Knodell receives major grants for archaeological research in Greece

12 February 2020
Alex Knodell

Alex Knodell,Assistant Professor of Classics and Co-Director of Archaeology, is the recipient of two significant awards to support the Small Cycladic Islands Project (SCIP), a multidisciplinary archaeological survey of several small Aegean islands. The Loeb Classical Library Foundation and the Archaeological Institute of America’s AIA-NEH grants will support fieldwork in summer 2020 on currently uninhabited islets in the Cycladic archipelago.

While such places are currently devoid of much human activity or settlement, we know that such places served as cemeteries, sanctuaries, hideaways, pasturage, or stepping-stones to more sizable landforms at various points in the past. Dr. Knodell co-directs the project with colleagues from the Ephorate of Antiquities of the Cyclades and the Norwegian Institute at Athens. SCIP also provides an opportunity for Carleton students to participate in an international research project. More information can be found on the project website: www.smallcycladicislandsproject.org.