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Online Resources

Data bases, archives, and research sites
Karl Kostsyushko-Valuzhinich's reports to the Imperial Archaeological commission, documenting his work at Chersonesos in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Full texts of some rare, early 20th-century Russian archaeological periodical series. The first of these series, the Proceedings of the Tauric Learned Archival Commission (ITAUK), is now available in full.

An exhibit of the history of archaeological photography at Chersonesos in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, with a selection of images of monuments and people; and, which presents more than 350 photographs from the Preserve archives, categorized by the area of the site they document (and soon to be searchable)
The results of the 2008 summer workshop held by Cultural Heritage Imaging at the Preserve, sponsored by ICA and supported by a generous grant from the Packard Humanities Institute: this workshop trained Preserve staff and ICA collaborators in an innovative new technique known as Reflectance Transformation Imaging (examples available at

ICA in the news

"Giving the past a future" (University of Texas at Austin Feature Story on Harry Ransom Center conservators, 18-25 April 2005)

"Institute of Classical Archaeology receives grant" (Press release from the Office of the Vice President for Research, January 28, 2005)

"Chersonesos: the Ukrainian Pompeii"
(History Today, January 2005)

"Chersonesos is being nominated to UNESCO; the rest depends on us" (Slava Sevastopolya (Glory of Sevastopol), March 12, 2004) English translation by Asele Surina in PDF format forthcoming.

"Come to Chersonesos" (University of Texas at Austin Feature Story on ICA work in Ukraine, 26 January - 2 February 2004)

"Legacies of a Slavic Pompeii" (Archaeology magazine abstract for article of November/December 2002)

"Chersonesos site on list of world's endangered treasures" (The Ukrainian Weekly, November 4, 2001)

"Chersonesos returns: American professor deals with problems of a Ukrainian preserve" (Den' (Day), October 3, 2000)

"Archaeologists unearth treasure buried by the Cold War" (New York Times, November 25, 1997)

"Black Sea secrets" (Texas Alcalde, UT Austin Alumni Magazine, January/February 1995; reprinted by permission)

Reports and other useful sites

National Preserve of Tauric Chersonesos, Sevastopol, Crimea, Ukraine
The official website of the National Preserve, in Ukrainian, Russian, and English.

Capo Alfiere: A Neolithic Site near Crotone, Calabria, Italy

A preliminary report of excavations undertaken by former ICA staff member Dr. Jon Morter at a Neolithic site on the coast of South Italy in 1987 and 1990.   The investigation and publication of this important site was unfortunately interrupted by the tragic and premature death of Dr. Morter.

IREX 2001 Black Sea Regional Policy Symposium
Report on a 2001 symposium of the International Research and Exchanges Board, in which ICA staff member Jessica Trelogan participated.

MoLAS 2004 Annual Review
A brief report detailing the participation of the Museum of London Archaeology Service in a condition survey of the collections and holdings of NPTC in 2004, sponsored by ICA.

Panoramas of Chersonesos
A series of Quicktime VR panoramas taken by ICA participants at various points in the ancient city and chora of Chersonesos in 2000.   A Quicktime plug-in is necessary to view these panoramas.

Preservation Needs Assessment of the Archives and Library of the National Preserve of Tauric Chersonesos
An assessment performed for ICA and NPTC in 2003 by Holly Robertson, then a graduate student in the program in Conservation Studies at UT Austin's School of Information.   The assessment now forms part of her conservation portfolio.

Remote Sensing and Archaeology: The Chora of Chersonesos
Report produced by UT's Center for Space Research describing the collaborative project of ICA and CSR for space-based investigation of the Herakleian peninsula.

Interactive Dig: Beneath the Black Sea
An entertaining and informative report by Archaeology magazine editor Kristin Romey about her experiences with nautical archaeology off the coast of Crimea.

The Geographer's Craft: Metaponto Exercises 1
and Exercises 2
Pages designed to accompany a course in GIS methods in 1994.   Although the data and format (Atlas GIS) are no longer current, this page is interesting as an archival document demonstrating ICA's early commitment to GIS technology and the development of the use of GIS over time.

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