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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 - Macedonia - Workshop For Conservation and Documentation Of Roman Pottery - 2015

Europe - Macedonia - Workshop For Conservation and Documentation Of Roman Pottery - 2015

Deadline
2015-05-01
The workshop will introduce the participants to the history and technology of Roman and Late Roman (Early Byzantine) pottery and will guide them through the consequent stages of archaeological conservation, restoration, documentation and study. Both the theoretical and practical courses will be based on Roman pottery found in the ancient city of Stobi. During the workshop participants will work with authentic Roman shards and take trips to Heraclea Lyncestis and Ohrid (Macedonia).
Europe - Macedonia - Workshop For Conservation And Restoration Of Roman Pottery - 2012

Europe - Macedonia - Workshop For Conservation And Restoration Of Roman Pottery - 2012

Deadline
2012-05-25
The Workshop (hosted by N.I. Stobi, Macedonia) will guide the participants through the history of Roman pottery, its production and consequent stages of archaeological conservation, documentation, study and restoration. Both the theoretical and practical courses will be based on authentic Roman shards found in Stobi, Macedonia. Students could obtain 6 academic credits upon request.
Discounts off the admission fee are available!
Europe - Macedonia - Workshop For Conservation, Restoration And Documentation Of Roman Pottery - 2011

Europe - Macedonia - Workshop For Conservation, Restoration And Documentation Of Roman Pottery - 2011

Deadline
2011-05-10
The Workshop (hosted by the National Institute Stobi, Macedonia) will guide the participants through the history of Roman pottery, its production and consequent stages of archaeological conservation, documentation, study and restoration. Both the theoretical and practical courses will be based on authentic Roman shards found in Stobi, Macedonia. Students could obtain 6 academic credits upon request.
Europe - Macedonia - Workshop for Conservation, Restoration and Documentation of Roman Pottery and Glass - 2015

Europe - Macedonia - Workshop for Conservation, Restoration and Documentation of Roman Pottery and Glass - 2015

Deadline
2015-05-01

A three-week course on Roman pottery and glassware conservation and restoration located in the archaeological site of Stobi, Republic of Macedonia. The Hellenistic, Roman and Late Roman city was a significant urban center in Antiquity and capital of the Roman province Macedonia Secunda in the Late Antiquity. The workshop will guide the participants through the history, techniques and consequent stages of archaeological study, conservation and documentation of Roman and Late Roman (Early Byzantine) pottery and glassware. Participants will take part in trips to Heraclea Lyncestis and Ohrid (Republic of Macedonia), Pella and Vergina (Greece). 9 credit hours awarded upon request by NBU.

Europe - Macedonia - Workshop on Advanced Digital Photographic Documentation of Artifacts

Europe - Macedonia - Workshop on Advanced Digital Photographic Documentation of Artifacts

Deadline
2015-05-15
This workshop will instruct students on the use of the latest techniques in Computational Photography to document the archaeological site of Stobi in the Republic of Macedonia. A wide range of cultural materials at various scales - buildings measuring tens of metres to coins measuring tens of millimetres - will be documented and analysed using RTI and Photogrammetry. Two courses are available: standard & extended. Academic credits available upon request for an additional fee.
Europe - Macedonia - Workshop on Advanced Digital Photographic Documentation of Artifacts and Architecture: RTI - 2015

Europe - Macedonia - Workshop on Advanced Digital Photographic Documentation of Artifacts and Architecture: RTI - 2015

Deadline
2015-05-15

This workshop will instruct students on the use of the latest techniques in Computational Photography to document the archaeological site of Stobi in the Republic of Macedonia. A wide range of cultural materials at various scales - buildings measuring tens of metres to coins measuring tens of millimetres - will be documented and analysed using RTI and Photogrammetry. Two courses are available: standard & extended. Academic credits available upon request for an additional fee.

Europe - Malta - Off The Beaten Track - Summer School for Anthropologists - 2012

Europe - Malta - Off The Beaten Track - Summer School for Anthropologists - 2012

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The Anthropology field school is held on the charming islet of Gozo, in the Maltese Archipelago. Gozo is one of the three inhabited main islands of the Maltese Archipelago in the heart of the Mediterranean. Described as Europe’s best kept secret, Malta is surrounded by crystal clear waters, enjoys year-round sunshine and is the home of numerous cultural, artistic and natural treasures. The course runs for 20 days, starting on the 8th of July ending on July 28th, 2012. The five working days of the weeks will be reserved for fieldwork, fieldtrips as well as college lectures by academic experts. The structure of the field-school is one of open-ended pursuit of ethnographic study. Your days can then be spent either in the thick of it (chasing interviews, meetings, consultations with your supervisor) or for those students that require more direction; hour long lunch classes are offered to place some structure around research by discussing broad anthropological themes (methodology, history and practice of Anthropology etc).

