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The Department owns a collection of around 300 antiquities from Greek, Roman, Celtic and Near Eastern cultures. These include oil lamps, ceramic vessels and sherds, coins jewellery, and more.  The artifacts are being identified and catalogued according to the standards of the American Alliance of Museums, and re-housed in archivally sound containers. These activities are undertaken both by volunteers and by students in occasional graduate and undergraduate courses on ancient artifacts.

Currently Participating Students:
Classics Graduate Students: Max Huemer, Nathaniel Durant, Drexel Axeloons
Honors Undergraduate Interns: Hannah Sigurdson, Brittany Snyder, Tory Le Baron, Chris de las Alas, Sean Brais and Michael Kaminska

May 2014: M.A. student Colleen O’Shea presents a poster on an Egyptian sarcophagus fragment in the collection at the 40th International Symposium on Archaeometry in Los Angeles! To see the poster click here.

Useful Links:
Art Conservation Department, Buffalo State University (
British Museum Online Cataloge
Portable Antiquities Scheme
American Alliance of Museums