Antiochia ad Cragum
Turkey • June 15 – August 14, 2016
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Join the Antiochia ad Cragum Archaeological Research Project for its field school this summer!
Join the Antiochia ad Cragum Archaeological Research Project for its fifth archaeological field school in 2015. 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 and flourished under direct Roman rule during the later Roman Empire.
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Volunteers will work inside a third-century A.D. Roman bath, a colonnaded street and a Byzantine-era quarter on the city’s acropolis, where a church was just uncovered in the final days of the 2014 season. 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.
The city of Gazipasa is modest in size, with a population of approximately 22,000 people. Our accommodations will be in a converted pension, located within short walking distance from the town center. The pension has a number of air-conditioned rooms that we have converted into dormitory-style living quarters with wi-fi available throughout the building. Excavators will have their meals either at the site (breakfast and lunch) or at the excavation house (dinner). Participants can opt to stay at a nearby hotel at their own expense. At least once a week there is swimming at the “private cove” below the site. On weekends we will visit other nearby sites of museums.
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.
Gazipasa, Antalya, Turkey
Periods of Occupation
Dates of the Dig
Session I: June 15 – July 14, 2016
February 15, 2016
$3,150/session - airfare not included
Academic Credit/Cost per Credit/Institution
3 – 6 credits; $219.75/credit hour for undergraduates; $290/credit hour for graduate students; awarded by the University of Nebraska
We will stay in a converted pension located within short walking distance from the town center. The pension has a number of air-conditioned rooms that we have converted into dormitory-style living quarters with wi-fi available throughout the building. Excavators will have their meals at the site (breakfast and lunch) and at the excavation house (dinner). The Dig House is equipped with a modest kitchen and a washing machine. A nearby hotel serves as the staff residence. Field school participants, particularly those who come as couples or those who wish a single room may prefer to stay at the hotel.
Open for tours
Yes - by appointment
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