Excavating antiquity: Margie Miles examines artifacts of the past and explores their impact today
Department: Art HistoryPost Date: August 6, 2018
Margaret Miles shares a bit in common with Indiana Jones—as a professor in the University of California, Irvine’s Departments of Art History and Classics, she brings ancient worlds to life through their art, architecture, and history. Because her research focuses on how religion and ritual shaped architecture in ancient Greece and Italy, excavating ancient sites—that is, processing and recording archaeological remains from centuries ago—is a key part of her work. Miles takes what she learns from fieldwork into the classroom, describing to students how the ancient past informs our present, and how ancient artifacts are at risk even today, especially in times of war.
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