Begun in 2017, the Afterlife of Socialist Modernity project is a program of archaeological and ethnographic research on the industrial ruins of the Soviet Union. Fieldwork takes place in decommissioned factories in Armenia, located in both urban and rural settings.
CIAMS Field Projects
Afterlife of Socialist Modernity Bresto Caesarea Maritima Caucasus Heritage Watch Gardens of the Roman Empire Project Kalavasos and Maroni Built Environments (KAMBE) Marzuolo Archaeological Project (MAP) Project ArAGATS Sardis Tel Abel Beth Maacah The Casa della Regina Carolina (CRC) Project The St. James AME Zion Community Excavations The White Springs Project
This project began in 2012 as part of a larger survey effort to identify Late Bronze Age (LBA) and Early Iron Age (EIA) sites in the southwestern part of modern-day Bulgaria. T
Work at Caesarea focused largely on archaeological excavation, but we studied elements of landscape and architectural design as well--and this aspect of our work is important as we try to understand Caesarea as not only an ancient site, but also an example of political power and a meeting place of Eastern and Western design.
Caucasus Heritage Watch
Caucasus Heritage Watch monitors and documents endangered and damaged cultural heritage using high-resolution satellite imagery. We strive to reveal visual evidence regarding past and present cultural erasure using the latest technologies of earth observation.
Gardens of the Roman Empire Project
The Gardens of the Roman Empire Project seeks to gather and make accessible, for the first time, the wide range of evidence for gardens and designed landscapes of the Roman world. In these verdant spaces, Romans both encapsulated and engaged larger landscapes, real and imagined, in diverse media, as the setting for politics, religion, economic activity, cultivation, labor, and the many other facets of daily life in public and private spheres.
Kalavasos and Maroni Built Environments (KAMBE)
The Kalavasos and Maroni Built Environments Project, a collaborative research venture between Cornell University and Ithaca College, takes an interdisciplinary approach to investigating the relationships between architecture, social interaction and social change in Late Bronze Age Cyprus.
Marzuolo Archaeological Project (MAP)
The Marzuolo Archaeological Project (MAP) is an international and interdisciplinary fieldwork project investigating the rural craft site of Podere Marzuolo in southern Tuscany (Italy), which was occupied between the 1st century BC and the 3rd century AD.
Project ArAGATS is a collaborative archaeological research program dedicated to the exploration of southern Caucasia’s rich past and the preservation of modern Armenia’s diverse cultural heritage.
The Harvard-Cornell Exploration of Ancient Sardis originated in 1958 under the direction of George M. A. Hanfmann, Harvard University, and Henry Detweiler, Cornell University.
Tel Abel Beth Maacah
Tell Abil el-Qameh, identified with the biblical town Abel Beth Maacah, is a 100-dunam site, located 4.5 miles west of Tel Dan and 1.2 miles south of Metulla on Israel's northern border with Lebanon.
The Casa della Regina Carolina (CRC) Project
The Casa della Regina Carolina (CRC) Project, a collaborative research venture between Cornell University and University of Reading, investigates an elite house and garden area at Pompeii.
The St. James AME Zion Community Excavations
A collaboration of CIAMS faculty and the St. James AME Zion Church illuminating Ithaca’s connections to the Underground Railroad.
The White Springs Project
The White Springs Project was initiated by researchers from Cornell University and Ithaca College in 2007 to examine the local consequences of turbulent times, particularly the impact of warfare and challenging political-economic conditions on community structure, house forms, and material practices at the site.