Europe - Malta - Off The Beaten Track- Summer School for Anthropologists 2011

Deadline
2011-06-01

The Anthropology field school is held annually on the charming islet of Gozo, in the Maltese Archipelago. Gozo is one of the three inhabited main islands of the Maltese Archipelago (Malta, Gozo and Comino) and is right in the heart of the Mediterranean. Described as Europe’s best kept secret, Malta is surrounded by crystal clear waters, enjoys year-round sunshine and is the home of numerous cultural, artistic and natural treasures.

The Malta Summer School offers a unique opportunity to acquire some 'in the field' experience. The islands of Malta present a perfect balance of past and present: a fascinating legacy of European culture and rural Mediterranean traditions presented to the eye in the living history of its fishing villages. Situated in the heart of the Mediterranean, Malta possesses a typical island culture. As a result of its location, at the crossroads of maritime routes between Europe, Africa and Asia, Malta has always been strategically important. Many different cultures have set foot on the islands, leaving their unique imprints which are still visible to this very day. These foreign influences can be seen for instance in the Maltese language; an interesting fusion of Arabic and other romance languages. At the same time, Malta has a perfectly English-speaking population.

This facilitates accessibility for foreign researchers and acts as a perfect gateway for anthropologists. Possibilities for interesting field research abound and include a variety of architectural and religious sites as well as the study of tourism and ethnic relations.

The Summer School offers both budding Anthropologists and people more advanced in their Anthropological career alike a valuable opportunity to study the peoples of an island with 7,000 years of history.

The Malta Summer School is staffed with a renowned international faculty who will serve as the go-between for students and the islands inhabitants. They will also facilitate and monitor the progress of each project individually, so that they can best tailor their expertise to each student. The research participants pursue and write-up will be published.

Europe - Monenegro - Vrbicka Cave Field School - 2015

Deadline
2015-05-31

There are only few regional hotspots with concentrations of Palaeolithic and Mesolithic sites in southeastern Europe. The territory of Montenegro is one such region that has seen only limited explorations to-date. Its karstic landscape in the hinterland of the southern part of the eastern Adriatic Sea, with mountainous regions off the Dinaric Alps carved by deep river canyons, reveals many cave sites that were the main repositories of human occupational histories in the prehistoric past. The focus of our investigations is the site of Vrbička Cave and its immediate environs, located in western Montenegro. The 2015 season will expand the excavation areas open thus far. Research will focus on gaining better understanding of the use of the cave space for specialized activities during different phases of its occupation. In addition, research will include a survey of surrounding landscapes for locating sources of flint deposits that might have been used by prehistoric foragers.

Europe - Portugal - 2015

Europe - Portugal - 2015

Deadline
2015-03-31

The CEAACP – Tróia Summer School is a new archaeological fieldschool program offering students the opportunity to participate in a scientific archaeological project in the largest fish-salting production center so far discovered in the Roman Empire. Nowadays the site is known as the Roman Ruins of Tróia and has been a National Monument since 1910.

Europe - Portugal - Alentejo - Inside the Bronze Age - 2015

Deadline
2015-05-15

We will go back 3000 years in time to participate in an archaeological adventure, recovering, from the past, objects that will acquire a new life and reveal ancient histories which will enable participants to go deeper and directly Inside the Bronze Age. The project includes an archaeological field school. The variety of activities and team flexibility make this project suitable for both Beginners and Advanced in either Field or Bronze Age Archaeology.

Europe - Portugal - Archaeological Experimentation Field School - 2016

Deadline
2016-07-08
“Into the Wild Camp” Archaeological Experimentation Field School intends to be as scientific accurate as possible, showing and teaching archaeological experimentation techniques and primitive bushcraft.
Europe - Portugal - Discovering the most important Roman cities from Portugal and Spain - 2014

Europe - Portugal - Discovering the most important Roman cities from Portugal and Spain - 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. This site is located in the Mediterranean island of Menorca.

