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Join Amanda C. Ball next Monday, 9/12, to learn about her recent work! Ball, a PhD Candidate in the Department of Classics, spent the summer surveying on the Greek island of Samothrace. She will be presenting a preliminary report of the work of the Palaeopolis Archaeological Survey, an initiative of American Excavations Samothrace (@aesamothrace), on September 12 at ~11:20 am EST. This survey covered the area between the ancient city wall and the entrance to the Sanctuary of the Great Gods, the most famous Hellenistic period (323 – 31 BCE) Greek sanctuary and the source of the Victory of Samothrace, exploring the use of the liminal space between city and sanctuary, and the movements of visitors and pilgrims through the area.

Nine people sit on a blanket, looking at a pile of excavated shards of pottery. Amanda is looking at a small brown sphere in her hand. A student to her right also looks at the sphere.

This report will be part of the Surveying Aegean Thrace in the Digital Era conference, running from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm EST on zoom. This conference will bring together many current survey projects of the northeast Aegean, a region of much ancient and modern culture contact. Check out these talks on Zoom.


You can see more details about the event on this informational flyer.



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