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Archaeometric Approaches To The Roman Near East, Gayatri Nandwani 2018 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Archaeometric Approaches To The Roman Near East, Gayatri Nandwani

EURēCA: Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement

The purpose of my research this summer has been to participate in a full suite of archaeometric and geoarchaeological analyses, particularly as they are applied to sedimentology. The first section of my research has focused on an introduction to these procedures at ARL including laboratory safety procedures, proper sample collection and processing methods, and introduction to methods and purposes for a variety of laboratory analyses including grain size distribution analysis using a state of the art Malvern Mastersizer 3000 laser diffraction particle size analyzer, organic matter and inorganic carbon analysis, and microartifact analysis. During the field collection phase I worked ...


Supplementary Table Of Poehler, Van Roggen, And Crowther 2019: Description Of Iron Deposits, Eric E. Poehler 2018 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Supplementary Table Of Poehler, Van Roggen, And Crowther 2019: Description Of Iron Deposits, Eric E. Poehler

Eric Poehler

Description of Iron Deposits 


An Embarrassment Of Riches: Data Integration In Vr Pompeii, Adam Schoelz 2018 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

An Embarrassment Of Riches: Data Integration In Vr Pompeii, Adam Schoelz

Computer Science and Computer Engineering Undergraduate Honors Theses

It is fair to say that Pompeii is the most studied archaeological site in the world. Beyond the extensive remains of the city itself, the timing of its rediscovery and excavation place it in a unique historiographical position. The city has been continuously studied since the 18th century, with historians and archaeologists constantly reevaluating older sources as our knowledge of the ancient world expands. While several studies have approached the city from a data driven perspective, no studies of the city have taken a quantitative holistic approach on the scale of the VR Pompeii project. Hyper-specificity has been the order ...


Archaeology And Conservation Of The Middle Phrygian Gate Complex At Gordion, Turkey, Semih Gönen, Richard F. Liebhart, Naomi F. Miller, Elspeth Dusinberre 2018 Boğaziçi Üniversitesi

Archaeology And Conservation Of The Middle Phrygian Gate Complex At Gordion, Turkey, Semih Gönen, Richard F. Liebhart, Naomi F. Miller, Elspeth Dusinberre

Classics Faculty Contributions

In 2016, a project was undertaken at Gordion, Turkey, to stabilize and conserve the remains of a rubble platform built early in the Middle Phrygian period (ca. 800–700 b.c.e.) under the vast Gate Complex leading to the megarons on the Citadel Mound. In the process, aspects of Middle Phrygian building strategies came to light that enhanced our understanding gained from the original excavation in the 1950s. This article outlines the archaeology of the Middle Phrygian Gate Complex and the sophisticated internal structures that lent stability to the rubble platform upon which it was built, and examines the ...


A Song Of Arms And Of The Woman: Confronting Cleopatra In The Augustan Era Through The Carmen De Bello Actiaco, Rachel Dubit 2018 College of William and Mary

A Song Of Arms And Of The Woman: Confronting Cleopatra In The Augustan Era Through The Carmen De Bello Actiaco, Rachel Dubit

Undergraduate Honors Theses

This project consists of a translation and literary analysis of the Carmen de Bello Actiaco, a fragmentary Latin epic from the Villa dei Papiri at Herculaneum. The epic describes the events surrounding the battle of Actium and Octavian's conquest of Egypt. This analysis explores the importance of the Carmen as a product of a distinctly Augustan ideology, regardless of the exact date of its writing. The first chapter addresses the character of Cleopatra VII and how her portrayal is indicative of the contemporary Roman imperialistic conceptualization of Egypt and other foreign territories. The second chapter explores the theme of ...


