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Archaeology & Anthropology Field Schools
Africa - Egypt - Fayum Archaeological Project - 2012

Africa - Egypt - Fayum Archaeological Project - 2012

Deadline
2012-10-01

The Fayum Field School will excavate the well-preserved, Greco-Roman town of Karanis. Students will work with training Egyptian archaeologists as well.

Africa - Egypt - Fayum Archaeological Project, Egypt - 2012

Africa - Egypt - Fayum Archaeological Project, Egypt - 2012

Deadline
2012-04-01

The 2012 field school will concentrate on the Greco-Roman town of Karanis, founded in the third century BCE and abandoned during the seventh century CE.

Africa - Egypt - Tell el-Amarna Field School in Archaeological Geophysics - 2012

Africa - Egypt - Tell el-Amarna Field School in Archaeological Geophysics - 2012

Deadline
2012-10-01

Tell el-Amarna is the sacred city built by the Egyptian pharaoh Akhenaten. Students will use the latest non-invasive archaeological technology to investigate this ancient Egyptian capital.

Africa - Eritrea - Unesco Field School Of Archaeology At Adulis (Eritrea) - 2012

Deadline
2012-08-20

The Adulis Project aims to bring to light the ancient city of Adulis, Eritrea, one of the most important ports of the ancient Red Sea. The project was commissioned by the Eritrean government and involving the Centre for Research on the Eastern Desert (Ce.R.D.O.) and the Centre for Geotechnologies of the University of Siena, in addition to the scientific advice of the Eritrean National Museum of Archaeology. The archeological site of Adulis is located about 5 km from the southwest coast of the Red Sea and 60 km south of the city of Massawa, near the river Haddas. Adulis is cited by the classical and late antique literary sources as the main commercial port in south-western coast of the Red Sea. Little is known about both the origins of the city, perhaps to be placed in the proto-Aksumite age, both for its decline, perhaps linked to the Arab invasions of the VII century AD. The research conducted so far have identified stages in the archaeological site of between I and VII century AD.

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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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

Deadline

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.

DIRECTED AT
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 - Experimental Archaeology & Beer Production - 2013

Deadline
2013-05-31

HARP will be running an Experimental Archaeology Field School in Cyprus in August 2013 in order to recreate a Bronze Age malting kiln and to brew some Bronze Age beer.

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

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, 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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.

Europe - Italy - Basentello Valley Archaeological Research Project - 2013

Deadline
2013-07-22

The Basentello Valley Archaeological Research Project (BVARP) is looking for volunteers to work doing extensive field survey in the territories of Irsina, Genzano di Lucania, and Banzi, Italy during September and October of 2013. No experience is necessary, although interested volunteers who have previous experience with field survey, using ArcMap, and using a GPS system are preferred. Participants will learn the basics of field walking, site identification, collection, digital mapping, and artifact analysis.
We are interested in documenting demographic and cultural changes from the Paleolithic through the Medieval period.

Europe - Italy - Biological Anthropology In Sicily - 2014

Europe - Italy - Biological Anthropology In Sicily - 2014

Deadline
Fieldwork focuses on the excavation funerary structures, specifically inhumation graves of the Greek necropolis of Gibellina, on the island of Sicily, Italy. Students will also attend lectures on skeletal anatomy and pathology and will participate in exercises and excursions related to the course material.

Europe - Italy - Case Bastione Field School - 2016

Deadline
2016-04-22

Students will be a part of a large scale research project and will be engaged in excavation of collapsed surfaces covering clay floor. This project studies the cultural and social dynamics of human occupation in the Erei upland of Sicily, Italy.

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