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194 pages

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Published Sep 2023

Archaeopress Archaeology


Paperback: 9781803276120

Digital: 9781803276137

DOI 10.32028/9781803276120

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History of Archaeology; Historiography

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Letters from the Field 1968-1974

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An edited collection of letters that Karen D. Vitelli wrote from pre-EU Greece and Turkey to family during her later years of graduate school and early field work (at Franchthi Cave, Gordion, and a training session at Corinth) through to the completion of writing her dissertation in Athens during a coup (1968-1974).



Chapter 1. The Background to the Letters


Chapter 2. Getting to Greece. Off to my First Dig, 1968


Chapter 3. My First Dig, Porto Cheli, 1968


Chapter 4. Fall Term at the American School, 1968


Chapter 5. Winter Term at the American School, 1969


Chapter 6. More Digs: Turkey and Back to Greece, 1969


Chapter 7. Beginning Dissertation Research, 1969-70


Chapter 8. Wrapping up the Dissertation Research. Nafplion 1970: April-August


Chapter 9. Avoiding, and Finally Starting the Dissertation, Athens 1973


Chapter 10. Finishing the Dissertation, during a Revolution



About the Author

Karen D. Vitelli is Professor Emerita of Archaeology and Anthropology, Indiana University, Bloomington. A member of the Franchthi Cave Project since 1968, she published two volumes on its pottery and another on the contemporary pottery from Lerna, incorporating in both her work on experimental ceramics. She now directs the Franchthi Project. She was active in archaeological ethics, chaired related committees in both the AIA and SAA, and edited several volumes on that topic. She lives in Maine.