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Seth Bernard

Seth Bernard

Assistant Professor - Classics

Field of study: Classics

Areas of interest: The socioeconomic structures of Italy before and during Roman conquest. The urban archaeology of Populonia and the Romanization of the cities of Etruria.

Seth Bernard, Associate Professor in the Department of Classics at the University of Toronto, co-directs an archaeological project at the ancient city of Falerii Novi (Italy) along with colleagues from Harvard University and the British School at Rome. The work takes place under the auspices of the Soprintendenza Archeologia per la provincia di Viterbo e per l’Etruria Meridionale.The thriving city just north of Rome was abandoned in the Medieval period and now lies mostly buried beneath agricultural fields. Excavation focuses on different urban spaces, including a market building, a townhouse, and commercial area along the main thoroughfare. Archaeological discoveries shed light on Falerii’s diachronic history and its evolving relationship to the surrounding landscape. Learn more about Seth’s work and subsequent publications here and follow along with the excavations on Twitter @FaleriiNovi.