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Symposium to Focus on Princeton's Archaeological Projects

March 27, 2015

The symposium "More than Dirt: Princeton and Archaeology" will present the exciting results of Princeton’s archaeological projects in Cyprus, Egypt, Greece, Romania, and Turkey. The expeditions investigate a wide variety of cultures and time periods but are united in using archaeological approaches to answer important historical, social, and political questions. The purpose of this symposium is to present the latest findings and to highlight the types of questions archaeology can—and cannot!—begin to answer.

The speakers and their topics are:

Nathan Arrington, Art and Archaeology: “On the Edge: Archaeology in Aegean Thrace”

William Childs, Art and Archaeology, Emeritus: “Princeton in Cyprus: Polis Chrysochous, City of Gold”

John Haldon, History and Hellenic Studies: “The Avkat Archaeological Project”

Kate Liszka, Council of the Humanities: “Gems in the Desert: Recent Work at Wadi el-Hudi, Egypt”

Matthew McCarty, Council of the Humanities: “Digging for a Religion: Apulum Mithraeum III Project”

Alan Stahl, Princeton University Library: “The Re-excavation of Antioch at Princeton”

The symposium will take place on Friday, March 27, 2015, at 1:30 pm, in Scheide-Caldwell House 103.