Archaeological Research in Albany and Viminacium, Yugoslavia

Through excavations in Yugoslavia, UAlbany classics professor Michael Werner sheds new light on Roman history, while in Albany, he works to stay a step ahead of construction projects that might destroy valuable artifacts of the city's rich past. Werner was named Albany's official archaeologist by Mayor Jennings and he views his position as community service.  Werner and others have helped recover artifacts and historical evidence from the early settlement that became the city of Albany.  He also leads a team of researchers and student archaeologists at the ancient Roman Legionary Base at Viminacium, on the Danube River in Yugoslavia. The Roman military base dates back to A.D. 33 as a Roman encampment and may, have been used by subsequent military forces, including the fifth century’s Attila the Hun.

Contact: Michael Werner
Phone: (518) 442-4044
Email: mrw67@albany.edu
School, college, division or unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department or subunit: Department of Art