Fieldnotes: Digital Resources

A permanent list of digital resources in archaeology and related fields.

See also: Directory of Graduate Programs in the United States and Canada

The Department of Classics offers M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Classics with specializations both in Greek and Roman Archaeology and in Aegean Prehistory. For the past sixty years, the University of Cincinnati has trained students at the doctoral level and its graduates are among the most distinguished archaeologists in the field of Mediterranean archaeology. Recent graduates have assumed academic and research posts in the Academy at Athens, Drew University, Greek Archaeological Service, J. Paul Getty Center, Ohio University, Tulane University, University of Arizona at Tucson, University of Cincinnati, University of Cyprus, University of Leuven, University of London, University of Maryland-European Division, University of North London, University of Western Ontario, University of Wisconsin at Madison, and Xavier University.
Archaeology and prehistory are represented by a core group of full-time faculty within Anthropology and by supporting faculty in other departments such as Classics, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, History of Art, and Geology and Geophysics. Specialties include areal foci on Mesoamerica and South America, the Near East, China, and Africa; the origins of agriculture; the development of complex societies; and ethnoarchaeology. The Department has laboratory facilities for archaeological research, as well as access to major collections held by the Peabody Museum. Training is available also in methods of faunal analysis, ceramic analysis, archaeometallurgy, satellite image analysis and GIS (Geographic Information Systems).
UC Berkeley offers a combined MA/PhD program in Classical Archaeology. Most students are admitted after the BA and earn an MA on the way to the PhD, but a few students with an MA from elsewhere are admitted directly to the PhD program. We do not consider applications for MA work only. Study leading through the M.A. to the Ph.D. in Classical Archaeology is intended to ensure that students are fully competent in Greek and Latin and have a good understanding of historical method, as well as a thorough training, including experience in fieldwork, in Greek and Roman archaeology. Degree recipients should be qualified either for a major museum post, or for university teaching up to senior undergraduate level in the ancient languages and in ancient history, and at all levels including graduate instruction in large areas of ancient archaeology and art history.
Thematic and alphabetical listings of State archaeological museums and private collections in Greece.
The Herakleion Archaeological Museum is one of the largest and most important museums in Greece, and among the most important museums in Europe. It houses representative artefacts from all the periods of Cretan prehistory and history, covering a chronological span of over 5,500 years from the Neolithic period to Roman times. The singularly important Minoan collection contains unique examples of Minoan art, many of them true masterpieces. The Herakleion Museum is rightly considered as the museum of Minoan culture par excellence worldwide.
Digital publication of inscriptions from Aphrodisias in SW Turkey. The aim of this project is to build on the experience gained on the EPAPP project. That project, funded by the Leverhulme trust, allowed us to develop a volume of some 250 inscriptions, using the Epidoc markup principles; the Inscriptions of Aphrodisias grant allowed us to further refine the volume and publish it as http://insaph.kcl.ac.uk/ala2004/. In the course of that process we learned a great deal about how to develop and apply the guidelines; we also established some very good relationships with other scholars in the field. Our intention now is to develop the use of Epidoc markup not only for the eventual publication of inscriptions, but also as a tool for editing them and preparing them for publication. We also intend to work closely at every stage with other colleagues and other projects, so that we can support one another in developing our approaches to electronic publication, and achieve a reasonable level of compatibility between projects. On this site we intend to publish more material from Aphrodisias, as it becomes ready for publication. At the same time, the editors of the inscriptions, Angelos Chaniotis (in Heidelberg) Joyce Reynolds (in Cambridge) and Charlotte Roueche (in London) together with the excavators, Christopher Ratte (in New York) and Bert Smith (in Oxford) intend to use the web as a work area for preparing increasing amounts of material for publication. We may well not be able to publish all the inscriptions of Aphrodisias in this way before the end of the project: but we should by then have established the guidelines and the protocols for doing so.