production and use of glass in Roman Carthage. Volunteers are always welcome; no prior archaeological experience is necessary. Please contact Dr. S-K for more information.AllisonLab Overview