Amanda Dobrov

Amanda Dobrov is a senior at University of California, Berkeley, where she is pursuing a double major in Classical Civilizations and Anthropology. Her interests lie in the archaeology of the Mediterranean world, with a special interest in Roman North Africa. She has participated in the 2016 and 2017 seasons of the Palatine East Pottery Project, during which she focused on the characterization of the African amphora component of the site assemblage.  For the 2017 season she was the recipient of a University of California, Berkeley Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship.  Amanda has also participated in the Lamone Excavation Project in central Italy (2015) and the Zita Project in Southern Tunisia (2014).

Amanda worked as a URAP apprentice in the RMCL for the 2015-2016 academic year.  During the 2017-2018 academic year she is completing a senior honors thesis in the Department of Classics entitled “Roman Amphorae of North Africa: Markers of a Pan-Mediterranean Economy” that draws on the work that she completed with the Palatine East Pottery Project during its 2016 and 2017 seasons.  She will present a poster on this work at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute for America, to be held in Boston in January, 2018.