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Africa - Tanzania- Olduvai Field School - 2014

Deadline
2014-06-25

The transition from the earliest human culture, the Oldowan, to the more sophisticated Acheulean, is one of the most significant events in the evolution of human technology. Despite the importance of this technological transition, little is known about the biological and cultural evolutionary mechanisms underlying it. Traditionally, this major cultural shift has been linked with the emergence of Homo erectus, a species defined by its much larger brain and body size, while the transformation from Oldowan simple core-and-flake technology to Acheulean handaxes was viewed as a steady progression rather than a revolutionary change. However, these assumptions are not grounded in the current available evidence, but rooted in cultural-history paradigms that are only now being tested. The Olduvai Gorge Archaeology Field School will collect fresh data on the emergence of the Acheulean at Olduvai and contribute to ongoing research being conducted by an international multidisciplinary team of researchers, the Olduvai Geochronology and Archaeology Project (OGAP).

Africa - Uganda- Ntusi Field School - 2014

Deadline
2014-06-07

Ntusi is a site covering an area of more than 100 hectares, situated in the grasslands of south western Uganda. Occupied throughout the first half of the second millennium CE, Ntusi is the earliest archaeological site in the Great Lakes region of Africa demonstrating the development of centralized societies. The 2014 field school will seek to test current interpretations of the site by conducting excavation in new areas, applying new analytical techniques and exploring Ntusi’s relationship with its immediate hinterland. The main research focus will be on the northeast part of the site, which will establish the organization of space, the economic base and the date of occupation of the location. In addition to excavation, students will be involved in the recovery of palaeobotanical remains and the processing and recording of abundant assemblages of pottery and animal bone. A limited amount of field survey will be undertaken to identify sites for future investigation. Students will visit various local natural and cultural locations – such as papyrus swamps and cattle enclosures – to consider their significance in understanding the past.

Africa- South Africa - Spitzkloof B Field School- 2014

Deadline
2014-07-06
Spitzkloof is as series of three neighboring rockshelters in the Richtersveld region of Namaqualand, a coastal desert in the northwest corner of South Africa. Although desolate, transhumant pastoralists, the descendants of those still live here, thrived in this landscape for millennia. Our work at Spitzkloof is aimed at understanding how some of the world’s earliest fully modern human societies adapted to challenging African environments over the past 200,000 years, of the behavioral flexibility that so epitomizes our species – flexibility that enabled us to colonize the globe and in the process out-compete our less versatile archaic cousins, including the Neanderthals, Denisovans, and so-called ‘Hobbits’. The three Spitzkloof Rockshelters – designated A, B and C – form the ‘backbone’ of our research in Namaqualand. The goal of the 2014 field season is to continue excavating at Spitzkloof B and to conduct archaeological and geomorphological surveys in the surrounding area.

Asia - China- Yangguanzhai Field School - 2014

Deadline
2014-06-08

The prehistoric village of Yangguanzhai (YGZ) dates to the Middle to Late Yangshao period (4,000-3,000 BCE) and it is one of the largest of its kind. The site is located in the Jing River Valley, approximately 25 kilometers north of the ancient city of Xi’an in northwest China. YGZ has a moat, a row of cave dwellings, subterranean houses, child urn-burials, and extensive pottery kilns. During the 2014 season, the project will continue working in the northeast corner of the site. We will attempt to complete the excavation of the Neolithic refuse pits found in these units. We will investigate the depositional processes that created the pits, and we will sieve the contents and extract botanical remains through flotation. Furthermore, we will conduct ceramic analysis to learn more about the exploitation of local clay sources and the pottery production at the site. In addition, students will engage in experimental archaeology, making pottery knives as they were found in great number at the site. To gain a better understanding of the overall settlement system of the region, we will also conduct survey work at the nearby Neolithic sites of Manan and Huiduipo.

Asia - Japan - Archaeological Field Training at Rebun Island, Japan, University of Alberta - 2014

Deadline
2014-03-14

In Summer 2014, under the direction of Dr. Andrzej Weber, the Department of ANthropology, University of Alberta will be offering a 6-credit Archaeological Field School (ANTHR 396) on Rebun Island, Japan. This field school will be hosted by the Baikal-Hokkaido Archaeology Project (BHAP), in conjunction with the University of Hokkaido, Japan. Please see the project website for more details: http://bhap.artsrn.ualberta.ca/fieldwork-2014

Asia - Japan - Dig Hokkaido - 2014

Deadline
2014-05-01

Help uncover clues about life 20,000 years ago during the last ice age at the Shimaki archaeological site in Hokkaido, Japan. At that time the island was connected to mainland Asia by dry land because of lower sea levels (a tremendous amount of water was locked up in glacial ice!). Join a crew of international researchers excavating one of Hokkaido’s oldest archaeological sites. As a 2014 team member, you will learn methods and techniques of modern archaeology while investigating the lives of people who inhabited Hokkaido before pottery, metal, the wheel, or farming. Walk in the footsteps of ice-age hunters of northern Japan. Enjoy the camaraderie and friendship of students from Japan and the United States in one of the most breathtakingly beautiful spots on the globe.

