ARTH720 - TOPICS IN AEGEAN ART: ARCHAEOLOGY AND SCIENCE
Section 401 - SEM
ARTH 720: SEMINAR IN AEGEAN ART - ARCHEOLOGY AND SCIENCE—Collaborations between archaeologists and specialists in the natural sciences are an important part of modern archaeological research. This graduate seminar is designed to introduce several different possibilities for scientific contributions to archaeology through lectures, guest speakers, readings, and visits to laboratories in the Philadelphia area. It will cover several different fields that can potentially collaborate for archaeological research, including analysis of organic remains, trace element analysis, petrographic thin sections, computer applications, dendrochronology, use of the Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM), and other fields. Original material from archaeological excavation will be made available for students for a term project, giving them an opportunity to learn to design a small research project, make an application for funding, collaborate with one or more laboratories for analysis, and present the results of their research orally to the class and in written form to the instructor at the end of the semester. Original ancient material available for student projects this semester includes Archaic and Roman sherds from Cyprus, Iron Age textiles from Gordion, Uratian bronzes, Early Bronze Age smelting slag from Minoan Crete, and smelting furnace fragments from Minoan Crete. Graduate students wishing to take the course should contact Prof. Betancourt ahead of time because some of these materials will need Museum permissions.
BETANCOURT, PHILIP P
JAFFE BUILDING 104