Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Late Antique Ostia Project 11th-25th September 2011 – Field Staff Required

The University of Kent is carrying out a final season of archaeology excavation and survey in the central area of Ostia, Port of Rome, directed by Luke Lavan, as part of the Kent-Berlin Ostia Project. Work focuses on the survey, cleaning and archaeology excavations of a public square, an exedra of shops and a nymphaeum: all of late Roman date.

We have also studied the transformation of a bath palaestra into a second public square, including the erection of a very late temple. Our site contains early medieval archaeology (house remains and bone dumps), as well as mid-Roman rubbish deposits. The late antique layers are very thin and challenging to excavate.

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