Since 1992 Dr. Norman has directed the current University of Georgia project at Carthage. The project conducted full-scale excavations of the large and extremely well-preserved Yasmina Necropolis at Carthage, a cemetery which has the potential to help rewrite the artistic, social, political, and cultural history of Carthage in the high imperial period. The cemetery was in use for almost the entire history of Roman Carthage and attracted clients from the broadest possible social spectrum, to judge from the quantity and quality of sculpture, architecture, inscriptions, coins, pottery, curse tablets, skeletons, cremations, and small finds. This material illuminates the art and architecture, social history, demography, religion, and popular culture of Roman Carthage. The research plan of the excavation aimed, not only to recover a wealth of information for individual specialties, but also to integrate and contextualize the material from the Yasmina cemetery with that published from other cemeteries and other sites in Carthage to reconstruct rituals of death and burial for the Roman city and to fit the cemetery into the larger urban fabric of Carthage. The first phase of excavation has been completed and, since 1998, efforts have been directed toward publication of the project and conservation of the site. The hope is to leave the site open and ready for visitors/tourists.
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