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Janet Duncan Jones

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Janet Duncan Jones is Professor of Classics at Bucknell University. She received her B.A. in Latin from the College of William and Mary and her M.A. and Ph.D. in classical archaeology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Janet is an active field archaeologist specializing in Greek and Roman art and architecture, ancient urbanization, ancient technology with a focus on ancient glass production, and environmental history. Her publications focus on ancient technology and the impact of those technologies on ancient landscapes. Her current research focuses on the impact of the Moors in southern Spain on urbanism, architecture, technology, and intellectual history. Janet is full of stories from her extensive travels in the Mediterranean and Middle East and from over 20 years of archaeological field work in Greece at Athens and Corinth, in Turkey at Gordion and Gritille Hoyuk, in Tunisia at Carthage, and in Jordan at el-Lejjun, Humayma, and Aqaba.

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Southern Italy and Sicily

15 days | Starting at: $6,174
May 2, 2021 - May 16, 2021
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Ancient Egypt and the Nile

14 days | Starting at: $5,897
Dec 4, 2021 - Dec 17, 2021

Featuring Abu Simbel
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