Dr Maxine Anastasi

Dr Maxine Anastasi

Dr Maxine Anastasi



Room 112B
Archaeology Farmhouse
Car Park 6
University of Malta
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Dr Maxine Anastasi is a Lecturer in Roman Archaeology at the Department of Classics and Archaeology, University of Malta. She read for a B.A. (Hons) degree (2005-2007) and a Research Masters (2007-2010) in Archaeology at the University of Malta, before completing a D.Phil. in Archaeology at the University of Oxford (2011-2015).

She has participated in a number of the University of Malta's past excavation projects (The Tas-Silg Excavation Project, The Ghar ix-Xih Excavation Project), and supervises the University's current training excavations at the Zejtun Roman villa. She forms part of the team studying the Roman pottery from the Anglo-Tunisian excavation at Utica (Tunisia), directed by the University of Oxford, and leads the pottery study of the material from the recent Brock University excavations at the Lago di Venere Punic site on Pantelleria. Dr Anastasi is leading a new local Research Fund project aimed at studying the characterization of Roman pottery from the Maltese islands (CMCCF); is a research collaborator for the RIDT-funded project LARSOCS; and coordinates the newly launched 'Research Cluster on Maltese Pottery Studies'.

She lectures in pottery studies, Punic and Roman archaeology and fieldwork methods.
  • Archaeology of the Roman Mediterranean
  • The Roman economy
  • Archaeology of Punic and Roman Malta
  • Late Punic and Roman pottery
  • Post-excavation analyses
  • Material culture studies
  • Archaeological surveying, fieldwork and illustration

ANASTASI, M., 2019. Pottery from Roman Malta. Oxford: Archaeopress.

VELLA, N.C. and ANASTASI, M., 2019. Malta and Gozo: pelagic islands in a sea of connections. In: B. DOAK and C. LOPEZ-RUIZ, eds, The Oxford Handbook of the Phoenician and Punic Mediterranean. Oxford: University of Oxford, .

ANASTASI, M., 2018. Tracing identity through industry: Maltese industries in the Late Punic and Roman period. In: A. KOUREMENOS, ed, Insularity in the Roman Mediterranean. Oxford: Oxbow, pp. 125-143.

ANASTASI, M. and VELLA, N.C., 2018. Olive oil production technology in Roman Malta. In: N.C. VELLA, A.J. FRENDO and H.C.R. VELLA, eds, The Lure of the Antique: Essays on Malta and Mediterranean Archaeology in Honour of Anthony Bonanno. Leuven: Peeters, pp. 275-300.

MURRAY, C.A., VELLA, C., URBAN, T.M. and ANASTASI, M., 2017. Investigating the proposed sanctuary near the volcanic Lago di Venere, Pantelleria, Italy, in 2014 and 2015. Antiquity, 91(356),.

VELLA, N.C., BONANNO, A., ANASTASI, M., BECHTOLD, B., FARRUGIA, R., FENECH, K., MIZZI, D., VERDONCK, L. and ZAMMIT, A., 2017. A View from the Countryside: the Nature of the Late Punic and Early Roman Activity at the Zejtun Villa Site, Malta. Rivista di Studi Fenici, XLV, pp. 109-143.

ANASTASI, M., 2016. Appendix 3: African ceramics in Roman Malta: An overview. In: D. MALFITANA and M. BONIFAY, eds, La ceramica africana nella Sicilia romana/La céramique africaine dans la Sicile romaine. Catania: Centre Camille Jullian, pp. 581-584.

ANASTASI, M., 2013. Phoenician and Punic Pottery (review article). Malta Archaeological Review, 9(2008-2009), pp. 77-78.

ANASTASI, M., 2012. The Pottery from the 1972 excavations at the Zejtun villa. In: R. ABELA, ed, The Zejtun Roman Villa: Research, Conservation, Management. Malta: Wirt iz-Zejtun, pp. 26-41.

ANASTASI, M., 2011. The post-prehistoric pottery. In: D. TANASI and N.C. VELLA, eds, Sites, Artefacts, Landscapes: Prehistoric Borg in-Nadur. Monza: Polimetrica, pp. 159-172.

ANASTASI, M., BONANNO, A., CASSAR, J., DEANGELIS, R. and VELLA, N.C., 2011. The Zejtun Villa Conservation Project. Vigilo, 40, pp. 14-17.

VELLA, N.C., TANASI, D. and ANASTASI, M., 2011. Mobility and transitions: the south-central Mediterranean on the eve of prehistory. In: D. TANASI and N.C. VELLA, eds, Sites, Artefacts, Landscape: Prehistoric Borg in-Nadur. Monza: Polimetrica International Scientific Publisher, pp. 251-281.

  • ARC1008 - Material Culture in Archaeology
  • ARC1010 - Integrating Science and Archaeology
  • ARC1012 - The Archaeology of Ancient Mediterranean Civilisations
  • ARC2018 - Research Methods for Undergraduate Dissertations
  • ARC2047 - Principles of Archaeological Illustration and Photography
  • ARC3004 - Maltese Prehistory
  • ARC3005 - Roman Malta
  • ARC3035 - The Prehistory of North Africa
  • ARC5002 - Conservation and Management of Maritime Cultural Heritage
  • ARC5008 - The Archaeology of Standing Buildings and Structures
  • ARC5012 - Archaeological Fieldwork Design, Management and Reporting
  • ARC5013 - Artefact Analysis
  • LAS2041 - Wining and Dining the Roman Way: The Archaeology of Food Production