Amanda Ball received a B.A. cum laude in Classical Studies from the University of Pennsylvania in 2014. She continued on to receive her M.A. in Mediterranean Archaeology from the University in Pennsylvania in 2015, having completed her Master’s thesis entitled Custom Leaves Us Only at the Tomb: A Re-Examination of the Burial Mounds of Stryme. She then spent two years living in New York working in marketing and volunteering at the Metropolitan Museum of Art before beginning the graduate program in Classics at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in the Fall of 2017.
Amanda has excavated in England, Italy, and Greece. She is primarily interested in the archaeology of the northern Aegean. Her research interests lie in Greek colonization, cultural contract in the northern Aegean, funerary landscapes and ancient magic.