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Archaeology & Anthropology Field Schools

Atlantic - Bermuda - Field School in Maritime Archaeology - 2014

Deadline
2014-04-15

The Summer Field School in Maritime Archaeology is a joint research expedition conducted in Bermuda by faculty of Saint Mary's College of California and the University of Rhode Island. The field school is a research-based learning experience that will expose students to a variety of activities including archival research, artifact conservation, maritime archaeological survey, and underwater excavation and documentation of historic shipwrecks. The field school is open to all junior college, college and university students. There are no academic prerequisites and prior archaeological experience or knowledge of Bermuda is not required.

Europe - Albania - Narta Lagoon Archaeological Project - 2014

Deadline
2014-02-15

The UB Archaeology in Albania summer program, hosted at the Narta Lagoon Archaeological Field School, aims to investigate the spread of the earliest farming communities to Europe and the reaction of these early farmers to the effects of a climate change that occurred 8,200 years ago. The survey and excavation at the Narta lagoon will provide students with a detailed understanding of cutting-edge archaeological method and theory, and a firsthand experience of modern excavation and survey methodology.Students will visit Apollonia, a Corinthian colony, only 10km from the lagoon; the ancient town of Berat, a world heritage site, which has one of the best-preserved Iron Age castles in the Balkans; the Classical city of Butrint, another world heritage site, said to have been founded by Aeneas after escaping from Troy; and the National Museum of History in the capital Tirana. All of these excursions will be conducted by qualified guides and lecturers to lead and educate the students participating on this program.

Europe - Belgium - Walhain-St-Paul Project - 2016

Europe - Belgium - Walhain-St-Paul Project - 2016

Deadline
2016-01-21

Undergrad and grad students are welcome to join the international team excavating a 12th-century castle in Belgium! Students learn archaeological field methods, field conservation techniques, and enjoy a cultural immersion experience in beautiful southern Belgium. Lectures from experts in material culture, archaeology, history, GIS, and museum studies as well as guided field trips to regional historic sites and a free time on the weekends round out the month-long field school.

Europe - Bulgaria -

Europe - Bulgaria -

Deadline
2015-04-10

The project provides an unique opportunity to students and volunteers to take part in an expedition for documentation of abandoned medieval churches/chapels and their frescoes in Western Bulgaria, to learn technical drawing, to enhance their digital photography skills, to gain knowledge about Orthodox Christianity and Byzantine and Medieval Balkan civilization as well as to visit many historic sites and museums in Sofia, Western Bulgaria and Eastern Serbia. 6 to 9 credit hours awarded upon request by NBU. Two courses are available: standard & extended followed by an optional 5-day excursion to Istanbul, Turkey.

Europe - Bulgaria -  European Archaeology in Brief: All in one pack - 2016

Europe - Bulgaria - European Archaeology in Brief: All in one pack - 2016

Deadline
2016-06-01
The project package is combination of six Balkan Heritage Field School (BHFS) projects covering major chronological periods (Neolithic Period, Copper Age, Bronze Age, Iron Age, Classical and Late Antiquity) and civilizations (the first European civilization in the Copper Age, Aegean civilization in the Bronze Age, Ancient Greeks, Romans and Thracians as well as Byzantines) of world's and Europe's history. For students, as well as others interested in archaeology, history and anthropology, it provides a comprehensive learning, field and intercultural experience for six weeks at three different types of sites dating to three major time periods (prehistory, Classical and Late Antiquity) in two neighboring European countries (Bulgaria and the Republic of Macedonia). What is more, by choosing to participate in the EUROPEAN ARCHAEOLOGY IN BRIEF - ALL IN ONE PACK the BHFS participants will benefit from considerably reduced admission fees and faster registration. Additionally, the program has amazing travel opportunities including tours of archaeological sites and historic towns in Bulgaria, the Republic of Macedonia and Istanbul (Turkey).
Europe - Bulgaria - Ancient Greek Pack - 2016

Europe - Bulgaria - Ancient Greek Pack - 2016

Deadline
2016-06-10
Dig at two different ancient Greek sites in a row: the temenos of the Temple of Apollo in Sozopol (once known as Apollonia Pontica) and the ancient Greek emporion Pistiros located deep in ancient Thrace, both in Bulgaria, learn a lot about Classical and field archaeology, finds processing and documentation as well as ancient Greek civilization and travel to amazing archaeological sites and historic towns in Bulgaria & Istanbul, Turkey. Up to 18 credit hours awarded upon request by NBU for an additional fee.
Europe - Bulgaria - Ancient Greeks in the Land of Dionysos - 2016

