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Archaeology Lecture Series Presents Bryan Burns

Apr 15
12:30pm - 2:00pm
Hybrid (On Campus) Event - Old Library, Room 224
Bryan Burns

The Department of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology will present a lecture from Bryan Burns (Wellesley College) entitled “Building Community at Ancient Eleon: Monumental Constructions of the Mycenaean and Archaic Ages."

Greek-Canadian excavations have documented several phases of activity at Eleon, a small settlement in eastern Boeotia. This talk will present the architectural projects that redefined the site at two critical moments. During the Early Mycenaean era, a group of tombs were consolidated within a perimeter wall and then mounded over by massive mud brick tumulus. In the Late Archaic period, a complex polygonal wall framed the location of religious activity on the elevated acropolis, part of a larger network encircling the dispersed constructions of a lower town.

Refreshments will be provided at 12 p.m. outside of OL224.

Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology

Audience: BMC Community
Type(s): Lecture
Archaeology Department

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