Asia - Philippines - Ifugao Field School - 2014

Deadline
2014-06-14

This field school is a component of the Ifugao Archaeological Project (IAP), a multi-year research project at the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Ifugao. The Ifugao constructed their Rice Terraces in rugged terrain as high as 2,000 meters above-sea-level for over 400 years. Terrace construction, use, and maintenance suggest complex community management. However, this aspect of Ifugao subsistence is still poorly understood. Our research is focused on the sustainability of Ifugao irrigated-terrace farming by utilizing the concept of self-organizing systems. It documents the growth of a self-organizing system by examining the historical development of several terrace systems. For the 2014 field season, we will deploy landscape archaeology approach to examine historical, ecological, and ethnographic dimensions of Ifugao subsistence. The field season will be divided into blocks of activities including surface mapping, archaeological excavations, artifact processing, ethnographic interviews and laboratory analyses.

Atlantic - Bermuda - Field School in Maritime Archaeology - 2014

Deadline
2014-04-15

The Summer Field School in Maritime Archaeology is a joint research expedition conducted in Bermuda by faculty of Saint Mary's College of California and the University of Rhode Island. The field school is a research-based learning experience that will expose students to a variety of activities including archival research, artifact conservation, maritime archaeological survey, and underwater excavation and documentation of historic shipwrecks. The field school is open to all junior college, college and university students. There are no academic prerequisites and prior archaeological experience or knowledge of Bermuda is not required.

Australia - Archaeological Field Methods Field School - 2014

Deadline

The 2014 Archaeological Field Methods Field School (ARCH8801) will be undertaken at a local site in South Australai. The first two days of the fieldschool will consist of lectures and practical exercises at Flinders University, however this will be followed by a further five days of intensive field work, where students will be able to apply their field skills to a range of real-world archaeological scenarios.

Spaces on this fieldschool are limited to 15 students and short-course participants, so if you are interested you should enrol soon. Enrolment requires permission from the topic coordinator, Dr Mick Morrison , and students should complete a FAQ in order to seek approval to do the topic. Short-course students are welcome to participate in the fieldschool and should contact the Topic Coordinator for more information.

Australia - Australian Archaeology and Wildlife Internships and Field Schools - 2014

Australia - Australian Archaeology and Wildlife Internships and Field Schools - 2014

Deadline
2013-12-05

Gain practical skills while working with the Traditional Owners and specialists amid the stunning natural and cultural landscapes of southern Western Australia. An integrated team will undertake an expedition to the amazing rock art complex of Marbaleerup (Mount Ridley), north of the town of Esperance. This culturally significant region contains amazing rock art, incredible stone arrangements, extensive stone artifact scatters, ancient waterholes and lonely graves. From here, the team heads to the coast (Cape Arid National Park) to study and record several cultural places. The Gabbie Kyle team are also working with wildlife specialists to monitor endangered fauna of the region. Working under the guidance of Traditional Owners, participants will gain practical skills in archaeological field methods, heritage management, cultural mapping, and environmental science.

Australia - Barunga, Northern Territory - 2014

Deadline
2014-06-02

This fieldschool provides a unique opportunity for students to undertake 'community' archaeology in Australia. Students will have the chance to learn field-based archaeological skills, while at the same time developing other practical and personal skills necessary to conduct archaeological research with Aboriginal communities. In particular, students will focus on the recording of rock art in its wider cultural context.

Australia - Community Archaeology Field School - 2014

Deadline
2014-06-01

Overview

Community archaeology has an important focus on community participation, training, capacity building and outreach. At Flinders our Community Archaeology field school is often organised around community requests for assistance to document, record, preserve and manage important aspects of their local heritage.

Australia - Historical Cemeteries Field School - 2014

Deadline
2014-04-01

In order to provide Bachelor of Archaeology students with a no-cost option to satisfy the core topic degree field requirement, from 2014 a local field school providing an introduction to archaeological research in historical cemeteries will be offered. This field school will be available every other year. Students will enroll in ARCH 3308 Historical Archaeology Field School. All fieldwork associated with this field school will be conducted in Adelaide and the surrounding suburbs.