During the second part, students will travel from Lisbon to Seville discovering the most important Roman cities from Portugal and Spain, leaded by an expert on Roman archaeology.

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. TRAVEL FROM LISBON TO SEVILLE DISCOVERING THE MOST IMPORTANT ROMAN CITIES FROM PORTUGAL AND SPAIN
For the second part of the course, the Field Program has scheduled an archaeological tour travelling from Lisbon, capital of Portugal and considered one of the most charming cities in Europe. We will cross the border to reach Seville in Spain as our final destination. Seville preserve the largest antique center of Spain and one of the three largest in Europe alongside with Venice and Genoa. This cultural capital receives national and international tourism, and is the third most visited city in Spain after Madrid and Barcelona. Among its most representative monuments are the Cathedral, the Giralda, the Alcázar, the Archive of the Indies and the Torre del Oro, the first three being declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1987.

In the tour, we will discover four Roman cities: Conimbriga y Evora in Portugal, and Merida and Italica in Spain. This tour will have a duration of five days and explanations will be in English. In Conimbriga, we will visit the Roman ruins one of the largest Roman settlements in Portugal with some of the earliest layers dating back to the first Iron Age in the 9th Century B.C. The Romans arrived in the 2nd century A.D., and the city walls are largely intact as well as the mosaic floors and foundations of many houses and public buildings. In the public baths, you can view the network of stone heating ducts beneath the now-missing floors. The Romans conquered Evora in 57 BC and expanded it into a walled town. Vestiges from this period (city walls and ruins of Roman baths) still remain. Julius Caesar called it Liberalitas Julia (Julian generosity). The city grew in importance because it lay at the junction of several important routes. During his travels through Gaul and Lusitania, Pliny the Elder also visited this town and mentioned it in his book Naturalis Historia as Ebora Cerealis, because of its many surrounding wheat fields. In those days, Évora became a flourishing city. Its high rank among municipalities in Roman Hispania is clearly shown by many inscriptions and coins. The monumental Corinthian temple in the centre of the town dates from the first century and was probably erected in honour of Emperor Augustus. In the fourth century, the town had already a bishop, named Quintianus. The city's historic legacy was officially recognized in 1986, when UNESCO declared Evora a World Heritage Site. Merida was founded in the year 25 BC by the army of Augustus. The city became the capital of Lusitania province, and one of the most important cities in the Roman Empire. Merida preserves the most important ancient roman monument than any other city in Spain. We will visit the theater, el amphitheater, the Temple of Diana, the National Museum of Roman Art and the roman villa was called the House of the Mithraeum. This is another house built at the end of the 1st century and the beginning of the 2nd century AC outside the city walls, without any restrictions to its growth. Its size and the decoration of some of its rooms undoubtedly show that its owners were people of Hellenistic culture who were important within the society of this city. Italica was the birthplace of the Roman emperor Trajan. Hadrian was generous to his settled town, which he made a colony; he added temples, including a Trajaneum venerating Trajan, and rebuilt public buildings. Italica’s amphitheater seated 25,000 spectators—half as many as the Flavian Amphitheatre in Rome— and was the third largest in the Roman Empire. The city's Roman population at the time is estimated to have been only 8000. The games and theatrical performances funded by the local aristocracy, who filled the positions of magistrate, were a means of establishing status: the size of the amphitheater shows that the local elite was maintaining status that extended far beyond Italica itself.

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

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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 important Roman cities of Portugal and Spain, this is the best option for you. In addition, in this archaeological tour you can discover the charming of Lisbon and the architecture, people and flamenco of Seville. This course will introduce you into the Roman world, first digging and later on visiting the best examples of how a Roman city was, with its public buildings, temples and theatres. This program is designed for students interested in focusing their studies in the classical world of Rome, 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. After learning this in Sanisera, you will have a better understanding when you visit four roman cities of the Roman Empire, archaeological museums and the European cities Lisbon and Seville.

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 Lisbon, where they will stay for 5 days. Once students finish the archaeological tour in Portugal, they will have one day 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.

The trip schedule will be: 1er day: Flight Menorca – Lisbon. 2nd day: Conimbriga. 3rd day: Evora, Merida. 4th day: Italica, Sevilla. 5th day: Flight Lisbon – Menorca.

