Dr. Shelley Stone to speak on Morgantina

Morgantina in Sicily and Studying Ceramics at a large archaeological site

What: Visiting Scholar Lecture
When: Thursday, February 16, at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Whitman Room in Ramsey Library

Free and Open to the Public

Dr. Shelley Stone, Professor Emeritus of California State University, Bakersfield, offers the first visiting archaeology lecture in 2017.  Dr. Stone holds a PhD in Classical Archaeology from Princeton and taught Visual Culture at California State University at Bakersfield for 33 years before retiring to Asheville.  He has published on Greek and Roman pottery, Roman sculpture and costume, Roman history and religion and has been a member of the staff of the Greco-Roman site of Morgantina in Sicily since 1977, where he studies the Hellenistic and Roman pottery. The author of Morgantina Studies vol. VI: the Hellenistic and Roman Fine Pottery, Shelley is currently working on a second volume of further ceramic studies of material from Morgantina.  His talk in February will present an introduction to the site of Morgantina, a site with a long history of excavation (1955 to present), as well as an introduction to the methodologies of studying pottery at Greco Roman archaeological sites.   His talk, Morgantina in Sicily and Studying Ceramics at a large archaeological site, will be on Thursday, February 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the Whitman Room of Ramsey library. Read More

Sponsored by Western Carolina Chapter of Archaeological Institute of America, and the Department of Art and Art History, and the Classics Department.