The Exceptional Case Of Plancia Magna: (Re)Analyzing The Role Of A Roman Benefactress, Barbara F. Caceres-Cerda 2018 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

The Exceptional Case Of Plancia Magna: (Re)Analyzing The Role Of A Roman Benefactress, Barbara F. Caceres-Cerda

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

This thesis analyzes the extravagant renovation of the Hellenistic gate complex funded by Plancia Magna, an elite woman from Perge, a city in the Roman province of Pamphylia. By using Plancia Magna as a case study, I hope to use her patronage of an outstanding architectural program to examine the dynamic roles elite women held under the Roman Empire in the late 1st century to 2nd century CE. Euergetism played a key role in developing cultural standards and civic obligations. Predominantly a male dominated practice, Plancia Magna stands out as one of its active and independent participants by commissioning the ...


Rough Cilicia Archaeological Survey Project: Report Of The 2003 Season, Nicholas K. Rauh 2018 Purdue University

Rough Cilicia Archaeological Survey Project: Report Of The 2003 Season, Nicholas K. Rauh

Rough Cilicia Archaeological Survey Project, 1996-2011

The Rough Cilicia Survey Team was investigating the role of Rough Cilicia as a production region to the ancient Roman Mediterranean economy. Our investigative methods in the 2003 season included remote sensing of satellite imagery; surface, geomorphological, and maritime survey; charcoal analysis of ceramic production residue for timber identification; and biogeochemical analysis of regional terrestrial vegetation preserved in sediments. The project team identified crucial indicators of economic production activities associated with the renewable resource of timber (particularly cedar) from Cilician mountain forests. To refine this question, the project was examining the basin of the Biçkici River (modern Gazipaşa, Turkey) as ...


Rough Cilicia Archaeological Survey Project: Research Report On Ottoman Period Seafaring, Forestry And Economy In Alanya And Antalya, Nursel Uçkan 2018 Purdue University

Rough Cilicia Archaeological Survey Project: Research Report On Ottoman Period Seafaring, Forestry And Economy In Alanya And Antalya, Nursel Uçkan

Rough Cilicia Archaeological Survey Project, 1996-2011

During July and August 2001 Nursel Uçkan Doonan conducted archival research in Istanbul and Ankara on Ottoman shipping, shipbuilding and agriculture in Antalya, Alanya and Gazipaşa and interviewed local informants about land use and forestry in Gazipaşa. Uçkan Doonan worked primarily with Mühimme Defters (=MD), Maliyeden Müdevver (=MAD), and Cevdet Iktisat and Orman ve Meadin Iradileri Defters in the Başbakanlık Archives in Istanbul.


Rough Cilicia Archaeological Survey Project: Report Of The 2001 Season, Nicholas K. Rauh 2018 Purdue University

Rough Cilicia Archaeological Survey Project: Report Of The 2001 Season, Nicholas K. Rauh

Rough Cilicia Archaeological Survey Project, 1996-2011

During July and August 2001, the project directors, Nicholas Rauh and LuAnn Wandsnider, conducted the sixth consecutive field season of the Rough Cilicia Archaeological Survey. Activities during the seven-week season included systematic pedestrian and architectural surveys in the Hasdere Canyon (Adanda) and geoarchaeological research in Gazipasha.


Rough Cilicia Archaeological Survey Project: Report Of The 2002 Season, Nicholas K. Rauh, LuAnn Wandsnider, Faruk Sancar Ozaner, Michael C. Hoff, Rhys F. Townsend, Matthew Dillon, Mette Korsholm, Hülya Caner 2018 Purdue University

Rough Cilicia Archaeological Survey Project: Report Of The 2002 Season, Nicholas K. Rauh, Luann Wandsnider, Faruk Sancar Ozaner, Michael C. Hoff, Rhys F. Townsend, Matthew Dillon, Mette Korsholm, Hülya Caner

Rough Cilicia Archaeological Survey Project, 1996-2011

The Rough Cilicia Archaeological Project conducted archaeological and geoarchaeological research in the Gazipaşa area from July 20 through 1 September 2001. Several goals were met this season. Under the direction of Michael Hoff and Rhys Townsend, detailed plans were completed of monumental structures at the sites of Asar Tepe, Lamos, and Selinus. At Lamos, in particular, the team made a number of finds, including the discovery of an inscribed statue base of large size in a small podium complex on a hill above the so-called "stadium."


