About Dr Ted Robinson

Dr Ted Robinson’s activities centre on Southern Italy in the period before Roman conquest. Current fieldwork is the excavation of a rural site at Chiaramonte di Tolve; occupation there spans the Lucanian period, and the early years of Roman domination.

Dr Robinson's research is mostly directed at the question of the relationships between Greeks and indigenous Italians in South Italy, and he has pursued that study in a number of different ways: survey, excavation, archaeometry, iconography and the study of individual artefact classes. Dr Robinson is currently working on a monograph on the subject, centred around The Xenon Group (overpainted pottery from South-Eastern Italy); he is also preparing a study which seeks to reintepret the famous "Tomb of the Diver" at Paestum.