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Archaeology & Anthropology Field Schools

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.

Africa - Kenya - Turkana Basin Institute Origins Field School - 2016

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The Turkana Basin Institute is proud to offer, through Stony Brook University, unique full-semester and summer field school programs in the world-famous Turkana Basin of northern Kenya. The programs address the place that humans occupy in the natural world and how we came to occupy that place. Participants gain hands-on experience in field survey and excavation methods, paleoenvironmental reconstruction, taphonomy and more, and will take field trips to important paleontological and archaeological sites, diverse ecological settings, and remarkable geological features throughout the Turkana Basin.

Asia - China - Yangguanzhai Field School - 2016

Deadline
2016-06-01

The prehistoric village of Yangguanzhai (YGZ) dates to the Middle to Late Yangshao period (4,000-3,000 BCE), and it is one of the largest of its kind. The site is located in the Jing River Valley, approximately 25 kilometers north of the ancient city of Xi’an in northwest China. YGZ has a moat, a row of cave dwellings, subterranean houses, child urn-burials, and extensive pottery kilns. In the coming 2016 season, the project will continue working in the northeast portion of the site. There are multiple possible excavations that we will undertake including: refuse pits, a potential large building and a nearby child urn burial, and the cemetery adjacent to the settlement. In order to gain a better understanding of the overall settlement system of the region, we will also conduct survey work at the nearby Neolithic sites of Manan and Huiduipo.

Asia - Japan - Archaeological Field Training at Rebun Island, Japan, University of Alberta - 2014

Deadline
2014-03-14

In Summer 2014, under the direction of Dr. Andrzej Weber, the Department of ANthropology, University of Alberta will be offering a 6-credit Archaeological Field School (ANTHR 396) on Rebun Island, Japan. This field school will be hosted by the Baikal-Hokkaido Archaeology Project (BHAP), in conjunction with the University of Hokkaido, Japan. Please see the project website for more details: http://bhap.artsrn.ualberta.ca/fieldwork-2014

Asia - Japan - Archaeological Field Training at Rebun Island, Japan, University of Alberta - 2015

Deadline
2015-03-06

In Summer 2015, under the direction of Dr. Andrzej Weber, the Department of Anthropology, University of Alberta will be offering a 6-credit Archaeological Field School (ANTHR 396) on Rebun Island, Japan. This field school will be hosted by the Baikal-Hokkaido Archaeology Project (BHAP), in conjunction with the University of Hokkaido, Japan. Please see the project website for more details: http://bhap.artsrn.ualberta.ca/fieldwork-2015

Asia - Japan - Dig Hokkaido - 2014

Deadline
2014-05-01

Help uncover clues about life 20,000 years ago during the last ice age at the Shimaki archaeological site in Hokkaido, Japan. At that time the island was connected to mainland Asia by dry land because of lower sea levels (a tremendous amount of water was locked up in glacial ice!). Join a crew of international researchers excavating one of Hokkaido’s oldest archaeological sites. As a 2014 team member, you will learn methods and techniques of modern archaeology while investigating the lives of people who inhabited Hokkaido before pottery, metal, the wheel, or farming. Walk in the footsteps of ice-age hunters of northern Japan. Enjoy the camaraderie and friendship of students from Japan and the United States in one of the most breathtakingly beautiful spots on the globe.

Asia - Japan - Dig Hokkaido 2013

Asia - Japan - Dig Hokkaido 2013

Deadline
2013-03-01

Excavate at Shimaki, one of Hokkaido's oldest archaeological sites, while earning university credit.

Asia - Mongolia - Central Mongolian Nomads Project - 2016

Asia - Mongolia - Central Mongolian Nomads Project - 2016

Deadline
2016-04-01

The Central Mongolian Nomads Project is a 17-day archaeological field school and research project conducted in Ulaanbaatar, Ar Janchivlan Valley (located in Tuv Province), and western Khentii Province. Archaeologists from the University of Chicago and the Mongolian University of Science & Technology will give lectures, lead seminars and lab practica, and provide hands-on instruction in core field methods through original research and visits to sites of archaeological significance in rural Mongolia. The field school aims to provide students of all ages and backgrounds with a rigorous, well-rounded introduction to archaeological research in Mongolia through intellectual and practical engagement with Mongolian history, prehistory, and culture. Our team of students and staff will live, learn, and adventure together for two weeks in late June and early July through the steppe, river valleys, and forested zone of Central Mongolia after three intense days of classroom learning in Ulaanbaatar. Archaeologists always conduct their field research within a specific cultural context; thus, our team will engage with individuals, communities, and institutions that have a stake in Mongolia’s cultural heritage. Our students of all ages and backgrounds will practice their new language skills with Mongolian staff, visit with a nomadic family, and attend a local naadam festival as part of their education on Mongolia.

