On Thursday, January 12, at 6 p.m., Dr. Josipa Mandić, a research affiliate at the French Research Center in Archaeology, Archeosciences, History (CReAAH) and Rennes 2 University, and Dr. Cesare Vita, the Marie Sklodowska Curie Fellow at University Rennes 2 (France), will deliver a public lecture about their research on pre-Roman funerary archaeology. By presenting the cemeteries of Buccino and San Brancato, two sites of the ancient region of Lucania (modern Basilicata) in central southern Italy, they will analyze changes in indigenous and Lucanian burial practices and grave goods between the 7th and 3rd centuries BCE.
The talk is part of the U-M Kelsey Museum's Field Archaeology Series on Thursdays and is held in a hybrid format. The physical lecture will occur in the Classics Library (2175 Angell Hall). There will be light refreshments beginning at 5:30 p.m.
This lecture is free and open to the public.
The meeting will also be streamed live via Zoom and can accessed remotely by the following link or meeting ID:
Meeting ID: 967 4518 0200
Dr. Cesare Vita is the Marie Sklodowska Curie Fellow at University Rennes 2 (France), where he regularly teaches undergraduate and graduate courses. He is currently writing a monograph on funerary practices of Buccino's cemetery in Ancient Lucania, and publishing the matt-painted local pottery found at the site of Incoronata.
Dr. Josipa Mandić is a research affiliate at the French Research Center in Archaeology, Archeosciences, History (CReAAH) and Rennes 2 University. She has taught undergraduate and graduate courses at Rennes 2 and the Western and Southern Universities of Brittany. She is currently writing a monograph on burial customs in pre-Roman Basilicata, and publishing the Greek imported pottery found at the site of Incoronata.
Both speakers hold a Ph.D. in Pre-Roman Mediterranean archaeology, a specialization degree in Classical Archaeology, and M.A.s in Cultural Heritage Preservation from the universities of Perugia and Basilicata (Italy). They have authored different papers in Italian, English, and French and participated in numerous international conferences. They hold twenty years of field experience, especially in Southern Italy, and are currently the co-directors of the Rennes 2 University's archaeological mission at the site of Incoronata.