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Archaeology & Anthropology Field Schools

Africa - Somaliland - Forensic Anthropology and Human Rights Field School in the Horn of Africa - 2015

Deadline
2015-01-01

In this 4-weeks Field School, the participants will assist in training the staff of the War Crimes Investigation Commission (WCIC) of Somaliland in forensic investigation of human rights violations. At the completion of the course, the participants will have an understanding of the application of forensic sciences to the investigation of Human Rights violations, as well as the process involved in the examination, recovery and analysis of mass graves and their contents.

Africa - Somaliland - Forensic anthropology and Human Rights: uncovering Somaliland's troubled past - 2013

Deadline
2012-11-15

At the completion of the course, the participants will have an understanding of the application of forensic sciences to the investigation of Human Rights violations, as well as the process involved in the examination, recovery and analysis of mass graves and their contents. As a norm students will spend two weeks working in the exhumation process and two weeks in the laboratory.

Africa - Somalilandia - Forensic Antropology: Uncovering Somaliland's Troubled Past - 2014

Deadline
2013-12-30

Somaliland was a part of the former Republic of Somalia. The regime of Mohammed Siad Barre carried out
massacres against the people of Somaliland. About 60,000 civilians were killed, thousands were victims of
enforced disappearance, and 500,000 individuals were displaced before the declaration of independence,
in 1991.
Now, a forensic field school in Hargeisa will help to determine the universe of missing people through a systematic
approach, ante mortem data collection and research of mass and clandestine graves.

Caribbean - Dominican Republic - ADMAT - Survey work on The 1720's Tile Wreck - 2016

Caribbean - Dominican Republic - ADMAT - Survey work on The 1720's Tile Wreck - 2016

Deadline
2016-12-30

ADMAT & ADMAT-FRANCE are running a Maritime Archaeological Project during 2016 to continue the Survey work on The Tile Wreck 1720's wreck. This is a very “hands on” field school teaching the practical aspects of maritime archaeological field work while surveying and excavating an AD 1690’s shipwreck. Full information about these projects can be found on ADMAT's website www.admat.org.uk

Caribbean - Dominican Republic - ADMAT - Survey work to locate

Caribbean - Dominican Republic - ADMAT - Survey work to locate

Deadline
2016-12-01

ADMAT & ADMAT-FRANCE are running a new Maritime Archaeological Project during 2016 to search and locate a 1750's shipwreck in the historic Monte Cristi Bay. This is a very “hands on” field school teaching the practical aspects of maritime archaeological field work. Full information about these projects can be found on ADMAT's website www.admat.org.uk

Caribbean - Dominican Republic - ADMAT's  Monte Cristi Taino Project

Caribbean - Dominican Republic - ADMAT's Monte Cristi Taino Project

Deadline
2010-06-05
A great oppertunity to join ADMAT's land survey in the province of Monte Cristi. A survey conducted on the site last November has collected many fragments of pottery incised parallel lines. Their decor is similar to those published by Maggiolo et al. (1973). So the survey will confirm or deny whether we are dealing with a Meillacoide settlement.
Caribbean - Dominican Republic - ADMAT's 2013 Monte Cristi Maritime Archaeological Project - 2013

Caribbean - Dominican Republic - ADMAT's 2013 Monte Cristi Maritime Archaeological Project - 2013

Deadline
Join ADMAT as they continue their maritime archaeological work on The Island Wreck, a possible French merchant ship wrecked in the 1720's; and The Tile Wreck an armed French merchantman which sunk between 1720-23 in the Dominican Republic.
Caribbean - Dominican Republic - ADMAT's Le Casimir Wreck Maritime Project - 2014

Caribbean - Dominican Republic - ADMAT's Le Casimir Wreck Maritime Project - 2014

Deadline
2014-05-31
This is a unique opportunity to join ADMAT’s maritime archaeological project in the historic town of Monte Cristi on the north coast of the Dominican Republic. ADMAT is working with Oficina Nacional de Patrimonio Cultural Subacuático (ONPCS) Ministry of Culture to conduct a maritime archaeological survey and excavation of Le Casimir a French brig carrying perfume, wine and other cargos which was wrecked in 1829.

