Department of ClassicsUniversity of Cincinnati
Department of Classics

Amanda  K  Pavlick 

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Amanda Pavlick is a doctoral candidate focusing on Roman and Italic archaeology. Her dissertation examines cross-cultural exchange in Italy in the Archaic Period. She holds a BA in Classics and English from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and an MA in Classical Archaeology from Tufts University. Her fieldwork includes seasons at Vindolanda (Northumberland, England), Poggio Civitate (Murlo, Italy), Pichvnari (Kobuleti, Republic of Georgia), and she has been a trench supervisor for the Pompeii Archaeological Research Project: Porta Stabia. Additionally, she worked for two years in archaeological publications with the Boston- and Cairo-based Ancient Egypt Research Associates.  Her wider research interests include the archaeology and social history of pre- and early-Roman Italy, identity, urbanism, and private religion.


  • BA, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA, 2002 (English Literature; Classics).
  • MA, Tufts University, Medford, MA, 2006 (Classical Archaeology).


Articles & Book Chapters

  • Ellis, Steven J.R.; Allison L.C. Emmerson, Amanda K. Pavlick, and Kevin Dicus. 2011. “The 2010 Field Season at I.1.1-10, Pompeii: Preliminary report on the excavations.” In The Journal of Fasti Online. [Link]
  • Ellis, Steven J.R., Allison L.C. Emmerson, Amanda K. Pavlick, Kevin Dicus, and Gina Tibbott. 2012."The 2011 Field Season at I.1.1-10, Pompeii: Preliminary report on the excavations." The Journal of Fasti Online. [Link]

Presentations & Lectures

Paper Presentations

  • pinge duos anguis: The Protective Function of the Serpent on Pompeian Household Shrines. Freaks! Exploring the Unnatural in the Ancient World, University of California Los Angeles. 11-2006.
  • draco, δρακων: The Cross-Cultural Influences Upon the Pompeian Serpent. Ancient Chimeras: Composite Creatures, Cultures, and Genres, Boston University. 03-2010.
  • Pater Patriae, Paterfamilias: The Augustan Forum as Atrium for Rome. Classical Association of New England Annual Meeting. 04-2005.
  • Untangling Archaic Italy: Toward a New Understanding of Interrelations between Rome, Veii, and Velletri in the Archaic Period. Heartland Graduate Workshop, University of Wisconsin Madison. 09-2013.
  • The Sign in its System: The Role of Winged Horses on Central Italian Architectural Terracottas in the 6th Century BC. Theoretical Archaeology Group (TAG), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. 05-2014.

Experience & Service

Work Experience

  • 09/01/2006-08/30/2008,  Publications Associate, Ancient Egypt Research Associates, Boston, MA.
Powered by eProfessional