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Archaeology Professor Peter Magee Quoted in The National (UAE)

Posted August 28, 2014

As archaeologists debate dramatic changes in society during the Bronze Age in south-eastern Arabia, Professor of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology Peter Magee weighs in on the topic in an article in The National (UAE). From the article: “Decades of research in Arabia have highlighted the fact that many of the communities that lived there […]

Bryn Mawr-Led Excavation Mentioned in UAE Newspaper

Posted March 8, 2012
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A March 3 article in The Gulf News about the ongoing excavation of areas in and around the United Arab Emirates city of Sharjah mentions work being led by Bryn Mawr Associate Professor Peter Magee at the Muweilah site.

Bryn Mawr Archaeologist Rick Davis Featured in Science

Posted January 26, 2012
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The work of Professor and Chair of Anthropology Richard Davis was featured in a recent issue of Science, the magazine of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In an article titled “The Peopling of the Aleutians,” Davis is among the archaeologists cited in a summary of recent research into “one of humanity’s last great […]

BMC Archaeologist, Students Unearth Evidence of Early Camel Domestication in Arabia

Posted January 10, 2012
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The recent excavation work of Associate Professor of Classical and Near Eastern Archeology Peter Magee and a group of Bryn Mawr students may lead to a better understanding of the expansion of human settlements during the Ancient Near East Bronze Age, according to an article in The National, an English-language newspaper published in the United […]

Grad Group to Host Eighth Biennial Symposium, Titled “Feed Your Head: Food as Material and Metaphor”

Posted November 3, 2011

Darra Goldstein, a pioneer in the field of food studies, will deliver the keynote address at “Feed Your Head: Food as Material and Metaphor,” the eighth biennial graduate-student symposium organized and hosted by graduate students in Bryn Mawr College’s interdisciplinary Graduate Group in Archaeology, Classics, and History of Art. Scheduled for next Friday, Nov. 11, […]

Susan Rotroff ’68 Wins Top Archaeology Award, Joining a Long List of Bryn Mawr Grads So Honored

Posted February 3, 2011
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For the second year in a row, a graduate of Bryn Mawr’s department of classical and Near Eastern archaeology has won the Archaeological Institute of America’s Gold Medal Award for Distinguished Archaeological Achievement, the organization’s highest honor. Susan Irene Rotroff ’68 was awarded the medal at the Institute’s annual meeting in January. Rotroff is the […]

Growth and Structure of Cities Lecturer Among Those Preserving Early-18th-Century Home

Posted August 17, 2010

Growth and Structure of Cities Lecturer Jeffrey Cohen is among a group of researchers excavating and preserving an early-18th century home in Marcus Hook, Pa., reports the Delaware County Daily Times.

Legendary Professor of Greek Mabel Lang Dies at 92

Posted July 23, 2010
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Professor Emeritus of Greek Mabel Lang, a celebrated classical scholar and a Bryn Mawr icon for generations of students, died at home in Bryn Mawr on Wednesday, July 21. Lang served on the Bryn Mawr faculty for 45 years, publishing 12 books and more than 50 articles; she taught introductory Greek to almost 1,000 students … Read more »

GSAS Alum John Humphrey Becomes Seventh BMC Archaeology Grad to Win AIA’s Highest Honor

Posted February 24, 2010
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Bryn Mawr’s famed Department of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology added an entry to its long list of laurels last month when alumnus John Humphrey, Ph.D. ’75, became the seventh graduate of the department to win the Archaeological Institute of America’s Gold Medal Award for Distinguished Archaeological Achievement. Two other winners of the award were […]

Associate Professor of Archeology Peter Magee Peers into the Arabian Iron Age

Posted January 11, 2010

“The site has yielded one of the most substantial finds in the region’s history, with more than 3,500 objects and 100,000 animal bones recovered,” writes The National in this article dedicated to Associate Professor of Archeology Peter Magee’s 17-year excavation of a site in the United Arab Emirates.

Graduate Group symposium to focus on death and afterlife in the ancient world

Posted April 14, 2009

Three experts on the grim reaper—or his analogues in ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Greece—will meet at Bryn Mawr on Friday, April 17, at 4:30 p.m. in Room B21 of Carpenter Library to explore beliefs, practices, and artistic production that death inspired in those three ancient societies. “The Restless Dead and the Perfect Tomb: A Symposium” […]

Q & A: Melanie Bruchet ’09, Jeopardy! contestant in episode to air Monday night

Posted September 12, 2008

Who is Melanie Bruchet? Archaeology major Melanie Bruchet ’09 will appear in the first “Jeopardy! Kids Week Reunion” on Monday, Sept. 15. We sat down and asked her about being on the game show. However, we didn’t require her to phrase her  reply in the form of a question. Jeopardy! airs locally at 7 p.m. […]

Bryn Mawr in the Media: The National

Posted August 2, 2008

Associate Professor of Archaeology Peter Magee is quoted in a story about renewed interest in the archaeology of the Arabian peninsula. Magee’s work is also discussed in “Archaeological teams continue work in Sharjah,” a story in Gulf News.