Archaeology and Culture of the Ancient Near East News


Maya expert to present new findings about the first settlers of highland Guatemala

Barbara Arroyo, Ph.D., will discuss the results of recent archaeological excavations in highland Guatemala in a presentation at Lycoming College on Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. The lecture will be held in the Mary L. Welch Honors Hall on the corner of Fourth and Basin Streets in Williamsport. The event is free and open to the public.

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Lycoming College wins grant to digitally preserve and publicly share irreplaceable archaeological information

Thousands of photos, maps and data gleaned from Lycoming College’s Idalion archaeology site in the Republic of Cyprus will be made publicly available over the next several months because of the generous support of the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation. The foundation has awarded the College a $10,000 grant to offset costs of digital publication and the time required to input the data, currently existing only in limited hardcopy form.

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Devil's Den provides Lycoming College students with window into prehistoric river

Lycoming College archaeology students got a rare view into a prehistoric cave structure created by an underground river while diving at Devil’s Den in Florida. The famous diving spot is a karst window, where a portion of a roof over a subterranean river collapses allowing people to see the water below. The trip to Florida over spring break was part of semester-long nautical archaeology class.

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AT&T contributes $25,000 to Lycoming College for summer college-preparation program

High-performing students from traditionally underserved communities will have the opportunity in July to prepare for a college education through a specially-designed program supported by a $25,000 contribution from AT&T.

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Lycoming College, Muncy Historical Society, Northcentral Chapter 8 unite to offer one-of-a-kind archaeology experience to area youth

Children of all ages will enjoy learning about archaeology from Lycoming College students who are offering a hands-on program on April 24 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Muncy Heritage Park and Nature Trail, 601 Pepper St.

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Visiting Egyptologist to speak at Lycoming College April 13 and 14

Meghan Strong ’07, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Cambridge, will offer two public lectures on Egypt next week in the Heim Science building, Room G-11, on Mulberry Street. Both events are free and open to the public.

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Lycoming welcomes fifteen new faculty members

Lycoming College welcomed fifteen new full-time faculty members at the beginning of the 2015-16 academic year.

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College receives generous gift for archaeology program

Lycoming College has received a generous gift to establish The William G. Dever Endowed Fund in Archaeology. The donor, who has chosen to remain anonymous, established the fund in recognition of Dever and his extraordinary contributions to the field of archaeology. Dever is currently a distinguished visiting professor of archaeology at Lycoming College.

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Dr. Kristine Trego to speak about underwater archaeology Oct. 28

Lycoming College will host archaeologist, Dr. Kristine Trego, for a lecture titled “Underwater Archaeology in Turkey” on Tuesday, Oct. 28 from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. in the Lycoming College Academic Center, room C-303. This event is free and open to the public.

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Noted Archaeologist to speak Oct. 20-21

Lycoming College will host archaeologist, Dr. Nicholas Carter, for two lectures on Maya archaeology, Oct. 20-21. Carter will present “Boxers, Scribes, Kings, and Queens: Bringing Life to the Maya Royal Court” on Monday Oct. 20 from 8:00 – 9:30 p.m., in room G-11 of the Heim building and “One Day, Son, This Will All Be Yours: Managing Royal Succession on the Eve of the Maya Collapse” on Tuesday Oct. 21. 3:00 – 4:30 p.m., in the Academic Center, room C-303. Both events are free and open to the public.

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Biology professor receives $1,000 paleontology grant

Lycoming College assistant professor of biology, David Broussard, Ph.D., received a $1,000 grant from the Delaware Valley Paleontological Society to support his efforts at Red Hill, a 360 million-year-old fossil site in Clinton County, as well as his work at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia. With the grant, Broussard hopes to gain a better understanding of the paleoecology of Red Hill by quantifying variation in species diversity as well as size of the fossil vertebrates.

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Senior lands full-time internship

Stephanie Bowen, a senior archaeology and American studies major at Lycoming College, will begin the Barbara Holley Internship at Gettysburg College’s Musselman Library after she graduates in May.

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Students tackle law with documentary

Two Lycoming College students are working on the documentary film, Just Below Your Feet, to investigate the status of cultural resource management in the state.

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Professor presents archaeology paper

Lycoming College professor of archaeology and Judaic studies, Dr. Pamela Gaber, recently presented a paper at the Archaeological Institute of America's annual meeting Jan. 3-6 in Seattle, Wash. She also was a visiting lecturer in January at the University of California Los Angeles' Cotsen Institute of Archaeology.

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Archaeology professor featured in ABC series

Lycoming College's Dr. William Dever, distinguished visiting professor of archaeology, was a featured scholar in "Back to the Beginning," a two-part series that aired on ABC Dec. 21 and 28. During the series, correspondent Christiane Amanpour retraced some of the stories and mysteries of the Bible as she explored places that are common to Christianity, Judaism and Islam.

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