Kenchreai Summer Program

Reading potterySunoikisis is now accepting applications for Kenchreai. This four-week summer program (May 26-June 23, 2010) introduces students to the archaeology, history and culture of Greece through participation in a field school and accompanying seminars and excursions. The Kenchreai Excavations, directed by Professor Rife, provide a unique opportunity to learn about the past first-hand at one of Greece’s most spectacular seaside archaeological sites. Although the 2010 season will not involve digging, participants will learn about data analysis, artifactual processing, conservation, and architectural survey, all important components in archaeological fieldwork. Students will also attend a series of seminars by leading experts in several fields, from ancient religion to Mediterranean geology, and they will join excursions to major sites and museums in the region, such as Corinth, Perachora, Mycenae, Nemea, Epidauros, and Nafplion. The excavation team stays at a family-run boarding house in Archaia Korinthos, on the site of ancient Corinth, where we enjoy the natural beauty of the countryside and the easy rhythms of a traditional village community.

For more information see the Excavations page. The application is available at and is due March 20, 2010.