Europe - Bulgaria - Ancient Greeks in the Land of Dionysos - 2016

Deadline
2016-07-01

Excavations at emporion Pistiros - an ancient Greek trade center in the Classical and Hellenistic periods located deep in ancient Thrace: the land of origin of Dionysos and Orpheus. The field school program focus is on Classical and field archaeology, finds processing and documentation, including advanced photographic techniques RTI and Photogrammetry plus study of interactions between ancient Greek and Thracian civilizations. It envisions individual programs for advanced students and project alumni as well as a number of excursions to ancient cities, sites and museums in Thrace, Bulgaria for all. Credit hours: 9 ECTS credits for students attending European universities (through New Bulgarian University) and 8 US semester credit units (equivalent to 12 quarter) for all other students through Institute for Field Research (USA).

Europe - Bulgaria - Apollonia Pontica Excavation Project - 2015

Europe - Bulgaria - Apollonia Pontica Excavation Project - 2015

Deadline
2015-06-15
Excavations of the sacred precinct (temenos) of the Temple of Apollo (Archaic and Classical Greek & Early Byzantine periods), St. Kirik Island in Sozopol (once known as Apollonia Pontica), Bulgaria. The field school program focus is on Classical and field archaeology, finds processing and documentation as well as ancient Greek colonization. It envisions individual programs for advanced students and project alumni as well as a number of excursions to ancient cities, sites and museums along the Bulgarian Black Sea coast for all. Optional 5-day tour of Istanbul (Turkey) after the field school.
Europe - Bulgaria - Apollonia Pontica Excavation Project - 2015

Europe - Bulgaria - Apollonia Pontica Excavation Project - 2015

Deadline
2015-06-01

Excavations of the sacred precinct (temenos) of the Temple of Apollo (Archaic and Classical Greek & Early Byzantine periods), St. Kirik Island in Sozopol (once known as Apollonia Pontica), Bulgaria. The field school program focus is on Classical and field archaeology, finds processing and documentation as well as ancient Greek colonization. It envisions individual programs for advanced students and project alumni as well as a number of excursions to ancient cities, sites and museums along the Bulgarian Black Sea coast for all. Optional 5-day tour of Istanbul (Turkey) after the field school. 6 to 9 credit hours awarded upon request by NBU.

Europe - Bulgaria - Apollonia Pontica Excavation Project 2016

Europe - Bulgaria - Apollonia Pontica Excavation Project 2016

Deadline
2016-06-01

Excavations of the sacred precinct (temenos) of the Temple of Apollo (Archaic and Classical Greek & Early Byzantine periods), St. Kirik Island in Sozopol (once known as Apollonia Pontica), Bulgaria. The field school program focus is on Classical and field archaeology, finds processing and documentation as well as ancient Greek colonization. It envisions individual programs for advanced students and project alumni as well as a number of excursions to ancient cities, sites and museums along the Bulgarian Black Sea coast for all. Credit hours: 9 ECTS credits for students attending European universities (through New Bulgarian University) and 8 US semester credit units (equivalent to 12 quarter) for all other students through Institute for Field Research (USA).

Europe - Bulgaria - Archaeological digs in the Greek Emporium and Temple near Krastevich - 2014

Europe - Bulgaria - Archaeological digs in the Greek Emporium and Temple near Krastevich - 2014

Deadline
2014-07-15
This course is devoted to the Greek civilization and the material culture left by the ancient Greeks in course of their colonization of the Balkan Peninsula. The emphasis of the program is the field practice at two archaeological sites - a cult place (Temple) and a commercial settlement (Emporium) located in proximity to each other. This ancient architectural complex will make students familiar with the Greek period (5.- 4. c. BC) and will approve their skills on field archaeology and field practice.
Europe - Bulgaria - Archaeology of Communism - Expedition to Communist Monuments - 2017

Europe - Bulgaria - Archaeology of Communism - Expedition to Communist Monuments - 2017