Asia - Mongolia - Targan Nuur Archaeology Project - 2012

Deadline
2012-02-15

This project will take place in the northernmost region of Mongolia. It is a collaboration of the University of Pittsburgh and the National Museum of Mongolia. The focus of this research is on cultural ecology, inter-regional interaction, and settlement archaeology.

Asia - Thailand - UW Archaeology Field School in Thailand - 2011

Deadline
2012-04-30
he aim of this field school is to give students an opportunity to earn undergrad credits through a structured program of learning and practicing archaeological skills in a Southeast Asian field setting. The research aims of the field school are to contribute to the understanding of the coastal archaeology of peninsula Thailand by testing hypotheses about hunter-gatherer technology and substance behavior changes in response to Holocene sea level changes. We aim to teach students practical and theoretical details of detailed site recording, sample collection and scientific archaeological excavation in tropical coastal environments. We will also teach post-fieldwork skills such as laboratory analysis, reporting and curation of data.
Asia - Yangguanzhai Project, China - 2012

Asia - Yangguanzhai Project, China - 2012

Deadline
2012-06-01

Excavate the Yangguanzhai Neolithic site, one of the largest and best preserved such sites ever discovered in China.

Australia - Archaeological Field Experience!

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This three week intensive applied heritage management fieldschool is based on the south-coast of Western Australia. Experience the amazing coastline, islands, and outback woodland while learning skills in archaeological survey, mapping, excavation, GPS navigation and recording, stone artefact analysis, community engagement, and land care.

Canada - Alberta - Archaeological Field School, Department of Antrhopology, University of Alberta

Deadline
2010-03-15

The Department of Anthropology, University of Alberta will be offering ANTHR 396, Archaeological Field Training, its undergraduate Field School in anthropological archaeology, from May 17 to June 18, 2010. Students will have the opportunity to excavate a significant site in the Aspen Parkland ecotone south of Lake Wabamun near the Transalta Sundance facility. This large residential or campsite location has traces of late Early Prehistoric Period presence (perhaps 8-9,000 years of age), substantial Oxbow, Hanna and Besant occupations during the Middle Prehistoric Period (ca. 3,000-5,000 years of age), and some Late Prehistoric Period occupation. Spanning several thousand years of human presence, the site has abundant evidence of stone tool use and manufacture, as well as mammal and bird faunal remains. It is regarded by the Archaeological Survey of Alberta as one of the richer archaeological records currently in the Aspen Parkland ecotone.

Canada - Ontario - Boyd Archaeological Field School

Deadline
2010-07-01
Over a three week period, students develop and master interdisciplinary knowledge and skills through the exploration of Aboriginal and Euro-Canadian histories. The course includes lectures and hands-on excavation at a 19th century archaeological site. The course instructors include Ontario teachers, licensed archaeologists, Aboriginal educators and respected professionals in a variety of specialties. This summer course includes accommodation for a range of abilities and needs. Students will earn a Grade 12 University Prep Credit in Interdisciplinary Studies (IDC4U).

Caribbean - Carriacou, West Indies Archaeological Field School - 2011

Deadline
2011-03-18
The Carriacou program is sponsored by the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at NC State and is designed for undergraduate Anthropology majors and minors. However, students in related fields who are interested in learning the principles of archeological fieldwork are also eligible to apply.
Caribbean - St. Croix - United States Virgin Islands - Excavation-Based Field School - 2014

Caribbean - St. Croix - United States Virgin Islands - Excavation-Based Field School - 2014

Deadline
2014-04-10
This archaeological and bioarchaeological field school will take place at the Aklis site, a prehistoric shell midden, habitation, and cemetery site, located on the beach in Frederiksted, St. Croix, US Virgin Islands. The Aklis site may represent the second Columbus landing site, but is endangered by rising sea levels. Students will gain hands on experience in excavation methods, mapping, artifact identification and classification, excavation of human skeletal material, and osteological data recording. Students will learn about the ecology, history, and culture history of St. Croix through visits to local museums and national parks, such as Buck Island Reef National Monument, Estate Whim Museum and Plantation, a paleoethnobotanical tour of the local rainforest, activities with the National Park Service and United States Fish and Wildlife Services on St. Croix, and interactions with scholars and experts on St. Croix.

