Topic: archaeology

Each shadow box along the gallery wall in Rhode Island Hall contains miniatures collected, curated or created by students in the course.

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‘tiny’ exhibition meditates on might of the miniature

February 6, 2020 0 comments

From Lego figurines to silver spoons of varying sizes, “tiny,” open until April 13, showcases works that reveal the emotional, cultural and historical capacities of smallness.

The ancient site of Koutroulou Magoula holds kilns, figurines and trenches that reveal a collaborative community from the Middle Neolithic Period, which lasted from 10,000 B.C.E. to 4,000 B.C.E.

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Students, archaeologists uncover artifacts at ancient Greek site

November 8, 2019 0 comments

Professor of Archaeology Yannis Hamilakis leaves his office at the University behind every summer to work in Greece, at Koutroulou Magoula, an archaeological site rich with ancient histories.

Archaeological illustrations by Flannery McIntyre ‘19 depict ancient artifacts from the Joukowsky Institute’s vault. The Archaeological Illustration Club trains students to meticulously draw objects from the past and present.

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Archeological Illustration Club promotes observation, drawing skills

February 26, 2019 Comments are Disabled

Every Thursday, the Archaeological Illustration Club meets at the Joukowsky Institute to meticulously draw ancient and contemporary objects. Archeological illustration is the process of observing and drawing items in detail, a skill often used on archeological digs. “There’s something to be said for this quite old-fashioned method of paying close […]

Archaeology students presented on the diverse history of Providence. Topics included, bone analysis, the history of Chinese food in the city, the excavation of the site of a demolished mansion and the history of drag culture in Providence.

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Archaeology students showcase history of Providence

February 4, 2019 Comments are Disabled

Students from two archaeology courses — ARCH 0317: “Heritage in the Metropolis” and ARCH 1900: “The Archaeology of College Hill” — came together in Rhode Island Hall Friday to present the culmination of their semester-long collaboration to unearth hidden histories of Providence, both tangible and intangible.

While Brown students have largely excavated the dig site, sixth graders from Moses Brown School were invited to visit and explore in an effort to expose young students to archaeology field work.

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Class explores ruins beneath local soccer field

November 18, 2018 Comments are Disabled

At first glance, the soccer field at Moses Brown School contains little more than open space, two goals and a few stray balls. But underneath the field at the intersection of Hope and Lloyd Streets lies the ruins of a house dating back to 1884.

Students and faculty collaborated to curate this photo exhibit featuring images of the Koutroulou Magoula archeological site in central Greece.

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Photo exhibition chronicles archaeological excavation

November 15, 2018 Comments are Disabled

The photo exhibition “Light-Writings: Koutroulou Magoula 2017-2018” at the Joukowsky Institute for Archeology and the Ancient World features the people, materials and processes of an archeological dig.

Peter van Dommelen (pictured above), Sheila Bonde, Andrew Scherer, Yannis Hamilakis, Felipe Rojas Silva and Laural Bestock spent their summers excavating sites across the world to get a grasp of their historical context. Collectively, the professors found shattered stained glass, pottery, skeletons, mud-caked fruits and miniature goats.

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University archaeology professors present summer findings

September 11, 2018 Comments are Disabled

Six University professors presented findings from their summer archaeological fieldwork to students, faculty and other community members yesterday at the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology.

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Rhode Island Hall archaeology exhibit documents Greek history

February 9, 2017 Comments are Disabled

“I should be Poseidon,” a new collection of pictures and prose, seamlessly blends in with the first floor of Rhode Island Hall.