Lisa C. Pieraccini

Project Director, Del Chiaro Center for Ancient Italian Studies
Ph.D. University of California, Santa Barbara
Research Interests: 
Archeology of Ancient Italy; Roman and Etruscan Material Culture; Roman and Etruscan Wall Painting; Reception Studies; Ritualization of Food and Wine; Funerary Archaeology
lisap [at]
Office / Location: 
7210 Dwinelle Hall
Office Hours: 
Tuesday & Thursday 11am-12pm
Select Publications: 

2016 Cities of the Etruscans--Caere. Series editors, N. de Grummond and L. C. Pieraccini. Austin: University of Texas Press.

2016 "Scared Serpent Symbols: The Bearded Snakes of Etruria," Journal of Ancient Egyptian Interconnections Vol. 10:92-102.

2016 "Etruscan Wall Painting: Insights, Innovations and Legacy," in The Companion to the Etruscans, eds., S. Bell and A. Carpino, Wiley-Blackwell.

2014 "Artisans and Their Lasting Impressions: Clay Stamping and Craft Connectivity at Caere During the Sixth Century BCE," Etruscan Studies.

2014 "Greek in Subject Matter, Etruscan by Design: Alcestis and Admetus on an Etruscan Red-figure Krater." In The Regional Production of Red-figure Pottery: Greece, Magna Graecia and Etruria, edited by S. Schierup. Copenhagen, 304-310.

2014 "Un brasero de Berkeley et d'autres vases à engobe rouge cérétains," in Les Potiers d'Etrurie et Leur Monde: contacts, echanges, transferts, eds., L. Ambrosini and V. Jolivet. Melanges de l'Ecole francaise de Rome. 201-207.

2013 "L'inafferrabile uovo etrusco," in Studi e ricerche a Tarquinia e in Etruria: simposio internazionale in ricordo di Francesca R. Serra Ridgway, ed. M. D. Gentilli. Rome: Fabrizio Serra, 105-125.

2013 "Food and Drink in the Etruscan World," in The World of the Etruscans, ed. J. Turfa. New York: Routledge, 812-822.

2013 "Etruscan Wall Painting," in Oxford Bibliographies Online: Classics, ed. D. Clayman. New York: Oxford University Press.

2012 "Italic Impasto Ware" and "Etruscan Bucchero," in Ancient Mediterranean Art: The William D. and Jane Walsh Collection at Fordham University, eds. B. Cavaliere and J, Udell, New York: Fordham University Press, 164-187.

2012 "Caere (Cerveteri)," in Oxford Bibliographies Online Classics. Ed. Dee Clayman. New York: Oxford University Press.

2011 "The Colors of Caere in California," Etruscan Studies 14: 55-70.

2011 "The Wonders of Wine and Ritual in Etruria," in The Archaeology of Sanctuaries and Ritual in Etruria, JRA supplement, eds. N.T. de Grummond and I. Edlund-Berry, 127-137.

2010 Pithoi Stampigliati Ceretani - Una classe originale di ceramica etrusca, by Francesca R. Serra Ridgway, edited by Lisa Pieraccini. Rome: L'Erma di Bretschneider.

2010 "Addendum to Around the Hearth," in Pithoi: Stampigliati Ceretani, Francesca R. Serra Ridgway.  Rome: L'Erma di Bretschneider, 101-115.

2009 "The English, Etruscans and 'Etouria' - The Grand Tour in Etruria," Etruscan Studies 12: 3-18.

2006 "Home Is Where The Hearth Is: Caeretan Braziers," Ancient West and East 5: 80-89.

2006 "Impressions of Bellerophon and the Chimaera at Caere," in Across Frontiers: Greeks, Etruscans, Phoenicians and Cypriots: Studies in Honor of David Ridgway and Francesca Romana Serra Ridgway, eds. E. Herrring, I. Lemnos, F. Lo Schiavo, et. al., London, 477-481.

2003 Around the Hearth: Caeretan Cylinder-Stamped Braziers. Rome: L'Erma di Bretschneider.