Deadline
2017-06-01
Field school & series of field trips for acquaintance with cultural heritage of the Socialist (Communist) period in Bulgaria with focus on monumental art and architecture. Suitable for adults (18 +) interested in arts, history, art history, architecture, cultural anthropology of East Bloc between 1945 and 1990 as well as photography (documentary, artistic and architectural). Participants' profiles can vary from students and professionals to connoisseurs, with either basic or professional skills in digital photography.
Europe - Bulgaria - Bresto: Digging in the time of Troy, 2016

Europe - Bulgaria - Bresto: Digging in the time of Troy, 2016

Deadline
2016-07-01

The Field school is affiliated with an international excavation project by Heidelberg University and NBU that explores the fortified Late Bronze Age/ Early Iron Age settlement at Bresto from the second half of the 2nd millennium BCE. Bresto was founded at the time of the decline of Troy and the fall of both the Hittite Empire in Anatolia and the Aegean palatial civilizations. After the collapse of these polities, new kinds of networks emerged in the Aegean, where former “fringe” areas became important hubs for the exchange of objects, ideas, and practices. Major field school topics/activities: Archaeological Field Techniques and Methods for Excavation and Documentation; Archaeology and History of Eastern Mediterranean during the Late Bronze and Early Iron Ages; Artifact Biographies and Cultural Encounters, Interdisciplinary Studies (Zooarchaeology, Paleobotanics, Geoarchaeology etc.); Recording of Prehistoric (Bronze and Iron Age) Artifacts; Processing of Finds and Samples; Excursions to Significant Heritage Sites in Bulgaria and Greece. Credit hours: 12 ECTS credits through New Bulgarian University and 12 quarter credit units for all other students through Institute for Field Research (USA).

Europe - Bulgaria - Conservation Field School - 2016

Deadline
2016-04-22

This is a bi-national program in the Republic of Macedonia and Bulgaria run by a partnership of the Institute for Field Research and the Balkan Heritage Foundation. Students will receive comprehensive, hands on training in pottery and glass conversation by examining Roman and Ancient Greek glass and pottery.

Europe - Bulgaria - Excavation the Roman Road Station - Bona Mansio 2016

Deadline
2016-08-01

Field school & archaeological excavation.The variety of activities and the team's professionalism and flexibility make this project suitable for both beginners and those advanced in either Field or Classical Archaeology. The project is especially appropriate for students with previous archaeological experience (but not only) who would like to gather more experience with practical archaeological work: mainly technical documentation (drawing & photography), filling of context sheets and inventory cards, pottery reading and statistics, as well as completion of official field reports!

Europe - Bulgaria - GIS applied in Archaeology - 2014

Europe - Bulgaria - GIS applied in Archaeology - 2014

Deadline
2014-05-31
The course is focused on the documenting the architectural structures using Total station and the appropriate software. The practice will be combined with work at the site, exploring of new archaeological remains and documenting the artifacts found.
Europe - Bulgaria - Greek Emporium and Temple and educational trip to Greece - 2014

Europe - Bulgaria - Greek Emporium and Temple and educational trip to Greece - 2014

Deadline
2014-04-30

This course will be focused on Classical Archaeology digs at a site dated back to 5th century BC. The practice will provide a wide range of knowledge and will make the students familiar with the Ancient Greek culture. In addition the course will end with an educational trip to Greece where the participants will visit the most famous cities and monuments guided by professional archaeologist.

Europe - Bulgaria - Greek Emporium and Temple and GIS applied in Archaeology

Europe - Bulgaria - Greek Emporium and Temple and GIS applied in Archaeology

Deadline
2014-04-30
This is a course in Classical Archeology which offers a skills developing in the field work. The site is attractive with the finds of classical Greek black and red figure pottery and the remains of Greek architecture. Its consists of two modules: digging at two sites belong to the Classic Greek period and working with Total station in order to mapping the terrain and document the discovered buildings.
Europe - Bulgaria - How to read and understand the Greek And Roman Inscriptions - 2014

Europe - Bulgaria - How to read and understand the Greek And Roman Inscriptions - 2014

Deadline
2014-08-10
The course intends to make the students familiar with the basic topics and activities in the field of the Latin and Greek epigraphy. The epigraphical heritage of present-day Bulgaria gives us a striking example for the multicultural character of the Roman provinces and therefore presents "one of a kind" opportunity for studying the roman inscriptions and working with them in their archaeological context. The schedule seeks to enhance the field competence of the archaeology students by teaching them the main techniques for recognizing, reading, dating, preserving and interpreting the epigraphical monuments. The program is based in modern town of Burgas located at the western coast of the Black sea. In different stages of the course the neighboring resorts will be visited - Architectural-Historical Reserves Nesebar and Sozopol, Pomorye etc. All these cities in Antiquity were part of the ancient culture of the Pontus Euxinus - the modern Black sea.
Europe - Bulgaria - Introduction to the Archaeology of The Eastern Roman Empire - 2015

