ROM Ancient Cultures

From early human ancestors in China to the technological innovations of Mesopotamia to the global economy of ancient Rome, ancient cultures help us understand the diversity of human experience.ROM archaeologists excavate around the world. Back at the museum, our staff analyze and conserve the ROM’s artifact collections. And our broader community of archaeology enthusiasts and experts share insight and data globally. How can information about past cultures help us understand our present world and plan for the future? Get involved and be part of the conversation!

ROM Ancient Cultures explores the civilizations of the past and their relevance today.


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Category: Video

Christopher Smith, Director of the British School at Rome, describes the diversity of colleges that are responsible for ancient Rome's religious law. Learn more about life in ancient Rome, in the Eaton Gallery of Rome.

Category: Podcast

David Stuart is the Linda and David Schele Professor of Mesoamerican Art and Writing at the University of Texas at Austin. He has conducted field research at archaeological sites in Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras, and remains actively engaged in several large-scale excavation projects in the Maya area.

Category: Podcast

Helen R. Haines is a Research Associate at the Archaeological Research Centre and teaches with the Department of Anthropology at Trent University and the University of Toronto.