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Archaeology & Anthropology Field Schools

Argos on the Axios, an ancient Macedonian colony

Deadline
2013-09-10

The specific goal of this field research project is the survey of the entire area of the ridge called Vidin Grad in the Middle Vardar Valley, not far away from the well renowned Hellenistic and Roman town of Stobi. This site is known thanks to the work of epigraphists and archaeologists in the middle decades of the past century. It’s been tentatively related to an ancient town known from the historical sources as Argos. Because of its name, size and location it has been suggested that this settlement, along with a few other centers in the Middle Vardar Valley were colonies established by the late Antigonids (the last dynasty that ruled ancient Macedonia) in the 3rd and the first half of the 2nd century BC. However, the body of archaeological evidence available so far doesn’t allow one to reject or accept this thesis. On the site Vidin Grad in particular, research has come to a standstill over the past few decades. Earlier research mostly consisted of study of epigraphic monuments and architectural sculpture, architectural survey and unsystematic gathering of surface artifacts. The importance of this site and the poor degree of research gave the main incentive to instigate a more systematic field research. In addition we point to the fact that the site is situated in the immediate catchment of a modern village and has been attacked both by agricultural activities and illicit digging.

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.

Canada - Yukon College Field School in Subarctic Archaeology and Ethnography

Deadline
2010-04-29
In collaboration with the White River First Nation of Beaver Creek, Yukon, and the Village Councils of Northway, Tetlin, and Tanacross, Alaska, Yukon College offers an exciting and unique opportunity to participate in ethnographic and archaeological research in the Upper Tanana River watershed, location of southeastern Beringia and the region containing some of the oldest human occupation sites in the Americas. During summer 2010, continuing excavation at the Little John site will focus on recovery of the 12 - 14,000-year-old Pleistocene levels with faunal remains from the site, further investigations of Holocene occupations, and documentation of contemporary and traditional land use, language, and culture. This project involves students and local First Nation youth and elders in integrated investigations of the region's history, language, and culture.
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 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.

Caribbean - Dominican Republic - ADMAT's Tile Wreck Project 2011

Deadline
2011-05-01
The Tile Wreck Project. A great chance to join the Anglo~Danish Maritime Archaeological Team's project on the French armed merchant ship which sank in the Caribbean in the 1720's.

Caribbean - Netherlands Antilles - Caribbean Colonial Archaeology on St. Eustatius--The Historical Gem

Deadline

Suffered through a long cold winter? Time for a temperature change? Then Apply Now for places with The St. Eustatius Center for Archaeological Research. We are taking applicants for Spring and Summer sessions on the island with the largest concentration of archaeological sites in the New World.

Caribbean - St. Vincent - The SVG Public Archaeology Program - 2011

Caribbean - St. Vincent - The SVG Public Archaeology Program - 2011

Deadline
2011-09-01

SVGdigs and The SVG Public Archaeology Program was created in June 2010 as a not-for-profit venture to help rescue and record significant archaeology on the Caribbean island of St. Vincent in St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG). Volunteers came from Alberta, Ontario, Florida, New Jersey and Greece, happily contributing to a successful 2011 season. Our results were significant, identifying further evidence of prehistoric structures and burials, one of which included the recovery (and restoration) of a complete pot whose vessel form had never before been identified in SVG and the Caribbean. Given the significance of our findings, and the extent of archaeology that remains, the International Airport Development Company (IADC) of SVG approved a 2012 season. This project is in thanks and cooperation with the SVG National Trust and the IADC, as well as Dr. Richard Callaghan of the University of Calgary.

Caribbean - The St. Eustatius Center for Archaeological Research - 2015

Deadline

The St. Eustatius Center for Archaeological research is accepting volunteers and students for the 2015 field season.

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 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 - Maya Research Program's 25th archaeological field season - 2016

Central America - Belize - Maya Research Program's 25th archaeological field season - 2016

Deadline
2016-07-17
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 in northwestern Belize and ethnographic research in the village of Yaxunah, Mexico. The Maya Research Program is affiliated with the University of Texas at Tyler.

This summer marks MRP’s Blue Creek Archaeological Project’s 25th archaeological field season in northwestern Belize. MRP is proud to support a vast range of talented researchers from across the globe under this project’s umbrella. Our research associates include not only archaeologists, but also soil scientists, geoarchaeologists, geographers, conservationists, cultural anthropologists, bioarchaeologists, and botanists.