Caribbean - Dominican Republic - ADMAT's Le Casimir Wreck Project - 2016

Deadline
2016-11-29

ADMAT & ADMAT-FRANCE returns to Le Casimir Wreck to continue the survey and excavation of this important French brig which sunk in 1829. This is the ship carrying lead crystal perfume bottles and silver coins.

Europe - England - 5 Day Introduction to Human Osteology - Sheffield, South Yorkshire - 2013

Europe - England - 5 Day Introduction to Human Osteology - Sheffield, South Yorkshire - 2013

Deadline
2013-03-08

A five-day course suitable for people working in outdoor occupations, the rescue services, field archaeology and museums, or for anyone wanting a taster course in human osteology.

Please note, this course will involve handling human bones.

Participants will begin to develop skills in:
• Understanding of human musculoskeletal anatomy
• Understanding the principles of excavating human skeletal material
• Recording a skeleton both in the field and the laboratory
• Estimating age, sex, and stature
• Indentifying key features of both juvenile and adult dentition
• Understanding the fundamental characteristics of bone microstructure
• Recognising dental and non-dental pathology
• Interpreting osteological findings and relating them to the wider archaeological context

Europe - England - 5 Day Introduction to Human Osteology at The University of Sheffield - 2012

Europe - England - 5 Day Introduction to Human Osteology at The University of Sheffield - 2012

Deadline
2012-08-31

A five-day course suitable for those working in outdoor occupations, the rescue services, field archaeology and museums, or for those wanting a taster course in human osteology.

Europe - England - Introduction to Human Osteology, Sheffield, S. Yorkshire, England - 2013

Europe - England - Introduction to Human Osteology, Sheffield, S. Yorkshire, England - 2013

Deadline
2013-06-14

This five day course provides participants with an overview of human skeletal anatomy and a variety of osteological methods, in order to convey understanding and recognition of standard osteological practice and help participants gain confidence when dealing with human skeletal material. The course is suitable for those working in outdoor occupations, the rescue services, field archaeology and museums, or students and for those wanting a taster course in human osteology.

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

Deadline
2013-06-21

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

Europe - Ireland - ADS Introduction to Forensic Anthropology - 2011

Deadline
2011-04-30

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

Europe - Italy - Physical Anthropology Boot Camp in Pernosano - 2013

Europe - Italy - Physical Anthropology Boot Camp in Pernosano - 2013

Deadline
2013-05-05

For those interested in learning how to interpret a historic skeletal assemblage, the Apolline Project is offering a two-week intensive boot camp in physical anthropology.

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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - Spain - Digging anthropology in the Sanisera Necropolis - 2017

Europe - Spain - Digging anthropology in the Sanisera Necropolis - 2017

Deadline
2017-10-31
The Sanisera Archaeology Institute started in 1996 as a school for university students who wanted to be trained in archaeological fieldwork through the excavation of the Roman portuary city of Sanisera (Menorca, Balearic Islands, Spain).

Europe - Spain - Early medieval church in the Bidania, Basque Country

Deadline
2016-04-30
Do you want to know how people lived in a small mountainside hamlet in the Middle Ages? In the beginning of the 700's, very close to the Cantabric Sea, in the North of Spain, there was a tiny basque settlement with a church. Those people left the place 500 or 600 years after, but this church still remained until the 1800's. Together we shall discover how those people lived! We want to know why they left and why the people living in the surrounding farms continued worshiping in this place many centuries after that. This is an unknown period of Basque history, and this excavation is a key-site for known more about our roots.
Europe - Spain - Iron Age Necropolis and City Walls of Pintia - 2012

Europe - Spain - Iron Age Necropolis and City Walls of Pintia - 2012

Deadline
2012-04-15
The University of Valladolid’s archaeological team at the Celtic/Iron Age necropolis and Roman settlement of Pintia focuses on the Vaccean necropolis and city walls. The Vaccean culture was an Iron Age people with Celtic links that settled in north-central Spain around the 5th century BC. The cemetery was used between the 4th century BC and the 1st century.
Europe - Spain - Iron Age Necropolis of Pintia

Europe - Spain - Iron Age Necropolis of Pintia

Deadline
2010-04-15

The excavation of Pintia focuses on the Vaccean necropolis. The Vaccean culture was an Iron Age people with Celtic links that settled in north-central Spain around the 5th century BC. The cemetery, located about 300 meters (984 feet) from the main settlement, was used between the 4th century BC and the 1st century.