Europe - Portugal - Dolmen Of Quinta Do Freixo - 2014

Deadline
2014-04-30

Throughout the Alentejo region (Portugal) thousands of dolmens can be seen scattering the landscape. Some of these tombs have been excavated, from which votive artifacts and human remains were recovered. Within a small cluster of tombs in the Redondo area of Alentejo, the dolmen of Quinta do Freixo 4 has not yet been properly studied

Europe - Portugal - DOLMEN OF QUINTA DO FREIXO - 2015

Deadline
2015-05-31

Throughout the Alentejo region (Portugal) thousands of dolmens can be seen scattering the landscape. Some of these tombs have been excavated, from which votive artifacts and human remains were recovered. Within a small cluster of tombs in the Redondo area of Alentejo, the dolmen of Quinta do Freixo 4 still has lots of hidden information to retrieve.

Europe - Portugal - Mega Osteology Annual Program - 2014

Deadline
2014-04-30

The Mega-Osteology Project from the Neolithic Tombs of Lisbon will use the osteological remains from a group of 5 rock cut tombs located nearby Lisbon, named Carenque. These collections are currently stored at the Museu Nacional de Arqueologia in Belem (Lisbon). The information obtained from these studies will be used to expand and enhance the knowledge of the Late Neolithic societies. Graduate and undergraduate students serious about pursuing a career in bioarchaeology, physical anthropology and archaeology are encouraged to apply, but all applications will be considered.

Europe - Portugal - Mega Osteology Neolithic Tombs - 2015

Deadline
2015-04-30

The Mega-Osteology Project, about Neolithic Tombs of Lisbon will use the osteological remains from a group of 5 rock cut tombs located nearby Lisbon, named Carenque. These collections are currently stored at the Museu Nacional de Arqueologia in Belem (Lisbon). The information obtained from these studies will be used to expand and enhance the knowledge of the Late Neolithic societies.

Europe - Portugal Experimental Archaeological Field School - 2016 NEW PRICE

Europe - Portugal Experimental Archaeological Field School - 2016 NEW PRICE

Deadline
2017-07-01
Into the Wild Camp, is an Experimental Archaeology Field School, held by Prehistoric Skills Events in the Center of Portugal.

Europe - Romania - Archaeological Summer School Transylvania - 2012

Deadline
2012-06-01

Archaeological Summer School is a project developed by the Association for Promoting Transylvanian Archaeological Heritage in collaboration with different Romanian institutions.
The project aims to promote and protect the archaeological heritage of Transylvania, through the involvement of volunteers in archaeological activities. At the same time, this is a great chance for us to share the experience of an archaeological adventure with other archaeology enthusiasts (specialized or unspecialized.

Europe - Romania - Archaeology of the Roman Frontier: A Solider's Life - Transylvania 2016

Europe - Romania - Archaeology of the Roman Frontier: A Solider's Life - Transylvania 2016

Deadline
2016-04-08

Tensions between Dacia and Rome always ran high. This came to a head in the beginning of the 2nd Century AD, when Trajan led two campaigns across the Danube to attack Dacia. The war was hard fought, and the Roman suffered heavy losses, but in the end, Trajan claimed Dacia for the Roman Empire, and returned to Rome to celebrate his victory. But what of the people of Dacia? Now that they were in the Roman Empire, how did their lives change? How did they interact with the Roman Army that was left behind? For a long time, these questions were ignored, but current archaeological work is looking to answer just these questions. The Cumidava Archaeological Research Project (CARP) is seeking to better understand what is occurring in Dacia after the Roman conquest. It focuses on small scale interactions between Roman soldiers and Dacian civilians, in and around the Cumidava Castrum, home of the VI Cohorts Cumidavensis, on the Transylvanian Limes. CARP seeks to understand what it actually meant to the average person to now be subjected to colonial Roman rule in a newly formed province of the Empire. Our project addresses questions of creolization and dynamic interaction at different scales, exploring the mechanisms of integration of several distinct groups forced to coexist in overlapping environments.

