Category Archives: Fieldwork

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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From the Archives

BY SEBASTIAN ENCINA, Museum Collections Manager, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology Happy new year, readers. The Kelsey Museum is back in the swing of business, and we are already in the midst of the semester, working with students, classes, and upcoming … Continue reading

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Identifying Pottery in the Field: Sad Handle Ware at Omrit

BY CAITLIN CLERKIN, PhD student in the Interdepartmental Program in Classical Art and Archaeology, University of Michigan One step in studying pottery involves identifying what archaeologists call wares. The term “ware” refers to a particular way of preparing the fabric … Continue reading

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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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Camping and Kanka Cola: Life at Labraunda

BY CHRISTINA DIFABIO, PhD student, Interdepartmental Program in Classical Art and Archaeology, University of Michigan My fieldwork experience was crucial for my decision to apply to graduate school. During my junior year at Brown University, I had the opportunity to … Continue reading

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Looking for Non-elites at Gabii

BY J. TROY SAMUELS, Ph.D. student, University of Michigan Interdepartmental Program in Classical Art and Archaeology As a student in the Interdepartmental Program in Classical Art and Archaeology moving from the coursework phase of my time at U of M … Continue reading

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First Season of the Olynthos Project

BY KATE LARSON, PhD candidate, U-M Interdepartmental Program in Classical Art and Archaeology (IPCAA) In the past few decades, archaeologists have become more interested in the way people of ancient Greece actually lived. The evidence from written sources suggests that … Continue reading

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Android Tablets at Gabii

BY J. TROY SAMUELS, PhD student in the Interdepartmental Program in Classical Art and Archaeology, University of Michigan Buon Giorno from Rome! This summer, the Gabii Project, a University of Michigan archaeological excavation and field school, undertook our sixth full … Continue reading

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“This quintessence of dust”: micro-debris analysis at Olynthos

BY ELINA SALMINEN, PhD student, Interdepartmental Program in Classical Art and Archaeology, University of Michigan This summer, the University of Michigan will be starting a new archaeological project at Olynthos in Northern Greece in collaboration with the 16th Ephorate of … Continue reading

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Burning Questions about Greek Sacrifice

BY DAN DIFFENDALE, PhD student, Interdepartmental Program in Classical Art and Archaeology, University of Michigan Archaeologists study the (often-broken) material remains of human behavior in hopes of answering questions about human life in the past. We cannot directly access the … Continue reading

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