Join us as Dr Rick Jones shares his work at Pompeii in this fascinating talk : Hasn’t it all been done? New understandings of Pompeii.
Rick will ‘summarise’ (somehow!)12 years of research work at Pompeii as he led an international team of up to 120 people in excavating and researching across this famous site.
In his own words: ” We excavated a complete city block – Insula VI,1 in the NW corner of the city next to the Herculaneum Gate. It was first exposed long ago, in the 1770s, but we excavated wherever there wasn’t an intact floor, to explore the history of the block from its origins to its destruction, about five centuries. This was a big task 🙂 We excavated for 12 seasons, from 1995 to 2006, with a big team, that was about 120 people in each of the final years. We were part of a group of three large research projects committed to examining how the city developed and what it can tell us about the process of urbanisation. So, using Pompeii as a research laboratory I suppose, rather than just a source of wonderful objects. Happily all three projects produced complementary results and we now have a much better understanding of how the city developed. Our own project also acted as a base from which a series of individual research projects grew; several formed PhD projects across the world, in the US and Australia as well as UK. “Register for FREE Back to Events