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The Friends of the INSTAP Study Center for East Crete was founded in 2004 with the goal of bringing together the Aegean Bronze Age community in the Philadelphia area through the sponsoring of lectures by specialists in the field on topics that would be of interest to scholars, students, and the general public. The Friends have also worked at raising money for special projects for the Study Center, such as our successful 2007 drive to raise $20,000 to create an Archive for the Study Center.

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Through generous donations, we raised $4,000 which was used for our first Doctoral Fellowship, named in honor of George Rip Rapp. The Fellowship was awarded to Jerolyn E Morrison of the University of Leicester who used the funds to work on her dissertation titled The Art and Archaeology of Cooking: The Case of Mochlos. Jerolyn gave a lecture at the Study Center on June 19 detailing her progress, and she will be writing an article for the Center’s fall newsletter on her recent initiatives in experimental archaeology.”

Thanks to donations received in the spring of 2010, we will be able to offer a second Doctoral Fellowship in 2011 named in honor of Richard Seager. Applications and guidelines for this fellowship can be found at the website for the Institute for Aegean Prehistory, www.aegeanprehistory.net.

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The Cape Sidero Peninsula from the southwest.
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