Europe - Bulgaria - Introduction to the Archaeology of The Eastern Roman Empire - 2015

Deadline
2015-06-30
In course of this program the students will take part in ongoing excavations in Roman town of Philippopolis and will travel to the ancient capital of Byzantine Empire Constantinople (the modern Istanbul in Turkey). The aim of the course is to introduce the main characteristics of Late Antique civilization through archaeological sources. The period known as "Dark Ages" or "fall of the Roman empire" in fact is a beginning of new era – the era of Christianity and domination of the Byzantine Empire. This new empire succeeded to keep the Roman civilization through the ages and survived more ten centuries after the fall of Rome.
Europe - Bulgaria - MUSEUM STUDIES 2015л International Summer School 2015

Europe - Bulgaria - MUSEUM STUDIES 2015л International Summer School 2015

Deadline
2015-06-30
The project aims to introduce you to the basic principles, methodology and marketing of museums as cultural, research & education institutions. It includes extensive theoretical knowledge in all aspects of museum organization, management and communications. Daily practical work will give you a hands-on experience on museum collections, tracing the artifacts from field to exhibition. The individual involvement through in depth research will lead you to final personalized course experience.
Europe - Bulgaria - Philippopolis field school - 2015

Europe - Bulgaria - Philippopolis field school - 2015

Deadline
2015-06-30
Philippopolis is an ancient city in present-day Bulgaria founded in 6th c. B.C. later named after the Macedonian king Philip the Second. The modern town keeps numerous monuments dated back to the Hellenistic (5th – 4th c. B.C.) and Roman period (1st – 5th c. A.D.) including completely preserved Amphitheatre, attractive fortress and Great Basilica. The students involved will gain comprehensive knowledge on the ancient classical world through intensive field work at one remarkable archaeological site and well-structured program including 20 academic hours theory, 40 hours practicum and two educational trips in the region.
Europe - Bulgaria - Prehistoric Pack - 2016

Europe - Bulgaria - Prehistoric Pack - 2016

Deadline
2016-06-05
Field school & archaeological excavation. Suitable for both beginner and advanced students as well as those interested in prehistoric archaeology. Individual program and task assignments are available to advanced students.
Sites: Neolithic settlement near Ilindentsi, Copper Age layer at Tell Yunatsite and the prehistoric fortified settlement in Bresto near Banya, Bulgaria.
Europe - Bulgaria - Rise and Fall of the First European Civilization - Tell Yunatsite Excavations - 2015

Europe - Bulgaria - Rise and Fall of the First European Civilization - Tell Yunatsite Excavations - 2015

Deadline
2015-06-10
Excavation at Tell Yunatsite - one of the very first urban settlements in Europe (4900-4100 BC), near Pazardzhik, Southern Bulgaria. The field school program focus is on Prehistory, Chalcolithic and field archaeology, finds processing and documentation as well as Prehistoric warfare. It envisions individual programs for advanced students and project alumni as well as a number of excursions to ancient and prehistoric sites in Bulgaria. Optional 5-day tour of Troy and Istanbul (Turkey) after the field school.
Europe - Bulgaria - Roman Thrace with Ancient Strandzha Mountain and its Shores Expedition - 2015

Europe - Bulgaria - Roman Thrace with Ancient Strandzha Mountain and its Shores Expedition - 2015

Deadline
2015-07-01

The field school program schedule includes expeditions in Strandzha Mountain and its coastline.
The team and the participants will be based at the town of Ahtopol near the state border of Bulgaria with the Republic of Turkey.
Two study trips are planned:
1.Trip to Istanbul - Constantinople - the capital of three empires and metropolis of two continents.
2.Expedition in Astika Mountain in today's European Turkey.

Europe - Bulgaria - Settlements in Roman Thrace South of the Balkan - 2015

Europe - Bulgaria - Settlements in Roman Thrace South of the Balkan - 2015

Deadline
2015-07-01

The field school program combines lectures, visits to Roman sites around Thrace with professional archaeologists and proper tuition with free time for sunbathing or additional trips around the country.The participants will be accommodated at a tidy hotel in the center of Burgas.

