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Archaeology & Anthropology Field Schools

Anthropology (83/- )

Bioanthropology (62/- )

Classical Archaeology (135/- )

Classical archaeology is the archaeological investigation of the great Mediterranean civilizations o

Data Visualization (3D, Animation, etc) (41/- )

Ethnographic (52/- )

Experimental (8/- )

Forensic (46/- )

Geoarchaeology (64/- )

Geophysics (52/- )

GIS (66/- )

Historic Archaeology (267/- )

Nautical (57/- )

Prehistoric & Historic Archaeology (177/- )

Prehistoric Archaeology (259/- )

Historic Archaeology

Rock art (20/- )

Volunteer (124/- )

Zooarchaeology (44/- )

Europe - England - Thornton Abbey Medieval Hospital and Cemetery Excavation - 2015

Deadline
2015-06-15

Survey and excavation project focusing on the major Augustinian house at Thornton Abbey. 2015 will see the project focus on continuing the excavation of the hospital and cemetery.

Europe - England - Understanding Zooarchaeology I, Sheffield, S. Yorkshire, England - 2013

Europe - England - Understanding Zooarchaeology I, Sheffield, S. Yorkshire, England - 2013

Deadline
2013-06-14

This course, which is now being run for the sixth time since January 2011, aims to provide an understanding of the basic theory and methods which zooarchaeologists use to understand animal bone evidence. The course will include lectures, discussion and hands on practical classes.

Europe - England - Yorkshire Dales Iron-Age Excavation - 2013

Europe - England - Yorkshire Dales Iron-Age Excavation - 2013

Deadline
2013-06-03

This five day field school will provide students with archaeological experience excavating an Iron-Age site in the Yorkshire Dales National Park in Northern England. The Anthropology Department at NMC will partner with the Yorkshire Dales Landscape Research Trust to provide a broad-based view of archaeological excavation and heritage management of a multi-period landscape. Course content will draw primarily from archaeology, anthropology and the applied social or behavioral sciences.

Contact Dr. Holley if you are interested in taking this course for academic credit. No prior experience is necessary.

Europe - Fieldwork opportunities - DigVentures - 2016

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Field School opportunities with DigVentures

2016 is an exciting year for DigVentures, we will be hosting various fieldwork projects in the UK as well as in Europe. Projects we have confirmed so far are:

Lindisfarne Island, Northumberland – Search for Holy Island’s Anglo-Saxon monastery raided by Vikings
Yorkshire Dales – Uncover Ice Age animals and Romano-British cave-cults in Yorkshire
Costra dos Castros, Galicia, Spain – Help dig an Iron Age hillfort and explore Spain’s Celtic connection
Lancashire – Be part of the first scientific excavation of a Bronze Age barrow in the northwest of England in over 50 years
Suffolk – Medieval archaeology in the heart of one of Britain’s most famous reserves
And others tbc shortly!


Registered with the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA). We are the only community-focused organisation operating under the prestigious ‘Registered Organisation’ scheme and the only accredited CIfA field school in the UK. We have numerous sites running this year in the UK and in Europe – please see our projects pages for further information on fieldwork opportunities for 2016.

http://digventures.com/our-projects/

We teach excavation, post excavation and use ground-breaking digital techniques. Teaching is delivered by professional archaeologists, with further opportunities to attend masterclasses from leading experts. We are also able to offer university and NVQ credits for fieldwork as well as supporting the Skills Passport on site.

For up to date information and news on the projects we support and deliver please sign up to DigMail on http://eepurl.com/jqX1T

Europe - France - Dig in the Roman City of Sanisera & Discover Paris and The Louvre Museum - 2014

Europe - France - Dig in the Roman City of Sanisera & Discover Paris and The Louvre Museum - 2014

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This program, which has been scheduled by the Sanisera Field School, is divided in two main parts.
In the first part of the course students will gain experience in archaeological fieldwork by excavating in the Ancient Roman city of Sanisera, located in the Mediterranean island of Menorca. During the second part, students will visit Paris to discover the archaeology and ancient art in The Louvre Museum, the most important museum of the world.

PART 1. THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL FIELDWORK IN SANISERA (MENORCA, SPAIN)
Fieldwork will focus on the excavation of an urban area where a monastery has been found. The monastery, which dates from the 5th and 6th centuries AD, includes an Early Christian basilica. The Harris system will be followed in order to systematically dig all the sequence the site has. In the laboratory students will learn to classify all the artifacts found on site, including Roman pottery, numismatics and faunal remains.

Time dedicated to this part of the program: 70%.