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!

Europe - Bulgaria  - “FRESCO-HUNTING” PHOTO EXPEDITION TO MEDIEVAL BALKAN CHURCHES

Europe - Bulgaria - “FRESCO-HUNTING” PHOTO EXPEDITION TO MEDIEVAL BALKAN CHURCHES

Deadline
2012-03-31
An expedition for documentation of medieval frescoes preserved in abandoned churches and chapels of Western Bulgaria. Beside the fieldwork activities, lectures,workshops and trainings in: South East European Medieval History, Orthodox iconography, introduction to the Documental Photography and fresco conservation and restoration, graphic documentation (drawn and photographic record) and illustration (both drawing and using graphic software) of architectural features and frescos as well as guided tours to Sofia, Boyana Church and the Rila monastery (UNESCO world heritage sites) will be provided. Students could obtain up to 9 academic credits upon request.
Discounts off the admission fee are available!
Europe - Bulgaria - A Byzantine Cold Case File: Early Christian Monastary Excavations in Varna on Black Sea - 2011

Europe - Bulgaria - A Byzantine Cold Case File: Early Christian Monastary Excavations in Varna on Black Sea - 2011

Deadline
2011-06-15
The field school project includes 3 modules: fieldwork related to the excavations of an extraordinary Early Christian church and monastery; educational course (lectures, workshops and field trainings referring to both excavations' methodology and Early Christian/Byzantine Archaeology) as well as excursions to Madara (UNESCO heritage site), Pobiti Kamani Stone Forest and the Museum of Roman Mosaics in Marcianopolis. THE PROJECT IS SUITABLE FOR BOTH BEGINNERS AND ADVANCED IN FIELD ARCHAEOLOGY! Students could obtain up to 9 academic credits upon request.
Europe - Bulgaria - Ancient Anchialos - archaeological field school

Europe - Bulgaria - Ancient Anchialos - archaeological field school

Deadline
2010-06-06

Ancient Anchialos Field School is a perfect opportunity for everyone interested in Ancient and Mediaeval archaeology. Ancient Anchialos (modern Pomorie, Bulgaria)is situated on the Western Black Sea coast.It is expected that during the 2010 a Medieval necropolis and a Roman bath house will be excavated. New squares will be opened as well. Come and share the discovery with us!

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

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

Deadline
2016-07-01

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

Europe - Bulgaria - Ancient Pottery and Glass Restoration and Drawing Project

Deadline
2010-07-06

Ancient Pottery and Glass Restoration and Drawing Project offers valuable knowledge about the challenging task of restoring archaeological objects.The project is composed of intensive lectures and workshops on the methods and particular techniques applied in the restoration and conservation of ancient pottery and glass.

Europe - Bulgaria - Apollonia Pontica Excavation Project - 2011

Europe - Bulgaria - Apollonia Pontica Excavation Project - 2011

Deadline
2011-08-01
Apollonia Pontica is one of the oldest and most important Ancient Greek cities in the Black Sea region (est. 610 B.C.).The field school project there includes: fieldwork related to excavations of the sacred precinct (temenos) of the ancient city, located on St. Kirik Island and occupied during the Archaic and Classical Greek, Hellenistic, Roman, and Early Byzantine periods (seventh century B.C. - seventh century A.D.); educational course (lectures, workshops and field trainings referring to both excavations' methodology and Classic archaeology) as well as excursions to Nessebar (UNESCO World Heritage Site) and the Megalithic site of Begliktash as well as to some beautiful Black sea beaches and popular resorts. THE PROJECT IS SUITABLE FOR BOTH BEGINNERS AND ADVANCED IN FIELD ARCHAEOLOGY! Students could obtain up to 9 academic credits upon request.
Europe - Bulgaria - Apollonia Pontica Excavation Project - 2012

Europe - Bulgaria - Apollonia Pontica Excavation Project - 2012

Deadline
2012-07-15
Apollonia Pontica is one of the oldest and most important Ancient Greek cities in the Black Sea region (est. 610 B.C.).The field school project there includes: fieldwork related to excavations of the sacred precinct (temenos) of the ancient city, located on St. Kirik Island and occupied during the Archaic and Classical Greek, Hellenistic, Roman, and Early Byzantine periods (seventh century B.C. - seventh century A.D.); educational course (lectures, workshops and field trainings referring to both excavations' methodology and Classic archaeology) as well as excursions to Nessebar (UNESCO World Heritage Site) and the Megalithic site of Begliktash as well as to some beautiful Black sea beaches and popular resorts. THE PROJECT IS SUITABLE FOR BOTH BEGINNERS AND ADVANCED IN FIELD ARCHAEOLOGY! Students could obtain up to nine academic credits upon request.
Discounts off the admission fee are available!
Europe - Bulgaria - Apollonia Pontica Excavation Project - 2015

