Graduate Group in the Art and Archaeology of the Mediterranean World
The Graduate Group in the Art and Archaeology of the Mediterranean World (AAMW) is an interdisciplinary program for research and teaching of archaeology, particularly archaeology and art of the ancient Mediterranean (Greece and Rome), Egypt, Anatolia, and the Near East, based in the Penn Museum of the University of Pennsylvania.
Doctoral work in Mediterranean and Near Eastern Archaeology has been a feature of the University of Pennsylvania since 1898, largely in response to the excavations undertaken by the Penn Museum. Nearly 200 dissertations in Old World Archaeology and Art have been produced at Penn in the course of the last century.
The eminent archaeologist Rodney Young, the director of the Penn Museum's excavations at Gordion that uncovered the royal tomb of King Midas, strengthened the graduate program during the 1960s and 1970s.
The AAMW program and its predecessors have graduated a number of prominent archaeologists, including:
- George Bass (PhD., 1964), professor emeritus at Texas A&M University and an early practitioner of underwater archaeology
- Crawford "Greenie" Greenewalt Jr. (PhD., 1966), past director of the excavations at Sardis and professor at the University of California, Berkeley
- Philip Betancourt (PhD., 1970), Director of the Institute for Aegean Prehistory and professor at Temple University
- G. Kenneth Sams (PhD., 1971), past director of the Gordion excavations and professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- Jeremy Rutter (PhD., 1974), ceramics specialist and professor at Dartmouth College
- Zahi Hawass (PhD., 1987), past Minister of Antiquities of Egypt
- Jodi Magness (PhD., 1989), co-director of the excavations in the late Roman fort at Yotvata, Israel and professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- Fieldnotes: Digital Resources. Archaeological Institute of America, retrieved 18 Oct 2012 
- From Athens to Gordion: The Papers of a Memorial Symposium for Rodney S. Young, Held at the University Museum, the Third of May, 1975, 
- Dissertations related to Mediterranean and Near Eastern Art and Archaeology (since 1898). the University of Pennsylvania, retrieved 18 Oct 2012 
- Graduate Group in the Art and Archaeology of the Mediterranean World
- University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
- Thinking of Graduate School in Classical Archaeology?, prepared by Jennifer Gates-Foster and Tim Moore, Department of Classics, The University of Texas at Austin