PART 2. DISCOVER THE CITY OF PARIS AND THE LOUVRE MUSEUM (FRANCE)
For the second part of the course, the Field Program has scheduled an archaeological tour around Paris. This tour will have a duration of five days and explanations will be in English. The Louvre Museum is the national museum of France dedicated to art and archaeology. It is one of the most important of the world and the most visited of all of them. The museum is located in Paris (France), in the old Louvre Palace. Its collection includes works such as The Mona Lisa, by Leonardo da Vinci; Egyptian art, such as The Seated Scribe; and the famous Classical Venus de Milo, one of the most representative statues from the Hellenistic period, and one of the most famous sculptures from Ancient Greece. Two of the five days of the stay in Paris will be used to discover the collections of ancient civilizations including antiques from Syria, Mesopotamia, Persia, Egypt, Rome and the Etruscan world. The other days will be free for the student to meet other art museums such as Orsay, Centre Pompidou, Picasso, Rodin, and the most emblematic monuments and places of the city (Eiffel Tower, Medieval Notre Dame, Arc de Triomphe, Champs Elysees, Montmartre, Versailles and the Hôtel des Invalides where Napoleon was buried).

Time dedicated to this part of the program: 30%.

DIRECT AT
If you have never excavated as a volunteer in a field school and are interested in excavating in a Roman city as well as visiting the best art museum of the world, then this course is a good choice. This program accommodates participants with or without previous experience.

This program is designed for students interested in focusing their studies in the archaeology of the most important ancient civilizations, and contemplate the best pieces that represent them. You will learn to excavate and classify archaeological material found. You will identify different types of Roman pottery, amphorae, coins and other Roman archaeological material. After learning this in Sanisera, you will have a better understanding when you visit Paris. You can’t miss the opportunity to practice in an archaeological excavation and discover Paris, the most beautiful and romantic city in the world watching all its art and culture through its museums and unique places. By participating in this course you will have the opportunity to excavate in a unique Roman city in Menorca (Spain) and then explore the most remarkable archaeology from The Louvre Museum.

Previous knowledge or experience in archaeology or computer systems is not required.

FIELD SCHOOL LIFE & LANGUAGE
This field school program, with a length of 20 days, will start in Spain. Students will meet in Menorca during the first day. Next and during the following days they will focus on the excavation in the ancient city of Sanisera, where they will work for 11 days. Students will receive an intensive introduction on basic aspects of field excavation techniques following the Harris Matrix. The fieldwork runs 7 hours per day, with time dedicated to excavation as well as laboratory work focused on Roman pottery. Courses are given in both English and Spanish. On the 14th day of the course participants will fly to Paris, where they will stay for 5 days. During this time, students will carry out an archaeological tour around Paris in order to visit the Louvre Museum and its archaeological collection. The rest of the days, during the stay in Paris, the group of students and the guide from our organization will decide in a freer way to visit other museums, monuments and interesting places. Once students finish the archaeological tour in Paris, they will have two days off in order to enjoy their free time. On the 19th day of the course students will fly back to Menorca, from where they will go back home.

Europe - France - Summer workshops in bioarchaeology and paleopathology - 2013

Deadline
2013-06-21

The « Société Française de Bioarchéologie et Bioanthropologie » and the « Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes » offer a 2-week workshops in bioarchaeology and paleopathology.
The first week (SFB2) is designed to provide students with the practical tools needed for data collection of human skeletal collections. Basics in human osteology and burial taphonomy will be explored in lectures and labs.
The second week (EPHE) will focus on health conditions among past populations. Identification of osseous and dental lesions aimed toward epidemiological approach of skeletal series will be conducted in lectures and labs.The Workshop is open to students of all level. Language of classes is English.

Europe - Georgia - Dmanisi Paleoanthropology Field School - 2011

Deadline
2011-02-04

The Dmanisi Field School provides a unique opportunity to work at one of the most exciting active sites within Paleoanthropology. The 4-week program (7/24/11-8/21/11) provides an introduction to excavation and field research techniques, complemented by lectures from a variety of internationally recognized scholars within the fields. Topics covered include paleoanthropology, geology, archaeology, taphonomy, zooarchaeology and paleontology. The program is competitive and limited to a maximum of 10 students for the 2011 field season.

Europe - Germany - Celtic Tumulus in Hassloch Forest - 2013

Deadline
2015-04-20

The forest immediately to the south of the village of Hassloch contains a series of prehistoric tumuli that date from the Middle Bronze Age (c. 1,600-1,200 B.C.) to the late Iron Age (c. 50 B.C.). The largest of them is 36m in diameter and 2m in height and is known as the “Götzenbühl” or “Idol Hill.” Idol Hill was the subject of limited and non-scientific excavations in 1902. Since 2011, it has been the subject of an excavation directed by Philip Kiernan from the Department of Classics at SUNY Buffalo. Each year, the excavation trains 15-20 undergraduates and volunteers in archaeological methods.

Europe - Germany - Hassloch Tumulus Excavation - 2012

Deadline
2012-03-06

The project consists of an archaeological fieldschool involving the excavation of an Iron Age (Celtic) burial mound in southern Germany.

