Monday, January 31, 2011

Latest on the Looting at the Egyptian National Museum in Cairo

Find out the latest from the Associated Press on attempts to control looting at the National Museum in Cairo and see some dramatic photos from inside the museum at Egypt: Military Detains 50 at Museum

Be sure to check out Zahi Hawass' blog to see even more recent information.

Student Sara S. and alumna Dani R. in Hungary

Sara studying abroad in Rome in 2009.
Archaeology senior Sara Spatafore is one of seven undergraduate and graduate students in the country selected to participate in a National Science Foundation funded multidisciplinary research project in Hungary, Greece and the USA in 2011.  The Koros Regional Archaeology Project, which is funded by the NSF International Research Experiences for Students Program, will require students to participate in an archaeological research project in Hungary and design an independent research project; work with scientists in Greece, Hungary and the USA to analyze and interpret their data; present their results at conferences; publish their results in peer-reviewed journals; and disseminate their findings via the web and other media.  The Koros team is studying prehistoric European agricultural villages on the Great Hungarian Plain occupied between 5500 and 4500 BCE.

Archaeology alumna Danielle Riebe (’08), currently a PhD candidate in Central Asian Archaeology at the University of Illinois-Chicago, will also participate in the field project in Hungary as the GPS Technician. 

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Lecture "Practical Skills in Archaeology" on February 3, 2011

On Thursday February 3, 2011 7:00-8:00 pm, archaeologist Sarah Hope will present "From the Classroom to Reality: Practical Skills in Archaeology."   

"A common issue facing undergraduates is a lack of understanding of what careers in archaeology exist and just what is expected in these careers.  This lecture will highlight the practical skills that can further any archaeological career, as well as the day-to-day duties of the various careers in cultural resource management."

Sarah Hope has a master's of science degree in Human Osteology and Funerary Archaeology from the University of Sheffield.  She earned her BA in Anthropology with a focus on natural sciences from the University of Louisville in 2006.  She has conducted archaeological excavations in Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana and Portugal, and is currently employed as a staff archaeologist with Cultural Resource Analysts, Inc. in Evansville.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Jordan and Egypt during summer session I

UE professors Ebeling (Archaeology), Byrne (History) and Milner (Political Science/International Studies) are teaching a 3-credit course during first summer session in Jordan and Egypt May 15-June 7, 2011.  Archaeology majors can earn ARCH 320 credits for taking this course.  Please contact Dr E for details!  A nonrefundable $500 deposit is due February 4.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Mann Site on NPR

Click here for NPR's "Prehistoric Treasure in the Fields of Indiana," which talks about the Mann Site and the exhibit of amazing artifacts at Angel Mounds through January 14.  If you haven't seen the exhibit yet, you should!