David F. Grose



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Professor of Classics and Archaeology
University of Massachusets
Department of Classics
Herter Hall, UMass
Amherst, MA 01003

413-256-8226 and 413-545-0512 (message)
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B.A. Classics and History, St. Olaf College, 1966
American Academy in Rome, 1969-1970, 1972-1974
Ph.D. History and Archaeology, Harvard University, 1975
Fellow, American Academy in Rome and Society of Antiquaries, London

David Grose is an archaeologist and ancient historian with primary research interests in social, economic, and technological history. He specializes in ancient, medieval, and Islamic glass found in Europe, the Mediterranean region, and Western and Eastern Asia. He has worked on numerous excavations over the past quarter century. These include sites in Britain, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Cyprus, Tunisia, Egypt, and Israel. He also has excavated for the Smithsonian Institution on native American sites, namely Arikara/Hidatsa villages in the Dakotas, and most recently has surveyed the finds of western archaeological artifacts along the route of the so-called Silk Road in China, Korea, and Japan. He has been actively involved with many of the major museums of North America, Europe, and Asia.

At the present time, he is involved in a ten-year project with American and European colleagues to publish a comprehensive volume on the history of glass (including archaeometry, art history, dirt archaeology, economic and social history, technology, etc.) He firmly believes that a multi-disciplinary approach to archaeological discoveries, including Material Sciences, is essential to understanding more fully the societies that preceded us, yet still inform us the about development of human civilizations. The integration of the sciences, social sciences, and humanities is very important in the reconstruction of the ancient past.

Selected Publications

Early Ancient Glass: The Core-Formed, Cast, Rod-Formed Vessels and Objects from the Late Bronze Age to Early Roman Times, 1600 BC to AD 50, New York, 1989, pp. 453.

"The Origins and Early History of Glass, " The History of Glass, London, 1984.

"The Formation of the Roman Glass Industry," Archaeology 36 (1983) 38-45.