Current University Museum Research – Winter 1966

Originally Published in 1966

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current_research_winter-1966ANDEAN STUDIES – Alfred Kidder is compiling the publication of his excavation at Chiripa in highland Bolivia.

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 with the new Varian Associates cesium magnetometer at Sybaris, Metaponto, and Gravina, Italy. Proton magnetometer and Geohm surveys conducted at several sites in Peru and the eastern United States. Elizabeth Ralph in charge.

Significant progress has been made in the technique of thermoluminescent dating of pottery. Mark Han in charge.

EGYPT – In collaboration with the Peabody Museum, Yale, the Museum is now conducting a reconnaissance to select a site for long-term excavation. William Kelly Simpson in charge.

GREECE – Completing 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.

Excavation of a 5th-3rd century B.C. site at Halieis. Charles Williams and Michael Jameson 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 previous excavations. Further excavations planned in the Hasanlu area for summer 1966. Robert Dyson in charge.

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

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

Excavation at the site of La Civita, near Artena. Domenico Fascena and Lorenzo Quilici in charge.

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

LIBYA – Aubrey Trik is returning to Leptis Magna in order to estimate the problems and costs of a long-term restoration project there. This is in collaboration and by arrangement with the Libyan Government.

SOLOMON ISLANDS – Southwestern Pacific. Ethnographic and archaeological research continuing in 1966-1967. William Davenport in charge.

Gulburn Coker is studying a nativistic movement on Guadacanal related to the Marching Rule.

SOUTH ASIA – Reconnaissance in Afghanistan, India, and Ceylon in search of sites for future excavation. George F. Dales in charge.

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

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

TURKEY – Excavations at Gordion, near Ankara to be continued in 1967. Rodney Young in charge.

UNDERWATER – Working on report of the Byzantine shipwreck excavated near Bodrum, Turkey. A number of surveys to locate wrecks are planned for summer 1966. George Bass in charge.

WEST AFRICA – Carleton S. Coon has returned to West Africa in search of remains of ancient man in Sierra Leone and Nigeria.

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"Current University Museum Research – Winter 1966." Expedition Magazine 8, no. 2 (January, 1966): -. Accessed April 18, 2024.

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