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Africa - Egypt - Fayum Archaeological Project, Egypt - 2012
Archaeology Field School Location and DatesApplication Deadline
Start Date 2012-10-25
End Date 2012-11-29
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Archaeology Field School Location
Archaeology Field School Tuition and CreditsSponsoring College/Institution
UCLA, Institute for Field Research and California State University Northridge
8 semester credit units (equivalent to 12 quarter credit units) from California State University Northridge
Archaeology Field School Tuition
$4,950 CSU system students; $5,100 all others
Archaeology Field School Room and Board
Student will stay in a tented camp in a walled area which is part of the project’s excavation headquarters. Two students will share a canvas tent, which has electric light, room to stand and has two beds with blankets, pillow and sheets provided. Classes, meals and paper work will be inside the dighouse, which has hot showers, work rooms and a lecture hall/dining room. Laundry and cooking are provided by the house staff. Saturday are off and transport will be arranged to and from Cairo on Thursday afternoon and Saturday night. Students are free to explore Cairo or stay in the camp during weekends. For those who stay in the camp simple meals will be made available. Apart from the meals bottled water, fruit, tea, coffee and powdered lemonade are freely available.
Archaeology Field School Travel
See Above (Tuition)
Archaeology Field School Description
Approximately 50 miles southwest of Cairo lies the Fayum, an oasis in Egypt’s Western Desert. The 2012 field school will concentrate on the Greco-Roman town of Karanis, founded in the third century BCE and abandoned during the seventh century CE. The preservation
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Directors and Instructors
Dr. Willeke Wendrich (firstname.lastname@example.org) is professor of Egyptian Archaeology at the University of California, Los Angeles Department of Near Eastern Studies and member of the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology. She has over 20 years of experience directing archaeological excavations and field schools in Egypt.
Will there be additional organized activities?
Excursions are planned to Giza, Sakkara and the Whale Valley UNESCO World Heritage Site. Students can explore Cairo and Alexandria independently during the weekends and the famous monuments of Luxor and Aswan after the program, for instance in relation to research for the paper subject which will be determined during the five weeks of field work.
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Dr. Willeke Wendrich (email@example.com), UCLA
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