Current University Museum Research – Summer 1965

Originally Published in 1965

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current_research_summer-1965ALASKA – Carrying on the excavation of the Onion Portage site in the vicinity of Ambler, North Alaska, under the auspices of Brown University, begun by the late J. Louis Giddings. Summer season. Froelich Rainey in charge.

ANDEAN STUDIES – Alfred Kidder is compiling the publication of his excavation at Chiripa in highland Bolivia.

ARGENTINA – Anthropological studies concerned with increasing urbanization. 1964-1965. Ruben Reina in charge.

APPLIED SCIENCE CENTER FOR ARCHAEOLOGY (ASCA) – Continuing development of underground exploration instruments and dating methods and compilation of technical information. Froelich Rainey in charge.

Instrument surveys conducted at Gordion, Turkey and Artena, Sela, and Sybaris in Italy. Elizabeth Ralph in charge.

EGYPT – In collaboration with the Peabody Museum, Yale. Completing reports of Nubian excavations concluded in 1964. Excavations expected to continue in Lower Egypt in 1966. Winter season. William Kelly Simpson in charge.

GREECE – Continuing excavation of Bronze Age site on the Island of Kythera. Under the auspices of the British School at Athens. Summer season. George Huxley in charge.

GUATEMALA – Continuing excavations and restorations at Tikal. In collaboration with the Guatemala Government Year-round operations. William Coe in charge.

IRAN – Working on reports of excavations at Hasanlu and Ziwiye. Survey of northwestern Iran to select sites for future work.

IRAQ – Continuing excavation of Tell al-Rimah, west of Mosul. In collaboration with the British School of Archaeology in Iraq. Winter and spring season. David Oates and Theresa Howard Carter in charge.

ITALY – Explorations in search for Sybaris in Calabria, in collaboration with the Superintendency of Antiquities, Reggio Calabria. Spring and fall seasons. Froelich Rainey in charge.

Excavation at Ischia in collaboration with the Superintendency of Antiquities, Naples. Summer and fall seasons. George Buchner in charge.

JORDAN – Excavation of Tell es-Sa’idiyeh, Jordan Valley, continuing in late winter and spring months. James Pritchard in charge.

MAYA EPIGRAPHIC RESEARCH – Linton Satterthwaite continues his studies on the Maya Calendar and astronomy.

PAKISTAN – Completing reports of excavations carried out in 1965 in a new section of the ruins of Mohenjo-daro. George Dales in charge.

RACIAL STUDIES – Carleton S. Coon is completing his second volume on his study of races.

SOLOMON ISLANDS – Southwestern Pacific. Ethnographic and archaeological research continuing in 1965-1967. William Davenport in charge.

SUMERIAN RESEARCH – Samuel Noah Kramer continues his study and publication of Sumerian literary documents.

TURKEY – Excavations at Gordion, near Ankara. Continuing. Spring and summer season. Rodney Young in charge.

TRUK, CAROLINE ISLANDS – Western Pacific. Working on reports of ethnographic research just completed. Ward Goodenough in charge.

UNDERWATER – Reconnaissance survey in the vicinity of Bodrum, Turkey, in search of wrecks for further excavation. Testing out new equipment. George Bass in charge.

Excavation of submerged Villanovan town in Lake Bolsena, Italy and contributing to John Ward Perkins’ (british School at Rome) investigations of Roman wrecks near Taranto, Italy. Peter Throckmorton in charge of diving.

UNITED STATES – Anthropological students studying Gypsies in Philadelphia and a Negro religious group in New Jersey. 1964-1965.

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"Current University Museum Research – Summer 1965." Expedition Magazine 7, no. 4 (July, 1965): -. Accessed April 18, 2024.

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