Europe - Romania - Arheoinvest Summer Training Course - Field Surveys and Flint Mines - 2012

Europe - Romania - Arheoinvest Summer Training Course - Field Surveys and Flint Mines - 2012

Deadline
2012-06-25

The 2012 field school and survey project will take place in North-Eastern Romania along the Prut river between the villages of Radauti-Prut and Stefanesti. The research this year will investigate possible prehistoric flint mines via a series of field walks and geophysical surveys. Students will learn and practice topographic surveying, fieldwalking, as well as resistivity and GPR surveying. At the camp site students will practice interpreting aerial photos, petrographic analyses and soil analyses and practice field lab skills in soil and lithics analyses.

Europe - Romania - Bioarchaeology of Children Osteology Workshop (Transylvania) - 2014

Europe - Romania - Bioarchaeology of Children Osteology Workshop (Transylvania) - 2014

Deadline
2014-04-30
During the 17th century, Europe redefined itself spiritually, culturally and politically. The Early Modern period was born out of one of the greatest crises of the old world as European identity was reshaped at all levels. During our 2013 season, we uncovered a very unique phenomenon: the inside of the 17th century churches in the region of Odorheiu Secuiesc, in the heart of Transylvania (Romania), was suddenly dedicated almost exclusively to infant burials. The aim of this workshop is to provide participants with an intensive review of juvenile osteology and an overview of the ways in which this kind of unique information is interpreted by bioarchaeologists. During the workshop, participants will have the chance to study the growth and development of the human skeleton across various juvenile age cohorts, ranging from prenatal to preadult.
Europe - Romania - By the Imperial Road: Roman Provincial Excavation (Transylvania) - 2014

Europe - Romania - By the Imperial Road: Roman Provincial Excavation (Transylvania) - 2014

Deadline
2014-04-30
During the Roman colonial occupation, southern Transylvania shows a very dynamic and intensive synthesis of Roman provincial life, where a multitude of processes of colonization and creolization take place side by side. Prior to the Roman conquest of 102AD, it was also the most densely populated region of the Dacian Kingdoms.Our project seeks to explore and understand the integration of all the structural provincial elements present along the main Roman axes of communication and transport. Our research area is in the immediate proximity of both the imperial road and the Mures River, the extremely important gold deposits of the Carpathian Gold Mountains, and the political and military centers of Sarmizegetusa Ulpia Traiana and Apulum. We will continue the excavation of the well preserved structures identified during our 2013 field season.
Europe - Romania - Capital of the Dacian Provinces Excavation (Transylvania) - 2014

Europe - Romania - Capital of the Dacian Provinces Excavation (Transylvania) - 2014

Deadline
2014-04-30
Excavation and survey of the Forum and associated structures of Sarmizegetusa, the Roman Capital of the Dacian Provinces. We will study the urban evolution of the first Roman city north of the Danube.
Europe - Romania - CARP Cumidava Archaeological Research Project - 2014

Europe - Romania - CARP Cumidava Archaeological Research Project - 2014

Deadline
2014-06-25
Cumidava Archaeological Research Project 2014 is exploring a Roman frontier fort in the Romanian country side. CARP is in its fifth season of instructing students in proper excavation techniques in collaboration with the Brasov Museum of History and the town of Rasnov.
Europe - Romania - Carpathian Ancient Resource & Technology Project - 2011

Europe - Romania - Carpathian Ancient Resource & Technology Project - 2011

Deadline
2011-07-16

The 2011 field season will take place at the late Chalcolithic to Early Bronze Age flint mining settlement site at Piatra Tomii (Răcătău village, Alba County). We will continue to investigate the flint mining and processing techniques used by the Cotofeni culture. We will also resume research on the hillside house discovered in 2009.

Europe - Romania - Carpathian Ancient Resource and Technology Project

Europe - Romania - Carpathian Ancient Resource and Technology Project

Deadline
2010-06-01

The 2010 field season will take place again at the late Chalcolithic to Early Bronze Age flint mining settlement site at Piatra Tomii (Racatau village, Alba county). The research this year will investigate flint mining techniques used during the Chalcolithic and Bronze Age as well as flint processing workshops at the settlement, particularly related to the methodology and equipment used by the Cotofeni people. Students will learn and practice topographic surveying, fieldwalking, general excavation methods, magnetometry surveying. At the camp site students will practice artefact drawing and pottery reconstruction methods.

Europe - Romania - Crisis Populations Osteology Workshop (Transylvania) - 2014

Europe - Romania - Crisis Populations Osteology Workshop (Transylvania) - 2014

Deadline
2014-04-30

Our 2014 Osteology Workshop researches how major political events impact local communities in historically high stress areas such as Transylvania (Romania). Besides the classical sex/age and pathology determinations, students and volunteers will be taught how to identify health and activity markers in order to evaluate potential changes in the living conditions of a medieval community.

