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Archaeology & Anthropology Field Schools

Europe - Greece - Athens - IHC.Public Greece: The Grand Tour - study travel - 2015

Europe - Greece - Athens - IHC.Public Greece: The Grand Tour - study travel - 2015

Archaeology Field School Location and Dates

Start Date 2015-06-01
End Date 2015-06-28

Multiple Sessions N/A
Multiple Session information


Archaeology Field School Location

Greece: Athens - The Peloponnese - Mainland Greece - Northern Greece and Thessaloniki

Academic Credit

The suggested credit amount for this program is equivalent to one semester / term course, based on contact hours, field work, and course content.

Archaeology Field School Tuition

4500 Euros. There are scholarships available for this field school-- apply soon!

Archaeology Field School Room and Board

Accommodation will be in shared hotel rooms and will include one meal per day, excluding free days

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

Fees cover all course costs including: registration; tuition; program materials; travel on the program; 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

This course offers students the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of centuries of travellers from Pausanias (2nd century AD) to Edward Lear (1840s-1860s) and uncover, just as they did, the glories of Greece past and present. The course covers the archaeology, history, ethnography, religion and management of Greece’s cultural heritage, spanning the periods from the Neolithic to the present. This programme will provide you with a broad appreciation of the diversity of Greek culture and addresses some of the challenges faced by modern Greece in preserving its rich heritage. On this course you will visit many different regions of Greece and gain a firm understanding of the landscape and how it affected, and still affects, the choices made by those who live in it. The sites you will visit include many of the ‘unmissable’ world heritage sites, such as the Parthenon, Mycenae and Meteora, but you will also be taken off the beaten track to visit some of the lesser known or more recent discoveries, such as the cities of Methone and Messene or the sanctuary at Thermon. Museum visits complement those to archaeological sites, but will also enhance your appreciation of more recent history and the role Greece played, for example, in the changing political landscape of the early 19th Century and the dissolution of the Ottoman empire. Textual evidence will complement material culture to provide a holistic approach to understanding the history and culture of Greece, ancient and modern.

Archaeology Field School Additional Information

Archaeology Field School Type


Time Period

This course covers almost all of the historical Greek timeline, including: prehistoric; neolithic; early to late bronze age; Mycenaean; geometric period; archaic to classical periods; Hellenistic period; Greco-Roman; Byzantine; Venetian; through to the modern period.

Field School Setting/Conditions

This field school is an intensive study-travel program which will cover about 80% of the country's land. Students should be aware that much of the field school will be conducted out doors on site in the Greek summer sun, so they should be prepared for summer on-site conditions. There is a lot of bus travel included so students should pack light and intelligently.

How is the project area accessed each day

Access to sites and locations will be by bus travel and walking.

What is the daily schedule for the field school

The course will be on the road 7 days a week, but instruction will be typically 6 days per week. There is free time built into the program. For a full itinerary please visit the program's listed webpage.

Number of years this Archaeology Field School has been in operation
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Directors and Instructors

Director and Instructor: Dr. Nicola Wardle, Greek Archaeologist and University Lecturer

Specialized skills you will have the opportunity to learn

This course is open to students, professionals, or any people with an academic interest in the related topics covered (e.g. archaeology; ancient and modern Greek history; heritage management; etc.)

On rain days will there be lab work?


Will there be additional organized activities?

Yes - some extracurricular activities are built into the program (e.g. swim days).

Will there be additional organized activities?

Because instruction will be 6 days a week there will be some weekend lectures and or on-site visits.

Is travel restriced during free time?

Free-time travel is not restricted, though due to the nature of this intensive study-travel course free-time is limited.

Other resources students will find useful

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