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Europe - Greece - Crete - IHC.Public Gonies Archaeological Ethnography field school - 2015

Europe - Greece - Crete - IHC.Public Gonies Archaeological Ethnography field school - 2015

Archaeology Field School Location and Dates


Start Date 2015-06-21
End Date 2015-07-19

Multiple Sessions N/A
Multiple Session information

N/A


Archaeology Field School Location

village of Gonies, island of Crete

Archaeology Field School Tuition and Credits

Sponsoring College/Institution

N/A


Academic Credit

Equivalent of one semester / term course with over 90 contact hours including instruction and field work


Archaeology Field School Tuition

4500 Euros. Scholarships are available, please see our site for full details.


Archaeology Field School Room and Board

Shared accommodation is included in the tuition fees--students will live in houses provided by the local community of Gonies. Meals and snacks are also provided-- please see below.


Archaeology Field School Travel
travel costs to and from the field school are extra
Additional Information on Tution/Room and Board/Travel Costs

Fee covers all course costs including: registration; tuition; program materials; shared accommodation; one meal per day (excluding free days). Airfare and optional trips on free days are not included in the program fee.

Archaeology Field School Description


IHC.Public’s project, Gonies Archaeological Ethnography Field School, aims to closely investigate the involvement of locals with their material and intangible heritage in general, and the remains of various peak sanctuaries scattered around the area of Gonies, Crete. We address the issues arising in the documentation, preservation, and dissemination of cultural heritage through our research and our public engagement with the village of Gonies, as well as local and national stakeholders. Our goal is to develop a public archaeology program that will contribute to the sustainable development of the area. To achieve this we need to fully understand the local context, but also forge strong cooperative bonds between our project and the village. Ethnography helps us to involve more deeply the local population in creating anthropological and historical knowledge about the village, the archaeological site and its significance in changing historical settings. In our involvement in Gonies, the public aspect of the archaeological project is very pronounced. We try to work closely with the local community in all decisions taken on the future of the archaeological process itself. We also attempt to demonstrate how the peak sanctuaries of the area may serve as a means to rejuvenate the local economy and community in sustainable ways. FIELD SCHOOL OBJECTIVES The field school aims to familiarize students with the methods and issues of archaeological ethnography; to involve them in a theoretical and practical way in the organization of sustainable community of archaeology projects; and to allow students to experiment with various inclusive methods for the presentation and dissemination of finds. Students will participate in the following research activities: • Ethnographic interviews, focus groups and participant observation. • Digitally recording and locating cultural heritage (buildings, material objects, songs and stories), ancient remains and natural resources in the area. • Planning a community-based archaeological experiment focusing on figurine-making. • Collecting information on crafts and techniques from local artisans. • Engaging the locals and carrying out the community workshop on figurine making with the help of a local potter. • Planning and performing a public presentation/exhibition at the end of the program.

Archaeology Field School Additional Information

Archaeology Field School Type

Archaeological Ethnography


Time Period

Prehistoric; Minoan; Modern Greek


Field School Setting/Conditions

There is only minimal physical labor involved in this field school. Fieldwork takes place in the village of Gonies that is not far from the capital of the island of Crete, but amenities are sparse and the ways of life are quite different from those in a city. Students will understand that ethnographic work in such places is quite demanding, and requires their full attention and resourcefulness to be successfully carried through. The language of instruction if English; Modern Greek via a translator will be used to conduct interviews.


How is the project area accessed each day

Students will live in the same village where research takes place and can walk to field work destinations.


What is the daily schedule for the field school

Typically Monday through Friday with weekends free. Please see the field school's site for a syllabus with the full schedule outlined.


Number of years this Archaeology Field School has been in operation
3
Is there a professional certification for this field school

N/A


Directors and Instructors

Dr. Aris Anagnostopoulos, University of Kent, UK


Specialized skills you will have the opportunity to learn

• Ethnographic interviews, focus groups and participant observation.
• Digitally recording and locating cultural heritage (buildings, material objects, songs and stories), ancient remains and natural resources in the area. • Planning a community-based archaeological experiment focusing on figurine-making.
• Collecting information on crafts and techniques from local artisans.
• Engaging the locals and carrying out the community workshop on figurine making with the help of a local potter.
• Planning and performing a public presentation/exhibition at the end of the program.


On rain days will there be lab work?

yes


Will there be additional organized activities?

Yes-- there will be a trip to Heraklion organized, as well as to the Archaeological Museum there.


Will there be additional organized activities?

Yes-there may be evening / weekend field work


Is travel restriced during free time?

Free-time travel is not restricted, though free -time during the field school may be limited.



Other resources students will find useful

The field school's site: http://www.inherity.org/programs/ihc-public/gonies-archaeological-ethnography-field-school.html

Archaeology Field School Contact Information and Website

Field School Website: http://www.inherity.org/programs/ihc-public/gonies-archaeological-ethnography-field-school.html

Field School Contact Information



Initiative for Heritage Conservancy - IHC, inherity.info@gmail.com



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