Karl Racine

Karl Racine is currently an anthropology graduate student at Trent University in Ontario under the supervision of Dr. Jennifer P. Moore. His Masters of Arts thesis focusses on North African amphorae produced during the Roman period, more precisely the Africana IIA amphora. His research interests include, in addition to Roman amphorae, the trade mechanisms involved in the economy of the Roman world, ceramic technologies, petrography, and settlement patterns across the Western part of the Mediterranean. Karl is also interested in determining if amphorae produced in North Africa during the Roman period are indicative of production, distribution or consumption patterns.

As an undergraduate student attending Concordia University, he has previously worked for the Kastro Kallithea Archaeological Project, the Gournia Excavation Project, both located in Greece, as well as the Upper Sabina Tiberina Project in Italy. He is currently studying the North African amphorae from the Palatine East Pottery Project as part of his ongoing research and will present some of the material at the AIA/SCS Joint Annual Meeting in Washington, DC this year.