Category Archives: Archaeological research

Low-tech adhesive testing for Egyptian polychrome limestone

BY CAROLINE ROBERTS, Conservator, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology One of my favorite conservation activities is researching practical solutions to complex condition problems. Example problem: how to stabilize flaky, powdery paint on deteriorating Egyptian limestone artifacts. The solution? Some kind of … Continue reading

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RTI at Kurru!

JANELLE BATKIN-HALL, Graduate Intern in Conservation I’ve just returned from a fantastic six-week field work experience at the El-Kurru archaeological site in North Sudan. There, Kelsey conservator Suzanne Davis and I documented ancient figural and geometric graffiti in a funerary … Continue reading

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Check out the latest from the IPCAA Students

IPCAA alumna Dr. Katherine Larson talks about her dissertation research in the most recent post on the IPCAA student blog.  Check out what she is up to at: http://sites.lsa.umich.edu/ipcaa-alumni/2015/12/29/update-from-dr-katherine-larson-ipcaa-phd-2015/    

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Check out the latest news from the students in IPCAA

http://sites.lsa.umich.edu/ipcaa-alumni/2015/11/10/upcoming-dissertation-nicole-high-steskal/

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Mt. Lykaion Excavation and Survey Project Study Season

BY DAN DIFFENDALE, PhD student, Interdepartmental Program in Classical Art and Archaeology, University of Michigan I spent the first three weeks of June in Greece, working with the Mt. Lykaion Excavation and Survey Project. Although the project last conducted fieldwork … Continue reading

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Exam Time for Archaeology Graduate Student

BY CAITLIN CLERKIN, PhD student, Interdepartmental Program in Classical Art and Archaeology (IPCAA), University of Michigan The end of the “winter” term at U of M marks not only the end of classes and preparations for summer work, whether in … Continue reading

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Life on a Fulbright: Fieldnotes from Naples

BY JENNY KREIGER, PhD candidate, Interdepartmental Program in Classical Art and Archaeology, University of Michigan, and Fulbright Fellow, 2014–2015 Since October, I have been living in Naples, Italy, where I have been conducting my dissertation research with the help of … Continue reading

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Letter from the Met

BY EMMA SACHS, PhD candidate, Interdepartmental Program in Classical Art and Archaeology and Museum Studies, University of Michigan; Bothmer Fellow, Metropolitan Museum of Art This year I have been conducting research and writing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art as a Bothmer Fellow in … Continue reading

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Writing a Dissertation on the Archaic Forum Boarium

BY ANDREA BROCK, Ph.D. candidate in the Interdepartmental Program in Classical Art and Archaeology, University of Michigan “Every journey begins with one step.” –my mom Enough with the background reading and procrastinating. This fall semester marked the official start of … Continue reading

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You really don’t want to be a bird in Hierapolis

BY PAOLO MARANZANA, PhD student, University of Michigan Interdepartmental Program in Classical Art and Archaeology As a student in the Interdepartmental Program in Classical Art and Archaeology, I have at long last reached the stage in which I start planning … Continue reading

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