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Vital Vases: The Archaeology of Ancient Greek Ceramics

Students explore what pottery tells us about ancient societies by investigating the changing form, function and design of pottery from Neolithic to black and red-figure pottery. Students examine ceramics using historical and archaeological thinking, decode vase paintings and handle ancient ceramics to interpret their socio-historical significance.

Workshop Duration


Cost per Student

VCE Ancient History Study Design links

1 hour 30 minutes

30 students


Unit 3–4 Area of Study 1 – Greece: The political social and economic elements of living in an ancient society

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