archaeology

Expert on Classical and Late Antiquity art to give illustrated lecture at Randolph

Filomena Limão (Archaeological Institute of America)

On Wednesday, April 10, Filomena Limão, a specialist in classical and late Roman art, will give a presentation at Randolph about architecture and mosaic decoration of the Late Roman Villa of Santiago da Guarda in Ansião, Portugal. The event is free and open to the public and begins at 7:30 p.m. in Room 537 of... READ MORE >>

Digging up Virginia history: alumna to share career experiences in archaeology

Samantha Henderson sifts through artifacts found at James Madison's Montpelier. (Photo by Montpelier Archaeology Department)

Samantha Henderson ’10, a project review archaeologist for the Virginia Department of Historic Resources, will discuss her work at some of the state’s most historic sites at Randolph on Tuesday, March 26, at 6 p.m. in Room 537 of the Harold G. Leggett Building. Her lecture, “Practicing Historical Archaeology in Virginia: Montpelier, Fort Monroe, and... READ MORE >>

Archaeologist to lecture on ‘The Politics of Public Display’

The Randolph College banner

On Wednesday, November 7, Morag M. Kersel, an archaeologist and anthropology professor at DePaul University, will give the lecture, “The Politics of Public Display: Museums, Artifacts from the Holy Land, and the Public Trust.” The event is free and open to the public, and will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Room 537 of Leggett Building.... READ MORE >>

Looking through the glass: Sara Primm ’20 relocates, digitizes the College’s archaeology collection

Art history professor Andrea Campbell and Sara Primm '20 look at glass samples from Randolph's archaeology collection

One of the things Sara Primm ’20 is learning from Summer Research is just how much work goes into relocating a historical collection. She and art history professor Andrea Campbell are relocating and digitizing the College’s archaeology collection. Glass fragments from ancient Rome and Carthage are one of the main items being sorted through currently.... READ MORE >>

Students conduct archaeological research using a ground penetrating radar

Allison Brooks '18 and Jessy Spencer '18 use the GPR device at the old site of Randolph-Macon College.

On Feb. 3, Jessy Spencer ’18 and Allison Brooks ’18 conducted archaeological research using a ground penetrating radar at the original site of Randolph-Macon College in Boydton, Va. They were accompanied by Randolph physics and environmental studies professor Sarah Sojka and history professors Gerry Sherayko and John d’Entremont. The property, which includes the remains of... READ MORE >>

Carrying the Torch

(Left) Daniel Bennett-Blake '21 inches ahead of Bradley Strober '18 during Randolph's first-ever Panathenaic Torch Relay in September.

New major brings unique classes and experiences to students As he ran up the hill to the Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College, Cody Carpenter ’21 could hear the crowd shouting words of encouragement in Greek. With a torch in hand and the breeze blowing his toga behind him, he eased ahead of his... READ MORE >>

Randolph introduces new museum and heritage studies major

Students conduct archaeological research on African artifacts.

Beginning in the fall, Randolph College students will be able to take advantage of the College’s newest major, museum and heritage studies. The new interdisciplinary program will introduce students to a rich variety of approaches for presenting and studying visual and material culture. The program is designed for a broad range of students in the... READ MORE >>

International award-winning archaeologist to speak at Randolph

Roberto Nardi

Roberto Nardi, the director of the Centro di Conservazione Archaeologica (CCA) in Cabras, Italy and co-director of Randolph’s Archaeological Conservation Institute, will discuss the CCA’s award-winning research at Randolph College Monday, October 10. His presentation, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 5:30 p.m. in Leggett 537. Nardi and the CCA... READ MORE >>

Randolph students roll over history in Nelson County

Professor Sarah Sojka, Sara Woodward '16, and Hagay Haut '16 speak with other volunteers in the archaeology project at the site of the uncovered jailhouse.

Hagay Haut ’16 spent a recent afternoon lugging what looked like a suitcase across a garden in Nelson County. Occasionally stepping on turnips and ducking through the wires of a surrounding fence, he used the Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) to search for clues that there was more than just vegetables buried beneath the soil. Haut... READ MORE >>

Randolph students assist in award-winning conservation project

Archaeological Conservation Institute students from Randolph worked with students from other institutions on the project.

Randolph students were actively involved in a conservation project in Italy that won an international award this summer. The Centro di Conservazione Archaeologica (CCA) in Cabras, Italy was awarded the 2015 Public Choice Award from Europa Nostra, a pan-European organization that strives to preserve natural and cultural history. The award recognized the organization for its... READ MORE >>