Australia - Human Osteology Laboratory Short Course - 2014

Deadline
2014-10-01

This is an intensive lab topic that provides students with a detailed introduction to the human skeleton. In addition to the identification of all components of the skeleton, students will learn the range of biological and chemical information that is recorded in the human skeleton. In relation to archaeology and forensic science, the topic provides knowledge regarding the location, identification, recovery, and analysis of human remains occurring in field contexts. Key information regarding biological age, sex, stature, geographic origin, behavioral attributes, and chronometric dating are addressed. Workshops provide the essential hands-on practical component of teaching and learning in human osteology.

Australia - Indigenous Archaeology Field School - 2014

Deadline
2014-04-07

PLEASE NOTE that in 2014 there will be two options for students to attend the Indigenous Archaeology Field School in Ngadjuri Country: one between the 21-27 April and another between the 22-28 September.

Australia - Maritime Archaeology Advanced Practicum: Marine Geophysics - 2014

Deadline
2014-10-07

This topic will provide students the opportunity to study marine geophysics for archaeology in both theoretical and practical application. The topic will be delivered with specialist support from Dr Paul Baggaley who has over a decade of experience in developing the industry-leading geophysics team for Wessex Archaeology (Paul and his team have carried out over 100 maritime archaeology projects in the United Kingdom).

Australia - Maritime Archaeology Fieldwork Practicum Gold Coast Wreck Conservation Project - 2014

Deadline
2014-06-02

This topic is a practicum which provides students with opportunities to participate in the workplace environment. Occasionally, maritime archaeology fieldwork opportunities arise in which students may assist government agencies, consultancy firms, non-profit groups or other universities. This topic provides students with the ability to participate in these projects and receive one-on-one guidance and instruction with immediate feedback on their performance. This practicum will allow students to put their theoretical learning into practice, develop a sense of the workplace, enhance their employment prospects through additional training, build a network of contacts, and develop a range of personal and professional work skills. This topic will be taught in intensive mode during a full week, including two weekends, and will necessitate involvement and input from a range of maritime archaeology practitioners. SCUBA diving qualifications are not necessary for participation. The body of the topic will comprise practical exercises, field work and associated lecture/seminars.

Australia - Rock Art Field School A_ARCH3312 - 2014

Deadline
2014-09-01

This field school provides a unique opportunity for students to undertake community archaeology in Australia. Students will have the chance to learn practical archaeological skills while at the same time developing other practical and personal skills necessary to conduct archaeological research with Aboriginal communities. In particular, students will focus on the recording of rock art in its wider cultural and archaeological context. The field school will involve some seminars, but will mostly be directed towards in-depth practical recording skills necessary for rock art research in an archaeological framework.

Fees will be charged to cover such things as transport, accommodation and food depending on location of the field school.

Australia - Ships: Research, Recording and Reconstruction - 2014

Deadline
2014-09-01

This topic provides students with the theoretical and practical training necessary for researching ships and ship construction. Students will develop an in-depth knowledge of recording, representing and interpreting ship construction. Students should expect to learn nautical terminology, the basic components of a ship and activities aboard, principles of ship construction and rigging, procedures for taking and drafting ship lines and construction plans, hull analysis, procedures for graphic representation of hulls and principles of reconstructing ships. This topic is challenging, demanding and hands-on; students are expected to participate fully in problem-solving exercises

Australia - South Australia - Archaeological Field Methods - 2014

Deadline
2014-09-01

This topic provides students with an introduction to a range of basic archaeological surveying field techniques employed in a variety of archaeological contexts; these techniques are widely used throughout Australia and similar to those used internationally. The topic aims to bridge the gap between 'formal' archaeology lectures and 'hands on' archaeology and hence is focused around practical, skills-based exercises.
This topic provides preparation for more advanced practicals taught in some of the second and third year archaeology topics (in particular it is required that students complete this topic before undertaking any of the upper level archaeology field schools). This topic is a core topic for all students enrolled in the Bachelor of Archaeology.

Australia - South Australia - The Archaeology of Australian Stone Artefacts - 2014

Deadline
2014-09-01

ARCH8405 Topic Overview

An understanding of stone tools is critical in practicing cultural heritage management and undertaking archaeological research on Indigenous sites in Australia. This topic gives students skills in stone tool identification and analysis in practical laboratory sessions, combined with seminars that cover current research trends and advanced theoretical issues. It is suitable for students wishing to gain expertise in stone tool analysis and for cultural heritage managers requiring these skills in their professional practice.

