Current Courses

Field Archaeology I

(Spring semester) This course focuses on archaeological field and laboratory methods through readings, lectures, and mainly hands-on experiences (dig simulator) and the data these practices generate. The course will cover the essential field methods employed in archaeological survey (ground, aerial, geophysical), excavation, restoration/conservation. This will include the fundamentals of documentation including note taking, drawing, photography, and map-making.

Archaeological Field Trips

(Spring semester) This is a unique course taught on-site during faculty-led weekend field trips to various archaeological sites, historical landscapes and museums in Greece. This course aims to familiarize the students with key ancient cities, monuments, masterpieces of art, and the history of ancient Greece. One-day field trips may include locations in the region of the Peloponnese (Olympia, Pylos, Corinth, Tiryns, Nafplio, Argos, Epidaurus, Sparta-Mystras, Monemvasia, Mani-Methoni-Koroni, Aegina, Hydra-Spetses), and Sterea (Delphi, Thebes, Orchomenos/Glas, Euboea).

Mediterranean Interconnections: the Aegean, Egypt, and the Near East

(Spring semester) The course focuses on the cross-cultural interconnections in the eastern Mediterranean basin between the Aegean, Egypt and the Near East. It examines modes of cultural transmissions and materiality from the Bronze Age (3rd and 2nd millennia BC) to the Classical Period. It provides an interpetive survey and a thematic coverage of important aspects of Egypt and the Aegean with a special focus on the Late Bronze Age and the Early Iron Age.

Introduction to Art History

(Spring semester) This course is conceived as an introductory survey of the European art extending over ten centuries, from the Romanesque art of the eleven-century to that of  the early-twentieth century avant-garde movements. It also covers a wide variety of media including painting, sculpture, architecture, drawings and prints.

Inroduction to Bioarchaeology

(Spring semester) This course provides a theoretical background to the study of human skeletal remains from archaeological settings, as well as core practical skills in the osteological analysis of human bone. Through lectures, seminars, and laboratory based hands-on training, it will equip students with the skills to study and interpret human osteological data. The emphasis is on contextual interpretation of the data through a multidisciplinary approach, linking biological evidence with cultural data and current mortuary theory.

Introduction to Archaeometry

(Spring semester) Archaeometry/Archaeological Science makes use of available laboratory and portable instrumentations for the characterisation and analyses of artefacts and materials associated with past human activities and cultures, to tackle questions related with their chronology, use, trade-routs and provenance arguments.