What could a future archaeologist learn about you from the things in your kitchen cabinets? Broken pottery is the most frequently found artifact on most excavations, and pottery specialists aim to answer that same question about ancient people. This introduction to the world of ancient Greek pottery from archaeological excavations will explore the many different ways that ancient pottery can bring the past to life. Beyond giving us dates for archaeological features, pottery provides glimpses into ancient life of a broad spectrum of society. The pots are, in fact, reflections of people, their values, and their worldview, and apparently they were very thirsty! The talk will focus on pottery from Archaic and Classical Athens excavated by the American School of Classical Studies at Athens at the Excavations of the Athenian Agora.