24 July 2009

Community Archaeology

Thought I'd check in and let you know why posting is a bit light this summer here at Archaeopop.

Since late June, I've been in Ağlasun, Turkey, working at the site of Sagalassos, a project of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven directed by Prof. Marc Waelkens. It's an amazing place to live and work - you should scroll around the website a bit, and also check out Archaeology Magazine's Interactive Dig for the site! (There's also a Facebook group if you're of that persuasion.)

With some colleagues, I've been helping to start a community archaeology project, including public education programs, improvements to the tourist infrastructure of the site, and interviews with local residents, tourists, and members of the project team. Our webreport has more detail. It's been fun thinking of ways to make the amazing archaeology of the site more accessible and interesting to people outside of the academy.

More details to follow!

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