The 2023/24 lecture series is being held in collaboration with the
Department of Classics and Archaeology, University of Malta.
Special thanks to the head of department Dr Carmel Serracino.
All lectures will be held in person unless otherwise indicated.

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Lecture: Breaking (down) Roman pots: investigating pottery found at the Tas-Silġ sanctuary and the Żejtun villa

18/01/2023 @ 6:00 PM

Lecture by Ms Emma Richard-Trémeau, Research Support Officer for the CoFIPoMS project looking at Late Punic and Roman pottery in Malta, Department of Classics and Archaeology, University of Malta.

Over the past few years, pottery studies in Malta have integrated scientific methods to improve our understanding of the materials’ provenance and manufacture. These techniques have not yet been systematically applied to the numerous assemblages dating from Malta’s Late Punic and Early Roman periods. This talk examines a University of Malta-led project investigating bowls, plates, and cooking vessels from the Tas-Silġ sanctuary and the Żejtun Villa. These were classified according to their composition and features, and indications of differences in their material and manufacturing processes are emerging. The project is trying to answer whether they were fabricated in Malta or imported and how they were made.


Photo: Late Punic-Early Roman pottery, Tas-Silġ


6:00 PM


The Archaeological Society Malta
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