Europe - Bulgaria - Summer Practical Course on Roman Pottery - 2015

Europe - Bulgaria - Summer Practical Course on Roman Pottery - 2015

Deadline
2015-06-30
The main goal of the project is to acquaint students with the basic methods of archaeological records of Roman pottery. During the course participants will work with authentic Roman shards and will learn: the analytical techniques; how to render a pottery material into a systematic classification; how to make a technical drawing; how to use the graphic software and prepare materials for publication; how to interpret the archaeological data.
Europe - Bulgaria - Tell Yunatsite Excavations– Seeking Europe's First Civilization-2016

Europe - Bulgaria - Tell Yunatsite Excavations– Seeking Europe's First Civilization-2016

Deadline
2016-06-01

Excavation and field school at Tell Yunatsite. It is one of the biggest tells in Europe keeping the remains of very early and large protourban settlements (Copper Age 4900 – 4100 BCE and Bronze Age 3100-2200 BCE) near Pazardzhik, Southern Bulgaria. Major field school topics/activities: archaeological field techniques and methods (in regard of specifics of tell’s excavation), Europe's first civilization in Copper Age, warfare in Prehistory, 3D intra-site modelling and documentation/GIS spatial analysis in archaeology, documentation of prehistoric (Copper and Bronze Age) weapons, tools and shards, find’s and samples’ processing, excursions to significant heritage sites in Thrace, Bulgaria. Up to 12 credits available through both prominent US and EU academic institutions. Accommodation in a Winery & SPA villa with swimming pool among vineyards of Thrace.

Europe - Bulgaria - Temple with the Golden Reliquary 2016

Deadline
2016-05-20

Major field school topics/activities: Early Byzantine and Early Christian culture, art and history; archaeological field techniques and methods; find’s and samples’ processing; documentation of archaeological pottery; excursions to significant heritage sites along the Western Black Sea Coast.

Europe - Bulgaria - The Apollonia Pontica Field School - 2015

Deadline

The city, founded by Miletian colonists at the end of 7th century BC, was named Apollonia Pontica in honor of the patron deity of Miletus - Apollo. In 2005 the island was demilitarized and in 2009 the Apollonia Pontica Excavation Team lead by Dr. Krastina Panayotova restarted the excavations. The 2015 field season runs from June 27 – July 25, 2015. Students will explore the evolution of the island from its early settlement to later temenos and Christian religious centers. We will focus on trying to chronicle – using stratigraphic, seriation and classification methods – the evolution of cult and deities that were worshipped there. We plan to trace monumental wall foundations discovered in 2014, as well as to search for remains of a propylaeum that most probably was situated in the currently excavated area.

Europe - Bulgaria - THE CONQUERORS. FOLLOWING THE ROMAN LEGIONS

Deadline
2016-06-01
"The conquerors. Following the Roman legions" is an intensive, two-week educational program in Roman field archaeology. In course of this program the students will take part in ongoing excavations in Roman fortress situated near the modern town of Montana (North-Western Bulgaria). The program offers combination of ten days hands-on fieldwork and seminars devoted to small finds processing and archaeological illustrations. The program incorporates also research trips which will introduce the participants with the comprehensive historical and cultural valuables of Rome and Roman civilization.

Europe - Bulgaria - The Illindentsi Field School - 2015

Deadline

During the seventh millenium BC, the Balkan Peninsula was a gateway through which farming, animal husbandry and generally Neolithisation spread from Anatolia and the Near East to Europe, including the site of Ilindentsi. During the previous seasons archaeologists unearthed remains of Early and Middle Neolithic settlement structures and features. Among them are several unique dwellings, of Anatolian origin. Humans likely entered Europe due to complex and varied reasons: increased population, limited environmental resources, climate change etc. Research at Ilindentsi aims to seek more nuanced patterns that will shed light on migration routes and reasons for European Neolithisation. More site-specific questions concern the continuity/discontinuity of habitation, boarders of the settlement through time and the function and the range of fortifications. This field school runs from June 13 – July 27, 2015.