Europe - Romania - Cumidava Archaeological Research Project (CARP) - 2013

Europe - Romania - Cumidava Archaeological Research Project (CARP) - 2013

Deadline
2013-06-21
CARP 2013 is continuing work on the Roman limes in Rasnov, Romania. Join the team for 5 weeks this summer to discover more about this understudied province of Rome, to become an archaeologist dealing with materials from the late Iron age and Roman period, and to experience a new culture first hand. Spaces limited, so apply today!
Europe - Romania - Cumidava Archaeological Research Project (CARP) 2012

Europe - Romania - Cumidava Archaeological Research Project (CARP) 2012

Deadline
2012-06-04
CARP 2012 (July 8th through August 11th) is the excavation of a Roman frontier fort in Transylvania, Romania. We are looking at the relationship between the fort and the local community during its occupation. This will involve work both inside and outside the forts wall to create a fuller picture of the interaction during the Roman occupation of Dacia.
Europe - Romania - Experimental Archaeology and Traditional Crafts - Transylvania - 2015

Europe - Romania - Experimental Archaeology and Traditional Crafts - Transylvania - 2015

Deadline
2015-03-31

Our workshop aims at bringing the Daco-Roman material synthesis in the Transylvanian Provinces to life. It is an archaeological program that is meant to be both experimental and experiential. In the heart of the largest open air ethnographic museum in Europe, we bring together archaeologists and master craftsmen in order to recreate actual objects found in excavations, using Late Iron Age, Imperial Roman and medieval techniques and technologies. At the same time, all our participants will experience life in its traditional forms, working the ovens and the forges, building Late Iron Age workshops and houses, making ceramics using different technologies and learning all about architectural wood work. Students and participants will make the intellectual and phenomenological journey from the academic, to the experiment and to the experiential, in the fields of pyrotechnologies, domestic crafts, and finally traditional, medieval building techniques and architecture. As a result of the immersion in a museum ethnographic environment, our participants will explore as well questions of conservation, restoration and presentation of ethnographic and historical ceramic, metal and wooden artifacts and architecture.

Europe - Romania - Experimental Archaeology and Traditional Crafts of the Old World - 2015

Europe - Romania - Experimental Archaeology and Traditional Crafts of the Old World - 2015

Deadline
2015-03-31

Our workshop aims at bringing the Daco-Roman material synthesis in the Transylvanian Provinces to life. It is an archaeological program that is meant to be both experimental and experiential. In the heart of the largest open air ethnographic museum in Europe, we bring together archaeologists and master craftsmen in order to recreate actual objects found in excavations, using Late Iron Age, Imperial Roman and medieval techniques and technologies. At the same time, all our participants will experience life in its traditional forms, working the ovens and the forges, building Late Iron Age workshops and houses, making ceramics using different technologies and learning all about architectural wood work. Students and participants will make the intellectual and phenomenological journey from the academic, to the experiment and to the experiential, in the fields of pyrotechnologies, domestic crafts, and finally traditional, medieval building techniques and architecture. As a result of the immersion in a museum ethnographic environment, our participants will explore as well questions of conservation, restoration and presentation of ethnographic and historical ceramic, metal and wooden artifacts and architecture.

Europe - Romania - Flint Mine Excavation and Field School - 2012

Europe - Romania - Flint Mine Excavation and Field School - 2012

Deadline
2012-07-01
The 2012 field season will take place again at the late Chalcolithic to Early Bronze Age flint mining settlement site at Piatra Tomii (Racatau village, Alba county). The research this year will investigate flint mining techniques used during the Chalcolithic and Bronze Age as well as flint processing workshops at the settlement, particularly related to the methodology and equipment used by the Cotofeni people. Students will learn and practice topographic surveying, fieldwalking, general excavation methods, magnetometry surveying. At the camp site students will practice artefact drawing and pottery reconstruction methods.