Europe - Greece - 3D Archaeological Recording and Visualisation Project at Eleusis - 2012

Europe - Greece - 3D Archaeological Recording and Visualisation Project at Eleusis - 2012

Deadline
2012-01-30
Eleusis is the ancient Greek home of the famous Eleusinian mysteries. Students will record the site using 3D recording, mapping and visualization as well as laser scanning and photogrammetry.
Europe - Greece - Astypalaia - Bioanthropology Field School - 2014

Europe - Greece - Astypalaia - Bioanthropology Field School - 2014

Deadline
2014-02-28

Based on an Archaic-Classical children's cemetery on the beautiful island of Astypalaia, with over 2800 burials. The school teaches the skills required for excavation, conservation, identification and recording of children's skeletal and dental remains and provides a rare opportunity to gain experience of this specialized work. The school takes place in a large, well-equipped field laboratory in Chora, the main town of the island. The work is challenging and develops skills that are applicable to many other situations in bioarchaeology.

Europe - Greece - Astypalaia Bioanthropology Field School - 2015

Europe - Greece - Astypalaia Bioanthropology Field School - 2015

Deadline
2015-02-28

This five week field school takes place on Astypalaia, a small, beautiful island in the Aegean Sea and part of the Dodecanese region in Greece. It is based on a unique archaeological site – the largest ancient children’s cemetery in the world, with at least 3000 children’s burials. In the field laboratory overlooking the sea, students learn the specialist skills required to excavate, record, identify, conserve, measure and catalogue the tiny bones and teeth of young children. This is one of the few sites in the world where children’s remains are abundant enough to provide such experience. Everyone carries out all the tasks required for each burial and so gains a useful range of experience for work on human remains.

The children’s cemetery is just below the modern town, which is on the site of the ancient Classical city of Astypalaia. The burials are in pots, mostly large amphorae previously used to transport the goods traded by the city. Their form suggests that they came from all over the Aegean between around 750 B.C. and A.D. 100.

Dates: Wednesday July 1 to Monday August 3, 2015

Project director: Dr Simon Hillson, UCL Institute of Archaeology, University College London

For more information, visit:
https://sites.google.com/site/astypalaiabioarchaeology/astypalaia-bioarchaeology

Europe - Greece - Athens - IHC.Public Greece: The Grand Tour - study travel - 2015

Europe - Greece - Athens - IHC.Public Greece: The Grand Tour - study travel - 2015

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This course offers students the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of centuries of travellers from Pausanias (2nd century AD) to Edward Lear (1840s-1860s) and uncover, just as they did, the glories of Greece past and present. The course covers the archaeology, history, ethnography, religion and management of Greece’s cultural heritage, spanning the periods from the Neolithic to the present. This program will provide you with a broad appreciation of the diversity of Greek culture and addresses some of the challenges faced by modern Greece in preserving its rich heritage.

Europe - Greece - Athens - IHC.Public Heritage Interpretation: Kerameikos *2016*

Europe - Greece - Athens - IHC.Public Heritage Interpretation: Kerameikos *2016*

Deadline
*coming JUNE 2016*

How does heritage communicate? What messages does the heritage profession create about its sites, monuments and artefacts? This course critically examines approaches to interpretation and communication of the past, and explores the theory and practice of heritage communication for multiple audiences and purposes.

Europe - Greece - Azoria Project (Volunteer Program) - 2014

Deadline
2014-03-01

The Azoria Project is the on-going excavation of an ancient Greek city (7th-6th c. B.C.) on the island of Crete in the Greek Aegean. Excavations planned for 2014 will investigate the transition from the Early Iron Age (1200-700 B.C.) to Archaic periods (700-500 B.C.), the early development of the city, and the material correlates for emerging social and political institutions. Students participate in the primary excavation, working principally as assistants to field archaeologists and specialists, learning excavation and recording techniques first-hand.

Europe - Greece - Crete - Azoria Project Volunteer Program - 2015

Deadline
2015-04-01

The project is the excavation of the Early Iron Age-Archaic site of Azoria (ca. 1200-500 B.C.) on the island of Crete in the Greek Aegean. The focus is the Archaic-period city (ca. 700-480 B.C.) and the investigation of local dynamics of urbanization and sociopolitical changes in the 8th and 7th c. B.C.

Europe - Greece - Crete - Duke Archaeological Field Practicum - 2015

Deadline
2015-03-02

The Duke Field Practicum in Crete is a field school centering on the Early Iron Age and Archaic site of Azoria, an early Greek city in eastern Crete (1200-500 B.C.) (www.azoria.org). The focus of excavation in 2015 is the recovery of Archaic houses and civic buildings; and the stratigraphic exploration of the Early Iron Age history of the site.

