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Archaeology & Anthropology Field Schools

Europe - Spain - DEIA Archaeological and Anthropological Research Centre-Summer Workshops

Archaeology Field School Location and Dates

Application Deadline
Start Date 2010-05-20
End Date 2010-06-03

Multiple Sessions x
Multiple Session information I May 20, 2010 to June 3,2010 II June 14-28 2010
Archaeology Field School Location

Archaeology Field School Tuition and Credits

Sponsoring College/Institution
Students should ask their colleges for sponsorship if needed.
Academic Credit
Each student should arrange with his/her college for credits. I recommend (4)as it is an intensive 10-12 hour a day course. eg.140 hours.
Archaeology Field School Tuition
Inclusive of tuition,supervised fieldwork, lectures, classes, materials, on-site transport, accommodation and meals

Archaeology Field School Travel
not included
Additional Information on Tution/Room and Board/Travel Costs
$1.800per session A few scholarships (based on need and merit)are available to cover half the costs. Participant pays $900.

Archaeology Field School Description

These Summer anthropological workshops are designed to introduce participants to the village of Deia on the island of Mallorca where the indigenous population have lived side by side with increasing numbers of resident and visiting foreigners over the past century. Through the study of its prehistory,history, family structures, economy, social,religious and political life,we will learn about coexistence and the process of forming personal, social, regional and national identities in a period of accelerated social and economic change. Deia, is a picturesque mountain village overlooking the Mediterranean, a popular destination for artists, poets, musicians, archaeologists, anthropologists and multi-cultural visitors and now one of Europe's most cosmopolitan holiday sites. Locals and foreigners share many aspects of 'local' life and strive to keep the ethos of the rural idyll that has attracted outsiders for over a century. After 40 years of archaeological excavations that have changed the prehistory of the island and anthropological studies of the life of the village over the past century DAMARC offers a unique program that combines archaeology and anthropology to gain insights into the process of modernization and identity over time. DAMARC is an artist designed centre for study and research. It evolved as a cultural centre in 1962 (painting exhibitions, musical concerts, poetry readings) and an active archaeological museum where some of the finds from five sites excavated by DAMARC (under the direction of Dr. William Waldren D.Phil Oxford University)are displayed.DAMARC ran digs with Earthwatch Org for over 30 years. After the death of Dr.W.Waldren(2003), Dr. Jackie Waldren BSc,MA,D.Phil (Social Anthropologist)has maintained the museum activities when not teaching at Oxford University and will direct the summer workshops. An idea of the Program Day 1 12noon arrivals airport pick-up Each participant makes her/his own travel arrangements from home to Palma(PMI) airport hopefully arriving by noon for a general pick-up. 2 Lunch at DAMARC 3-6 Settle in wander around village 7-8 Orientation-Introduction-Dinner Day 2 Breakfast, lecture, Village guided tour, Impressions, discussion,lunch, swim, discussion, project ideas. Day 3-13 Lecture, fieldwork, project discussions & progress reports, lunch, fieldwork, dinner, discussion All aspects of fieldwork will be discussed as a group daily and will be supervised individually at regular intervals. Lectures will cover: Archaeology and Anthropology, Prehistory, Spanish and Catalan Culture,Issues and events that have influenced the contemporary village, Lifestyles:peasants, gentry,expats, artists, etal., Tourism dynamics,Collecting data, interviewing,keeping journals, writng ethnography, digital filming. This is an interactive, hands-on collective enterprise that will give each participant an opportunity to develop methods, insights, knowledge and experience in anthropological fieldwork.We welcome participants with college or life experience between 18 and 75 in good health, adaptable, flexible and with a sense of humour. The course is taught in English and other languages are useful for interviewing(Spanish, Catalan, French, German, Arabic).

Archaeology Field School Additional Information

Archaeology Field School Type
Time Period
3000BC to 2010
Field School Setting/Conditions
DAMARC consists of the main house where accommodations and meals are. Lectures and discussion will take place on the terraces or in the lecture room next to main house. Deia is breathtakingly beautiful, hilly, rugged and surrounded by mountains on three sides with a 20 minute walk to the sea along the path of a torrent.There are cafes, restaurants, boutiques and a lively atmosphere day and night.
How is the project area accessed each day
Once at the airport we will provide al necessary transport. We will have easy walking access to interviewing people around the village.
What is the daily schedule for the field school
see above
Number of years this Archaeology Field School has been in operation
35 years
Is there a professional certification for this field school
Directors and Instructors
Dr. Jackie Waldren Dr. Alison Waite-Kahn
Specialized skills you will have the opportunity to learn
Anthropological methodologies: Participant observation, interviewing, keeping journals, writing ethnography, photography and digital filming.
On rain days will there be lab work?
Will there be additional organized activities?
yes Excursions to other sites, markets, city.
Will there be additional organized activities?
morning lectures, evening discussion groups
Is travel restriced during free time?
Recommend before or after the project dates.

Archaeology Field School Contact Information and Website

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Field School Contact Information

(April to September) Dr.J.Waldren, Director DAMARC Deia Museum & Research Centre Calle Teix 4'Deia 07179 Mallorca Balearic Islands, Spain

(October to March)Dr.J.Waldren
Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology
51 Banbury Rd. Oxford OX26PN,

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