Europe - Bulgaria - The Pistiros Field School - 2015

Deadline
2015-07-19

Between the 5th and 3rd century BC, an Ancient Greek emporion, called Pistiros, thrived in Thrace Valley. The emporion was a major port for trade relations between Greece and Thrace. Since annual excavations started over 25 years ago, exposing an Eastern fortification wall, paved streets and stone building foundations. The goal for the 2015 season, July 26 – August 23, 2015, is to continue the excavations of the South-Eastern sector of the site area, next to the fortification wall with higher concentration of cult artifacts and features: pits, clay escharae (cult altars) etc., in order to gather more information about its determination and chronology. Students will preform basic excavation and field documentation tasks, learn how to process finds and will be introduced to basic archaeological conservation and restoration techniques and procedures. Throughout the field school, students will learn about a range of materials and cultures of Thrace and the Mediterranean, unlocking the secrets of Ancient Greek trade.

Europe - Bulgaria - The Tell Yunatsite Field School - 2015

Deadline

Between the 5th and 3rd century BC, an Ancient Greek emporion, called Pistiros, thrived in Thrace Valley. The emporion was a major port for trade relations between Greece and Thrace. Since annual excavations started over 25 years ago, exposing an Eastern fortification wall, paved streets and stone building foundations. The goal for the 2015 season, July 26 – August 23, 2015, is to continue the excavations of the South-Eastern sector of the site area, next to the fortification wall with higher concentration of cult artifacts and features: pits, clay escharae (cult altars) etc., in order to gather more information about its determination and chronology. Students will preform basic excavation and field documentation tasks, learn how to process finds and will be introduced to basic archaeological conservation and restoration techniques and procedures. Throughout the field school, students will learn about a range of materials and cultures of Thrace and the Mediterranean, unlocking the secrets of Ancient Greek trade.

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Europe - Bulgaria -"Fresco-Hunting" Photo Research Expedition to Medieval Balkan Churches

Deadline
2015-04-15
The project provides an unique opportunity to students and volunteers to take part in an expedition for documentation of abandoned medieval churches/chapels and their frescoes in Western Bulgaria, to learn technical drawing, to enhance their digital photography skills, to gain knowledge about Orthodox Christianity and Byzantine and Medieval Balkan civilization as well as to visit many historic sites and museums in Sofia, Western Bulgaria and Eastern Serbia. 6 to 9 credit hours awarded upon request by NBU. Two courses are available: standard & extended followed by an optional 5-day excursion to Istanbul, Turkey.
Europe - Bulgaria, Macedonia - Ancient Greek and Roman Pack - 2016

Europe - Bulgaria, Macedonia - Ancient Greek and Roman Pack - 2016

Deadline
2016-06-15
Dig at two different sites (ancient Greek and Roman) in two neighboring countries in a row: the Theodossian Palace in Stobi, Republic of Macedonia and the ancient Greek emporion Pistiros in ancient Thrace, Bulgaria, learn a lot about Classical and field archaeology, finds processing and documentation, ancient Greek and Roman civilizations and travel to amazing archaeological sites and historic towns in Bulgaria and Macedonia & Pella and Vergina, Athens & Delphi, Greece. Up to 18 credit hours awarded upon request by NBU. Excavations of the . The Field School focuses on Classical and field archaeology as well as finds processing & excavations of emporion Pistiros - an ancient Greek trade center and river harbor located deep in ancient Thrace: the land of origin of Dionysos and Orpheos where the main focus of the field school is on Classical and field archaeology, finds processing as well as studying the interactions between ancient Greek and Thracian civilizations.
Europe - Bulgaria- The Birth of Europe: Excavations of the Neolithic Settlement

Europe - Bulgaria- The Birth of Europe: Excavations of the Neolithic Settlement

Deadline
2015-05-20
Excavations of one of the earliest Neolithic settlements in Europe (6000-5500 BC), near Ilindentsi, Bulgaria. The field school program focus is on Prehistory, Neolithic and field archaeology, finds processing and documentation as well as Neolithic ceramic studies. It envisions individual programs for advanced students and project alumni as well as a number of excursions to historic sites and museums in Bulgaria. Optional trips to Istanbul (Turkey) and to Philippi and the Aegean Coast (Greece). 6 to 9 credit hours awarded upon request by NBU.
Europe - Bulgaria-Workshop for Conservation and Restoration of Ancient Greek Pottery 2016

Europe - Bulgaria-Workshop for Conservation and Restoration of Ancient Greek Pottery 2016

