Welcome to the MELATHRON American Center for Archaeology at Mycenae!
The Mycenaean Foundation, a non-profit organization with a fifty-year-long history of archaeological research at Mycenae, and the University of South Carolina (USC), a leading institution in global education joined forces in 2017 to establish the MELATHRON American Center for Archaeology at Mycenae (A.C.A.M.). The Center is hosted in the impressive facilities of the Mycenaean Foundation at Mycenae, Greece, offering a unique undergraduate study abroad program, which was accredited by the USC (“school of record") in 2017-2022, endorsed by the International University Alliance (IUA) and the Study In Greece (Official Portal of the Hellenic Republic), and serving an academic consortium of American and foreign universities (affiliate institutions).
This is an interdisciplinary program that focuses on archaeology and related disciplines, such as bioarchaeology, geoarchaeology, geophysics, geology, paleoenvironmental studies, archaeometry, archaeoastronomy, cultural heritage protection/management, classical civilization, ancient history, ancient/modern Greek, art history and studio art, theatrical studies (all courses taught in English). This intensive study abroad program offers an unparalleled experience for students from all over the world to spend a semester or a summer month in one of the most spectacular sites of ancient Greece, study and travel all over Greece, while doing hands-on archeological work and learning basic skills that will serve them regardless of major and career. Our holistic educational model aims at communicating knowledge while developing critical ability and original thinking, through an interdisciplinary, cross-cultural, engaging, experimental, experiential, effective, adaptive, and applied (praxis) approach.
The MELATHRON Center at Mycenae aspires to become a dynamic international platform for education and practical training, interdisciplinary faculty research, faculty-student research collaboration, cultural immersion of students in Greece, sponsorship for archaeological fieldwork, scholarly publications, and international conferences, and promotion of Greek-American collaboration.