Rough Cilicia Archaeological Survey Project: Analysis Of Amphora Finds Season 2000 Summer, Elizabeth L. Will 2018 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Rough Cilicia Archaeological Survey Project: Analysis Of Amphora Finds Season 2000 Summer, Elizabeth L. Will

Rough Cilicia Archaeological Survey Project, 1996-2011

Elizabeth L. Will analyzed the Study Collection of amphora fragments amassed since 1996, as well as 49 bags of additional fragments, seven of them collected during the surveys of the year 2000. She also visited three areas that had been identified as the sites of possible kilns, at Biçkici, Syedra, and Antiocheia ad Cragum. In addition, Elizabeth L. Will also examined and photographed the amphoras on display in the museums at Alanya and Antalya. The amphora fragments collected during the 1996-1999 seasons have been noted in the reports for those years and described by Nicholas Rauh and Kathleen Slane in ...


Rough Cilicia Archaeological Survey Project: Report Of The 2000 Season, Nicholas K. Rauh, LuAnn Wandsnider 2018 Purdue University

Rough Cilicia Archaeological Survey Project: Report Of The 2000 Season, Nicholas K. Rauh, Luann Wandsnider

Rough Cilicia Archaeological Survey Project, 1996-2011

During the 2000 season the RCASP Survey Team surveyed approximately five square kilometers in the vicinity of Lamos and along the ridges surrounding the Adanda River valley in interior Rough Cilicia. Geoarchaeological inspection of beach, lagoon, and terrace deposits of the Hacimusa River was conducted by F. Sancar Ozaner and Hülya Caner. Together Ozaner and Caner identified the locations where geomorphological trenches would be excavated during the 2001 season. Caner also collected surface sediments from lagoonal deposits of the Hacimusa and Bickici Rivers for further analysis. Under the direction of Michael Hoff and Rhys Townsend, a preliminary architectural map was ...


Rough Cilicia Archaeological Survey Project: Report Of The 1997 Season, Nicholas K. Rauh 2018 Purdue University

Rough Cilicia Archaeological Survey Project: Report Of The 1997 Season, Nicholas K. Rauh

Rough Cilicia Archaeological Survey Project, 1996-2011

During the 1997 season the architectural specialists of the Rough Cilicia Regional Survey Team, Rhys Townsend and Michael Hoff, completed analysis of two urban sites -- Selinus and the upper city of Antioch on the Kragos as well as a plan of the "village" Site 28-c-2-a-1 near Kestros. In addition, the walking team directed by Professor Richard Blanton, completed a sweep of approximately 100 sq. km. to complement the 1996 total of c. 50 sq. km. in the northern vicinity of Gazipasha, Turkey. The team surveyed the entire southern coastal portion of our intended survey zone. The work occurred within a ...


Rough Cilicia Archaeological Survey Project: Report Of The 1996 Season, Nicholas K. Rauh 2018 Purdue University

Rough Cilicia Archaeological Survey Project: Report Of The 1996 Season, Nicholas K. Rauh

Rough Cilicia Archaeological Survey Project, 1996-2011

This is a report for the 1996 season of the Rough Cilicia Archaeological Survey Project. This intensive, systematic archaeological survey took place in the vicinity of "known" Cilician pirate bases and their hinterlands . These sites offer a unique opportunity to evaluate the material remains of a distinctly nontraditional "culture" of the Hellenistic world, a culture receiving little previous archaeological attention. Our intention is to complete a surface survey of the sustaining areas of the three main sites, Coracesium (Alanya), Selinus (Gazipasha), and Antioch ad Cragum (Güney), including the intervening coastal strips as well as the major ridges that connect the ...