Deadline
2016-06-01
A course on pottery conservation and restoration located on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast. It will guide the participants through the history of ancient Greek pottery, its production and consequent stages of documentation, study, conservation and restoration. During the workshop participants will work with authentic shards (either Archaic, Classical Greek or Hellenistic) found in the necropolis of Apollonia Pontica (present-day Sozopol, Bulgaria). Tours of local historic sights and cities are included in the program. Academic credits available upon request!
Europe - Bulgaria/Greece  - The Inscriptions of the Roman World - 2016

Europe - Bulgaria/Greece - The Inscriptions of the Roman World - 2016

Deadline
2016-06-01
- Hardly a source could be found that is more important for the study of the Ancient society than the epigraphical monuments. This course provides a full treatment of the epigraphy as a historical discipline and besides the introduction to it, includes also a profound look into the ancient Roman society and a study of the all kinds of inscriptions and their peculiarities.

Europe - Crete, Greece - Azoria Project (Field School) - 2014

Deadline
2014-03-15

The Azoria Project, the excavation of an early (Archaic) city on Crete, is accepting applications for the 2014 Duke-UNC Field School in Classical Archaeology (Duke in Crete Program).

Europe - Crete, Greece- Gonies Field School - 2014

Deadline
2014-06-01
The Three Peak Sanctuaries of Central Crete project investigates Minoan peak sanctuaries in the rocky mountainous province of Malevyzi. This field school focuses on ethnographic research at the area – particularly at the village of Gonies. Our goal is to use local knowledge to inform and enrich the archaeological interpretation of the Peak Sanctuaries. We will focus primarily on toponyms, traditional oral histories and local mythologies, and folk memory of places and structures now long gone. For 2014, we will work collaboratively with municipal social workers and a team of students from the local polytechnic university to compile an ethnographic and census database of the village. Work will involve visiting households door-to-door, gathering information about family size, age, gender, ways of livelihood, skills and material culture. Data will be entered into a digital database, which will be a valuable tool for the community itself, the municipal social services and the archaeological team.

Europe - Croatia - Excavation of Ancient settlement Siculi - 2014

Deadline
2014-08-15

Archaeological and touristic excavation campaign of ancient settlement SICULI is adopted for students, adventurists, archaeology amateurs, volunteers and others willing to learn more about archaeology of this region and who wish to experience the thrill of discovery. Research and restoration program shall be performed by an expert team of the Museum of town Kastela while the program of transfers, excursions, guides and accommodation is organized by Ventula Travel Agency. This program offers a variety of benefits for all it's participants.
The intention of this joint project is sustainable development of local community through archaeological excavation that is going to be financed from this program.

Europe - Croatia - Fieldwork In The Ancient City Of Epidaurum (Dubrovnik) - 2014

Europe - Croatia - Fieldwork In The Ancient City Of Epidaurum (Dubrovnik) - 2014

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The Sanisera Field School offers an annual archaeological dig on Epidaurum (Cavtat), a place located only 16 km from the spectacular city of Dubrovnik, capital of the Adriatic Sea.

This course is for students who come from all over the world to study abroad and who are interested in Roman cities and Classical archaeology.

The archaeological dig of Epidaurum is located in a stunning setting surrounded by the sea. Epidaurum, originally an Illyrian settlement, most likely gained status as a Roman colony during the reign of Augustus. It was an important port and transportation hub, the majority of the traffic coming from ships travelling the entire eastern coast of the Adriatic Sea.

The city developed rapidly due to its location, the easy communication thanks to the sea, and the well-established roads connected to internal regions. Although legend claims Slavs and Avars destroyed the city in the 7th century, and that the refugees of the ravaged city founded Dubrovnik, it is more likely that Epidaurum ceased to exist as a city and gradually declined before the invasion of Slavs and Avars on this region.

Fieldwork will focus on the excavation of a public building from the ancient city of Epidaurum, dated between the 1st and 3rd centuries AD. 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 the site, including Roman pottery, numismatics and faunal remains.

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This is the only course that The Sanisera Field School offers in Croatia. If you are thinking about participating as a volunteer for the first time in an archaeological field school, this course could be a good option for you. This course accommodates participants both with and without experience.

You will learn from the very beginning excavation technique and methodology. You will easily find classical archaeological remains from the Roman world such a pottery, amphora, coins, glass, etc. which you will learn to classify in the laboratory.

The experience gained on completion of this program will help you decide if archaeology is the area of research in which to center your studies and if you want to make anthropology your professional future.

