New research into Dolia

Portus Limen Seminar Series 25th april 2017 5:00 pm University of Southampton, John Wymer Lab, building 65a, Avenue Campus New research into Dolia: The largest Opus doliare workshop in Gallia Narbonensis (1st to 2nd centuries AD) By Dr. Charlotte Carrato (associated researcher, CNRS UMR5140-ASM, Labex Archimede, Montpellier) The dolium is the largest container ever used in the ancient world. Continue reading →

Geophysical Survey at Baelo Claudia, Andalucia, Spain May 2016

Geophysical Survey at Baelo Claudia, Andalucia, Spain May 2016 By Kristian D. Strutt As part of the ERC funded RoMP/Portuslimen project a season of geophysical survey was undertaken at the city of Baelo Claudia, in Andalusia, Spain. Work was undertaken by a team of surveyors from the Department of Archaeology at the University of Southampton in collaboration with staff from the Junta de Andalucia and the University of Cadiz. Continue reading →

2016 Annual meeting of the American School of Oriental Research

2016 Annual meeting of the American School of Oriental Research San Antonio (TX, USA), November 16th-19th 2016   The 2016 ASOR Annual Meeting will be held in San Antonio, TX from November 16th to 19th at the La Cantera Resort and Spa. The Annual Meeting brings together ASOR's vibrant academic community to present their current findings and discuss their research. Continue reading →

Professor Simon Keay elected to the British Academy

Professor Simon Keay of the University of Southampton has been elected a Fellow of the British Academy. A specialist in Roman Archaeology and Associate Dean for Research and Enterprise in the University’s Faculty of Humanities, he has been awarded the honour in recognition of his outstanding contribution to research. The British Academy has elected a total of 66 Fellows this year, including 42 distinguished UK academics, spanning the breadth of the humanities and social sciences. Continue reading →

Fossilized flows from Rome’s ancient aqueducts: control, contamination and cessation

Portus Limen Seminar Series and Archaeology Departmental Seminar Series 2nd June 2016 5:00 pm University of Southampton, Wymer Lab, building 65a, Avenue Campus Fossilized flows from Rome's ancient aqueducts: control, contamination and cessation By D. KEENAN-JONES*1, D. MOTTA2, A. FOUBERT3, G. FRIED4, M. SIVAGURU4, R.K. SHOSTED5, M. PERILLO6, J. TONEY7, J. WALDSMITH6, H. WANG8, M. H. GARCIA2 AND B. W. Continue reading →

Fieldwork at Pozzuoli: Core drilling campaign

During the Roman period, the port of Puteoli (Pozzuoli) played an essential role in the supply of goods for the city of Rome from across the Mediterranean. This was particularly true with respect to the import of grain from Egypt from the reign of Augustus down into the 2nd c AD. Attempting to understand its harbour is complicated by long-term volcanic activity involving eruptions and bradyseisms*, but also coastal variations (sedimentation / erosion). Continue reading →

Portus Limen Seminar on Roman Maritime Law

Portus Limen Seminar Series Tuesday 8th March 2016, 16.00h Building 65b (building next to Highfield Road), Room1005 (Maritime Lab) Rome’s Mediterranean Ports Project, hosted by the Archaeology Department, is delighted to announce two visiting speakers on the subject of Roman Maritime Law at the revised date of 8th March 2016 Dr. Paul J. du Plessis, Edinburgh Law School Roman maritime law: navigating mare nostrum. Continue reading →