Europe - Greece - Crete - Field School in Classical Archaeology, Azoria Project - 2013

Europe - Greece - Crete - Field School in Classical Archaeology, Azoria Project - 2013

Deadline
2013-02-01

The excavation of an Archaic Greek city (7th-6th c. B.C.) on the island of Crete in the Greek Aegean, documenting the form of an early urban center, reconstructing the sociopolitical and economic organization, and studying the process of urbanization. Current fieldwork focuses on the transition from the Early Iron Age (1200-700 B.C.) to Archaic periods, the early development of the city, and the material correlates for emerging social and political institutions in the Archaic period.

Europe - Greece - Crete - IHC.Public Gonies Archaeological Ethnography field school - 2015

Europe - Greece - Crete - IHC.Public Gonies Archaeological Ethnography field school - 2015

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IHC.Public’s project, Gonies Archaeological Ethnography Field School, aims to closely investigate the involvement of locals with their material and intangible heritage in general, and the remains of various peak sanctuaries scattered around the area of Gonies, Crete. We address the issues arising in the documentation, preservation, and dissemination of cultural heritage through our research and our public engagement with the village of Gonies, as well as local and national stakeholders. Our goal is to develop a public archaeology program that will contribute to the sustainable development of the area.

Europe - Greece - Eleusis 3D Archaeological Recording and Visualization Project

Europe - Greece - Eleusis 3D Archaeological Recording and Visualization Project

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This field school will introduce students to a broad range of 3D recording, mapping, animation and visualization methods. Students will be given hands-on instruction in these methods in the context of the major Greek archaeological site of Eleusis. Eleusis is world famous as the location of the Eleusinian Mysteries – a significant Athenian religious festival - and is located some 14 miles west of Athens opposite the island of Salamis. The students will record the site’s extensive architectural remains using terrestrial laser scanning, photogrammetry , GIS and GPS. 3D computer visualization and animation technologies will be used to re-create areas of the site.
Europe - Greece - Exploring the Acropolis of Athens & Dig in the Roman city of Sanisera - 2014

Europe - Greece - Exploring the Acropolis of Athens & Dig in the Roman city of Sanisera - 2014

Deadline
This program, which has been scheduled by the Sanisera Field School, is divided in two main parts.

In the first part of the course students will gain experience in archaeological fieldwork by excavating in the Ancient Roman city of Sanisera. This site is located in the Mediterranean island of Menorca.

During the second part, students will discover the most significant remains from Ancient Greece through an archaeological tour around ancient Athens, which will be leaded by an expert on Greek art.

PART 1. THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL FIELDWORK IN SANISERA (MENORCA, SPAIN)
Fieldwork will focus on the excavation of a urban area where a monastery has been found. The monastery, which dates from the 5th and 6th centuries AD, includes an Early Christian basilica. The Harris system will be followed in order to systematically dig all the sequence the site has. In the laboratory students will learn to classify all the artifacts found on site, including Roman pottery, numismatics and faunal remains.

Time dedicated to this part of the program: 70%.
PART 2. EXPLORING THE ACROPOLIS OF ATHENS (GREECE)
For the second part of the course, the Field Program has scheduled an archaeological tour around the city of Athens, where students will visit the most important classical remains. This tour will have a duration of five days and explanations will be in English. Athens is the cradle of our civilization.
In Classical times Athens became Greece’s artistic center under Pericles' reign. His architects designed spectacular buildings in the Acropolis and his sculptors, painters and potters had no equal. One of the basic elements to be found in Greek cities was the Acropolis. The Acropolis of Athens was similar to a fortified sanctuary on top of a hill. On its highest point, the Northwestern side of the Parthenon was located at 90 m above the city’s plateau. The monumental gate of the Acropolis was the Propylaea, which was built at the Western end of the complex. To the right of the other end of The Acropolis there is the Parthenon, which was dedicated to Athena. Other significant building was the Erechtheion, which was dedicated to all the gods, goddesses and heroes that were worshiped in The Acropolis. On its southern side there is a portico sustained by the caryatids – women-shaped columns. In the center of modern-day Athens there are many other archaeological remains which will be visited by students – Dyonysos theater, the Pillars of Olympian Zeus, the Athenian Agora, the Keramiekos Cemetery- and, of course, a must-to-do visit to The Acropolis Museum. This tour will have a duration of five days and explanations will be in English.
Time dedicated to this part of the program: 30%.

DIRECTED AT
If you have never excavated as a volunteer in a field school and are interested in excavating in a Roman city as well as visiting the most unique classic archaeological monuments of Greece and its capital Athens, then this course is a good choice. This program accommodates participants with or without previous experience. This program is designed for students interested in focusing their studies in the classical world of archaeology, delving into its history and archeology. You will learn to excavate and classify archaeological material found. You will identify different types of Roman pottery, amphorae, coins and other Roman archaeological material. This information will felicitate your understanding of Athens, the culture, art and architecture and its role in the Roman Empire. Participants of this course will have the opportunity to excavated a unique Roman city in Menorca and explore with us the most important Greek archaeology of the classical world.
Previous knowledge or experience in archaeology or computer systems is not required.

