News & Announcements Archive

JHU/AIAR Undergraduate Archaeological Fellowship

JHU/AIAR provides funding for an undergraduate student to participate in an Albright Institute archaeological field school in Israel and one month internship at the Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem. Applications are due by December 10, 2017.

Follow an Archaeologist to Ethiopia

How do you uncover an ancient city? Just ask Michael Harrower, associate professor of archaeology. Harrower takes graduate and undergraduate students to Ethiopia every year to excavate, explore the surrounding area, and examine the long-term role of water availability in the rise and decline of Aksumite civilization.

Johns Hopkins Students Recreate an Iconic Ancient Greek Kylix

For the past 13 weeks, the students in Sanchita Balachandran’s “Recreating Ancient Greek Ceramics” class have undertaken a distinctly different type of apprenticeship. Throughout this hands-on course in experiential archaeology, they have consulted the work of experts and practiced throwing clay pots.

Studying Archaeological Histories From Space

Michael Harrower and Ben Zaitchick of the Krieger School use satellites to study archaeological histories. Read more and see the image in Johns Hopkins Magazine.

Prof. Betsy Bryan’s Dig in Egypt Featured in Arts & Sciences Magazine

“We were not expecting to find bodies,” says Betsy Bryan, professor of Egyptian art and archaeology. But this year – the 19th summer that Bryan has led Johns Hopkins students on an archaeological dig in Luxor, Egypt – bodies are exactly what Bryan and her students found. “We’ve been digging in this particular site for 6 years now, and up until this time we never found human burials. This year there was at least one burial in every square we dug.” […]

Video: Johns Hopkins in Egypt

Watch a video of highlights from the archaeological dig and research conducted by Prof. Betsy Bryan and students in Egypt over the summer. Bryan, professor of Egyptian art and archaeology in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, led the research team and has done so every year since 1993, bringing the study of archaeology and ancient Egypt to life for Johns Hopkins undergraduate and graduate students. This year, 12 students participated in the excavations, and the team was accompanied by photographer James T. VanRensselaer.