Archaeologist Nicholas Blackwell to discuss the Late Bronze Age at Coe

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2014-03-28 14:37:28 - General

Archaeologist Nicholas Blackwell will present "Artisan Mobility and Craft Interaction during the Late Bronze Age: the Case of the Lion Gate Relief at Mycenae" in a Coe College presentation. The event will be held on Monday, April 7 at 5:30 p.m. in Kesler Lecture Hall in Hickok Hall. It is open to the public at no charge.

Blackwell is the assistant director of the American School of Classical Studies in Athens, Greece. He earned a bachelor's degree from Davidson College and his master's degree and Ph.D. in classical archaeology at Bryn Mawr College. Blackwell’s dissertation was titled, "Middle and Late Bronze Age Metal Tools from the Aegean, Eastern Mediterranean, and Anatolia: Implications for Cultural/Regional Interaction and Craftsmanship."

An active field archaeologist, Blackwell has worked on the Athienou Archaeological Project in Cyprus and the Mitrou Archaeological Project in central Greece. His areas of interest include Classical archaeology, the Aegean Bronze Age, the study of metallurgy, Cypriot archaeology, and the ancient Near East.

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