Europe - Romania - In search of the past. Archaeological research at Isaiia, a Romanian Chalcolithic site 2012

Deadline
2012-06-11
Excavations will take place at the late Chalcolithic settlement at Isaiia (Iasi County). Continuing research from the last 10 years (started in 1996), this year's excavations have as the main objective the final uncovering of two Chalcolithic houses identified by magnetometric prospecting in order to better understand Precucuteni settlement planning. We will also continue research on a stone agglomeration (probably belonging to Bronze Age) found in part in the 2010 field season. The excavations planned for this summer may also examine one or more of the tomb inhumation on the site (either Bronze Age or Sarmatian age).

Europe - Romania - Jucu de Sus Barbarian Necropolis Excavations - 2014

Deadline
2014-04-01

The Jucu de Sus necropolis project is beginning in 2014 as a collaborative project between Transylvania Bioarchaeology and the Institutul de Arheologie și Istoria Artei din Cluj-Napoca. The aim of the 2014 field season is to excavate the skeletal remains and the associated material culture from the necropolis in order to further define the relationship between the necropolis and the surrounding settlements, as well as to attempt to understand the social customs, palaeodemography, origins, and health status of the population.

Europe - Romania - Migration, Health, and Lifestyle in the Kingdom of the Gepids (Transylvania) - 2014

Deadline
2014-04-01

For the 2014 field season, we will continue examining and analysing skeletal remains belonging to the Gepid culture, excavated from the Northeastern plains of Transylvania. All analytical work will take place in the National History Museum of Transylvania (MNIT), located in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. If available, students will also have the opportunity to experience bioarchaeological fieldwork.

Europe - Romania - Osteology Workshop - Medieval Crisis Populations on the European Frontier (Transylvania) - 2014

Europe - Romania - Osteology Workshop - Medieval Crisis Populations on the European Frontier (Transylvania) - 2014

Deadline
2014-03-31
Our 2014 Osteology Workshop researches how major political events impact local communities in historically high stress areas such as Transylvania (Romania). Besides the classical sex/age and pathology determinations, students and volunteers will be taught how to identify health and activity markers in order to evaluate potential changes in the living conditions of a community.
Europe - Romania - Pauleni Ciuc Neolithic Settlement Excavation - 2011

Europe - Romania - Pauleni Ciuc Neolithic Settlement Excavation - 2011

Deadline
2011-04-29

The Ariusd settlers at Pauleni Ciuc settled deeper in the Eastern Carpathian Mountains than any other contemporary site. This project seeks to understand the relation between the settlement, the Carpathians, and the nearby passes.

Europe - Romania - Southern Transylvania - Dacian Fortified Acropolis and Bronze Age Temple Excavation

Europe - Romania - Southern Transylvania - Dacian Fortified Acropolis and Bronze Age Temple Excavation

Deadline
2010-05-15

Excavation of one of the most important sites of the Northern Thracian world: the Iron Age Dacian fortified acropolis associated with the major religious Dacian complex of Augustin, in a context of extensive urban settlement, religious and military structures. Recent Bronze Age finds also point to the presence of a temple complex as shown by the uncovering of exceptional offerings.

Europe - Romania - The Neolithic and Bronze Age in Transylvania - Fortified Settlements at Soimeni Tell

Europe - Romania - The Neolithic and Bronze Age in Transylvania - Fortified Settlements at Soimeni Tell

Deadline
2010-04-23

The fortified site of Soimeni sits near a Carpathian mountain pass in Transylvania, Romania. Due to its location, this site played a central role for contact and travel across the mountains in the Neolithic and Bronze Ages. Numerous houses, infant burials, and a ditch were discovered during previous excavations. In 2010 we will continue the excavation of a Bronze Age (session 1) and Neolithic (session 2) structure, and begin a landscape survey of the surrounding locale.

Europe - Romania - Transylvania - Bioarchaeology of Medieval Crisis Populations - 2013

Europe - Romania - Transylvania - Bioarchaeology of Medieval Crisis Populations - 2013

Deadline
2013-03-03
Funerary excavation and Osteological study of medieval skeletal remains from several archaeological contexts from Transylvania (Romania) from the crisis years immediately preceding and following the Turkish invasion of Europe. The workshop will address advanced morphology analysis, identification of pathologies, and bone conservation issues.

Europe - Romania - Transylvania - CARP - 2013

Deadline
2013-06-21

The Cumidava Archaeological Research Project (CARP) is an archaeological field school being run in Rasnov, Romania every summer since 2010. Excavating a Roman frontier fort, the project is studying Dacian and Roman relations after the Roman conquest.
Mission
Educate students in field methodology while exploring Daco-Roman relations in a frontier fort.

