Author Archives: Jesica Jayd Lewis
Do you want to be an archaeologist? You can be this summer! There are tons of opportunities to volunteer or even get class credit for participating in a field school on an archaeological project. Check out these neat opportunities and apply today! Azoria Project 2014 (Field School in Classical Archaeology) If you’re looking to … Continue reading
Historian and classicist Michael Scott is coming out with a new book in April, entitled DELPHI: A History of the Center of the Ancient World. In anticipation of its publication, I’ve been watching the documentary on Delphi that he made for BBC Four. Check it out below: Also, check out his website and blog: http://michaelscottweb.com/index.php/guilty-pleasures/
Pinky the cat hosts a wonderful video highlighting one of the most important (and often forgotten) event in modern American history–the Columbian Exposition of 1893 (also known as the Chicago World’s Fair). Check out the video: “It’s beyond ironic that the most lavish spectacular public event of its era [the Chicago World's Fair] would … Continue reading
The American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR) blog recently featured the ”Bronze Age Palaces of the Eastern Mediterranean” poster that I presented at the 2013 Annual Meeting. Check it out on the ASOR blog. Here is the poster I presented at this year’s ASOR (American Schools of Oriental Research) Annual Meeting in Baltimore (original post).
The Atlantic‘s “In Focus” section on January 24 showcased the ruined medieval city of Ani, situated on the Akhurian River in modern-day Turkey. Known as “the city of a thousand and one churches,” Ani was founded over 1,600 years ago. Below is a plan of the site as well as a few of the pictures from The Atlantic’s … Continue reading
This semester I have been assigned as a Teaching Assistant for an undergraduate survey course on modern American history, and since this is not my field of expertise, as you can imagine I have been learning a TON of new things about our America’s history that I never knew before. So over the next few … Continue reading
This past September, spelunkers Steve Tucker and Rick Hunter stumbled across the remains of ancient hominids while exploring the Rising Star Cave in South Africa’s Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site. Following this discovery, in November a group of scientists launched a 3-week expedition to explore the cave and recover more fossils. The project uncovered about 1,200 specimens, and National … Continue reading
Every year, during the week before Thanksgiving, hundreds of scholars of archaeology and ancient history gather together to share their work and explore new projects and ideas at the Annual Meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR). This year, attending as a Humanities, Arts, Sciences, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory (HASTAC) scholar, I … Continue reading
Jarret A. Lobell writes for Archaeology Magazine online a review of the contributions “Critter Diggers” have made to the field in 2013. Check out the post at http://archaeology.org/.
The Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World, in its initial print edition (2000), was a groundbreaking collection of colored and detailed maps of the entire Greco-Roman world “from the British Isles to the Indian subcontinent and deep into North Africa” (http://blog.press.princeton.edu). Its contribution to scholarship is difficult to over-emphasize, since it treats comprehensively … Continue reading