Caribbean - St. Croix, US Virgin Islands - Bioarchaeology - 2016

Deadline
2016-03-04

This archaeological and bioarchaeological field school will take place at the Aklis site, a prehistoric shell midden, habitation, and cemetery site, located on the beach in Frederiksted, St. Croix, US Virgin Islands. The Aklis site is being jeopardized by rising sea levels; excavations and mapping in 2016 will focus on salvaging exposed, endangered human burials and related features. Students will gain “hands-on” experience in excavation methods, mapping, artifact identification and classification, skeletal excavation, and osteological data recording. Students will also learn about the ecology, history, and prehistory of St. Croix through visits to local museums and national parks, such as Buck Island Reef National Monument, Estate Whim Museum and Plantation, a paleoethnobotanical tour of the local rainforest, activities with the National Park Service and United States Fish and Wildlife Service, and interactions with scholars and experts on St. Croix.

Central America - Belize - Actuncan Archaeological Project: Field School in Belize, Summer - 2012

Central America - Belize - Actuncan Archaeological Project: Field School in Belize, Summer - 2012

Deadline
2012-03-30
The UTA Anthropology Program is pleased to announce the Archaeology Field School in Belize, June 2, 2012 - June 25, 2012. Participate in an ongoing archaeological dig at the Classic Maya site of Actuncan, Belize. Learn the fundamentals of archaeological field and laboratory investigation amid the tropical beauty of Belize, Central America. Deadline to apply: MARCH 30, 2012.

Central America - Belize - Belize Valley Archaeological Reconnaissance (BVAR)

Deadline
2010-05-31

In 2010, BVAR’s operations will once again focus on the site of Baking Pot. Baking Pot is one of the largest sites in the Belize Valley and served as the capital to a small kingdom in the Classic period (c. AD 250-830). Settlement excavations began in 2007 and will run through the 2010 field season, investigating a stratified random sample of housemounds. More extensive excavations of select house groups will also be conducted in order to better understand changes in domestic and community organization of the site across time.

Central America - Belize - Belize Valley Archaeological Reconnaissance - 2011

Deadline
2011-05-29

In 2011, BVAR’s operations will focus on the sites of Baking Pot and Lower Dover. These sites are among the largest centers in the Belize Valley and served as the capitals to small kingdoms in the Classic period (c. AD 250-900).
BVAR's settlement research agenda will continue with extensive excavation of household groups at Baking Pot. Research at Lower Dover will focus on the monumental architecture in the site core in an effort to determine the developmental history of this center. Ongoing regional survey will continue within the Belize Valley, recording sites and archaeological features over an area of nearly 100 square kilometers.

Central America - Belize - Maya Archaeology at Minanha (Trent University) - 2012

Deadline
2012-04-01

The Social Archaeology Research Program (SARP) is a long term project focused on the investigation of ancient Maya sociopolitical interaction. In particular, we are interested in examining the following questions: Why were Maya city-states so unstable? How did city-states of different size and strength interact with each other? How were these city-states integrated? How were royal courts organized? What was life like on the border of a city-state? And, What factors lead to the infamous “Maya collapse?” Our research is focused at the ancient Maya center of Minanha. Thirteen years of research at this ancient Maya center has answered many questions, but there is much more to learn.

