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Archives For September 30, 2014

Logan Crouse tells of his work & exploration in Mongolia

By Lauren Saulino
Posted on 22 October 2014 | 4:45 pm — 

Today during the Anthropology & Sociology Brown Bag lunch, Archaeology & Anthropology Double Major, Logan Crouse shared about his travels and work in Mongolia.  He traveled there over the summer through a program organized by Western Kentucky University and the National Museum of Mongolia to study the Bronze and Iron Age societies which occupied the Altai region of western Mongolia.

Logan shared how he became one of the group’s primary surveyors and how he also was asked to hike along the ridge line of a mountain in search of rock art, among many other adventures.  In addition to his archaeological work, Logan experienced the culture of that region as well: his group was invited to a Kazak wedding where he was invited to participate in a Mongolian-derived tradition of wrestling.




Field School in Turkey – Boncuklu

By Lauren Saulino
Posted on 20 October 2014 | 3:51 pm —

Note the application deadline.  Turkish projects require all potential participants to be identified with the submission of the research permit, which is due in early December.  Dr. Newhard is available to meet with any person who has questions about working in Turkey.


The Athienou Archaeological Project (AAP) is pleased to announce its 2015 Archaeological Field School, sponsored by Davidson College and generously supported by Davidson College, the National Science Foundation and the town of Athienou. The 2015 season, our 25th(!), will run from June 7, 2015 through July 27, 2015.

A grant from the National Science Foundation (REU) will provide the top ten applicants with full scholarships covering tuition/program fees, room/board, air travel and a $3500.00 stipend. NSF fellows must be US citizens who are enrolled as undergraduate students for the duration of the program; there is no separate application for the NSF-REU–all applicants who meet the criteria will be considered.

General information about AAP can be found at our www site:
Students are also encouraged to follow AAP on Facebook.

To apply:
Participants in the program join AAP in its 25th campaign year. The Project involves excavation at the site of Malloura (occupied from the Geometric through Ottoman periods – 8th century B.C. to 19th century A.D.) and field survey of the surrounding valley in south central Cyprus. The site’s long occupation period, coupled with the diversity of archaeological remains encountered — domestic, religious, and funerary — make it an ideal training ground in archaeological methodology.

Participants attend seminars led by faculty and resident or guest specialists, complete an independent research project, and visit archaeological/historical sites (e.g., Khirokitia, Kalavassos, Amathous, Kition, Kourion, Paphos, Kolossi, Asinou, etc) around the island. Students live in the small town of Athienou and learn about life in modern Cyprus. A three-day break in the program gives students the opportunity, if they wish, to visit Mediterranean destinations close to the island.

The Athienou Archaeological Project (AAP) is a multidisciplinary project focusing on the site of Athienou-Malloura and the surrounding valley in south-central Cyprus. AAP is directed by Michael K. Toumazou, assisted by Derek B. Counts (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee), P. Nick Kardulias (College of Wooster), Erin W. Averett (Creighton), Clay M. Cofer (Bryn Mawr), and Jody M. Gordon (Wentworth Institute of Technology).

For AAP’s latest research, see Crossroads and Boundaries: The Archaeology of Past and Present in the Malloura Valley, Cyprus (Boston, 2011):

The Director of Academic Programs for the US Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF), Dr. Max Baber, will be giving a presentation this Friday, October 24th, from 2:30 to 3:30 in SSMB 253.  The title of his talk will be ‘Geospatial Intelligence in the age of Spatial Reasoning,’ All are welcome.


Anthropology Summer Fieldwork Presentations

By Lauren Saulino
Posted on 17 October 2014 | 2:55 pm — 

Next week Logan Crouse is scheduled to present on his field work in Mongolia, an experience the Archaeology Program helped make possible by supporting his travel expenses.


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Join us as we celebrate International Archaeology Day with a special screening and performance:  Silencing Homer: The Iliad and The Odyssey in Early Cinema

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
7 pm
Sottile Theater
College of Charleston
44 George Street

Three silent films, by three maverick filmmakers, with live musical accompaniment by Corey Campbell and introductions by Kristen Gentile and Alvaro Ibarra.

FREE and open to the public

Co-sponsored by the Archaeological Institute of America, the Departments of Classics & Art History, and the Programs in Archaeology & Historic Preservation and Community Planning.



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