The program takes place next to the Adriatic Sea, in a charming area next to the spectacular medieval city of Dubrovnik.

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

FIELD SCHOOL LIFE & LANGUAGE
The fieldwork focuses on Classical Archaeology, and specifically on Roman archaeology. It runs 7 hours a day, and it is divided between excavation, lab work, exercises, lectures and excursions.

Europe - Cyprus - Prastio-Mesorotsos Archaeological Expedition - 2014

Deadline
2014-04-20

In the summer of 2014, a team of archaeologists, specialists and
students will conduct the fourth fieldwork season of the
Prastio-Mesorotsos Archaeological Expedition. Located inland, nestled in the Dhiarizos valley of western Cyprus, the site is a multi-period settlement spanning much of the island's history, from the Neolithic through to the 1950s AD. The project will be run as a Field School, and no prior experience is required of participants. Students of any discipline are encouraged to apply, especially those from Archaeology, Classics and History, but also those interested in surveying, geography, ethnology, as well as anyone with an interest in Mediterranean history of any period.

Europe - Czech Republic - Czech American Archaeology Field School - 2014

Deadline
2014-04-30

The archaeology faculty and staff of College of DuPage and Masaryk University (Brno) invite you to join our joint excavations at Pohansko, an exceptional site in the southeastern corner of the Czech Republic. Located near Breclav, just one km north of the Austrian border, 65 km southeast of Brno, and approximately 80 km northwest of Bratislava, Slovak Republic, Pohansko straddles major communication and transportation routes into Moravia and hence access through central Europe and into the Baltic. This route, known in earlier times as the Amber Road, served as a main avenue of communication and trade from the classical world to Germanic and Slavic peoples of the north.

Europe - England - Bamburgh Castle and Bradford Kaims - 2016

Europe - England - Bamburgh Castle and Bradford Kaims - 2016

Deadline
2016-07-23

Students can attend one or both of our amazing sites:

Bamburgh Castle- The castle in its heyday was the principal Anglo Saxon Palace and fortress of the Kings of Northumbria. Our major excavations take place in two trenches that are currently at c. 8th – 9th century and 9th to 10th century levels respectively.

Bradford Kaims- Our investigations so far have revealed a promontory reaching out into the bog that has evidence of human activity around the edge of the marshy lake. We have uncovered several burnt mounds. These Bronze Age features are fascinating and there are several theories about what function they served, from prehistoric saunas, to smoking meat and fish, and even brewing.

Europe - England - Bradford Kaims Wetlands Project - 2014

Deadline
2014-06-02

The Bradford Kaims Wetlands Project

The Bradford Kaims site lies in the beautiful county of Northumberland in Northern England. The site lies on the edge of a former prehistoric lake, which over the years has turned to peat, so the preservation is fantastic. The paelo-environmental remains are fantastic, we have many preserved hazlenut shells, which are excellent for dating, seeds, animal bone including an Aurochs long bone.
The Bradford Kaims is a huge Prehistoric landscape and we have already uncovered some fantastic and exciting archaeology. The 2013 season saw the discovery of 12 burnt mounds, a prehistoric causeway, several man made islands, a 6,000 years old preserved wooden platform, 6,000 years old preserved wooden paddle and many sherds of prehistoric pottery.
Only Two burnt mounds have been under excavation , so theres plenty to find and help excavate.

Europe - England - The Durotriges Big Dig - 2014

Deadline
2014-05-23

The Durotriges Project is an archaeological investigation studying the transition from the late Iron Age to the early Roman period in southern England.

The fieldwork, takes place within Dorset, England, a county of outstanding natural beauty and one of the best preserved archaeological landscapes in Britain. The project is run as a Bournemouth University summer field school.

Europe - England - Thornton Abbey Mass Grave and Human Osteology Field School, England - 2014

Europe - England - Thornton Abbey Mass Grave and Human Osteology Field School, England - 2014

Deadline
2014-06-02

A hands on osteological field school offering the unique opportunity to take part in the excavation of a Black Death era medieval mass grave. To date over 50 individuals have been excavated from a single pit and the field school will continue work on this incredibly rare find.

Europe - England - Thornton Abbey Medieval & Monastic Field School, England - 2014

Europe - England - Thornton Abbey Medieval & Monastic Field School, England - 2014

Deadline
2014-06-02

Excavation and survey of the medieval hospital of St James at Thornton Abbey.

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