The Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum was fortunate enough to have Garrison Forest School student Sarah Kate intern at the museum this semester. Sarah Kate is part of the Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Program, and joined the museum in February and just completed her work with us this week. Sarah Kate has been rehousing our collection of ancient Egyptian stone tools (lithics) so that it can be used more extensively for teaching. Sarah Kate has been working on a number of tasks to make this collection more accessible, including carefully measuring each object and fabricating custom storage boxes and mounts for each tool. Her hard work has prepared our lithic collection for future research and teaching. Thank you Sarah Kate for all your work!


We've recently had a wonderful volunteer work with us at the museum. Here's more from Sam M. himself, describing his work thus far: Hello, my name is Sam M., a senior at Friends School of Baltimore. For the past two weeks I have participated in a work-study project at the Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum. My job in the museum is to help and benefit the efficiency of any current projects at the museum; this may include scanning, cataloging, translating, etc. As a 5 year Latin scholar, I have become especially interested by many of the Ancient Roman artifacts and Latin inscriptions. Here, I am comparing ancient coins from our collection with xero-radiographs, a type of x-ray that we found in our collection. These ancient coins and other artifacts from our collection can be used as a snapshot into their original time periods, locations and cultures. As I see it, without cataloging and researching these artifacts, their significance may be lost in history. This work-study has advanced my passion for Latin and Ancient History and I am very thankful for this opportunity.


Thank you Sam M.!
We've recently had a wonderful volunteer work with us at the museum. Here's more from Sam M. himself, describing his work thus far: Hello, my name is Sam M., a senior at @[146989856233:274:Friends School of Baltimore]. For the past two weeks I have participated in a work-study project at the Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum. My job in the museum is to help and benefit the efficiency of any current projects at the museum; this may include scanning, cataloging, translating, etc. As a 5 year Latin scholar, I have become especially interested by many of the Ancient Roman artifacts and Latin inscriptions. Here, I am comparing ancient coins from our collection with xero-radiographs, a type of x-ray that we found in our collection. These ancient coins and other artifacts from our collection can be used as a snapshot into their original time periods, locations and cultures. As I see it, without cataloging and researching these artifacts, their significance may be lost in history. This work-study has advanced my passion for Latin and Ancient History and I am very thankful for this opportunity.
The "Recreating Ancient Greek Ceramics" course is in this month's JHU Gazette. Pick up a copy on campus or read about us on line! Congratulations to Matt Hyleck of Baltimore Clayworks for his amazing contribution and guidance! http://hub.jhu.edu/gazette/2015/may-june/datebook-ksas-archaeology-project


Unlocking the secrets of ancient Greek pottery
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Students collaborate with expert ceramics artists to recreate the iconic red-figure kylixes
And we're on the JHU Hub too!
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Johns Hopkins students recreate an iconic ancient Greek kylix
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Students collaborate with expert ceramics artists to recreate the iconic red-figure kylix
The very last blog post--this time by Ross Brendle--for the course "Recreating Ancient Greek Ceramics" just went up. Though the course itself it over, we've planned continuing research, so stay tuned! And speaking of tuned, tune in to WYPR at 5:44pm today to hear Ross and two other students from the course discuss their experience on the radio.
http://archaeologicalmuseum.jhu.edu/the-collection/object-stories/recreating-ancient-greek-ceramics/week-14-wrapping-up-looking-ahead/


Week 14–Wrapping Up, Looking Ahead | Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum
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Week 14–Wrapping Up, Looking Ahead By Ross Brendle Week 14–Wrapping Up, Looking Ahead Recreating Ancient Greek Ceramics The Pederastic Gaze in Two Greek Vases Kylix attributed to the Antiphon Painter Kylix attributed to the Proto-Panaitian Group Kylix attributed to Douris Kylix attributed to the Kis…
Airing today on WYPR (88.1FM), Baltimore's NPR station, at 5:44pm is the student written and read installment about the course "Recreating Ancient Greek Ceramics". Listen up for Ross Brendle, Anna Soifer and Savannah de Montesquoiu! http://mdhc.org/programs/humanities-connection/on-air-segments/


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We bid a fond farewell to our museum staffers Alex Sivitskis, Elisabeth Campbell, Ali Tretter and Phil Montgomery and drank in some ancient(ish) cups. Yay to the end of the semester!


Museum Party!
We bid a fond farewell to our museum staffers Alex Sivitskis, Elisabeth Campbell, Ali Tretter and Phil Montgomery and drank in some ancient(ish) cups. Yay to the end of the semester!
You know you'll miss these weekly posts from the spring course, "Recreating Ancient Greek Ceramics". But not to worry, we'll have one last blog post by Ross Brendle coming up, and more updates on our class website. For our last session, we had student presentations and heard our upcoming radio segment on WYPR and saw a sneak peek of the film being made of our class by Bernadette Wegenstein, Allen Moore and Maxwell Anderson.


Recreating Ancient Greek Ceramics: Final Class Meeting
You know you'll miss these weekly posts from the spring course, "Recreating Ancient Greek Ceramics". But not to worry, we'll have one last blog post by Ross Brendle coming up, and more updates on our class website. For our last session, we had student presentations and heard our upcoming radio segment on @[28988808979:274:WYPR] and saw a sneak peek of the film being made of our class by @[484874094999762:274:Bernadette Wegenstein], Allen Moore and @[108089935886011:274:Maxwell Anderson].


This time we examined them through the lens of statistical analysis as presented by Dr. Philip Sapirstein and through x-ray fluorescence analysis by the portable XRF. All images courtesy of Travis Schmauss.


A final look at ancient Greek ceramics
This time we examined them through the lens of statistical analysis as presented by Dr. Philip Sapirstein and through x-ray fluorescence analysis by the portable XRF. All images courtesy of Travis Schmauss.