Drea Brake

My particular interest is in the Minoan civilization of Bronze Age Crete.  I am interested in exploring the ways in which we might manage the effects of early excavation work and the inevitable subjectivity of the excavators.  My research is currently focused on the art and architecture of the palatial building at Knossos.  I am seeking to remove the site from the early-twentieth century understanding of the building and to explore the use of modern technologies in pursuing a spacial analysis of the various phases of its construction.

I am a graduate student pursuing an MA in Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology.  My journey to this point has taken me through many diverse experiences, including the completion of a Bachelor’s degree in Theology, five years living in Australia, four years working as a legal administrative assistant, and finally a BA in Classics.  I am thrilled to be able to continue my studies at UBC as part of a unique and interdisciplinary department.

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