Join the Antiochia ad Cragum Archaeological Research Project for its archaeological field school in 2022. 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 C.E. and flourished under direct Roman rule during the later Roman Empire.
Volunteers work inside a first-century C.E. Roman bath that may have served as an execution site, where several ancient victims of trauma have been found. This dramatic scene is juxtaposed against 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.
South Mediterranean Coast, Turkey
Session I: June 15–July 14; Session II: July 15–August 14
Monday, Febuary 28, 2022
3 credits are offered by University of Nebraska. $756/3 credits
Michael Hoff: University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Rhys Townsend: Clark University
Ece Erdogmus: University of Nebraska
Birol Can: Usak University
Tim Howe: St. Olaf College