Dr Ina Kehrberg-Ostrasz

Graduate from the University of Sydney, theses in Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology, specialising in Eastern Mediterranean ceramics
ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences

Areas of expertise

  • Archaeology 2101

Research interests

  • The Eastern Mediterranean material world, with focus on Jordan and linkages with Hellenistic and Roman urban sites in the western and eastern Roman provinces
  • Review of standard pottery typologies with new approaches to classification of archaeological artifacts and clusters for new approaches in historical-archaeological inquiries
  • Examination of find contexts and associated deposits and artefacts for the study of commerce, urbanization and indigenous absorption of foreign cultures and their socio-economical systems



Hon. Research Fellow    Dept of Archaeology, University of Sydney      2004 - 2017

Honorary Fellow            CBRL-BI, Amman                                        1997-2015

Visiting Fellow               CBRL, Kenyon Institute Jerusalem                 2006                

Visiting Fellow               IFPO, Amman                                            2005, 2009

Visiting Fellow               French Archaeological Institute, Athens/EfA    2001

Research Fellow           IFAPO, Amman                        1996-2000                 

Archaeologist              Dept of Ant. of Jordan, Jer. Hippodrome Proj   1984-1996

Researcher's projects

‘Jarash Hippodrome Excavations 1984-1996 Research and Publication Project’ -

BOOK in preparation:

The Hippodrome of Gerasa, in 2 volumes: In Archaeopress

Volume One: by Antoni A. Ostrasz (posthumously) (edited by I. Kehrberg) and Ina Kehrberg

Working title:The Gerasa Hippodrome. The excavations 1984-1996; its architecture;  occupational history and artefacts; aspects of the circus as compared with other Roman circuses.

Volume Two: Illustrations and database



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