Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum’s Facebook Wall 2011-07-18 20:11:07

The Archaeology of Daily Life
In the Spring of 2011, eight Johns Hopkins undergraduates worked closely with Professor Hérica Valladares in the Johns Hopkins University Archaeological Museum to explore an expanding, complex field of study – the archaeology of everyday life in the Greco-Roman world. The course resulted in an online exhibition and catalog of twenty-four little known and mostly unpublished artifacts from the museum’s collection. Students investigated two related categories of objects: those designed for daily use, and those that represent ancient daily life. The pieces they selected for the catalog explore five main topics: childhood, private pleasures, female beauty, jewelry and “Tanagras” – modern terracotta sculptures produced in the style of Classical and Hellenistic works of art that offer insight into the reception of Classical art in the Victorian era.