Tonight as the 2011 AVRP survey team prepares for our first day in the field, the ezan echoes through the village and into our compound from the loudspeakers of a nearby mosque — a call to prayer in digital distortion. This happens five times a day, including every morning at around 4 AM which turns […]Read More Greetings from Tayfursökmen
Hi all, I just wanted to take a moment here and brag about the amazing students in the ARC Lab. I know they won’t write their own praise here, so I will go ahead and take a moment to do so for them: *Sarah Butler is currently studying abroad in Australia and received the Weibel-Orlando […]Read More ARC Students Continue to Win Awards
I’ve been particularly bad at following up with this blog. It’s not that I haven’t been doing anything archaeologically related–indeed, I may in fact be slowly overdosing on the ARC Lab– but rather that I have been too busy to spend any time on writing anything meaningful (outside of my own schoolwork, though that may […]Read More A Random Update
So I’m in a hostel in Amman, Jordan with my dear friend and fellow USC archaeology grad Ashley Sands! She just finished her Turkish excavation and I’m about to go to England for grad school, so we decided to meet in Jordan and spend a few weeks traveling around. Our first day has been pretty […]Read More Hello from Jordan!
DO IT. We’ll be on Trousdale Parkway on the USC campus all (or most?) in the Humanities category. This is your chance to learn about ossuaries, stelae, figurines, ancient recycling, and all sort of other wonderful and exciting things! 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM Be there or we’ll hunt you down… I mean, what?Read More COME TO THE SYMPOSIUM TODAY
It’s that time again. Provost Undergraduate Research Symposium time. In the upcoming weeks, the lab will be filled with hordes of unhappy undergraduates, pulling their hair out in hanks and squinting at websites under construction and poster drafts under review. The ARC lab has a rather prolific history of victory at the Symposium. Every year, […]Read More Symposium Time… bum bum bum
Last week saw a foray into snow and rain, beams and bunker-like laboratories. Professor Dodd received her second award of beam time in 6 months (the first application took years!) and as a result, Sarah Butler and I got to travel to the Argonne Advanced Photon Source with her to watch and participate in a […]Read More Undergrads do the darnedest things