Amanda Dobrov

Anthropology, Classics
Fall 2017

Amanda Dobrov is a senior at UC Berkeley, double majoring in Anthropology and Classics. She will be presenting her research at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute for America (AIA), her research draws on the work she completed with the Palatine East Pottery Project during its 2016 and 2017 seasons. Her research is titled “Roman Amphorae of North Africa: Markers of a Pan-Mediterranean Economy” and looks at the relationship between Rome and its North African provinces through the archeological record. She is using transport amphoras (large ceramic vessels used in the ancient world to package olive oil, grain, wine, and fish product) excavated from the Roman forum but originating from Tunisia, North Africa to create a picture of the consumption and trade patterns of the Mediterranean during the Rome Empire.