2020 Team

We regret that the regular 2020 field season has been canceled due to COVID-19. We will proceed with some of our analysis and research remotely and plan to return to Sardinia when it is safe to travel. Nevertheless, we are proud of the wonderful team we put together for this season! Check out their bios below. 

Katie Breyer an MA candidate in the Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology program at Bryn Mawr College and is currently working on MA thesis, concerning political landscape and social memory. Her interests include memory practices and landscapes, cross-cultural interactions between Rome and the provinces, urban development and Roman architecture. Katie has excavated with projects in Sicily, Southern Italy, and at Pompeii.

Shannon Burton is a fourth-year Classical Archaeology major at the University of Michigan, currently writing her honors thesis about Roman-Egyptian store buildings and the grain trade. Her research interests include colonial interactions, the archaeology of rural communities, ancient agricultural practices and food production, and archaeobotany. This will be her first field school and she couldn’t be more excited!

Alex Claman is a graduate student at Texas Tech University pursuing an MA in Classical Archaeology and an MS in Geography (specializing in GIS). They received their BA in Classical Studies from Carleton College. His archaeological research primarily focuses on the cyclical persistence, endurance, and hybridization of surface and subterranean landscape forms. Previous fieldwork experience includes survey in mainland Greece and the Cyclades.

Laurel Fricker is a doctoral student in the University of Michigan’s Interdepartmental Program in Classical Art and Archaeology. She received her BA in German, Classical Civilizations, and Classical Archaeology from the University of Michigan and her MA in Classics, Classical Archaeology emphasis, from the University of Arizona. She has done previous fieldwork in Greece, Bulgaria, and the Republic of North Macedonia and is excited to be going to Sardinia! Her interests primarily include the organization of Greek households, city planning, and ancient domestic spaces.

Alfie Garland is studying for an MA in Ancient Mediterranean Civilisations at the University of Edinburgh. His interests include cultural identity and modern political uses of archaeology. Alfie has previously excavated in Romania at Schela-Cladovei.

Katherine B. Harrington is a postdoctoral teaching fellow in the Department of Classics at Florida State University. She received her PhD from the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World at Brown University in 2016. Katherine’s research examines the daily lives of craftspeople in the Classical and Hellenistic Greek world through their houses, workshops, and neighborhoods. Much of her previous fieldwork has been in Greece (Athens, Corinth, Thebes, Olynthos), and she has also worked in Jordan and the Caribbean.

Max Huemer is a graduate student at SUNY University at Buffalo in the Department of Classics. He received his BA from the University of Mary Washington and completed his masters at SUNY Buffalo. Max is currently writing a dissertation on Punic domestic architecture and urban planning. He has also participated in archaeological fieldwork in England, Italy, Greece, and the US.

Catalina Mas (University of Barcelona) is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Barcelona. Her research focuses on different aspects of late antiquity and the Roman period in the rural and island landscapes of the western Mediterranean, particularly the Balearic Islands. She has directed the excavations of the Roman villa of Sa Mesquida (Mallorca, Spain), and the Early Christian complex of Illa del Rei (Menora, Spain). Her most recent work includes a co-edited volume with Miguel Ángel Cau Ontiveros, Change and Resilience: the Occupation of Mediterranean Islands in Late Antiquity (2019). Cati serves as the ceramic specialist for our Roman and medieval pottery.

Kell Miklas (University of Missouri) is working towards an MA in Classical Archaeology in the Ancient Mediterranean Studies program at the University of Missouri. They were a member of our team last season and have also done fieldwork in central Italy (Gabii)  and Mallorca (Pollentia). Their research focuses on how different periods of colonization impact the exploitation of marine resources in the western Mediterranean and their thesis will explore how imperialism and colonization affected the spread of ‘Punic’ construction techniques in the western Mediterranean. They received a BA in Classical Archaeology and History at the University of Michigan in 2019.