Cotsen alumna DEBBY SNEED published in journal Antiquity

Debby Sneed, a recent graduate of the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology and current adjunct lecturer in Classics at California State University, Long Beach, authored an article in the latest issue of Antiquity (a peer-reviewed journal on world archaeology, founded in 1927 and published by Cambridge University Press). In her article, “The architecture of access: ramps at ancient Greek healing sanctuaries,” Sneed describes the first attested access ramps for disabled community members, which she identified in ancient Greek temples as early as 370 BCE. This shows that accessible architecture has a much deeper history than the Americans with Disabilities Act, which mandates disabled access to buildings and was signed thirty years ago by president George H. W. Bush. Sneed earlier published on disabled community members in ancient Greece, as well as on social justice within archaeology.


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