FIELD SCHOOL LIFE & LANGUAGE
This field school program, with a length of 20 days, will start in Spain. Students will meet in Menorca during the first day. Next and during the following days they will focus on the excavation in the ancient city of Sanisera, where they will work for 8 days. Students will receive an intensive introduction on basic aspects of field excavation techniques following the Harris Matrix. The fieldwork runs 7 hours per day, with time dedicated to excavation as well as laboratory work focused on Roman pottery. Courses are given in both English and Spanish. On the 11th day of the course participants will fly to Athens, where they will stay for 6 days. During this time, students will carry out an archaeological tour around Athens in order to discover the Acropolis and its surroundings, Dionysos Theatre, The Pillars of Olympian Zeus, Herodus Attius Theater, The Hill of Arelos Pagos, the Athenian and Roman Agora, the Kerameikos Cemetery and the Acropolis Museum. Once students finish the archaeological tour in Athens, they will have two days off in order to enjoy their free time. On the 19th day of the course students will fly back to Menorca, from where they will go back home.
Europe - Greece - IHC.Digital Historic Nafplio  Project - 2015

Europe - Greece - IHC.Digital Historic Nafplio Project - 2015

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This digitization field school will introduce students to a broad range of 3D recording and mapping techniques. Students will be provided with hands-on instruction in these methods on site in the historical structures of Nafplio. Students will record the site's extensive architectural remains using terrestrial laser scanning, GIS and GPS. The skills learned should allow students to work in digitization of any other site thereafter.

Europe - Greece - Keros Archaeological Field School - 2016

Deadline
2016-05-01

Excavations on the now uninhabited island of Keros in the Cyclades, Greece. Keros is the location of the world's first maritime sanctuary and its associated settlement. Dating from the early bronze age (2750-2300BC), participants will learn up to the minute techniques of excavation, survey and other field and laboratory specialisms in one of the most beautiful spots on earth. 29 August to 8 October 2016.

Europe - Hungary (IRES): Origins and Development of Prehistoric Tells & Villages - 2012

Deadline
2011-12-09
Five outstanding undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers in Anthropological Archaeology - particularly qualified minorities and members of other underrepresented groups – will join an international, multidisciplinary, research team studying prehistoric European agricultural villages on the Great Hungarian Plain occupied between 5500 and 4500 BC (cal.). This research, training, and mentoring program includes field work at Neolithic tells and flat sites, data collection, laboratory analysis, publication, and dissemination of information to a wide audience. Five applicants will be selected to 1) join our archaeological field project in eastern Hungary, 2) design an independent research project, and 3) collect data at the field sites. After the field season, they will 4) work with scientists and mentors at laboratories in Hungary, Greece, and the USA, 5) analyze and interpret their data, 6) present their results at international conferences, 7) publish their results in peer-reviewed journals, and 8)publish their findings via web pages and other media.

Europe - Hungary - Bronze Age Körös Off-Tell Archaeological (BAKOTA) Field School - 2016

Deadline
2016-03-18

The Bronze Age Körös Off-Tell Archaeological (BAKOTA) Field School is a summer undergraduate research program sponsored by Quinnipiac University and the National Science Foundation’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates Site program. Students accepted into the program will work with an international, multidisciplinary research team on the bioarchaeological analysis of a Middle Bronze Age cemetery in eastern Hungary. Student travel, housing, food, field trip fees, etc. will be covered by the NSF in addition to a $500/week stipend (total $3,000). Eight Fellows will be selected from the pool of applicants. Eligibility: students must be a US citizen or permanent resident, and currently enrolled in an undergraduate program.

Europe - Ireland - Achill Archaeological Field School

Europe - Ireland - Achill Archaeological Field School

Deadline
2010-04-30

The oldest Field School in Ireland was established in 1991 and will celebrate its 20th Anniversary in 2011. Academic Credit available through NUI Galway, Ireland.

Europe - Ireland - Achill Archaeological Field School - 2012

Deadline
2012-04-27
Achill Field School, established in 1991 will continue in 2012 to provide training in excavation and survey methodology for archaeologists at the prehistoric and historic landscape at Slievemore. The key to our training is the small group sizes, with all instructions delivered directly by highly experienced archaeologists. Our students are involved in all aspects of site work, beginning with taking off the topsoil, moving through the different phases of excavation and recording and finally backfilling the area and reinstating the ground at the end of the excavation
Europe - Ireland - Achill Archaeological Field School - 2013

Europe - Ireland - Achill Archaeological Field School - 2013

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Achill Archaeological Field School welcomes international students from all over the world to the oldest archaeological field school in Ireland and celebrates 21 years of archaeology fieldwork and research. The mission of the field school is to provide a unique experience for students interested in archaeology and anthropology, who wish to explore the rich cultural heritage of Achill Island on the west coast of Ireland. The field school programme runs from April to September and we offer courses from 1-week to 10-weeks duration to all people interested in archaeological fieldwork.
Europe - Ireland - Achill Archaeological Field School - 2014

Europe - Ireland - Achill Archaeological Field School - 2014

Deadline
2014-07-28
Achill Field School was established in 1991 as a Training School for students of archaeology, anthropology and related disciplines. The Field School is based at the Archaeology Centre in Dooagh, Slievemore and other town lands in Achill Civil Parish, all situated in County Mayo on the west coast of Ireland.
Europe - Ireland - Achill Archaeological Field School - 2014

Europe - Ireland - Achill Archaeological Field School - 2014

Deadline
2014-06-25

Archaeological field skills and the collection of data from excavation sites, combined with weekly lectures and practical assignments lead students through the various aspects of survey and excavation methodology.

