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University of Evansville alumna uncovers ancient fingerprints on Roman oil lamps

Posted: April 13, 2021

A University of Evansville (UE) alumna has unearthed historic fingerprints embedded in a series of ancient Roman oil lamps, helping to build a greater profile of the potters that created them.

Dr. Megan Hagseth, ’12, a graduate of the UE archaeology program, had been collaborating with colleague Rachel Matheny to create three-dimensional digital models of four lamps owned by the Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science. The pair both currently work for Texas A&M University as part of its Uluburun Shipwreck Project.

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