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Courtesy of Danielle Verrier

Archaeology grad examines 4,000-year-old pottery recovered from Greek island

Imagine holding a piece of pottery 4000 years old. For Danielle Verrier, it was all in a day’s work.

The 24-year-old University of Rhode Island graduate spent last summer on Crete examining thousands of pieces of pottery recovered from an ancient archaeological site.

“It was a great experience,’’ she says. “You read about all this stuff in books and learn about it in class, but you never really see what’s out there until you go to a site. It was exciting.’’

Verrier graduated from URI last May with degrees in archaeology and classical studies. She spent three months last summer on Crete, thanks to a $1,000 grant from the Undergraduate Research...

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