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Archaeology & Anthropology Field Schools

Africa - Ethiopia - Shire Field School - 2016

Archaeology Field School Location and Dates

Application Deadline
2016-11-01
Start Date 2016-11-13
End Date 2016-12-17



Archaeology Field School Location

Shire, Ethiopia

Archaeology Field School Tuition and Credits

Sponsoring College/Institution

UCLA, Institute for Field Research


Academic Credit

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

$4,950


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 kmĀ² 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


Time Period

1st to 6th century CE







Directors and Instructors

Willeke Wendrich (wendrich@humnet.ucla.edu), UCLA








Archaeology Field School Contact Information and Website

Field School Website: http://ifrglobal.org/programs/africa/ethiopia-shire-2016

Field School Contact Information



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