Central America - Belize - Maya Archaeology at Minanha, Belize

Deadline
2010-04-01

The Social Archaeology Research Program (SARP) is a long term project focused on the investigation of ancient Maya sociopolitical interaction. In particular, we are interested in examining the following questions: Why were Maya city-states so unstable? How did city-states of different size and strength interact with each other? How were these city-states integrated? How were royal courts organized? What was life like on the border of a city-state? And, What factors lead to the infamous “Maya collapse?” Our research is focused at the ancient Maya center of Minanha. Twelve years of research at this ancient Maya center has answered many questions, but there is much more to learn…

Central America - Belize - Maya Research Program's 20th Field Season at Blue Creek, Belize - 2011

Central America - Belize - Maya Research Program's 20th Field Season at Blue Creek, Belize - 2011

Deadline
2011-07-24
The Maya Research Program is a U.S.-based non-profit organization (501C-3) that sponsors archaeological and ethnographic research in Middle America. Each summer since 1992, we have sponsored archaeological fieldwork at the ancient Maya site of Blue Creek in northwestern Belize. 2011 will be our 20th field season at the site of Blue Creek!
Central America - Belize - Maya Research Program's 21st Field Season at Blue Creek, Belize!! - 2012

Central America - Belize - Maya Research Program's 21st Field Season at Blue Creek, Belize!! - 2012

Deadline
2012-07-15

The Maya Research Program (MRP) is a U.S.-based non-profit organization (501c3) that sponsors archaeological and ethnographic research in Middle America. Each summer since 1992, MRP has sponsored archaeological fieldwork at the ancient Maya site of Blue Creek in northwestern Belize. The Blue Creek Archaeological Project is an annual excavation that incorporates cost-sharing volunteers and students. In 2012, MRP continues to offer students and volunteers opportunities to participate in one of the major research efforts in Maya archaeology.

Central America - Belize - Maya Research Program's 22nd Archaeologcal Field Season! - 2013

Central America - Belize - Maya Research Program's 22nd Archaeologcal Field Season! - 2013

Deadline
2013-07-01
The Maya Research Program is a U.S.-based non-profit organization (501c3) that sponsors archaeological and ethnographic research in Middle America. Each summer since 1992, we have sponsored archaeological fieldwork at the ancient Maya sites of Blue Creek, Nojol Nah, Xnoha, and Grey Fox in northwestern Belize. In 2013 we again offer opportunities to participate in our field program and learn about the Maya of the past and today. The Blue Creek project is open to student and non-student participants, regardless of experience. The field school is certified by the Register of Professional Archaeologists and participants will receive training in archaeological field and laboratory techniques. Academic credit and scholarships are available.
Central America - Belize - Maya Research Program's 23rd field season in Belize - 2014

Central America - Belize - Maya Research Program's 23rd field season in Belize - 2014

Deadline
2014-07-27
The Maya Research Program is a U.S.-based non-profit organization (501c3) that sponsors archaeological and ethnographic research in Middle America. Each summer since 1992, we have sponsored archaeological fieldwork at the ancient Maya sites of Blue Creek, Nojol Nah, Xnoha, and Grey Fox in northwestern Belize. Gain experience excavating Maya architecture and learning lab techniques such as bioarchaeology, osteology, ceramics, and 3D modeling. Academic credit available. Students receive a 15% discount!

Central America - Belize - UNH Archaeological Field School in Belize - 2011

Deadline
2011-05-16

The University of New Hampshire (UNH) is offering a summer archaeological field school in Belize, directed by Dr. Eleanor Harrison-Buck of the Department of Anthropology. The Archaeological Field School in Belize is an intensive, four-week summer field course that runs from 28 May to 26 June, 2011. Students will investigate ancient Maya archaeological sites in the jungles of the eastern Belize River valley in Central America. Project participants can earn course credit and learn to map and excavate archaeological sites and receive hands-on training in field and lab methods. For more information about the program email belize.fieldschool@unh.edu and see the UNH website (http://www.unh.edu/anthropology/belize).

Central America - Costa Rica - Southern Costa Rica Archaeological Project - 2013

Deadline
2013-04-15

The Southern Costa Rica Archaeological Project (SCRAP) is proud to be one of the most economical non-profit field schools in Latin America, and one which offers transferable college credits while maintaining a low faculty to student ratio. SCRAP is certified by the Register of Professional Archaeologists (RPA) and formally permitted in Costa Rica. You will be involved in an active research project with involving excavation, survey, and lab analysis. The cost of the field school subsidizes many of the research expenses and covers all your lodging, meal, and transportation expenses within Costa Rica.

