Lycoming College hosts George F. Bass Lecturer for the Archaeological Institute of America

Lycoming College hosts George F. Bass Lecturer for the Archaeological Institute of America

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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.

The presentation will include examples from excavations at Kizilburun (1st C. BCE) and Tektaş Burnu (4th C. BCE). She has excavated and published on both Turkish sites, which were excavated under the direction of the Institute of Nautical Archaeology. Trego studies the ancient Aegean world, concentrating on the utilitarian wares and crew’s personal items in order to make sense of the social worlds of ancient Rome. Her academic areas of specialization are ancient biography, narrative theory, nautical archaeology and shipboard life.

Trego, of the Institute of Nautical Archaeology, is an assistant professor of classics and ancient Mediterranean studies at Bucknell University, and is the 2014-2015 George F. Bass Lecturer for the Archaeological Institute of America.

Currently Lycoming College offers its students the opportunity to excavate abroad with two college-supported field schools, the Lycoming College Expedition to Idalion, Cyprus and the Tel Gezer (Israel) Excavation and Publication Project.

Lycoming College is a four-year, residential liberal arts and sciences school dedicated to the undergraduate education of 1,400 students. Its rigorous academic program, vibrant residential community and supportive faculty foster successful student outcomes. Lycoming offers 36 academic majors and is recognized as a Tier 1 institution by U.S. News & World Report. Founded in 1812 and located near the banks of the Susquehanna River in Williamsport, PA., Lycoming is one of the 50 oldest colleges in the nation. For more information, visit www.lycoming.edu.