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.