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  Archaeology Education
Classical Archaeology is the study of past societies in the Mediterranean region on the basis of surviving material evidence.
Oftentimes classical archaeology is extended to the area of the Near East, especially to the ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia, Syria, and Egypt, and what is often called "Biblical Archaeology" (the archaeology of "Bible Lands" has close connections with Classical Archaeology).
The classical periods of Greece and Rome, however, still provide the primary focus for Classical Archaeology and, for that reason, Classical Archaeology is closely related to the study of the classical languages, Greek and Latin, as well as the study of ancient art (i.e., history of art).
isthmia.osu.edu /arched/classical.html   (1665 words)

 Bryn Mawr - Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology - Course Listing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Eva Pappi of the Fourth Inspectorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities of the Greek Ministry of Culture is focused on excavating a Mycenaean chamber tomb cemetery in the valley.
Prerequisite: one course in anthropology, archaeology or geology.
Topics: archaeology's origins in the Renaissance; the formation of archaeology and geology and the theory of evolution; 19th - 20th century humanistic and social scientific approaches to the human past; competing philosophies of knowledge, phenomenology, and post-modern social constructions of knowledge.
www.brynmawr.edu /archaeology/courses.htm   (2358 words)

 Classical and Neareastern Archaeology Major   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The purpose of a major in Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology is to acquaint the student with the complex societies of the Old World in antiquity.
The introductory course in archaeology (Anthropology 106) or its equivalent is required for all archaeology majors.
Students who concentrate in classical archaeology must normally have at least an elementary knowledge of both Greek and Latin, and take both Greek and Roman history as well as Greek and Roman art.
www.wellesley.edu /Art/studies/classical.html   (199 words)

Archaeology provides the opportunity to investigate the material remains of past societies and cultures and the methods by which they are recovered, analyzed, interpreted and reconstructed.
The interdisciplinary archaeology program at Washington University seeks to integrate a wide range of directions — from paleoanthropology to historic and industrial archaeology and from classical archaeology to specialties such as paleoethnobotany and archaeozoology.
To provide a comprehensive understanding of archaeology, the faculty in the archaeology program emphasizes two approaches: the humanistic, which is represented by classical archaeology, and the social scientific, which is represented by anthropological archaeology.
news-info.wustl.edu /group/page/normal/13.html   (648 words)

 UCB Classics: PhD Classical Archaeology
Study leading through the M.A. to the Ph.D. in Classical Archaeology is intended to ensure that students are fully competent in Greek and Latin and have a good understanding of historical method, as well as a thorough training, including experience in fieldwork, in Greek and Roman archaeology.
The exam is set by an examiner chosen by the Graduate Advisor in Classical Archaeology who is a member of the Classics Department, outside the field of Classical Archaeology; the exam must also be approved by the Graduate Advisor in Classical Archaeology.
Classics courses in historical authors may also be counted as fulfilling the requirement in either Greek or Roman history, if the professor teaching the class approves beforehand.
ls.berkeley.edu /dept/classics/graddocs/PhDClArchReg.html   (1501 words)

 Classics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Classics, particularly within the Western university tradition, when used as a singular noun, is the study of the language, literature, history, art, and other aspects of the ancient Mediterranean world—particularly ancient Greece and Rome during the period known as classical antiquity.
The study of classics was the original study of the humanities and remains important in that branch of learning today.
His classical background is reflected in his philosophies—indeed the term "proletariat" which he coined came from that Latin word referring to the lowest class of citizen.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Classics   (1821 words)

 Classical Archaeology at UNC-Chapel Hill   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Classical Archaeology has had a long tradition at the University of North Carolina, going back to the early 20th century.
Nowadays, UNC is one of the main centers for the discipline in the United States, with particular strengths in field archaeology and in the archaeology of the central and eastern Mediterranean of the first millennium BCE.
The Department of Classics administers an undergraduate major and a graduate program in classical archaeology.
www.classics.unc.edu /archaeology/index.htm   (225 words)

 Classical Archaeology at the University of Michigan- CFC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Classical Archaeology at the University of Michigan- CFC
This increased activity in acquiring Classical antiquities owed primarily to the agency of Kelsey, who encouraged the study of archaeology as part of his Latin curriculum.
’s archaeological legacy raises questions about the role played by the university in the larger developments of classical archaeology during the first half of the twentieth century.
www-personal.umich.edu /~bjornpa/CFC/Main.htm   (3057 words)

 Archaeology Indian archaeology World archaeology Archaeology sites Archaeological discoveries History of archaeology
Archaeology is the study of the past by finding the remains left behind by people who lived in the past.
It was “proof” that archaeology could be done scientifically and objectively and that information about past lifeways could be discovered, and that the pitfalls that seemed so overwhelming could, perhaps, be sidestepped as long as archaeologists were rigorous enough.
Archaeology, through study of bone fractures and cut marks, can reform the hunting, skinning, and butchering techniques and culinary practices of prehistoric people.
www.greatarchaeology.com   (1939 words)

