Christopher Thompson, 2014 Fellow

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Christopher is currently an undergraduate junior at Brown University. He is working toward a BA in Medieval Cultures with a focus on archaeology. He is interested in the history of early medieval France, and will be pursuing an honors thesis on the archaeology of the French conversion to Christianity. He has worked on an archaeological survey in Karystos, Greece, as well as an excavation on the grounds of Brown University.

Excavation: Bourgfontaine Heart Chapel Excavation, France

MonArch (Monastic Archaeology)

Directors: Sheila Bonde (Brown University) and Clark Maines (Wesleyan University)

The Bourgfontaine project aims to shed light on Carthusian monasticism in 14th-century France. Through archaeological excavation and architectural analysis, the project examines the foundation and development of the Carthusian monastery and examines the network of patronage relationships that fostered and supported it. This season will focus on a chapel built to house the heart tomb of King Philip VI.


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