Europe - Bulgaria - Apollonia Pontica Excavation Project - 2015

Deadline
2015-06-01

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

Europe - Bulgaria - Apollonia Pontica Excavation Project 2016

Europe - Bulgaria - Apollonia Pontica Excavation Project 2016

Deadline
2016-06-01

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

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

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

Deadline
2017-06-01
Field school & series of field trips for acquaintance with cultural heritage of the Socialist (Communist) period in Bulgaria with focus on monumental art and architecture. Suitable for adults (18 +) interested in arts, history, art history, architecture, cultural anthropology of East Bloc between 1945 and 1990 as well as photography (documentary, artistic and architectural). Participants' profiles can vary from students and professionals to connoisseurs, with either basic or professional skills in digital photography.
Europe - Bulgaria - 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 - Birth Of Europe - Excavations Of The Early Neolithic Settlement Ilindentsi - 2011

Europe - Bulgaria - Birth Of Europe - Excavations Of The Early Neolithic Settlement Ilindentsi - 2011

Deadline
2011-05-10
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 six academic credits upon request.
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 - Workshop For Conservation And Restoration Of Ancient Greek Pottery - 2012

Europe - Bulgaria - Workshop For Conservation And Restoration Of Ancient Greek Pottery - 2012

Deadline
2012-08-01
The Workshop (to be hosted consequently in Balkan Heritage Conservation Space in Emona and Sozopol, Bulgaria) will guide the participants through the history of Ancient Greek pottery, its production and consequent stages of archaeological conservation, restoration, documentation and study. Both the theoretical and practical courses will be based on authentic Ancient Greek shards found in Sozopol (the Ancient Greek colony of Apollonia Pontica on the Black Sea), Bulgaria. Students could obtain 6 academic credits upon request.
Discounts off the admission fee are available!
Europe - Bulgaria - WORKSHOP FOR CONSERVATION, RESTORATION AND DOCUMENTATION OF ANCIENT GREEK POTTERY - 2011

Europe - Bulgaria - WORKSHOP FOR CONSERVATION, RESTORATION AND DOCUMENTATION OF ANCIENT GREEK POTTERY - 2011

Deadline
2011-08-15
The Workshop will guide the participants through the history of Ancient Greek pottery, its production and consequent stages of archaeological conservation, restoration, documentation and study. Both the theoretical and practical courses will be based on authentic Ancient Greek shards found in Sozopol (the Ancient Greek colony of Apollonia Pontica on the Black Sea), Bulgaria. Students could obtain 6 academic credits upon request.
Europe - Bulgaria - “Fresco-Hunting” Photo Expedition To Medieval Balkan Churches - 2011

Europe - Bulgaria - “Fresco-Hunting” Photo Expedition To Medieval Balkan Churches - 2011

Deadline
2011-04-15
An expedition for documentation of medieval frescoes preserved in abandoned churches and chapels of Western Bulgaria. Beside the fieldwork activities, lectures,workshops and trainings in: South East European Medieval History, Orthodox iconography, introduction to the Documental Photography and fresco conservation and restoration, graphic documentation (drawn and photographic record) and illustration (both drawing and using graphic software) of architectural features and frescos as well as guided tours to Sofia, Boyana Church and the Rila monastery (UNESCO world heritage sites) will be provided. Students could obtain up to 9 academic credits upon request.
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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- The Birth of Europe: Excavations of the Neolithic Settlement

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

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

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

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

Europe - 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 - England - Binchester Roman Fort Excavation Project - 2013

Deadline
2013-02-15
A new major archaeological project is currently seeking enthusiastic excavation students and volunteers to work in a part of the Roman frontier that includes the Hadrian's Wall World Heritage Site. The Binchester Roman Fort Excavation Project is excavating the fort (ancient name Vinovium) and expansive town near Durham, located in one of the richest archaeological landscapes in the world. Covered periods include the prehistoric and Iron Age, the Roman occupation, and the early Medieval period including the origins of Arthur's Britain. The project represents an international partnership between scholars at Stanford University (USA) and Durham University (UK).
Europe - England - East Dorset - Durotriges Project (The Big Dig 2011)

Europe - England - East Dorset - Durotriges Project (The Big Dig 2011)

Deadline
2011-05-06

This project is an archaeological investigation studying the transition from the late Iron Age to the early Roman period in southern England.

