Astrid Van Oyen
Assistant Professor in Roman Archaeology, Cornell University

Astrid Van Oyen is assistant professor in Roman archaeology at Cornell University in New York. Her latest book is The Socio-Economics of Roman Storage: Agriculture, Trade, and Family (2020).

Written by Astrid Van Oyen

The cellar of the Codorníu winery Sant Sadurní d’Anoia, Catalonia. Photo by Richard Kalvar/Magnum

Essay/
Archaeology
Accumulation and its discontents

Whether collecting, storing or hoarding, we’ve always had our issues with stuff – not least deciding what’s worth having

Astrid Van Oyen