Trent University Oshawa Thornton Road Campus Welcomes Public to a Free Lecture


Talk entitled “Burying People in Pots in Roman North Africa”

Tuesday, March 29, 2011, Oshawa

Trent University Oshawa Thornton Road Campus is pleased to welcome the public to a free lecture, “Burying People in Pots in Roman North Africa” by Dr. Jennifer P. Moore, an associate professor and the chair of Ancient History and Classics at Trent University on Monday, April 4, 2011 at 1 p.m., at 55 Thornton Road South, Room 125.

In the early centuries of the first millennium C.E., ancient North Africa was undergoing tremendous social and religious changes. Using evidence derived from her work as co-director and ceramicist for the Leptiminus Archaeological Project in Tunisia, Professor Moore’s talk, focusing on the centrality of pottery, will discuss the distinctive funerary practices of the ancient port town of Leptiminus between the second and fifth centuries C.E.

Prof. Moore’s interests focus on Roman archaeology, particularly the archaeology of ancient North Africa, votive and funerary practices, the archaeology of the Roman economy (especially through ceramics analysis), and cultural identity. Prof. Moore has been participating in archaeological work in Tunisia (North Africa), since 1992. 

Prof. Moore joined the Department of Ancient History & Classics at Trent University in 1999 and has since taught courses there on the archaeology of the ancient Mediterranean, including an archaeological tour in Greece and field courses in Tunisia; Greek and Roman religion; and the ancient Greek and Latin languages. She will also be the inaugural program coordinator of Trent’s new undergraduate degrees in Archaeology.

The Trent Oshawa Anthropology Lecture Series, made possible through the assistance of the T.E.W. Nind Endowment Fund, is one of many free events offered to the public at Trent University Oshawa Thornton Road Campus. Visit


For more information, please contact: Dr. Jennifer P. Moore, chair and associate professor, Department of Ancient History & Classics, 705-748-1011 ext. 6102,