Europe - Ireland - Achill Archaeological Field School - 2015

Deadline
2015-04-15

Established in 1991, the Achill Field School provides fieldwork training for students of archaeology and anthropology. The fascinating, rugged landscape of Achill Island provides the archaeological location for this course. The Field School offers two-, four- and six-week modular courses that come with 3, 6 and 9 semester hours/credits respectively. We teach excavation techniques, survey and recording processes, including Total Station, GPS, AutoCAD, ArcGIS and Photoshop, artefact care and site photography, and we also take the time to discuss the excavation strategy with students so that they understand the choices that have been made. The key to our training is small group sizes, combined with instruction that is delivered directly by highly experienced archaeologists.

Europe - Ireland - Achill Archaeological Field School - 2016

Deadline
2016-04-29
Achill Field School offers a range of excellent university accredited courses that cater for students from all over the world. These courses are designed to offer comprehensive training in excavation techniques, surveying techniques, and Archaeological Information Technology. The courses also offer a chance to explore some of the wonderful natural and historical landscapes of Achill Island. As with all the courses at Achill Field School the training provided is absolutely first class, and all of the work undertaken by students will make a genuine contribution to our research projects. These accredited courses are designed primarily for archaeology and anthropology students looking for a thorough grounding in archaeological field methods, and recent post-graduates and young professionals looking to upgrade their skill sets. Achill Field School is a registered Summer Field School with the University of Ireland, Galway and has successfully transferred academic credit in both US style Semester Hours and European Credit Transfer Scheme (ECTS) formats to over one hundred different institutions worldwide, including numerous Colleges/Universities in the United States of America, Canada, Australia, New Zeland, France, Italy, Belgium, Germany, Norway, Sweden and Denmark, the UK and Ireland.

Europe - Ireland - Achill Field School - 2011

Deadline
2011-08-19

Achill Field School has been providing high quality training in archaeological field techniques to archaeology students and members of the public for the last 19 years. Located on the spectacular Achill Island off the west coast of Ireland we are currently investigating a complex and well preserved prehistoric landscape sealed underneath the blanket bog. We offer a whole range of courses to suit a variety of needs and want as many people as possible to come and experience the magic of Achill archaeology for themselves.

Europe - Ireland - ADS Introduction to Forensic Anthropology - 2011

Deadline
2011-04-30

For 2011 we have developed a practical course in Forensic Anthropology providing a unique opportunity to those interested in seeking an introduction to the study of human remains in archaeology and, in a broader context, the archaeology of death in Ireland. The training provided will be of interest to many who work in archaeology, including current students of archaeology as well as professionals who seek to learn more about this specialised area within archaeology. The course has been developed with the aim of providing participants with practical training of the highest professional standard from practising professional archaeologists and Ireland’s leading forensic anthropologist, Laureen Buckley.

Europe - Ireland - ADS Peatland Archaeological Field School - 2011

Deadline
2011-03-31

For 2011 we have developed a practical field-based training school providing a unique opportunity to those seeking an introduction to field archaeology. The two week field school has been developed with the aim of providing participants with practical training of the highest professional standard from experienced practising peatland archaeologists. There is also the opportunity for those who have completed the two week instruction course to participate in an additional two or four weeks excavation season.

Europe - Ireland - Archaeological Field School - Ireland and the Isle of Man

Deadline
2010-06-11

This field school is based in two beautiful Celtic countries: Ireland and the Isle of Man, which lies between Ireland and Britain. A programme of training in all aspects of graveyard survey will take place in Ireland at a variety of historic burial grounds. Students will then be transferred to the Isle of Man where excavation and geophysical survey training will take place at a multi period settlement site belong to the late prehistoric and early medieval periods. There are also visits to museums and sites of all periods from the Neolithic to historic.

Europe - Ireland - Blackfriary Field School - 2016

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These excavations take place at a 13th century Dominican friary in Trim, Co. Meath. The Blackfriary was the third religious house built in Trim in the 12th - 13th Centuries. During the 16th century, the friary fell into disrepair following the dissolution of the monasteries by Henry VIII. In the 18th Century, the building was sold as a live quarry, servicing a building boom in the town. In its construction and destruction, the friary reflects the growth and decline, and modern development of the town of Trim. The Blackfriary Project is a community based research and teaching excavation, including mortuary excavations. The project includes an outreach and education program developed in conjunction with the Blackfriary Project Committee, the Town Council, and the Heritage Office in Meath County Council.

