Ruth Portes, a fourth-year archaeology PhD student, has recently returned from two months of field work in Georgia (August 1- October 3)Read More
Our field ranges from great literature, to the basis to western history, thought, legal systems, science and religion, to inscriptions and papyri on individuals and institutions covering all levels of these ancient societies. Through archaeology and art history we investigate and analyze the material record and environment of these civilizations and their neighbors – accessing a past beyond the texts of the elite and their mostly male voices to explore fully this world from top to bottom.
The Classical world was not just a few wealthy people, their remarkable texts, and some celebrated buildings: classical archaeology, and its integration of techniques ranging across the humanities and the sciences, is how we go behind the scenes to explore the whole human narrative from rich to poor, ruler to slave, with a focus varying from the individual to empires, in order to grasp the full story.
Israeli archaeologist Mordechai Aviam and his colleagues made headlines by finding possible evidence, near the Sea of Galilee, of the house of St. Peter.Read More
Four A&S faculty members have been honored for their excellence in undergraduate teaching and mentoring.Read More
The initiative has supported classes in the humanities, the social and natural sciences, mathematics, information science and engineering.Read More
Sturt Manning has zeroed in on a much narrower range of dates, approximately 1609–1560 BCE, for the eruption on Santorini, a pivotal event in the prehistory of the region.Read More