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Archeologist Dr. Stephanie J. Maloney was a Peace Corps volunteer in Brazil and received the Smithsonian Institution Research Field Trip Award (1974-1976)
Archeologist Dr. Stephanie J. Maloney was a Peace Corps volunteer in Brazil and received the Smithsonian Institution Research Field Trip Award (1974-1976).
The Kansas City/Lawrence chapter of the Archaeological Institute of America is pleased to announce the following lecture:
Dr. Stephanie J. Maloney
Professor, Allen R. Hite Institute, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky
The Early Christian Basilica of Torre de Palma
Tuesday, October 5, 1999, 7:30 PM Pierson Hall, University of Missouri-Kansas City
Much more than a simple basilica, the important Christian complex of Torre de Palma (Portugal) includes two double-apsed churches placed end to end, an elaborate baptistery, an enigmatic apsidal structure outside the east end, a precinct wall, and two cemeteries. The church was discovered forty years ago but was never adequately published. A re-excavation project was organized to answer some fundamental questions about this unique monument, including:
What was the original form of the basilica? How many phases of construction are represented in the building? What is the date of the first phase of construction and of subsequent alterations to the building? How is the complex related to the large villa 100 meters to the south?
Results of the re-excavation project will be discussed along with related questions concerning the relationship of this building to other double-apsed churches in Iberia and North Africa, the relationship of this building to contemporary churches in other parts of the early Christian world, and the relationship of the original church to Vitruvian principles of planning and design. Dr. Maloney has participated in and led excavations in France, Luxembourg, Greece, Poland and Portugal. She was also a Peace Corps volunteer in Brazil and received the Smithsonian Institution Research Field Trip Award (1974-1976). Web links
"U of L is offered lead role in restoring medieval manor. School has used site in Portugal for 16 years," in The Courier-Journal [Louisville, KY], 5-2-99 "La Villa de Torre de Palma (Allo Alentejo). Un nouveau volume du Corpus des mosaïques romaines du Portugal," in the L'Espace Culturel. Archéologie web site (Ministère d'Affaires Étrangères [France]) Prof. Anthony O. Clarke's web page on the University of Louisville excavations at Torre de Palma
E-mail: fdeblauwe@ yahoo.com
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