Considered the world authority on amphoras, Elizabeth Lyding Will had a long and distinguished career. Having studied archaeological ceramics from sites in numerous countries including Italy, Turkey, Israel and India, she redefined amphora classification methods. In what came to be recognized as “Will typologies,” all aspects of amphoras, including fabrics, forms, sequences, and origins are employed to adjust existing chronological and geographical organization systems for this type of artifact. Today, amphora specialists and archaeologists worldwide rely on Will typologies.
Dr. Will had a strong appreciation for the role of archaeological fieldwork in developing young archaeologists’ skills and enhancing their education. This travel grant has been established to help archaeology students pursue their careers in areas related to Dr. Will’s life work.