Europe - Spain - Meseta Norte, Spain, Pintia Necrópolis Field School - 2016

Deadline
2016-04-30

Participants will join the ongoing excavation of the necropolis of Pintia, helping us uncover the tombs that hold valuable information about the Vaccean culture, an Iron Age people with Celtic links that settled in the region around the 5th century BC, later conquered by the Romans.

Over the past decade, excavations of the necropolis, which was used between the 5th century BC and the 2nd century, have discovered around 150 cremation burials. The tombs have provided a slew of information and artifacts — daggers, broaches, tweezers, shaving blades, necklaces, and children’s toys — relating to the settlement’s social structure and the culture’s warrior class.

Europe - Spain - Trowelschool Archaeoholidays-1936 Spanish Civil War field-school War archaeology - 2013

Europe - Spain - Trowelschool Archaeoholidays-1936 Spanish Civil War field-school War archaeology - 2013

Deadline
2013-06-01

Enjoy archaeology at a real 1936 Spanish civil war front, you will dig up trenches, machine gun nests and other war defences. Includes safety induction, fieldwork, lectures, guided visits, war defence reconstruction and meetings civil war veterans.

Europe - Spain - Valencia - Trowel school Archaeoholidays Torre la Sal Iberian necropolis field-school - 2013

Europe - Spain - Valencia - Trowel school Archaeoholidays Torre la Sal Iberian necropolis field-school - 2013

Deadline
2013-09-15

Excavation of a 2000 year old Iberian cemetery. You will excavate ancient graves alonside an amazing Spanish beach. Includes fieldwork, lectures, laboratory work experience and field guided visits.

Europe - Spain - Visigothic Cemetery Excavation & Forensic Analysis Summer School Field - 2016

Deadline
2016-04-30

The Complutense University of Madrid offers this archaeological summer school field at Guadalajara. Dig in an archaeological site near of a UNESCO Geopark. The course fee includes the excavation of the visigothic burials and an anthropological analysis course of the humans remains.

Europe - Transylvania-Romania-Jucu Necropolis Excavations and Bioarchaeology Field School - 2015

Deadline
2015-06-01

Applications for our 2015 field school are now being accepted! We are offering an amazing chance to take part in BOTH the excavation of a multi-period cemetery AND the analysis of the skeletal remains, for five weeks in July-August, in beautiful Transylvania, Romania. NEW FOR 2015!! - the field school includes lectures given by eminent human bioarchaeologist, Professor Charlotte Roberts. To apply, please see our website http://www.transylvaniabioarchaeology.org/

Europe - Venice - Archaeology / Anthropology Field School - 2014

Deadline
2014-07-15

This season we are offering the opportunity to participate in the excavation of human skeletal remains from the “Campo Santo” burials on the picturesque island in Venice, Italy.

Mediterranean - Cyprus - Bioarchaeology And Forensic Anthropology Fieldschool - 2014

Mediterranean - Cyprus - Bioarchaeology And Forensic Anthropology Fieldschool - 2014

Deadline
2014-05-31

Fun and Exciting experience in the excavation, exhumation and analysis of human skeletal remains !!!

Learn by working step-by-step the field processes of how to excavate burials, field/lab recording methods and get hands-on training in the analysis of modern skeletal remains and database development.

North America - Massachusetts - Bioarchaeology and Forensic Anthropology Field School and Laboratory Analysis - 2014

Deadline
2014-04-15

This course introduces students to the role of the biological anthropologist, archaeologist and forensic scientist in excavations of human remains. Through excavations of tpseudo-crime scenes and pseudo-archaeological burials, students will be introduced to laboratory analysis of human remains, recognition of forensic and bioarchaeological data, and will explore key concepts in ethics, repatriation, medicolegal death investigation and regulations regarding unmarked burials.

North America - Massachusetts - UMass Bioarchaeology & Forensic Anthropology Field School - 2014

Deadline
2014-04-15
Through intense field and lab work, this course introduces students to the role of the biological anthropologist, archaeologist and forensic scientist in excavations of human remains.

