Internships Abroad: The Gadachrili Gora Regional Archaeological Project Expedition

Internships Abroad: The Gadachrili Gora Regional Archaeological Project Expedition

Come and hear Joey Close talk about her internship working as a Visual Communication Intern on the G.R.A.P.E. project. Joey will show the video “Unearthing Georgia” she created from the experience and answer questions about interning abroad as an ICCIT student.

Friday February 10th at 1:00 in CC2150

The Gadachrili Gora Regional Archaeological Project Expedition (G.R.A.P.E.) was established in 2016 as part of an international research effort to investigate the Neolithic origins of wine production in the Republic of Georgia.  A collaboration between the University of Toronto, the Georgian National Wine Agency, Department of Agriculture and National Museum, G.R.A.P.E. seeks to provide internationally based, archaeologically focused experiential learning activities for undergraduate students from UofT as well as the Republic of Georgia.

Our first season of excavation in 2016 was very successful in recovering the necessary artifacts and samples to work towards answering the simple question – does Gadachrili Gora have the earliest evidence of wine production in the Caucasus and perhaps, the world!  Our 2017 expedition will continue to focus on expanding our field of excavation and increase our sample recovery strategy to further our understanding of this relatively unknown but fascinating period of human history

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