 Dickinson College - Academic Bulletin - Classical Studies
Honors may be granted in Classical Studies for a two-semester project that results in a well-researched, sophisticated, finely crafted thesis within the range of sixty to one hundred pages.
Students are self-selected but acceptance as an Honors candidate is based on the judgment of the department faculty and their assessment of the student's academic ability and potential for successfully completing the project.
The focus is on professional vocabulary used in archaeology and on basic oral interactions (speaking and listening comprehension) as well as reading, writing and recording finds in Greek.
www.dickinson.edu /bulletin/classical.html   (1702 words)

 Carthage - Classics - Classic Archaeology
An important part of the course is the study of the formation and perpetuation of the "classical tradition" in art and architecture.
In the course you will be expecteds to distinguish between artistic styles (geometric, archaic, classical, hellenistic, roman, etc.), know the fundamentals of chronology and dating, urban planning, construction techniques, architectural orders, as well as the process of archaeology.
Archaeology is the study of a process, that is, changes that occur in the material culture of a people and a search for an explanation for such changes
www.carthage.edu /outis/clarch.html   (1333 words)

 Classics Undergrad
Classical archaeology is the study of the material culture — the artifacts, sites, monuments, and landscapes — of the ancient Mediterranean world.
The study of classical archaeology extends broadly through time as well as space, ranging from the Minoan and Mycenaean cultures of the second millennium BC to the collapse of the Roman empire — which occurred in AD 476 or in AD 1453, depending on who you ask.
The Department of Classical Studies invites any archaeology concentrator with an overall GPA of 3.5 (3.5 in courses taken for the concentration) interested in and capable of carrying out independent work to give serious thought to an honors concentration.
www.umich.edu /~classics/undergrad/archaeology.html   (955 words)

 UCL Library Services -- Subject guides - Classical Archaeology
The Yates or Classical Archaeology collection is located in the Institute of Archaeology Library, 31-34 Gordon Square (5th floor) and has the prefix YATES in honour of James Yates (1789-1871), an antiquarian and collector whose will provided for the founding of the present collection.
The Institute of Archaeology is also largely responsible for material on general archaeology, methodology, excavation techniques, etc., which is therefore not now purchased for classical archaeology.
Journals covering Classical archaeology are interfiled in a single sequence alphabetically by title with other journals shelved in the Institute of Archaeology and have the prefix INST ARCH Pers.
www.ucl.ac.uk /Library/guides/subjyates.shtml   (790 words)

 Faculty of Classics, University of Oxford - Information for Students   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Classical archaeologists at Oxford also enjoy the benefit of contact with numerous colleagues in ancient history who have stong interests in archaeology.
The undergraduate course in Classical Archaeology and Ancient History studies the archaeology and history of the Greek and Roman worlds.
Classical archaeology options are also available within the undergraduate courses in Classics, in Ancient and Modern History and in Archaeology and Anthropology
www.classics.ox.ac.uk /clasarch/index.html   (379 words)

 Open Directory - Arts: Classical Studies
Classics Corner - Columns finding humor and contemporary relevance in the classics, with an emphasis upon Greek, Roman, and Biblical literature.
Classics Technology Center - A repository of tools such as guides, games, and glossaries for educators and other classicists, to enhance the use of computer technology in classics education.
Summer Courses in the Classics - A list of classics courses offered during the summer by colleges and universities throughout the world, sorted by discipline and subject of study.
dmoz.org /Arts/Classical_Studies   (969 words)

 MA Guidelimes: Archaeology
Within the classical archaeology emphasis, all students are required to meet the requirement for one ancient language, either Greek or Latin, by passing a course at the 5XX level with a B or higher.
Students who do not fulfill the modern language examination requirement by the end of their second semester of graduate residence will not be allowed to continue in the program until the requirement is fulfilled, and will be ineligible for financial aid or any other form of departmental support.
Students are required to demonstrate their familiarity with key monuments of classical archaeology in a written examination (3 hours).
www.coh.arizona.edu /classics/students/grad/guide_archaeology.html   (1636 words)

 Classical Archaeology at Colgate University
Classical Archaeology in the Department of the Classics
Students are encouraged to begin their study on campus with such courses as CLAS 234: The Archaeology of Greece or CLAS 235: The Archaeology of Italy.
A recent graduate, Rachel Mascetta CU '03, will be continuing her study of archaeology next year as a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Venice in Italy.
departments.colgate.edu /archaeology/classarch.html   (401 words)

 FSU CLASSICS: MA in Classical Civilization   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The program in Classical Civilization offers the student the most flexibility of any program in the Department, but also requires the greatest vigilance on the part of the student.
If the student hopes to do advanced work in archaeology, he or she must take care to acquire a background in archaeology sufficient to meet the requirements of doctoral programs in classical archaeology.
It is also possible to pursue this degree in order to prepare for further work in fields other than Classics (such as comparative literature or humanities), and some students select this degree program for personal enrichment.
www.fsu.edu /~classics/grad/classical_civ.html   (294 words)