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

Europe - England - The Barcombe Roman Villa Project - 2012

Deadline
2012-06-20

Following four seasons of excavations, the Barcombe Roman Villa Project will continue in 2012 in Church Field where the remains of a large Roman bath house
have been revealed. The excavations will again be a joint project directed by David Rudling of the University of Sussex and Chris Butler of the Mid Sussex Field Archaeological Team. University of Sussex training courses will form part of this research project. All courses are suitable either for beginners or for those with some experience, ie those considering archaeology at university (minimum age 16), amateur archaeologists, undergraduates, and those undertaking university extra-mural courses in archaeology.

Europe - England - Thornton Abbey Field School - 2012

Europe - England - Thornton Abbey Field School - 2012

Deadline
2012-06-15
Excavation and survey at the Augustinian monastery and Tudor mansion at Thornton Abbey, England. This field school will be undertaking topographical and geophysical survey, as well as excavation on this important scheduled ancient monument. It will be focusing on previously unexamined medieval and post-medieval features, and will provide students a unique opportunity to work on of England's most important historical sites.

Europe - England - Thornton Abbey Medieval Hospital and Cemetery Excavation - 2015

Deadline
2015-06-15

Survey and excavation project focusing on the major Augustinian house at Thornton Abbey. 2015 will see the project focus on continuing the excavation of the hospital and cemetery.

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 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 - 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 - Ireland - Achill Archaeological Field School - 2016

Deadline
2016-04-29
Achill Field School offers a range of excellent university accredited courses that cater for students from all over the world. These courses are designed to offer comprehensive training in excavation techniques, surveying techniques, and Archaeological Information Technology. The courses also offer a chance to explore some of the wonderful natural and historical landscapes of Achill Island. As with all the courses at Achill Field School the training provided is absolutely first class, and all of the work undertaken by students will make a genuine contribution to our research projects. These accredited courses are designed primarily for archaeology and anthropology students looking for a thorough grounding in archaeological field methods, and recent post-graduates and young professionals looking to upgrade their skill sets. Achill Field School is a registered Summer Field School with the University of Ireland, Galway and has successfully transferred academic credit in both US style Semester Hours and European Credit Transfer Scheme (ECTS) formats to over one hundred different institutions worldwide, including numerous Colleges/Universities in the United States of America, Canada, Australia, New Zeland, France, Italy, Belgium, Germany, Norway, Sweden and Denmark, the UK and Ireland.

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 - 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 - Lab Work with Roman Artefacts - 2013

Europe - Italy - Lab Work with Roman Artefacts - 2013

Deadline
2013-08-16

The Apolline Project is involved in the study of artefacts and ecofacts from several sites in the environs of Vesuvius, thus it constantly seeks motivated archaeologists to train as specialists. The Lab Sessions provide a solid foundation to the study of ancient pottery, architecture, environment, archaeozoology, and human osteology, in the hope of nurturing the most talented archaeologists by training them as specialists for long term work with the project.

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 - Italy - Poggio Civitate Archaeologica Project, Field School (Murlo) - 2011

Deadline
2012-04-01

The Poggio Civitate Archaeological Project is among the oldest and best known field schools in the world. Our program provides students the opportunity to excavate at the site under the direction of a staff of professional archaeologists, conservators, illustrators, and photographers. Participants receive training in all aspects of field work, including excavation and data collection, archaeological survey and drawing, objects conservation, illustration, photography, and cataloguing.

At Poggio Civitate, we believe that the best field experience is comprehensive. Students are encouraged to work directly with directors of excavation units, follow artifacts from discovery through conservation and into cataloguing. Most of our Participants come with no field work experience – many have never even taken an archaeology or classics course –and by the end of the season, we believe, each comes away with a foundation in Etruscan Archaeology and field methods, as well as an appreciation for Italy and rural Italian culture.

The 2011 field season will focus excavation on an area of the hill recently discovered to preserve remains of the sixth century B.C. archaic complex, as well as to explore other areas for traces of non-elite architecture. Work is conducted Monday - Friday, with the weekends free to explore Tuscany and further afield in Italy.

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