PALHIP - Program of Work

 

The PALHIP team undertook the following work during the 2012-2016 study seasons:

Sub-Project 1: The study of the artifacts recovered at the Villa Regina a Boscoreale, a mid-level farmhouse located 1.2 km to the NW of Pompeii that was excavated in its entirety by the Soprintendenza during the period 1979-1983 (undertaken during the 2012 and a large portion of the 2013 study seasons; data collection completed).

Sub-Project 2: The study of the artifacts from selected contexts at the Insula dei Casti Amanti, a block in Regio 9 of Pompeii that was subject to extensive excavation by the Soprintendenza during the period 1989-20012 (preliminary work undertaken during the final part of the 2013 study season; more extensive work to be undertaken in the future).

Sub-Project 3: The study of the artifacts from the Tower 8/Nola Gate area, a cluster of trash middens deposited against the outer  face of Pompeii's fortification wall that was excavated by a team from the Universitá Statele di Milano in 1978 (work undertaken during the  2014, 2015, and the final part of the 2016 study seasons; data collection completed).

Sub-Project 4: The study of the dolia from Region 1, Insula 22, a set of nine large storage containers exposed in excavations undertaken in a block in Regio 1 of Pompeii by the Soprintendenza during the 1980s (work undertaken during the 2014 and 2015 study seasons; data collection completed).

Sub-Project 5: The compositional analysis of pottery with manufacturing defects from the Tower 8/Nola Gate midden excavations (work undertaken collaboratively with the archaeometric research group at the Universitá di Napoli Federico Secondo directed by Vincenzo Morra beginnning during the 2015 study season; ongoing).

Sub-Project 6: The study of a selection off  the amphoras from Oplontis Villa B, a wine bottling/warehouse facility located ca. 1.5 km west of Pompeii that was excavated in its entirety by the Soprintendenza during the period 1978-1983 (work initiated during the 201t6 study season, ongoing).

With the 2018 study season the project began a second five-year research cycle, in which it is focusing its efforts on the characterization of the assemblages of portable material culture recovered in a set of eight small- to medium-sized residences in Insula I.11 at Pompeii.  In the 2018 season the team worked on materials from two of these residences, the Casa di Lucius Habonius Primus (I.17.5.8) and the Casa Imperiale (I.11.17).

For each of these study seasons the PALHIP team consisted of the following individuals:

2012: J. Theodore Peña, Caroline Cheung, Elizabeth Niespolo, Miguel Amador Iñiguez.  PALHIP 2012 Team

2013: J. Theodore Peña, Caroline Cheung, Gina Tibbott.  PALHIP 2013 Team

2014: J. Theodore Peña, Caroline Cheung, Gina Tibbott, Aaron Brown.  PALHIP 2014 Team

2015: J. Theodore Peña, Caroline Cheung, Gina Tibbott, Aaron Brown, Laure Marest-Caffey.  PALHIP 2015 Team

2016: J. Theodore Peña, Caroline Cheung, Aaron Brown, Laure Marest-Caffey.  PALHIP 2016 Team

2018: J. Theodore Peña, Aaron Brown, Ryan Reynolds, Susanna Faas-Bush, Sara Eriksson.  PALHIP 2018 Team