OT student digs for answers

OT student digs for answers

OT student digs for answers   As an occupational therapy major, sophomore Heleinna Cruz learns by observing how people move. Over the summer, Cruz had a chance to learn from bodies that hadn’t moved in nearly 5,000 years. Cruz was a member of an international team of specialists and students from around the world who excavated and analyzed material from burial sites in the Bronze Age cemetery of Békés 103 in Hungary. The work is part of the BAKOTA project, an international, multidisciplinary archaeological project. This fall, Cruz presented her research findings at a professional conference and will continue developing her work to present at a conference in Canada in…

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Learning From What Remains

Learning From What Remains

For six weeks, under a scorching sun, Matt Capece ’16 carefully and methodically removed layers of dirt in one family’s private yard in Hungary to search for bones human bones. Below the flat landscape in southeastern Hungary ornamented with fruit trees, gardens and rows of crops are the remains of people who lived and were laid to rest there 4,000 years ago during the Middle Bronze Age. Bone fragments, as well as other artifacts, show how these people were buried, and more important, what that says about how they lived. “When you pick up a small fragment of bone in the field and realize that it was once a piece…

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Students selected to participate in archaeological dig in Hungary

Students selected to participate in archaeological dig in Hungary

May 5, 2015 – Two Quinnipiac students are among 10 undergraduates from across the country who have been selected to participate in an archaeological dig and research project in Hungary this summer. Matthew Capece, a junior biology major, and Edward Bormann, a senior diagnostic imaging student, will spend six weeks unearthing artifacts and conducting research at the Middle Bronze Age Cemetery and the settlement of Bekes 103 in southeastern Hungary as part of the Bronze Age Koros Off-Tell Archaeology (BAKOTA) Project. Students will work individually or in teams on specific research related to their interests. “Finding out I was selected and would be using diagnostic imaging procedures to do research…

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Field school

Field school

The BAKOTA field school (July 3-August 14, 2015) is now taking applications. Over six weeks , project members will excavate at the Békés 103 cemetery and investigate the emergence of social complexity in the Bronze Age. For more information on the field school, click here.

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Írtunk róluk, mi lett velük?

Írtunk róluk, mi lett velük?

Vasárnapi Hírek updates their story from the 2014 season with some of our new results.






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Dr. Csont jut eszembe, amire minden alapom meg is van

Dr. Csont jut eszembe, amire minden alapom meg is van

‘Dr. Bones comes to mind,’ an article in the Vasárnapi Hirek where journalist Péter Rácz and photographer Márton Kállai meet the BAKOTA team.






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Négyezer éves temetőt tártak fel az ásatáson

Négyezer éves temetőt tártak fel az ásatáson

An article at beul.hu describing the summer 2014 excavation season.






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BAKOTA project joins the Hungarian Archaeological Research Circle

BAKOTA project joins the Hungarian Archaeological Research Circle

On June 20th, seven archaeological projects met during the first Hungarian Archaeological Research Circle (HARC) at the Hungarian American Fulbright Commission in Budapest.






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Közel negyven sírt tártak fel a Jégvermi kertben

Közel negyven sírt tártak fel a Jégvermi kertben

This newspaper article describes research at the Jégvermi-kert site during an interview with BAKOTA Hungarian co-director Györgyi Parditka and Lászlo Paja.






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Digging Deep

Digging Deep

An article about Quinnipiac students Justine Tynan and Lauren Tosti and their work on the BAKOTA project.






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