Catharine Honaman

MA Student

About Catharine Honaman

Catharine Niuzzo Honaman is a first year student in the Applied Archaeology M.A. program. After growing up in the Great Lakes region she received her B. A. in art history from John Carroll University in the Greater Cleveland area. For her M. A. in English from Millersville University in Pennsylvania, she did a concentration in linguistics, which allowed her the opportunity to work with the German-speaking Lancaster County Mennonite community. She has lived and taught in Japan, where she traveled extensively for three years learning about the traditional arts, especially pottery (yakimono). In addition, Catharine has a background in biochemistry and a minor in Japanese from the University of Arizona, where she has also studied Italian. 

Catharine has done fieldwork at the Necropoli del Crocifisso del tufo at the base of Orvieto in Italy. The American Southwest and the Etruscans are her areas of interest, with a focus on the role that pottery has played in these cultures. In 2018 she presented a poster in Italian about the excavation in Orvieto and the importance of bucchero pottery in the Etruscan afterlife at the French and Italian Awards Ceremony at the University of Arizona. 

From "Introducing the 2018 Cohort of Incoming Grad Students"