Europe - Ireland - Burren Field School in Historical Archaeology - 2011

Deadline
2011-05-16

The 2011 field school in historical archaeology in the Republic of Ireland will take place in the Burren, a dramatic region in the west of Ireland characterized by exposed limestone pavements, rocky uplands and mountains, and a rich, unique cultural heritage. This land has been worked, re-made, and protected by the people of the Burren for thousands of years. Excavation will occur at a deserted village called ‘Lios An Ru’ located on a hillside near the modern village of Ballyvaughan in north County Clare. Lios An Ru consists of eight stone structures and other features inside an ancient stone fort.

Europe - Ireland - Caherconnell Archaeological Field School - 2011

Europe - Ireland - Caherconnell Archaeological Field School - 2011

Deadline
2011-04-30
A limited number of places are available at the Caherconnell Archaeological Field School in June, July & August 2011. Sign up now and come along to explore Ireland’s ancient past, whilst learning the techniques and skills necessary to excavate an archaeological site from highly experienced experts from the academic and consultancy sectors (Archaeological directors: Dr. Michelle Comber, National University of Ireland Galway, and Graham Hull, TVAS Ireland Ltd.).

Europe - Ireland - Inishark Archaeological Field School - 2014

Deadline
2014-04-15

The 2014 Inishark Archaeological Field School involves three weeks of practical instruction in the methods and theory of archaeological survey, excavation and laboratory analysis focused on nineteenth century Irish island life. Excavating on the uninhabited island of Inishark, Co. Galway, Ireland, students learn field techniques and apply them to investigations of historic archaeological materials by working with artifacts collected during the field course. In addition to the basic archaeological techniques the class will introduce students to modern remote sensing methods, historical eighteenth through twentieth architecture, and analysis of ceramic and glass materials.

Europe - Ireland - Irish Archaeology Field School - 2014

Europe - Ireland - Irish Archaeology Field School - 2014

Deadline
2014-04-25

The Irish Archaeology Field School is Ireland’s leading provider of university accredited, site-based archaeological research and training. The ethos of the school is to provide an opportunity for students and enthusiasts of archaeology and anthropology to experience at first hand the excitement of archaeological excavation in a teaching environment. Excavations are undertaken within an established research framework led by a team of highly qualified and experienced archaeologists.

Europe - Ireland - Irish Archaeology Field School BLACK FRIARY - 2015

Europe - Ireland - Irish Archaeology Field School BLACK FRIARY - 2015

Deadline
2015-04-24

The Irish Archaeological Field School 2015 summer research programme will focus on archaeological excavations in Co. Meath, Ireland; excavations will be undertaken at the Black Friary (Trim) from 18th May to 14th August 2015.

The Black Friary was once an influential and thriving religious house in the then Anglo-Norman governing seat in Ireland. The site was almost completely razed to the ground as a result of Henry VIII’s Act of Dissolution, however ongoing investigation is slowly revealing the extent of the survival of the below ground remains including cemeteries and later unsanctioned burials. This greatly adds to our understanding of the significance of this site both during is lifetime as a friary, and the use of the site by the native populations following its destruction.

While much work has been carried out to date, we are only at the tip or the ‘archaeological iceberg’. Plans for the upcoming season include expanding on the excavation area to the north of the limits of the known buildings to explore the northern range where a potential second or outer precinct may be present, and to further explore the use of the site by the local Catholic population as an expression of native resistance in Post-Dissolution Ireland.

Students are invited to apply to the school to undertake a number of field archaeology courses including Introduction to Field Archaeology, Advanced Methods in Field Archaeology and Introduction to Bioarchaeology. Credit courses are available through our partner the Institute of Field Research.

Europe - Ireland - Sligo Archaeological Summer School at Moygara Castle - 2016

Deadline
2016-03-01

The 2016 summer school will comprise two separate courses, each worth 6 ECTS credits, transferable to 3 semester hours/credits in the North American system. The first 2 week course will commence on the 6th of June and will involve joining IT Sligo archaeology students on their annual training excavation at Moygara County Sligo, a 14-17th century castle linked historically to the O'Gara clan, medieval rulers of the area. This excavation has been running at a small scale since 2013 and will be expanded this year to fully investigate the hall uncovered in 2015.

The second course, also two weeks, will start on the 20th of June and combine lectures and guided fieldtrips to introduce students to the prehistoric and medieval archaeology of Ireland. Field trips will focus on the northwest of Ireland and counties Sligo, Roscommon and Leitrim and will include Carrowmore and Carrowkeel megalithic tomb cemeteries, the Caves of Keash, Queen Maeve's cairn and Knocknarea, Boyle and Fenagh Abbeys, the site of Spanish Armada wrecks at Streedagh Beach, Roscommon Castle and sites around the stunning Lough Arrow and Lough Key.