Central America - Honduras - Comayagua Valley-Archaeological Field School at Yarumela, Honduras - 2011

Deadline
2011-04-22

Four-week field school in Honduras, from July 9th, 2011 to August 5th, 2011 Deadline for applications is April 22nd, 2011. Earn 4 credit hours in anthropology from Transylvania University, transferable to most colleges.
Cost is $2800+$900 for 4 credit hours from Transylvania University, plus airfare. Learn modern excavation and survey techniques, as well as the behind-the-scenes logistics of starting an archaeological project.
This is a complete cultural-immersion experience. You will leave the course with an understanding of archaeological field techniques and an unforgettable cultural experience!

Central America - Honduras - PROJECT ROATÁN Mesoamerican Archaeology Field School

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The USF Mesoamerican Archaeology Field School is a six-week summer research program that allows participants to explore the fascinating world of ancient Mesoamerica through scientific excavation of a late prehispanic village, El Antigual, located against a backdrop of beautiful tropical forests and pristine beaches on Roatán Island, Honduras. As one of the educational components of Project Roatán, an international collaborative between the University of South Florida and the Honduran Institute of Anthropology and History, the program introduces participants to the ways in which archaeology can answer questions about past lifeways and simultaneously contribute to understanding the current intersection of cultural heritage and global tourism. All majors are welcomed.

Central America - Honduras - Project Roatan Mesoamerican Archaeology Fieldschool - 2011

Deadline
2011-03-01

The USF Mesoamerican Archaeology Field School is a five-week summer research program that will allow students to explore the fascinating history of pirates and Puritans in the Caribbean through scientific excavation of 17th century English and Pech settlements at New Port Royal and Camp Bay Village, both located against a backdrop of beautiful tropical forests and pristine beaches on Roatán Island, Honduras. The program is designed to introduce students to the ways in which archaeology can answer questions about past lifeways and simultaneously contribute to current issues concerning cultural heritage and global tourism.

Through assisting archaeologists in the field and laboratory, participants will be trained in the methods, theories, and ethics of contemporary archaeology. Participants will learn about the cultures and colonial history of the Bay Islands, a highly contested region of the Caribbean between Spain and England during the 17th century, through seminars and field trips led by USF faculty. Students also will gain a broader perspective on the world by living and working in a Central American community.

Central America - Honduras - The Exploration Foundation Field School in Honduras

Deadline
2010-04-09

Learn archaeological field techniques while exploring on the the great Formative period centers of Honduras. Students will learn basic excavation and survey techniques, as well as how to start and organize an archaeological project. While appropriate to any student interested in archaeology, this will especially benefit students who intend to become professional archaeologists.

Central America - Panama - Chiriqui Archaeological Project - 2014

Deadline
2014-05-01

The Chiriquí Archaeological Project is proud to be one of the most economical non-profit field schools in Latin America, and one which offers transferable college credits while maintaining a very low faculty to student ratio. You will be involved in an active research project with involving excavation, survey, and lab analysis. The 2014 field school will deal with the small farmstead and hamlet sites located between the Barriles political center and the pre-Columbian village community of Pitti-González. Barriles is a large pre-Columbian center notable for its early monumentality. The site contains numerous earthen mounds, stone sculpture, and sprawling residential sectors dating primarily to the Formative period (300 B.C. to A.D. 900). Our current research questions deal with the organization of particular activities. Please visit the website for more information.

Central America - Panama - Chiriqui Archaeological Project - 2015

Deadline
2015-04-16

The Chiriquí Archaeological Project (CAP) is certified by the Register of Professional Archaeologists (RPA) and formally permitted in Panama. This active research project involves excavation, mapping, survey, and lab analysis. The 2015 field school (June 15 to July 15) will be centered upon the Barriles site, located in the highlands of western Panama (roughly 5000 feet above sea level). Barriles was a large pre-Columbian center notable for its early monumentality. The site contains several residential sectors dating primarily to the Aguas Buenas period (A.D. 300 to 900). For more information, please visit our project website at: http://scottpalumbo.wix.com/scrap

Central America - PSU Chiquilistagua, Nicaragua Archaeological Field School - 2015

