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Name Maureen Carroll
Position Chair in Roman Archaeology
Institutional Affiliation University of York
Research Interests

Maureen is a Roman archaeologist whose key research interests are Roman burial practices, funerary commemoration, and Roman childhood and family studies. She headed up the British team participating in a large EU-funded multi-national project (DressID) on Roman textiles and clothing, her focus being on dress and identity in funerary portraits on the Rhine and Danube frontiers. A further area of interest is the topic of Roman garden archaeology, on which she has published extensively. More recently, Maureen has studied the role of women in votive religion in early Roman Italy.

She has directed excavations in Germany, Italy, Tunisia, and Britain. Her current fieldwork project, funded by the British Academy/Leverhulme Trust, the Roman Society, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), and the Rust Family Foundation, is the exploration of a Roman rural estate in imperial possession from the first to the third century A.D. at Vagnari in Puglia (Italy).


Infancy and Earliest Childhood in the Roman World. ‘A Fragment of Time’ (Oxford University Press, 2018)

Infant Health and Death in Roman Italy (2014) co-edited with Emma-Jane Graham (JRA supplement 96)

Living through the dead : burial and commemoration in the classical world / edited by Maureen Carroll and Jane Rempel (Oxbow Books 2010)

Spirits of the Dead. Romanfunerary commemoration in Western Europe (OUP 2006)

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