Europe - Ireland - The Archaeology of Ireland's Early Modern Period SKIBBEREEN - 2016

Europe - Ireland - The Archaeology of Ireland's Early Modern Period SKIBBEREEN - 2016

Deadline
2016-03-01

Students will explore the material history of the Irish Diaspora in and around Skibbereen, County Cork, an area that is infamous as a metaphor for the impacts and horrific sufferings of the Great Starvation. This year, we will be working near the southwest coast of Co. Cork – between Skibbereen and Baltimore. The site contains cabins (above ground and sub-surface) dating from the early 19th century to the first decades of the 20th century. Through archaeological investigations, archival research, and interviews with local historians of the Skibbereen Heritage Center and members of the local community, students will receive extensive and intensive experience learning about the Irish Diaspora, socio-cultural change in Ireland over time, and the experience of Irish immigrants internationally.

Europe - Ireland - The Irish Archaeological Field School

Europe - Ireland - The Irish Archaeological Field School

Deadline
2010-05-14

We are Irelands leading provider of university accredited, site based archaeological research and training. The ethos of the school is to provide an opportunity for students and enthusiasts of archaeology and anthropology to experience at first hand the excitement of archaeological excavation within an established research framework. Excavations are undertaken in a research environment led by a team of highly qualified and experienced archaeologists using the most sophisticated technologies, including GPS topographical survey, geophysics, photo-planning and more. In addition to the archaeological excavations, an extensive programme of cultural activities is on offer, including tours of historic sites, folklore, reconstructions, re-enactments, language, music, food and more.

Europe - Italy  - Field School in Medieval Archaeology and Bioarchaeology - 2015

Europe - Italy - Field School in Medieval Archaeology and Bioarchaeology - 2015

Deadline
2015-06-01

The Field School in Medieval Archaeology and Bioarchaeology at Badia Pozzeveri is an accredited academic program offered by The Ohio State University and the University of Pisa, Italy. The field school aims at training students in archaeological and bioarchaeological field and laboratory methods. www.fieldschoolpozzeveri.org

Europe - Italy - Valcamonica Rock Art & Archaeology Field School - 2011

Deadline
2011-06-20
The Footsteps of Man Archaeological Cooperative Society in association with the Catholic University of Brescia organizes its annual archaeology field school at Paspardo, one of the major area with engravings concentration in Valcamonica, giving the opportunity to archaeologists and scholars, students and enthusiasts to help the research and to learn how to study the rock art. The project participants will: survey, excavate, clean, photograph, draw and catalogue the rocks engraved in five main sites at Paspardo, Valcamonica: Vite-Deria, Baite Fles, In Valle, La Bosca and Dos Sulif.

Europe - Italy - Ager Minturnae Project

Deadline
2013-02-28

The Ager Minturnae Project offers innovative training opportunities through both archaeological excavation and conservation activities on site, organized by heritage professionals with extensive international experience.
This is a fascinating chance to carry out research activities within the archaeological site of Minturnae,
a Roman city founded more than 2200 years ago,
by assisting with the conservation of ancient floors,
walls and artifacts, in parallel to excavation.

Europe - Italy - Ager Minturnae Project - 2013

Deadline
2012-12-28

The Ager Minturnae Project offers innovative training opportunities through both archaeological excavation and conservation activities on site,
organized by heritage professionals with extensive international experience.

This is a fascinating chance to carry out research activities within the archaeological site of Minturnae,
a Roman city founded more than 2200 years ago,
by assisting with the conservation of ancient floors,
walls and artifacts, in parallel to excavation.

The Project is made up in collaboration with Soprintendenza per i Beni Archeologici per il Lazio and it is open to both Italian and international university students
of archaeology, archaeological survey,
art history and cultural heritage conservation.

Every Week/Work Session there will be lectures, archaeological
excavation and conservation activities, finds processing and documentation,
guided tours.

At the end of each work session, students will receive
a certificate of participation signed by the Site Director, which can be used to obtain extra credit for their university courses.


Info and applications: info@agerminturnae.org
www.agerminturnae.org

Europe - Italy - AIRC Excavations at Ostia Antica (Parco dei Ravennati) - 2013

Deadline
2013-04-15

The American Institute for Roman Culture’s Summer Archaeological Field School is an intensive, accredited six-week educational program in Roman archaeology led by AIRC faculty and expert archaeologists. The program offers students a unique combination of (1) one week of specialized academic instruction in Rome, including visits to major museums and open-air sites to augment field studies and provide participants with a broader context of what life was like in the ancient city, and (2) five weeks of hands-on fieldwork at an important archaeological site in the city and environs. In 2014 the program will be held from June 9 through July 20 and will take place at Ostia Antica, the harbor of ancient Rome.

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