2008 News Archive
Awards for Classics and Archaeology Students
17th March 2008
Congratulations to Classics and Archaeology students, Nicholas French, Edward Smith and Damjan Krsmanovic. Nicholas won the first prize in Latin Translation, Edward the first prize in Greek Translation, and Damjan a ‘Highly Commended’ certificate in Greek Translation in the inaugural competition administered by ASCS (the Australasian Society for Classical Studies).
New Archaeology Fieldwork Opportunity in Israel: In the wake of the Sea Peoples/In the footsteps of Goliath
4th March 2008
Over the last several years, Classics & Archaeology Senior Lecturer, Louise Hitchcock has been exploring a range of fieldwork projects that will provide on-site archaeological training for School of Historical Studies students - not only students who are involved in Aegean archaeology, but also those with interests in history, Classics, Jewish Studies, and Biblical Studies and would like to learn more about material culture and archaeology of the Philistines. Students at all levels of undergraduate and post-graduate research as well as staff are welcome to join the project as volunteers and receive training in archaeological field work, artifact processing, and attend lectures and go on fieldtrips in Israel.
In 2007, the Centre for Classics & Archaeology became involved in a 3rd collaborative project with Bar Ilan University: The Philistine site of Tell es-Safi, ancient Gath, the largest city of the Philistine Pentapolis is believed to have been founded by Cypriot and Mycenaean refugees, disenfranchised groups among the Sea Peoples contingent causing destruction in the Mediterranean at the end of the Bronze Age.
Volunteers can choose to work for 2, 3 or 4 weeks and are housed at the Kibbutz Revadim. If you would like to participate in the forthcoming season from July 6-Aug 1 and work with a large ethnically and culturally diverse international team, please contact Louise Hitchcock email@example.com.
New Archaeology Fieldwork Projects in Georgia and Turkey
18th February 2008
Since the closure of excavations at Sos Höyük in eastern Turkey, Classics & Archaeology Acting Director, Professor Antonio Sagona, has been preparing the way for a new fieldwork project that will provide on-site training for the Centre's students - not only students who are involved in archaeology, but also those whose interests are more text-based and would like to learn more about material culture and archaeology.
Starting in 2008, the Centre for Classics and Archaeology will be involved in two new collaborative projects overseas:
1. One is with the National Museum of Georgia (Caucasus) at Samtavro, a large Late Bronze Age-Iron Age (c. 1500-700 BC) cemetery site.
2. The other is at the significant Neolithic site of Ulucak near Izmir in western Turkey.
If you would like to learn more about forthcoming fieldwork opportunities - these projects were designed largely to provide benefits to the Centre's graduate cohort - please attend a briefing session on Thursday 28th February in Old Engineering Theatre A1 at 1:00pm.