The Discovery of Hisarlik

The Discovery of Hisarlik

Title Page
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essay title
your name
name of the course
your professor’s name
date
word count.

Introduction with Subject Data and Thesis Statement Combine your topic description, material data, and thesis statement from your proposal into an introduction. Then give a map for the reader of what to expect in the essay.

Thesis Statement This is a concise statement that tells the reader what the essay is about and what your main point or points are.

Formal Analysis For each of the key pieces discussed in the essay, describe their “observable properties of matter,” according to line, shape, form, space, texture, value, light, color, time, repetition, variety, rhythm, balance, compositional unity, emphasis, economy, proportion, etc.

Historical and Cultural Context Research the historical and cultural issues related to the era and region of your topic. Why was the piece made, and how was it used? Who owned it, and who could see it? Compare and contrast similar pieces or artists of the time. What was the content, meaning, or message of the piece or pieces you are looking at, as understood by the people of that time and place?

Image with Documentation Select at least one image related to your topic. Write a caption stating what it depicts. Document its source using the Turabian, or Chicago, method

References Select three or more scholarly sources relevant to your topic. Document your sources using the Turabian, or Chicago, method.

Describe Heinrich Schliemann’s discovery of Troy or Sir Arthur Evans’ excavation of Knossos or another remarkable discovery.
• Discuss the background of the discoverer,
• What led him to make the excavation and find the site,
• What he hoped to discover, the excavation’s high points, etc.
• Discuss how the public treated the discovery,
• Discuss any subsequent issues (is the work now regarded as fraudulent, would it meet current archaeological ethics, were there looted elements, etc.)

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