STUDENT RESEARCH PROJECTS
Ann Steiner and Matt Naiman guide 2012 students in research and drawing for field projects.
2012 students drawing finds and studying material from their trenches.
2012 students studying material from their trenches.
2011: William Nutt, Hannah Nutt, and Greg Warden studying Poggio Colla coins
working on research projects in the lab
Students photographing finds for their research projects
Drawing objects and analyzing typologies for the research project
introduces students to pottery from the site
Students participate in a pottery workshop
Crystal Rosenthal teaches students about pottery from the site
Lynn Makowsky explains Poggio Colla paleobotanical research to
Greg Warden introduces students to Poggio Colla metalwork
Anne Hooten and Fiammetta
teach an illustration workshop.
An analysis of roof tiles from excavations
on Poggio Colla, directed by Professor Gretchen Meyers of Rollins
College, with assistance from architect Jess Galloway. See 2006 Roof Tiles and
2005 Roof Tiles.
Bucchero Project: Students under the direction
of Professor Greg Warden of Southern
Methodist University are
studying the range of shapes, typology, and chronology of bucchero
elite ware from Trench PC 20 in order to shed light on the earliest
period of habitation on the acropolis of Poggio Colla.
Research by Franklin
and Marshall graudate Isaac Weaver attempting to establish a
consistent chemical fingerprint of the ceramic products of the
Podere Funghi: Geochemical
Ceramics Research Group:
Directed by Professor Ann Steiner of Franklin and Marshall College,
this project is an inquiry into possible standardization of bowl
sizes in the Podere Funghi midden.
An analysis of coarseware
from our site is directed by Professor Ann Steiner of Franklin
and Marshall College. See 2006
"A Comparative Assessment
of the Hellenistic Black-Glaze Pottery of Various Excavated Areas
of Poggio Colla and the Podere Funghi" by Kacie Coughlin,
Wes Court, Jessica Galeano, and Jen Polguy of Franklin and Marshall
College can be found on the Franklin and Marshall Ceramics page of this website.
See the LARGE (nearly
3 Mb) pdf file of the report
in poster format as originally created by the students. It
may take some time to download, so if you do not have a high
speed internet connection, refer to the ceramics page link above.
Project: Supervised by Prof.
Jenifer Neils with additional guidance from Prof. Phil Perkins,
this project is an intensive survey and analysis of Poggio Colla
The purpose of the paleoethnobotany project,
directed by Lynn Makowsky of the University of Pennsylvania Museum,
is to uncover important information about the human-plant relationship
at Poggio Colla. See Paleoethnobotany
Professor Michael Thomas
of Tufts University is directing a group of students examining
the technical aspects and historical context of coinage and creating
a database. See Numismatics.
Directed by Professor
Greg Warden of Southern Methodist University, this student project
focuses on the bronze group excavated in Trench PC 23 from 2002
to 2005. See 2006
Directed by Professor
Michael Thomas of Tufts University and Jess Galloway of Booziotis
& Company Architects, this student project focuses on the
exhibition and installation of archaeological materials in a
regional museum setting. See Museum Project.
A list of references
on Etruscan studies: Bibliography.
Anna Weerasinghe working her individual research project
Left: Jack Carlson advises Lisa Li on her research project. Right:
Isa St. Clair
Left: Mike Guarino studying finds for his project. Right: Joanna
Kowalski researching in the lab