Sewanee Archaeology

This page is devoted to keeping people updated about everything to do with archaeology on Sewanee: The University of the South's campus. Can you dig it?

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American School of Classical Studies at Athens

Do you know the names of these Ancient Greek pottery shapes?

Test your knowledge with these examples from the Athenian Agora.


ArcheoFlegrei - Storia e Cultura nei Campi Flegrei

Inside a roman domus

Ever wondered how a typical roman house was structured? Then have a look inside!


Archaeology Magazine

Up to 7,000 former patients of the Mississippi Asylum for the Insane may be buried on the campus of the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

(Courtesy The University of Mississippi Medical Center)


The Vindolanda Trust

More Roman leather from the Vindolanda excavations. This is a goat skin tent panel. If you look closer at the left hand side of this photograph you can see the stitched edge of the leather. The panel came from our pre-Hadrianic excavations (AD 105-120) where the oxygen free environment enables this outstanding level of preservation. 04/28/2017

Coloring in the troubled history of a renowned Roman arch ROME (RNS) A team of scientists, art historians and other experts uses technology to reimagine the original colors of a monument that is a potent symbol in Jewish history and for the Catholic Church.


During the Scholarship Sewanee celebration tomorrow, the current Guarisco Scholar, Gracie Gibson, will be honored for four years of stellar work in Art History and Classics. Her talk “Meaning Across Medium: Graffiti as Art in the Casa dei Cervi" will be held in Spencer Hall in Room 271 at 2:30pm. Please come and support Gracie and to celebrate her truly interdisciplinary work! 04/26/2017

Remarkable New Evidence for Human Activity in North America 130,000 Years Ago Researchers say prehistoric mastodon bones bear human-made markings


Tulane Department of Classical Studies

Decorating for Easter? Here are some ancient designs to try on your eggs.


Free lecture this Thursday at the Nashville Parthenon "Nemea and the Panhellenic Sanctuary of Zeus" by Prof. Kim Shelton


Congratulations to Gracie Gibson (C' 17) who been accepted into the Ph.D. program in Classical Archaeology at the University of Texas at Austin. Well done, Gracie!


Tomorrow, Sewanee professor Jacqueline DiBiasie will be presenting a short talk on Reflectance Transformation Imaging (a computational photography technique) and graffiti at Illumination of Material Culture Symposium at the MET in NYC


Academics • Archaeology • The University of the South

There's no time like the present to sign up for the archaeology minor! Forms are available at Dr. Sherwood's office (Snowden 220). More information about the minor can be found Archaeology, the study of the human past, crosses many disciplinary lines. The field of Archaeology is expanding in both the humanities and the sciences with the application of innovative instrumentation and techniques that allow interdisciplinary teams to address new questions spanning human physic...


Archaeology in Acadie

This is how an archaeologist shovels the driveway. 02/03/2017

About | REU

Check out this PAID summer research opportunity doing bioarchaeology in Sicily and Athens, Georgia. The deadline for application is February 28th.

"Undergraduate students are integrated as junior partners of the Bioarchaeology of Mediterranean Colonies Project, a cross-disciplinary, international research program. REU students plan and execute independent research projects exploring biocultural impacts of Greek colonization on Sicilian populations, 7-5th c. BC. Currently, the project focuses on the Greek colony, Himera."


Check out this Summer opportunity in archaeology! Thank you to Sewanee alumna Alex Friedl for passing this along!

Came across this on a different Sewanee forum and thought I'd pass it along. Nantahala is a beautiful region and one of the internships available to students is directly related to archaeology!


The Vindolanda Trust

We wish you a 'fortunate and happy New Year' a timeless message from 1900 years ago.

This is a fragment of a letter from Hostilius Flavianus to Flavius Cerialis the Commanding Officer of the IX Cohort of Batavians who were stationed at Vindolanda in about AD 100-105. He wishes Cerialis ‘a fortunate and happy New Year.’


