Vincenzo Castaldo

University of Edinburgh

Ceramics & the Economy of Late Antique Campania


Academic History:

1994 - 1998 Artistic High School (Diploma Liceo Artistico, SS. Apostoli, Napoli, Italy)

2000 - 2008 Degree in Conservation of Cultural Heritage, with specialisation archaeology at the University of Studies Suor Orsola Benincasa di Napoli (with results 110/110)

2009 - 2011 Restorer Assistant: Training in Restoration of the frescoes of the fifteenth century of Santa Maria Monumental Complex in Somma Vesuviana (Naples) in collaboration with the Municipality of Somma Vesuviana & the Region Campania.

2012 - 2014 Master (2nd level) in New technologies in Archaeology, Underwater Archaeology, Preistoric Archaeology, Museology, at the University of Studies Suor Orsola Benincasa di Napoli.

2016 - in progress. PhD in Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh

Supervisors:

Professor Jim Crow

Dr Benjamin Russell

Research Interests:

  • Late Roman Archaeology
  • Late Antique Economy
  • Roman Pottery

Previous Research Projects:

2010-2016 Apolline Project, Study of roman pottery from the Roman villa with bath of Masseria De Carolis, Pollena Trocchia, Naples, Italy.

2014-2015 Study of the Medieval pottery from the Curch of S. Maria Assunta of Pernosano in  Pago of the vallo of Lauro (av)

2012-2014 Project Pollenar, Nuove tecnologie applicate all’archeologia, caso studio la Villa Romana di Masseria De Carolis a Pollena Trocchia, (Naples) (Master’s thesis)

2011-2014 Study of the ceramics from the medieval Church of S. Angelo in Cammarano, Roccarainola, Naples, Italy.

2004-2008 Study of Roman frescoes from the House of the Cryptoporticus at Pompei (thesis of degree)

Scholarships:

AHRC (Arts & Humanities Research Council)

Publications:

N. De Carlo, V. Castaldo, Roccarainola, località Cammarano: una chiesa alto-medievale e i resti di una villa romana, in Annali Suor Orsola 2011.-2012.  ISSN 2281-3241 (on line). ISSN 2037-5867.    

N. De Carlo, S. Sannino, V. Castaldo, A. James, G. F. De Simone, Primi risultati delle due campagne di scavo nel sito di Cammarano (Roccarainola), in Atti del Circolo Culturale B.G.Duns Scoto di Roccarainola, Roccarainola 2013, n’ 37-38-39, ISSN 0392-9884 

V. Castaldo, Late antique clay lamps from: Campania: the evidence from a site on the north slope of Mt. Vesuvius,  in  RCRF Congress Acta 44, (Xanten Germany, settembre 2014), 2016), pp. 53-60.

V. Castaldo, Le lucerne in sigillata africana dalla villa romana di Pollena Trocchia, in  Rivista di Studi Pompeiani XXV 2014, pp.207-211. 

N. De Carlo, G. Mollo, G. F. De Simone, V. Castaldo, S. Sannino, A. James, Territorio e insediamento altomedievale nell’area nolana: Il caso della chiesa di S. Arcangelo di Cammarano, Roccarainola (NA), in Atti del VII Congresso di Archeologia Medievale, (Lecce 2015), SAMI 2015, pp.85-90.

V. Castaldo, G. Mollo, La ceramica a bande della Campania interna: riesame delle evidenze nuovi dati da Pago del Vallo di Lauro, in Atti dell’ XI Congresso Internazionale sulla ceramica medievale nel Mediterraneo (AIECM 3) (Antalya 19-24 Ottobre 2015)(in press)   

C.S. Martucci, G.F. De Simone, V. Castaldo, Produzione e circolazione ceramica a nord di Pompei: il caso della villa con stabilimento termale di Pollena Trocchia (NA), in Fecisti Cretaire Acta 2016 (in press).

C. S. Martucci, G.F. De Simone, V. Castaldo, ARS and local wares from a late antique site in the Bay of Naples: import, imitation, & market integration, in 30th Congress of the Rei Cretariae Romanae Fautores, New Perspectives on Roman pottery: Regional Patterns in a Global Empire, Lisbon, Portugal,  25th September -2nd October 2016 (in press).

Contact Details:

Work Tel No: 07397 128122

Email: s1650771@sms.ed.ac.uk


First published: 10 November 2016