Deadline
2015-05-29

Summer 2015 will mark the second year of the Chiquilistagua Archaeological Field School directed by Dr. Justin Lowry (George Mason University) and Jason Paling (co-director -Plymouth State University). The goals of the Chiquilistagua Archaeological Project are to explore and investigate settlements in the so-called “intermediate zone,” a diverse ecological and cultural area that stretches from the southern Maya periphery in Honduras and El Salvador to the northern edges of the Great Nicoya region. Their investigations in Nicaragua are concentrated primarily in central Nicaragua from the southwestern edge of Lake Managua to the Pacific Ocean. The intent of the project is to test the validity of models proposing an association of this area with the economic and political periphery of the southern Mesoamerican people and cultures. Archaeological investigations of a recently discovered pre–Columbian settlement in Chiquilistagua, Nicaragua will help to contribute to our understanding of the variety of cultural diversity found throughout Central America. Our long term research goal is to document household activities among sites located near and around the present day town of Chiquilistagua; a settlement located approximately six kilometers southwest of the present day capital of Managua. The town and site are located on the border between the Nicaragua Depression and the Pacific Volcanic Cordillera

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 - Bulgaria - Birth Of Europe - Excavations Of An Early Neolithic Settlement - 2012

Europe - Bulgaria - Birth Of Europe - Excavations Of An Early Neolithic Settlement - 2012

Deadline
2012-06-15
The field school project includes: fieldwork related to excavations of the Early Neolithic (6200-5500 B.C.) settlement of Ilindentsi, Bulgaria; educational course (lectures, workshops and field trainings referring to both excavations' methodology and European Prehistory) as well as excursions to Blagoevgrad Regional Museum of History, medieval town of Melnik and Rila Monastery (UNESCO World Heritage Site). THE PROJECT IS SUITABLE FOR BOTH BEGINNERS AND ADVANCED IN FIELD ARCHAEOLOGY! Students could obtain up to 9 academic credits upon request.
Discounts off the admission fee are available!
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 - 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 - 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- 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 - Catalonia - Spain - BARCELONA-La Roca dels Bous (European project POCTEFA) - 2013

Europe - Catalonia - Spain - BARCELONA-La Roca dels Bous (European project POCTEFA) - 2013

Deadline
2013-05-25

This program is divided into two parts. In the first one our customers will carry out archaeological work -fieldwork, laboratory and theory- in the Neanderthal archaeological site of La Roca dels Bous, in Sant Llorenç de Montgai (Spain), which form part of the European Project POCTEFA. Here we will be in contact with and we will learn to use the most advanced technologies in the world of archeology with professors at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. We also will visit the Archaeological Park where we can find real-size replicas of the huts and their interiors of our ancestors and see how their quotidian life was.

The second part will take place in the city of Barcelona, where we will carry out cultural and archaeological tours though the most important sites of the city. Tours will be given by guides holding a degree in History that speak English, Spanish and Catalan. We will discover Barcino, the ancient Roman city located just in the center of the current city of Barcelona. As we explore the city there will be opportunities to visit other cultural and historical landmarks, such as the medieval walls, the most important archaeological museums in the city, and sites from the famous modernist architect Gaudí, such as the Park Güell and Sagrada Familia.

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 - 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 Research Project - Archaeological Field School Training - 2013

Europe - England - Bamburgh Research Project - Archaeological Field School Training - 2013

Deadline
2013-07-22

Bamburgh Research Project has been excavating at Bamburgh Castle, Northumberland, UK since 1996. The present castle is one of the most stunning locations in the UK, with an extensive archaeological legacy. The excavations are set within the castle walls in the West Ward, and we are excavating through 4 metres of stratified deposits that are the result of occupation on the site from as early as the Neolithic. We also run a second dig nearby investigating a prehistoric wetland site that has revealed two Bronze Age burnt mounds - participants get to dig at both sites.

We run the project as a Field School each summer between 3rd June to 28th July in 2013. Apply via our website! Price £235.00 per week if paying by cash or cheque (advance payment necessary) or + 4% if you wish to pay via PayPal.

The project is open to ANYONE - as full training will be provided. For more details please apply online using our website: www.bamburghresearchproject.co.uk

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 2012 (Archaeology field school) in Dorset - 2012

Deadline
2012-05-10

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

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

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

Deadline
2013-06-03

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

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

Europe - 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.

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