The Classical History Forum

Ever been at an ancient site, wishing that you could easily find out what Thucydides said about a battle there? Herodotus about its history? Or just read a curious story taking place there according to Xenophon? That is now possible thanks to Brady Kiesling's FREE app which uses a map to connect most known sites to all the literary passages mentioning them. You simply turn on the gps, and it will enable you to read everything written about the place in antiquity in an instant. You can also pinch and zoom to do just explore from home. Best of all? It works perfectly offline.

I cannot stress how good this app, whether you are sitting at home, visiting Olympia or exploring a tiny site out in nowhere. This is the first and most important app for anyone enjoying Classical history and archaeology.


Check out the link below for a list of archaeology books for children.

Looking for that perfect archaeology book for the kiddos? Check out this great list of titles that span from Alexander the Great to the Seven Wonders.


Hello everyone! You may see this page has changed names. We have combined Sewanee Classical Archaeology and Domain Archaeology into one page: Sewanee Archaeology. We'll now post articles and news related to both. Thank you for your continuing support of archaeology at the University of the South!


Sewanee Archaeology's cover photo 10/25/2016

Explorers find more than 40 ancient shipwrecks in the Black Sea The Black Sea Maritime Archaeology Project (Black Sea MAP) involves an international team, led by the University of Southampton's Centre for Maritime Archaeology.


Tulane Department of Classical Studies

A spectacular find


Sewanee Classics

Please plan to attend Joe Goodkin's Odyssey this Thursday in Gailor Auditorium at 7:00 p.m., sponsored by the Department of Classics & the Interdisciplinary Program in Humanities. This is a 30-minute original musical composition for solo acoustic guitar and voice, a folk opera that tells the story of Homer's Odyssey in a series of 24 short songs. It has been performed at over 200 venues across the United States. A Q&A session will follow. 08/31/2016

Did you know? There are at least two runic Viking inscriptions in Hagia Sophia’s marble parapets in Istanbul – HeritageDaily – Heritage & Archaeology News They may have been engraved by members of the Varangian Guard who were an elite unit of the Byzantine Army, from the 10th to the 14th centuries, whose members served as personal bodyguards to the Byzantine Emperors.


University of the South

Professor DiBiasie and students Grace Gibson, Sarah Minnear and Katherine Handloser of the Herculaneum Graffiti Project are included in Sewanee Features.

Feature: A Sewanee professor and her students are preserving first-century graffiti with 21st-century tools.


Classical Assn of the Middle West and South

Will Leonidas of Rhodes' record fall to Phelps?




Sewanee, TN

Other Schools in Sewanee (show all)
Shakerag Workshops Shakerag Workshops
SAS, 290 Quintard Road
Sewanee, 37375

Shakerag Workshops offer week-long studio art workshops for adults in June of each year on the campus of St. Andrew's-Sewanee School in Sewanee, Tennessee.

Sewanee Aerobatic School Sewanee Aerobatic School
Box 3231
Sewanee, 37375

Sewanee Aerobatic School specializes in spin training and basic aerobatics. Wilbur, a Cessna 152 Aerobat, is a wonderful platform for this training.

Sewanee Forestry and Geology Club Sewanee Forestry and Geology Club
Snowden Hall

Snowden's finest

Sewanee Chemistry Department Sewanee Chemistry Department
735 University Ave
Sewanee, 37383

7 cool professors + a talented lab coordinator + lots of neat majors = one big happy family!

The Beecken Center of the School of Theology The Beecken Center of the School of Theology
335 Tennessee Ave
Sewanee, 37375

The Beecken Center is the continuing education arm of the School of Theology at the University of the South. Home to EfM, SUMMA, and Invite Welcome Connect.

Sewanee Abroad Sewanee Abroad
714 University Ave
Sewanee, 37375

Welcome to the official Sewanee Study Abroad page! Here we will update you on coming events, deadlines, and helpful tips for your adventures abroad.

Sewanee Career Readiness Sewanee Career Readiness
Carnegie Hall - CA 115; 735 University Ave
Sewanee, 37383-1000

Career Readiness staff members coach and equip students and recent graduates for lives of achievement and service.

Sewanee Softball Sewanee Softball
735 University Ave
Sewanee, 37383

St Andrews-Sewanee School, Class of '93 St Andrews-Sewanee School, Class of '93
Sewanee, 37375