Skip to 0 minutes and 5 secondsHOLLY WALKER: Hi. I'm Holly Walker, and I'm a first-year archaeology student at the University of Southampton.

Skip to 0 minutes and 11 secondsMEGAN CARLEY: I'm Megan Carley, and I'm studying Classics at Stanford University.

Skip to 0 minutes and 14 secondsTOM WARREN: Hi. I'm Tom Warren. I'm studying archaeology and geography at the University of Southampton.

Skip to 0 minutes and 20 secondsJENNY ARDAGH: My name's Jenny Ardagh, and I study psychology at the University of Southampton.

Skip to 0 minutes and 24 secondsGREGORY DUNN: Hi. I'm Gregory Dunn, and I am studying a Master's in Roman Archaeology at the University of Southampton.

Skip to 0 minutes and 31 secondsREBECCA WOODS: I'm Rebecca Woods, and I study archaeology at the University of Southampton.

Skip to 0 minutes and 36 secondsLUKE MILNER: Hello. I'm Luke Milner, and I'm studying archaeology at the University of Southampton.

Skip to 0 minutes and 41 secondsVINCENZO PALLADINO: I'm Vincenzo Palladino. I'm a student of the MA in Archaeology in Rome III at university.

Skip to 0 minutes and 48 secondsFRANZISKA MARCHESELLI: Hi. I'm Franziska Marcheselli, and I study applied social sciences at the University of Southampton.

Skip to 0 minutes and 54 secondsANITA THOMPSON: I'm Anita Thompson, and I'm studying archaeology at the University of Southampton.

Skip to 1 minute and 7 secondsHOLLY WALKER: I find Portus really exciting because it gives me a great opportunity to get hands-on with the materials I've been studying all year, and it's really interesting because it's such a well-preserved site.

Skip to 1 minute and 17 secondsVINCENZO PALLADINO: I found working in the Portus project exciting because of my previous studies, and this is a good opportunity to get into this job.

Skip to 1 minute and 28 secondsGREGORY DUNN: Being at Portus excites me, because I get an opportunity to dig in Italy and actually do archaeology in Italy, which is something I never thought I was going to be able to do.

Skip to 1 minute and 37 secondsFRANZISKA MARCHESELLI: Being on the Portus project really excites me because I get to experience an archaeological dig first-hand and see the buildings that people from 2,000 years ago lived in.

Skip to 1 minute and 47 secondsTOM WARREN: Portus excites me because I get to work on the port to the hub of the Roman Empire.

Skip to 1 minute and 52 secondsJENNY ARDAGH: The Portus project excites me because it's amazing uncovering things that you haven't seen-- anybody has seen-- in 2000 years. And it's so different to my course. It's a wonderful experience.

Skip to 2 minutes and 3 secondsMEGAN CARLEY: Being on the Portus project excites me because I'm engaging with history in a concrete way.

Skip to 2 minutes and 8 secondsLUKE MILNER: Being involved in the Portus projects is exciting because I get to dig on the first floor of a gigantic room and building, which is very much a once in a lifetime opportunity.

Skip to 2 minutes and 19 secondsREBECCA WOODS: The Portus project excites me because I get to dig up the history I've loved learning about.

Skip to 2 minutes and 24 secondsANITA THOMPSON: I find working on the Portus project exciting because within one afternoon, we found over 150 Roman coins in our trench.

Skip to 2 minutes and 36 secondsFRANZISKA MARCHESELLI: We've all been studying at Portus.

Skip to 2 minutes and 39 secondsJENNY ARDAGH: And we're going to be your guides on the MOOC.

Meet the other educators

This video introduces students from the Portus Field School in 2013 who contributed to this course; you will meet them again in later videos. Some of them will also be taking part in the course discussions, so you may want to Follow them to make it easy to find and read their comments. We have also included some videos featuring students and staff on site during the 2014 Field School.

In the previous step you met the lead educators for this course. Professor Simon Keay, Dr Dragana Mladenović and myself, Professor Graeme Earl.

The course was co-developed with input from Peter Wheeler who was an undergraduate and masters student working at Portus. The content was also developed and shaped by Adam Warren.

In future weeks you will meet other academics, research students and collaborators who have helped us create this Archaeology of Portus course:

You will get to know everyone as the course continues, and as you get to know the archaeological site.

Graeme

Some of the students and staff at the end of a hard season at Portus in 2013

Some of the students and staff at the end of a hard season at Portus in 2013 - Hembo Pagi ©University of Southampton

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Archaeology of Portus: Exploring the Lost Harbour of Ancient Rome

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