During the spring of 2018, Dave will spend six months in Napoli, Italy, studying cultural artifacts from Pompeii. Scientists working there recently discovered a ceramic workshop in ancient Pompeii where all stages of ceramic production are represented, from unfired raw materials, to fired ceramics, to overfired materials. Dave will use mineralogical analyses such as X-ray diffraction, trace element analysis, and thermal analysis to interpret the sources of the raw materials and the firing conditions (temperatures and times). The research will be done at the University of Federico II in Napoli and the University of Sannio in Benevento, Italy.
EAS Professor David Bish awarded a Fulbright US Scholar Grant (Fellowship)
Monday, April 24, 2017