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Africa - Ethiopia - Shire Field School - 2016
Archaeology Field School Location and DatesApplication Deadline
Start Date 2016-11-13
End Date 2016-12-17
Archaeology Field School Location
Archaeology Field School Tuition and CreditsSponsoring College/Institution
UCLA, Institute for Field Research
Attending students will be awarded 8 semester credit units (equivalent to 12 quarter units) through our academic partner, University California Los Angeles.
Archaeology Field School Tuition
Archaeology Field School Room and Board
Included in tuition
Additional Information on Tution/Room and Board/Travel Costs
Tuition includes registration, accommodations, program activities, meals on workdays, and health insurance. Airfare, weekend meals and optional excursions are additional.
Archaeology Field School Description
Located in the Shire region of Northern Ethiopia, this field school will allow students the opportunity to excavate a site which is virtually unexplored. This site is located near the ancient capital of the Aksumite Kingdowm (first to sixth century CE) Mai Adrasha, located 50 KM west of Axum. The site, the region, and its complex cultural heritage, provide important information on the sub-Saharan counterpart of the Greco-Roman world. This societies economic base of agriculture and trade resulted in close contact with the North, and an adoption of early Christianity. The research area consists of almost 100 km² and is located east of the modern city of Inda Selassie. The Shire Archeological Project concession comprises of extensive ancient remains dating from the prehistoric to the medieval period. It includes two large sites, Mai Adrasha and Mezaber Adi Menaber. During the 2016 season, students will work in Mai Adrasha, a site under thereat of destruction due to continuing panning of natural gold by the local population. In addition to survey and intensive excavations, students will also have the opportunity to participate in community outreach and assist with crucial site management.
Archaeology Field School Additional Information
1st to 6th century CE
Directors and Instructors
Willeke Wendrich (email@example.com), UCLA
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