American Excavations at Kenchreai (Greece)

Our excavations, in collaboration with the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, the Center for Hellenic Studies, and the University of Maryland, would offer students in the fields of biological or medical history, paleoepidemiology, biological anthropology, and genetics an opportunity to pursue collaborative research using human remains from archaeological contexts. The contribution of my program to Vanderbilt students in medical, health or biological sciences is a deep historical perspective on questions of health and society relevant to human society today.

Joseph Rife [Email]
Director, Classical and Mediterranean Studies (A&S)

Corinth, Greece; Nashville, TN, USA 


Tiffiny Tung

Program Type

Research, Training or Education

Funding Type

Scholarships, Grants



Global Health Topics

Basic Sciences, Biological and Medical History, Environmental Health, Epidemiology, Immigrants and Refugees, Nutrition, Paleopathology, Paleoepidemiology


Undergraduate students, Graduate students (non-clinical)

Program Length

Less than 1 month

VU Affiliation

The program is affiliated with Vanderbilt.


The program does not have a language requirement.