an on-going excavation and continuing study of an
early Greek city in east Crete, in the Greek
Aegean. Participants in the project include archaeologists,
scholars, and students specializing in the study of ancient
architecture, pottery, metals, animal bones, plant and wood remains,
human skeletal remains, ancient Greek history, coinage, and
inscriptions; as well as technical specialists in archaeological
illustration, photography, conservation, and various scientific
An important part of the Azoria project is to provide on-site training for students of classical archaeology and related areas. We currently support a team of nine graduate students, and three undergraduate field school programs drawing some 40 students per year from participating institutions. The project staff includes some 88 people: 10 senior staff archaeologists; six graduate student trench supervisors; three graduate student assistants; 40 undergraduate student assistants and field-school participants; 19 local workmen; four pottery washers; and six technical staff. Donations to the Azoria Project may be used to support housing and subsistence costs; excavation and finds processing equipment and supplies; travel and local transportation; workmen wages; or other associated expenses.
While the project’s first campaign of work was supported by federal and private-foundation grants, such as the National Science Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities, we remain dependent on private contributions to meet the costs of our annual operating budget. While generous contributions have been made by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the Institute for Aegean Prehistory, the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, the Loeb Classical Library Foundation, the National Geographic Society, the Shelby White-Leon Levy Program for Archaeological Publications, and the American Philosophical Society, private donations are vitally important not only in establishing matching funds for federal grants, but in meeting our cost-sharing budget line for the project as a whole.
The Azoria Project Fund was thus established in April of 2001 by the Department of Classics at UNC, in order to receive gifts from individuals, corporations and businesses, as well as private foundations, with the purpose of providing annual support for the research objectives of the Azoria Project.
The Azoria project also
conducts annual site conservation, for which we draw on support from
Azoria Project Fund. In 2012, the Azoria Project received the Award for
Best Practices in Site Preservation from the Archaeological Institute
Funds from the trust are expended to meet the annual operating budget of the project, providing excavation equipment and supplies, and supporting students of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. While specific and targeted contributions are welcome, unspecified donations will be expended as needed by the project.
Yes, I would like to contribute to the Azoria Project Fund
Checks should be payable
to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill or the Arts and
Sciences Foundation, indicating one's
intention to make the
contribution to the Azoria Project Fund in the lower left corner of the
check. All contributions for the project are tax deductible, and letter
of receipt explaining the tax-deductible status of the gift is
forthcoming to donors.
Donations and inquires should be mailed to the following addresses. Inquires may be addressed to Professor Haggis at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by telephone (919-951-8197), or Margaret Costley at 919-843-0345, email@example.com.
Donald C. Haggis
c/o Cinnamon Weaver
Department of Classics
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
212 Murphey Hall, CB 3145
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3145
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The Arts and Sciences Foundation
134 E. Franklin St., CB# 6115
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-6115