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ART 375: Archaeological Field Work in Greece

Term: Maymester

Credits: 4

Degree Requirements: F5 F11

This program is a supervised training course in the methods of Classical archaeology at a controlled excavation and in the relationship between newly discovered artifacts and those in museums. Students will live in Greece and participate as crewmembers in the excavation, registration, restoration, and publication of archaeological objects. They will also study famous art objects and sites in an academic and museum setting, tracing the life history of such an object from discovery to display and publication. Focusing on Crete in the Bronze Age, ca. 3000-1100 BCE, students will have the opportunity to examine the art of the Minoans at first hand.

Prerequisites: none.