Lisbet Thoresen

  • Recent & current projects

    Gem minerals and their sources in Classical antiquity (forthcoming, exhibition catalogue essay – Making an Impression: The Art and Craft of Ancient Engraved Gemstones, Ruth M. Allen, Ed.)

    Seventeenth Annual Sinkankas Symposium – Agate and Chalcedony (editor, 2021)

    Sinkankas Symposium Publications POD publishing platform (co-producer, 2021)

    Public Lands Preservation & Access Advocacy
    San Diego Mineral & Gem Society


    Ars longa, vita brevis

    The geopolitical landscape of gems and their sources in the Classical world (lecture, Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University, 2022)

    Review – Engraved Gems: From Antiquity to the Present, B.J.L. van den Bercken and V.C.P. Baan, Eds. (2018)

    Lost in translation: The legacy of ancient literary sources to gem science in Renaissance Italy (lecture, Sixteenth Century Society, 2018)

    Archaeogemology of sapphire (2017)

    Archaeogemmology and ancient literary sources
    on gems and their origins (2017)

    Ruby & Sapphire in the Ancient World (2017)

    Archaeogemology of peridot (2014)

    Analytical provenance study on garnet (2013)