archaeology

Research at the old college

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 >>

Randolph Students Blog from Italy Archaeology Trip

Students participating in the Randolph College Archaeological Conservation Institute in Italy this summer will be sharing their experience working with ancient artifacts at the Centro di Conservazione Archeologica in Belmonte in Sabina, Italy. Read about their adventures…... READ MORE >>

Randolph students restore Roman artifacts in Italy

A group of Randolph students is currently in Italy restoring ancient Roman artifacts with the Centro di Conservazione Archeologica (CCA). What exactly do students DO on this trip? Watch and find out in this video from Roberto Nardi of the CCA. In its second year, the two week Archaeological Conservation Institute is a collaboration between... READ MORE >>

Restoring History – Randolph students work with respected conservators in Italy.

In the heart of a 13th-century former Franciscan convent in Italy, a group of Randolph College students gained more than textbook knowledge of archaeology last summer. Thanks to a new partnership with the Center for Archaeological Conservation (CCA), the students were able to work with internationally respected conservators as they restored materials from the 1st-century... READ MORE >>