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Archaeology & Anthropology Field Schools

Africa - Egypt - Fayum Archaeological Project - 2012

Africa - Egypt - Fayum Archaeological Project - 2012

Archaeology Field School Location and Dates

Application Deadline
Start Date 2012-10-25
End Date 2012-11-29

Archaeology Field School Location


Archaeology Field School Tuition and Credits

Sponsoring College/Institution

Institute for Field Research, UCLA, California State University, Northridge

Academic Credit

8 semester credit hours

Archaeology Field School Tuition

$4,950 CSU system students, $5,100 all others

Archaeology Field School Room and Board


Additional Information on Tution/Room and Board/Travel Costs

All inclusive; Meals will be provided during the work week, which runs from Sunday through Thursday. Friday and 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 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 of the ancient remains is excellent and a wide range of archaeological materials is studied by a large group of archaeological specialists, including site management specialists. The Fayum Field School combines teaching American students with training Egypt

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ian archaeologists employed by the Supreme Council of Antiquities, making cultural exchange an integral part of the program.

Archaeology Field School Additional Information

Archaeology Field School Type


Time Period


What is the daily schedule for the field school

See website for syllabus

Number of years this Archaeology Field School has been in operation

Directors and Instructors

Dr. Willeke Wendrich (UCLA)

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.

Archaeology Field School Contact Information and Website

Field School Website:

Field School Contact Information

Institute for Field Research 1855 Industrial St. #106 Los Angeles CA. 90021 Tel: 424.226.6130 Fax: 310.837.0193

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