Join the Antiochia ad Cragum Archaeological Research Project for its 10th archaeological field school in 2020. Antiochia ad Cragum is located on the south-central coast of Turkey in ancient Rough Cilicia. Located near pre-Roman pirate havens, the city was founded in the first century CE and flourished under direct Roman rule during the later Roman Empire.
Volunteers work inside a first-century A.D. Roman bath that may have served as an execution site where we have found several ancient victims of trauma and mosaics; a colonnaded street; and a Byzantine-era quarter on the city’s acropolis. Participants in the field school will learn comprehensive archaeological methods, including excavation and recording, mapping, surveying, object photography and basic conservation techniques. The ancient city is magnificently situated on sloping ground that descends from the Taurus mountain range down to the sea, protected on several sides by cliffs and steep slopes that plummet to the sea below.
There will be weekend organized excursions to nearby archaeological sites, including Perge, Aspendos, Side, Anamurium, Alanya and Lamos.
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Gazipasa, Antalya, Turkey
July 2 – August 16, 2020
Saturday, February 1, 2020
3 credits are offered by University of Nebraska. $756/3 credits
We will be staying in a school dormitory in Gazipasa, a town approximately 20 km from excavation. Students and volunteers will share rooms (4-6 people per room) with ensuite bathrooms. Each room is air conditioned. Single supplements are available with advanced notification. Breakfast and lunch will be on site; dinner will be held in the dormitory. Meals are available six days per week; no meal service on Sundays.
Michael Hoff is Professor of Art History at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he specializes in Greek and Roman archaeology, the history of Roman Athens and the archaeology of Asia Minor. Hoff codirected the architectural survey team of the Rough Cilicia Archaeological Survey Project from 1997 to 2004 and has directed the Antiochia ad Cragum excavations since 2005.
Rhys Townsend of Clark University is codirector of excavations. He is responsible for the architectural reconstruction of the Northeast Temple. Dr. Townsend codirected the Rough Cilicia Archaeological Survey with Michael Hoff.
Ece Erdogmus of University of Nebraska is an architectural engineer responsible for the analytical study of the Northeast Temple as well as other engineering projects at the site.
Birol Can teaches classical archaeology at Usak University, where he is a specialist in the archaeology of Anatolia and Asia Minor. He is also an expert on Roman mosaics and excavates at Antiochia the Great Bath Complex and its array of mosaics.
Prof. Howe teaches ancient history at St. Olaf College, where he specializes in the early Hellenistic history and ancient agriculture. He is responsible for the excavation upon the Acropolis and its Byzantine complex.