For over 40 years, USC has proudly displayed a fragment of a column said to be from the Temple of Apollo in the ancient city of Troy. But is our “Trojan Column” all that it claims to be? Professional archaeologist (and amateur sleuth) John Pollini shows that looks, and plaques, can be deceiving. “Ye parent […]Read More Investigating the Authenticity of USC’s “Trojan” Column
Do you believe in ghosts? If so, then you might be interested in this article in the conversation, written by our own Tok Thompson, about why believing in ghosts could make you a better person!Read More Happy Halloween from USC Archaeology!
The following post was adapt from the USC Dornsife instagram (#facultyfriday). Dr. Christelle Fischer-Bovet is an associate professor of classics and history at USC. She specializes in the social and cultural history of the Eastern Mediterranean from Alexander the Great to the Romans (4th c. BCE-1st c. CE). She teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in […]Read More Faculty Spotlight with Dr. Christelle Fischer-Bovet
Maya Archaeology student Fiona Cahill used her knowledge of Maya glyphs to create a puzzle for her classmates in “Games Studies Seminar: Physical Interactivity, Immersion and Play” (CTIN 464) The game was prompted with an email received by all students in the class which read: Attached to the email were three documents. The first document is […]Read More Glyphs and Games
Since we last spoke with USC student Nikolas Nguyen he had just embarked on his summer “three sisters” project. Since early July, the plants in Nik’s garden are flourishing. This is due in part to the considerable rainfall that hit Pennsylvania this summer. Pictured below are the various plants—including squash, beans, and corn, of course—in […]Read More Planting the Past: An Update
This past May, students in “Exploring Ancient Ways of Living: Experimental Archaeology”, learned how ancient peoples survived. The following video documents the students’ experiences. The unofficial course title, “How to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse” was inspired by Dr. Tom Wake from UCLA. How to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse at USCRead More “How to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse”
USC Dornsife offers an offbeat course giving Trojans hands-on experience in age-old skills — and no matches are allowed Original article written by Susan Bell and available via USC News Making fire isn’t as easy as you think. And neither is crafting ceramics, spinning wool, dyeing, weaving and copper smelting. Those were just some of the […]Read More Premodern life and the tough old days of dyeing, weaving and smelting