Major: Archaeology, Classical Studies, and Art History
Hometown: New Braunfels, Texas

My fellowship experience:
I was exposed to a variety of different fields in Archaeology, and learned the basic operations at an international Archaeology dig and laboratory. I gained valuable skills that supplemented my academic knowledge as well as new skills that I can apply in future laboratory, curatorial, academic, and archaeological work. The connections that I made with the experts and other students also served as a good networking tool for future research and archaeological projects.

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Rachael Maxon '12

Fellowship Overview

Fellowship Name
Kenchreai Cemetery Excavations

Kenchreai Cemetery
Kenchreai, Greece

Aims of the Fellowship
Assignments included cleaning and maintaining archaeological finds, surveying sections of the archaeological site, cataloguing finds, participating in a salvage excavation on site, photographing deposits and site, mending artifacts, descriptive analysis of finds, documenting previous work done at the site, scanning and recording information from nearby archaeological site at Kenchreai harbor, working with experts in zooarchaeology, small finds, collections, forensic anthropology, biological anthropology and pottery analysis, and working on compiling information for the site report and site catalogue which are forthcoming.

Faculty Sponsor: John Gruber-Miller