 Welcome to the Department of Classics at Tufts University
The Department of Classics is dedicated to the study of Greek and Roman culture and to clarifying and assessing its continuing impact on contemporary life.
Classics constitutes an interdisciplinary study of the cultures of the ancient Mediterranean, Near East, and Europe.
Despite the period of antiquity in which it concentrates, the field of classics is constantly changing in light of new discoveries, new methodologies, new interpretations, and new relationships with other areas of study.
ase.tufts.edu /classics   (380 words)

 University of Michigan: Classical Art and Archaeology
Classical Art and Archaeology is offered as an interdisciplinary program by the Departments of Classical Studies and History of Art under the aegis of the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies.
Classical Art and Archaeology at the graduate level is offered as a program leading to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy; the Master of Arts degree which is not normally terminal, but which is seen as marking significant progress toward the Ph.D., can usually be earned after four semesters in residence.
The scope of these examinations is very broad, with the intention of guaranteeing that students attain a minimum level of information on which to base serious work at an early point in their graduate careers.
www.rackham.umich.edu /Programs/humanities.arts/classaa.html   (1223 words)

 Classics & Classical Archaeology > Background Information - UA Library
This is a good introduction to the major figures of classical literature.
This covers the Greek of the church fathers not found in the classical dictionaries by Liddell and Woodhouse.
This is a comprehensive dictionary of classical Latin.
www.library.arizona.edu /search/subjects/archaeology/index.html   (367 words)

 HON C206 0998 Classical Art & Archaeology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
9:30-10:45A MW FA 102 This lecture course is an introductory survey of the art and archaeology of ancient Greece and Rome from prehistoric times to the 1st century A.C. Readings and assignments will focus on the nature and objectives of classical archaeology and its contribution to our understanding of the past.
There are three main areas of concentration: the pre-classical civilizations of the Aegean basin (especially Minoan Crete and Mycenaean Greece), the Greek polis or city-state (emphasis on Archaic and Classical Athens), and the cities and monuments of the Roman Empire (Augustan Rome, Pompeii and Herculaneum).
We will also consider the use of art and archaeology in politics and propaganda (both ancient and modern), current problems and controversies in classical archaeology, methods of recovery (such as survey, excavation, and museum study), and issues of archaeological ethics.
www.indiana.edu /~deanfac/blfal00/hon/hon_c206_0998.html   (253 words)

With this acquisition, Professor B. de Wet, then Head of Classics, committed his Department and the University of Natal to a long-term project of assembling a small collection of original ancient artefacts.
He realised that it is difficult for the modern student to make direct contact with the reality of Classical antiquity and that original objects provide a tangible link between the person seeing or holding them today and those who made, bought and used them several thousand years ago.
With the purchase of the first large amphora in 1988, the Classical antiquities collection was deemed sufficiently large and impressive to be called a Museum.
www.und.ac.za /und/classics/museum.html   (331 words)

 Archaeology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The Department of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology is a fully supported graduate program at Bryn Mawr and part of the The Graduate Group in Archaeology, Classics and History of Art.
It assumed its status as an independent department in 1914 with the appointment of Rhys Carpenter, after whom the art and archaeology library (Rhys Carpenter Library), which received an award-winning new building in 1997, is named.
It was among the first institutions in the United States to recognize the field as an independent area of study by establishing a department of classical archaeology and providing extensive library and photographic resources.
www.brynmawr.edu /gradgroup/archaeology/index.htm   (641 words)

 M.A. in Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology
THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE M.A. The Department of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies offers four graduate degrees at the M.A. level: the M. in Ancient Culture, Religion, and Ethnicity; the M.A. in Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology, the M.A. in Classics, and the M.A. in Religious Studies.
Students who choose Roman archaeology as a subject area in the comprehensive examination must take CLST 502 (Topography and Monuments of Rome) if it is offered during their first two years of residence.
Recognizing that students may enter the programme from a diversity of backgrounds, the Department of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies allows certain basic requirements (namely, the modern language, the classical language, Greek, Roman, and Near Eastern history, and the archaeological practicum) to be completed before graduation rather than before entry into the programme.
cnrs.arts.ubc.ca /index.php?id=3745   (1421 words)

 Stockholms universitet: Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies
Stockholms universitet: Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies
Archaeology is the largest discipline represented in the department in terms of staff, enrolled students, PhD students and doctoral theses.
It is focussed on the history of humans from the Lower Palaeolithic to modern times, with particular focus on conditions in the Nordic region.
www.archaeology.su.se /pub/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=1817   (92 words)

 Beazley Archive - Publications - Studies in Classical Archaeology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
It aims to make high quality books on classical archaeology and art available quickly and at a reasonable price.
It is a revised edition, by Sir John Boardman, of Beazley's classic publication of 1920.
A series of lectures took place in the autumn of 2003 designed to complement two options in the Master of Studies in Classical Archaeology.
www.beazley.ox.ac.uk /Publications/Script/SCASeriesTitle.htm   (174 words)

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