Europe - Romania - Transylvania - Experimental Archaeology: the Daco-Roman Synthesis -2013

Europe - Romania - Transylvania - Experimental Archaeology: the Daco-Roman Synthesis -2013

Deadline
2013-03-14
Experimenting with and experiencing Late Iron Age and Roman technologies and techniques, daily lives, military and martial realities of the Dacian Wars. Explore pyrotechnologies (reducing ore, extracting iron and copper, casting iron and bronze, forging tools, weapons and jewelry), domestic crafts, ancient tactical and martial training, and prehistoric architecture.
Europe - Romania - Transylvania - Funerary Medieval Excavation - 2013

Europe - Romania - Transylvania - Funerary Medieval Excavation - 2013

Deadline
2013-03-15
Living and Dying on the Edge of Europe. This project aims at understanding how people lived not only through major political changes in the wake of the Turkish invasion of Europe, but also through a spirituality crisis, under the pressure of Islam from the East and Protestantism from the West.
Europe - Romania - Transylvania - Metal, Fire, Water, Salt: Late Bronze Age Excavation - 2011

Europe - Romania - Transylvania - Metal, Fire, Water, Salt: Late Bronze Age Excavation - 2011

Deadline
2011-06-01

This project aims at retrieving the ancient environment, conditions and people that generated the largest deposit of bronze artifacts in the world. We will try to ascertain what drove them to place over 15,000 functional tools, weapons, jewelry in that particular spot. We will also explore the mechanisms of transition from the Late Bronze Age to the Early Iron Age in central Transylvania, Romania to see if they are responsible of this depositional pattern.

Europe - Romania - Transylvania - Osteology and Bioarchaeology of Frontier Populations

Europe - Romania - Transylvania - Osteology and Bioarchaeology of Frontier Populations

Deadline
2013-03-22
Advanced osteological study of medieval skeletal remains from several archaeological contexts from Transylvania (Romania) from the crisis years immediately preceding and following the Turkish invasion of Europe. The workshop will address advanced morphology analysis, identification of pathologies, and bone conservation issues. The Bioarchaeology Workshop includes 2 weeks of funerary excavation.
Europe - Romania - Transylvania - Osteology Survey and Workshop - 2013

Europe - Romania - Transylvania - Osteology Survey and Workshop - 2013

Deadline
2013-03-17
Osteology Survey of Frontier Populations in Medieval Transylvania, Romania. Intensive osteological study in terms of morphology analysis, indentification of pathologies and bone conservation issues, of medieval skeletal remains from four archaeological contexts from Transylvania (Romania) from the crisis years following the Turkish invasion of Europe.
Europe - Romania - Transylvania - Roman Provincial Landscape Strategies: People and Roads

Europe - Romania - Transylvania - Roman Provincial Landscape Strategies: People and Roads

Deadline
2013-03-30
Life by the Imperial Road: Roman Imperial Provincial Landscape Strategies: Excavation and survey of Roman structures situated near one on the main Roman Imperial Roads in Transylvania (Dacia), Romania. We are interested in the dynamic relationship between the major axis of communication, the people and the landscape.
Europe - Romania -Transylvania - Late Iron Age Acropolis Excavation and Survey -2013

Europe - Romania -Transylvania - Late Iron Age Acropolis Excavation and Survey -2013

Deadline
2013-03-29
Excavation and survey of one of the most important sites of the Northern Thracian world: the Iron Age Dacian fortified acropolis associated with the major religious Dacian complex of Augustin, in a context of extensive proto-urban settlement, religious and military structures. Recent Bronze Age finds also point to the presence of a temple complex as shown by the uncovering of exceptional offerings.

Europe - Scotland - Orkney - Ness of Brodgar Archaeology Field School - 2014

Deadline
2014-03-14

Two new positions have opened up for the Neolithic excavations at the Ness of Brodgar, Orkney, Scotland. The phenomenally preserved site in the heart of Orkney's UNESCO World Heritage district, is changing our understanding of the Neolithic. Predating Stonehenge by some 500 years, this multiphased temple complex is at the center of a culture that had profound influence on Neolithic development throughout the British Isles. The site has been featured on the BBC, in Science magazine and other national and international publications. Willamette University's program is the only field school that provides access to US-based students.

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