Ve’Amber Miller has explored the past through work with the State Archaeologist, museum studies in Chicago and Rome, and a summer in Mexico using 3D imaging to virtually reconstruct an ancient tomb.
Aided by the latest tools in 3D visualization, Cornell art history professor Ellen Hoobler and two students are providing a fresh look into ancient tombs and the objects removed from them long ago.
Chicago was the perfect venue for Ellen Hoobler’s Museum Studies course during Block 4. Based at the McLennan Center, the class visited 17 museums while learning about the work that goes into creating spectacular exhibitions.
After visiting the ancient Greek palace complex of Knossos and the slave plantation ruins of Prospect Hill in the Bahamas for two month-long Cornell courses, American History major Cate LiaBraaten ’12 wrote a research paper comparing the two historic sites.
Iowa State Archaeologist John Doershuk teaches several courses at Cornell, including Introduction to Archaeological Field Methods. He also opens his lab to students for internships and independent research projects.
During Intro to Archaeological Field Methods, students gain firsthand insight into Iowa’s original inhabitants — one scoop of earth at a time.
Julia Clark ’06 was always interested in archaeology but had no idea it could be a viable career. A field archaeology course at Cornell with State Archaeologist John Doershuk changed all that.
In 2007, a group of 35 Cornell students spent almost three weeks visiting archaeological sites throughout Greece, including Athens, Delphi, Olympia, Mycenae, Corinth, Bassae, and Crete. They also visited major museums, completed site report projects, and enjoyed all the sights, sounds, tastes, and fragrances of The Mediterranean.