American Excavations Samothrace


Project Overview

The American Excavations Samothrace project developed best practices for digitally recording the discoveries of archaeological excavation through work at the Sanctuary of the Great Gods on the Greek island of Samothrace of the American Excavations Samothrace. The team includes archaeologists, conservators, geologists, geomorphologists, geographers, numismatists, and architects, as well as students in all of these fields.

The current project website presents the current research of the American team working in the Sanctuary of the Great Gods on Samothrace.

American Excavations Samothrace is engaged in several projects designed to deepen our understanding of the terrain and built environment of the Sanctuary. ECDS supports the continued development of the 3D model of the Sanctuary of the Great Gods.

Project Highlights

Emory Partners

Department of Art History

Department of Environmental Sciences

Library and Information Technology Services (LITS)

Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing

Additional Partners Institute of Fine Arts of New York University

Emory University

Institute of Fine Arts of New York University

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

National Geographic

Partner University Fund of the French American Cultural Exchange Foundation

Malcolm Hewitt Wiener Foundation

Project Contacts American Excavations Samothrace website





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Key Contributions

ECDS projects advance Emory University's mission through research, pedagogy, publishing, and public scholarship.

Research An American team of archaeologists has conducted research and excavations at the Sanctuary of the Great Gods since 1938. Emory students participate in the excavation, and the website and model communicates the work there.
Pedagogy Emory undergraduate and graduate students participate in project research.
Public Scholarship The website makes discoveries available in digital format to the general public.