Rough Cilicia Archaeological Survey Project: Report Of The 1999 Season, Nicholas K. Rauh, LuAnn Wandsnider 2018 Purdue University

Rough Cilicia Archaeological Survey Project: Report Of The 1999 Season, Nicholas K. Rauh, Luann Wandsnider

Rough Cilicia Archaeological Survey Project, 1996-2011

In 1999 the team turned attention to an area of mountainous rural hinterland behind Iotape and some 500 m above the valley of the Delice Çay and the village of Kahyalar.Employing coarse interval survey methodology we conducted a sweep of a network of ridges extending from a peak known locally as Nergis Tepesi to the village of Kahyalar below. When evidence of past human activity or disturbances was observed by the team, especially architectural remains or ceramics clusters of more than one sherd per square meter, the area became designated as a 'site', if only for purposes of recording ...


Rough Cilicia Archaeological Survey Project: Report Of The 1998 Season, Michael C. Hoff, Nicholas K. Rauh, Rhys F. Townsend, LuAnn Wandsnider 2018 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Rough Cilicia Archaeological Survey Project: Report Of The 1998 Season, Michael C. Hoff, Nicholas K. Rauh, Rhys F. Townsend, Luann Wandsnider

Rough Cilicia Archaeological Survey Project, 1996-2011

During the 1998 season the Rough Cilicia Survey team shifted the focus of our research to the discovery and analysis of rural sites and rural field tracks in the southern coastal portion of the survey zone (between ancient Selinus, modern Gazipasha, and ancient Nephelion (modern Muzkent). To learn more about historic landscape use in the area, the field team surveyed 21 transects comprising more than 17 linear kilometers of survey terrain. To record our finds we employed GPS tracking devices to track our progress on 1:5000 topographical maps acquired from the Tapu ve Kadastro Genel Müdürlügü (all sites are ...


The Death Of Tragedy: Examining Nietzsche’S Return To The Greeks, Brian R. Long 2018 Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH

The Death Of Tragedy: Examining Nietzsche’S Return To The Greeks, Brian R. Long

Honors Bachelor of Arts

In what follows, I will demonstrate how necessary the balance between Apollo and Dionysus is, how it exists in tragedy, and how it is destroyed. In my first chapter, I will discuss the Apolline and Dionysian powers, giving some background on Apollo and Dionysus. I will then explore the struggle between the two powers, noting the specific role of the Silenic wisdom. In the second chapter, I will examine several tragedies in light of these two powers, culminating in a discussion of Euripides’ Bacchae. This discussion will demonstrate how the Apolline and Dionysiac powers were at work on the tragic ...


Paving Pompeii: The Archaeology Of Stone-Paved Streets, Eric E. Poehler 2018 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Paving Pompeii: The Archaeology Of Stone-Paved Streets, Eric E. Poehler

Eric Poehler

This document represents the final draft of the article published as Poehler, E. and B. Crowther. 2018. “Paving Pompeii: the archaeology of stone-paved streets.” AJA 122.4.


Democracy Vs. Liberty: The Telos Of Government, Ryan C. Yeazell 2018 Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH

Democracy Vs. Liberty: The Telos Of Government, Ryan C. Yeazell

Honors Bachelor of Arts

Democracies are known for being relatively stable and ensuring freedom for their citizens. However, those assumptions are called into question by the various failures of modern democracies to both maintain authority and enshrine liberty. Are the institutional checks and balances failing to prevent some of the expected issues with governments based on popular voting? Or is there some other cause of failure outside of the institutional structures themselves?

To examine these questions, I will be comparing a few examples of failed modern democracies with arguably history’s longest lasting democratic government: the Roman Republic. Although separated by over two thousand ...


Poehler And Crowther 2018, Figure 1 (Color): Plan Of Pompeii With Streets And Locations Mentioned In The Text Labelled. Light Gray Areas Are Unexcavated., Eric E. Poehler 2018 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Poehler And Crowther 2018, Figure 1 (Color): Plan Of Pompeii With Streets And Locations Mentioned In The Text Labelled. Light Gray Areas Are Unexcavated., Eric E. Poehler

Eric Poehler

This image is a color version of the same figure published in Poehler, E. and B. Crowther. 2018. “Paving Pompeii: the archaeology of stone-paved streets.” AJA 122.4.


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