Kenchreai Summer Program

View from north of modern harbor (2002)The application deadline for the Kenchreai Summer Program is just a few weeks away. This four-week summer program from May 26-June 23 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.

Students should apply online here. Applications are due March 20, 2010. For more details, see Excavations.