Esteemed archaeologist to give lecture on recent excavation discoveries in Turkey

February 25, 2013

The archaeology of Troy, in what is now Turkey, has captured the human imagination for nearly a century and a half.  In l988 archaeologists from the University of Cincinnati and the University of Tübingen, Germany, began new excavations with the intent of examining all phases of habitation from the Bronze Age through the Byzantine period.

In a lecture titled “Assessing the Historicity of the Trojan War: Excavations at Troy 1988-2010," from 6-8 p.m., March 21, in the Business Administration C-wing room 316, on the Tempe campus, esteemed archaeologist C. Brian Rose will present the results of the Bronze Age, Greek, and Roman level excavations during the last 24 years, including the impact that recent discoveries have made on the relationship between the site and the Troy of Homer’s "Iliad." Download Full Image

Rose is the James B. Pritchard Professor of Archaeology at the University of Pennsylvania, and is past president of the Archaeological Institute of America. A specialist in Roman art and archaeology and the archaeology of Anatolia, he is head of the post-Bronze Age excavations at Troy, and has also conducted field work at Aphrodisias and Gordion in Turkey.

The Archaeological Institute of America is North America’s oldest and largest archaeological organization. With more than 250,000 members and over 100 societies across the U.S. and the world, they are united by a shared passion for archaeology and its relevance to our present and future.

Rose is delevering a Joukowsky Lecture, named for Martha Sharp Joukowsky, past president of the Archaeological Institute of America and Professor of Old World Archaeology at Brown University. The Joukowsky Lectureship is part of the Archaeological Institute of America's National Lecture Program.

Rose's visit to ASU is co-sponsored by the School of International Letters and Cultures in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and by ASU's Project Humanities.

Women's golf leads field at Cal Classic

February 26, 2013

The 17th-ranked Arizona State women’s golf team leads the field at the first-annual Cal Classic at the Ruby Hill Golf Club in Pleasanton, Calif., Feb. 25. The Sun Devils shot a first-round total of 8-over 296, two shots ahead of Stanford and UC Davis who are tied for second at 298.

Sophomore Noemi Jimenez leads the field for the second straight tournament. Jimenez shot a 4-under 68 in the first round, just one stroke shy of her career low of 67 she set this season in the opening round of the Dale McNamara Invitational. The sophomore recorded six birdies on the day and holds the individual lead by a margin of three strokes. Download Full Image

Junior Laura Blanco has ASU holding on to the top-two individual spots in the tournament after shooting 1-under 71 in the first round. Blanco started out 2-over through two holes but knocked in several birides, including her final birdie on 17th hole to put the junior into a tie for second.

The final round of the two-round 36-hole Cal Classic concludes tomorrow at the par-72, 6,304-yard Ruby Hill Golf Club. Live Scoring is available at

Juno Schaser

Event coordinator, Biodesign Institute