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Upcoming ROM Speaks: Annual Greek Lecture

Tuesday, October 3, 2017
7:00pm – 8:00pm
Reception to follow

Discover the spectacular finds unearthed from the undisturbed burial site of the so-called Griffin Warrior, Prince of Pylos. Dr. Jack L. Davis, Professor of Greek Archaeology at the University of Cincinnati, describes the excavation of this remarkable grave, which included the discovery of four exquisite gold rings. Located a few hundred meters from the Palace of Nestor, though three centuries older, this unanticipated finding has afforded an unparalleled opportunity to examine funerary ritual, gender, and gender distinctions in burial practices.

Full price tickets for the lecture are $20, but students get a discounted price of $15, and members and teachers are $18. For more information and to purchase your tickets online, please visit the ROM website.

Archaeologists Sharon Stocker and Jack Davis of the University of Cincinnati at tomb of a Bronze Age warrior discovered in Pylos, Greece (left) and one of the many bronze weapons found in the tomb: a three-foot long slashing sword with an ivory handle covered with gold (right). Images courtesy of the University of Cincinnati, Pylos Excavations.


Late Bronze Age Anchorage at Maroni-Tsaroukkas

In June 2017, a small team led by Carrie Fulton started an underwater survey of a Late Bronze Age anchorage at Maroni-Tsaroukkas, along the south-central coastline of Cyprus. Professor Fulton was joined by University of Toronto graduate student, Naomi Neufeld. In this first season, the team tested a custom-designed camera system for digital recording of the anchorage. Upcoming field seasons will continue documenting the site with new technology. The project is generously funded by the Honor Frost Foundation, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, and the University of Toronto, Mississauga.

Photos available here.



The Cosa Walls Project

Seth Bernard and Drew Davis working on a survey project of the colonial walls of Cosa, modern Ansedonia, in conjunction with the Cosa Excavations. One of the best preserved of all Mid-Republican fortifications, the walls of the Latin colony of Cosa were built in polygonal masonry in 273 BC. Professor Bernard and Drew are using a combination of digital and manual recording techniques to understand the building process behind the walls. They also visited a number of sites in the region of Tuscany to look at similarly built city walls, including the polygonal walls of Rusellae (Roselle) where they were joined by Jeff Easton.

Photos available here.



JHI Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary and Welcomes a New Director

A&S News spoke with outgoing director Robert Gibbs, who has led the institute since its inception and incoming director Alison Keith to find out what the JHI has achieved so far and what’s yet to come.

The Jackman Humanities Institute celebrates 10-year anniversary and welcomes a new director