Faculty of Arts Field Schools: A Classical cultural experience | Work of Arts
Faculty of Arts Field Schools: A Classical cultural experience | Work of Arts

Faculty of Arts Field Schools: A Classical cultural experience

by | August 30, 2016
Photography by Margriet Haagsma and Tanya Henderson
Department of History & Classics' field schools immerse students in the culture and history of Italy and Greece

The UAlberta Classics blog is intended for all things Classics, but in the summer it focuses on the adventures of students in their Greek field school: The Kastro Kallithea Archaeological Project (KKAP)directed by Associate Professor Margriet Haagsma.

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This year marks the 12th season of the KKAP, a project conducted by the University of Alberta and the Council of Antiquities in Larissa, Greece, with the support of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and the Canadian Institute in Athens. The site at Kastro Kallithea is an ancient fortified city located on a 600 metre-high hill in Thessaly, Greece, with a surface area of 34 hectares. The city had an acropolis, impressive defensive structures and an intact city plan with the architecture of many houses, and public structures visible at the surface. The project included mapping, surveying and excavating a very well preserved Classical/Hellenistic city.

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Read some of the the latest entries:

Day ‘Tripping’ Up to Site

Bridging Cultural Gaps in Narthaki, Greece

Narthaki and its Landscape

 

The Department of History & Classics also offers students studying the pre-Roman cultural landscape of Southern Italy the opportunity to attend an archeological field school at Roccagloriosa, located in the UNESCO World Heritage Cilento National Park. The Lucanian settlement is comprised of massive fortification walls, monumental public architecture, domestic architecture and tombs. The field school is run by Tanya Henderson, instructor in History & Classics.

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