North America - Massachusetts-Field & Lab Methods in Bioarchaeology and Forensic Anthrology - 2013

Deadline
2013-04-15

This course introduces students to the role of the biological anthropologist, archaeologist and forensic scientist in excavations of human remains.

North America - Ohio - Forensic Science and Anthropology Field School - 2013

Deadline
2013-04-12

The Forensic Science and Anthropology Field School is an intensive, four-week course. Students participate in, from the perspective of multiple disciplines, the resolution of a mock medicolegal death investigation from crime scene discovery to courtroom testimony.

North America - Ohio - OSU/PAST Forensic Science and Anthropology Field School - 2012

Deadline
2012-06-01

The Ohio State University Forensic Anthropology Field School is an intensive, four-week short course with an emphasis on Forensic Anthropology. It is unlike any other Forensic Anthropology course currently available in that participants follow a mock murder case from crime scene discovery to courtroom testimony. From the perspective of several forensic science disciplines, students will witness the development and resolution of a medicolegal death investigation.

North America - Ohio - OSU/PAST Forensic Science and Anthropology Field School-2014

Deadline

OSU/PAST Forensic Science & Anthropology Field School 2014

Dates: May 5 − May 30
Credit Hours: 3.0 (ANTHROP 5686)

**OSU students enrolled full-time during Spring semester will have their tuition waived for this program.

South America - Huari Ancash Archaeological and bioarchaeological project 2011. Peru - 2011

Deadline
2011-07-17

The aim of this archaeology and bioarchaeology field school is to learn of the lifestyle of the prehispanic population in Peru Highlands. Our project revolves around funeral aspects and ancestral cults. We are undertaking archaeological excavations in order to obtain information which helps us understand these subjects.The project is supported by the Archaeological Museum of Huaraz, Instituto Nacional de Cultura, The Municipality of Huari and The Instituto de Estudios Huarinos.

South America - Peru - Andahuaylas Bioarchaeology Project - 2013

Deadline
2014-05-01

Excavate and analyze pre-Incan skeletons and mummies in rural highland Andahuaylas, Peru, where bioarchaeology meets adventure!

South America - Peru - The Paracas Cultures of Southern Peru - 2012

South America - Peru - The Paracas Cultures of Southern Peru - 2012

Deadline
2012-06-01
The Paracas culture of southern Peru is famous for its spectacular art and depictions of human trophy heads. In this project we will explore the nature of violence in Paracas culture. Working with experts from the Universidad Mayor San Marcos from Lima, students will gain a rich experience in excavations, mapping, and analytical techniques.
US - Florida - University of West Florida field schools - 2011

US - Florida - University of West Florida field schools - 2011

Deadline
2011-03-31

UWF offers three terrestrial field schools (Spanish Colonial Period, antebellum mill w/ African American component, and general prehistoric/historic foci), a combined underwater/terrestrial field school (Pensacola Bay and any of the above), and a forensic anthropology field school (simulated and cemetery-based lab and field research).

US - Massachusetts - Bioarchaeology and Forensic Field School - 2011

Deadline
2011-05-06

This course will address three major questions in the fields of bioarchaeology and forensic anthropology:
· What constitutes data in these fields?
· How are excavations and fieldwork done?
· How do you analyze field data in the laboratory?

In addition, we will review case studies in bioarchaeology and forensic anthropology, learn how professionals work in the field, examine ethical issues and guidelines, and explore questions of what constitutes violence and how we recognize evidence of violence on human remains and material objects.

US - Ohio - Forensic Sciences, Archeology, and Anthropology Field School - 2011

Deadline
2011-06-08
The Forensic Anthropology Field School is an in-depth course covering all aspects of forensic investigation. Over the course of three weeks participants are taught excavation, documentation and analysis techniques, as well as techniques for legally presenting results. The field school combines applied field techniques, guest lectures from experts in the field and lab analysis. Students will work through the mystery of identifying the recreated crime scenes in an effort to identify a missing person whose profile is drawn from a real missing person’s case. This course challenges students at the highest level of understanding and analysis exposing them daily to cutting edge science in the related fields. From cadaver dogs to ballistics to trace and blood spatter analysis to the final presentation and cross-examination of evidence in a court of law, students experience the real side of Forensic Science.
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