Margarita Gleba, Ph.D. (2004) in Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology, Bryn Mawr College, is Research Programme Manager at the Centre for Textile Research, University of Copenhagen. She published on various aspects of ancient textile production, including Textile Production in pre-Roman Italy (2008), Dressing the Past: Costume through 21st Century Eyes (2008) and Designed for Life and Death (2009). Hilary Becker, Ph.D. (2007) in Classical Archaeology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Washington and Lee University. A landscape archaeologist with abiding interests in the modes and mechanisms of production and exchange in ancient Italy. Hilary is currently conducting a study of the economy of North Etruria in the Archaic and Classical periods.
The volume is intended mainly for a scholarly audience and will be of particular interest to Etruscologists, scholars of ancient religion and culture, as well as to classicists, ancient historians and archaeologists.
"This substantial volume [...] provides new material of interest not only to Etruscan specialists but also to those interested in the wider archeology of ritual. The papers vary widely in scope, approach and length, as well as topic, but are of a consistent quality. As a whole, the volume provides a welcome overview of the present nature of Etruscan scholarship and is a very useful addition to general scholarship on Mediterranean ritual archaeology."
Liza Cleland, University of Edinburgh, Bryn Mawr Classical Review, 2009.