Kenchreai Field School, May 24 - June 17, 2017

This program introduces students to the archaeology, history and culture of Greece through participation in a field school, accompanying seminars, and excursions to major sites and museums in the region, such as Corinth, Perachora, Mycenae, Nemea, Epidauros, and Nafplion.  Students will receive instruction in basic field techniques and will participate in seminars run by experts in different fields.  The team lodges at a comfortable family-run hotel in Archaia Korinthos, the village that stands today on the ancient site of Corinth, about an hour south of Athens. No previous experience is needed;  we are looking for someone with a serious interest in furthering a knowledge of life in ancient Greece, as well as of archaeological techniques.
 If you are interested in applying, please fill out the application form below and submit it to the Classics office (#15 Grosvenor House) AC# 2257.  Application deadline: March 6, 2017.

The cost of the program, excluding airfare to and from Greece and some weekend meals, is $4,350.  Possible sources of funding are available through the AIA Fellowships and Grants page or at Amherst College through the office of Dean Janna Behrens. 

We await this year's announcement poster.

Susan Virginia S. Wheeler '13 participated in the program in the summer of 2010.  Tim Clark, Andrew Reed, and Ryan Milov, have participated in past summers. Please contact them for more information if you wish. If you have questions, please contact Professor R. Sinos.

Poggio Civitate Archaeological Excavations

Prof. Tuck (Professor of Classics at the University of Massachusetts and Director of the Poggio Civitate Dig) still has  positions available for his archaeological excavation this summer. If any Amherst students are interested, please get in touch with Prof. Tuck via his e-mail:
The excavation site is located approximately 25 km south of Siena, Italy. The site was witness to the development of one of the earliest attested Etruscan proto-urban environments. In the late 8th century BCE, aristocrats undertook the construction of a large building complex at the site consisting of a large residential structure, a monumental industrial building and an early Tripartite temple. Each of these buildings was opulently decorated with terracotta sculptures and represents some of the largest buildings known in the Mediterranean for their time period. Thus the site of Poggio Civitate is one of the most important for the study of archaic Etruscan culture. During the summer excavation season, the site is host to an international cast of scholars who travel to Poggio Civitate to conduct research, which has resulted in the publication of hundreds of books and articles on the site.

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