Caribbean - Antigua - Betty's Hope Archaeological Field School - 2014

Caribbean - Antigua - Betty's Hope Archaeological Field School - 2014

Deadline
2014-03-28

Join us this summer for an opportunity to work on the beautiful island of Antigua to excavate at Betty's Hope, a 300-year-old sugar plantation. Learn archaeological field methods while taking in Caribbean culture and history in this month-long field school.

Caribbean - Colonial Caribbean on St. Eustatius - 2014

Deadline
2014-08-22

Excavations will focus on the Fair Play plantation on the Caribbean island of St. Eustatius. Fair Play was an eighteenth-century plantation that consists of multiple structures including the only standing wind mill on the island.

Caribbean - Dominican Republic - ADMAT's Le Casimir Wreck Maritime Project - 2014

Caribbean - Dominican Republic - ADMAT's Le Casimir Wreck Maritime Project - 2014

Deadline
2014-05-31
This is a unique opportunity to join ADMAT’s maritime archaeological project in the historic town of Monte Cristi on the north coast of the Dominican Republic. ADMAT is working with Oficina Nacional de Patrimonio Cultural Subacuático (ONPCS) Ministry of Culture to conduct a maritime archaeological survey and excavation of Le Casimir a French brig carrying perfume, wine and other cargos which was wrecked in 1829.
Caribbean - Grenada - Archaeology and Cultural Heritage in the Caribbean - 2014

Caribbean - Grenada - Archaeology and Cultural Heritage in the Caribbean - 2014

Deadline
2014-03-15

"Archaeology and Cultural Heritage in the Caribbean” is focused on learning fundamental skills for conducting archaeological survey and excavation, coupled with ethnographic fieldwork involving engagement with local communities, government agencies, and NGOs to examine cultural and historical resource preservation efforts and challenges. This four-week program on the island of Carriacou (Grenada) includes working with locals, students, and staff from the UK, the Netherlands, and Grenada to excavate and analyze archaeological remains that date back to the original Amerindian colonists over 1500 years ago. Students will also participate in community service activities and ethnographic fieldwork focusing on cultural heritage management in the West Indies as part of the program.

Caribbean - Nevis - Fort Charles Archaeological Project - 2014

Deadline
2014-03-28

This year's field school continues work began last year at one of the earliest British forts in the New World. Our project is the first to examine the exciting site of Fort Charles in Nevis, West Indies. This site was also home to one of the longest-lived forts in the region with an occupation history spanning two and half centuries. Preliminary analysis also suggests a unique pattern of British and African diasporan interaction at the site.

Caribbean - St. Croix - United States Virgin Islands - Excavation-Based Field School - 2014

Caribbean - St. Croix - United States Virgin Islands - Excavation-Based Field School - 2014

Deadline
2014-04-10
This archaeological and bioarchaeological field school will take place at the Aklis site, a prehistoric shell midden, habitation, and cemetery site, located on the beach in Frederiksted, St. Croix, US Virgin Islands. The Aklis site may represent the second Columbus landing site, but is endangered by rising sea levels. Students will gain hands on experience in excavation methods, mapping, artifact identification and classification, excavation of human skeletal material, and osteological data recording. Students will learn about the ecology, history, and culture history of St. Croix through visits to local museums and national parks, such as Buck Island Reef National Monument, Estate Whim Museum and Plantation, a paleoethnobotanical tour of the local rainforest, activities with the National Park Service and United States Fish and Wildlife Services on St. Croix, and interactions with scholars and experts on St. Croix.
Central America - Belize - Maya Research Program's 23rd field season in Belize - 2014

Central America - Belize - Maya Research Program's 23rd field season in Belize - 2014

Deadline
2014-07-27
The Maya Research Program is a U.S.-based non-profit organization (501c3) that sponsors archaeological and ethnographic research in Middle America. Each summer since 1992, we have sponsored archaeological fieldwork at the ancient Maya sites of Blue Creek, Nojol Nah, Xnoha, and Grey Fox in northwestern Belize. Gain experience excavating Maya architecture and learning lab techniques such as bioarchaeology, osteology, ceramics, and 3D modeling. Academic credit available. Students receive a 15% discount!

Central America - Costa Rica - Tree Field Studies (Tropical Research in Ecology and Ethology): Field School teaching ecology, conservation & behavior in the Tropics - 2014

Deadline
2014-03-15

Tree Field Studies (TREE: Tropical Research in Ecology and Ethology, LLC) is a small field school teaching a variety of course in the tropics.

Our principle locations are Costa Rica, Tanzania, and Panama. Our field locations in Central America are: Estacion Biologica El Zota, Cana Palma Reserve, Tortuguero, Bocas Del Toro, Panama. In Africa we teach at Udzungwa Ecological Monitoring Centre, Tanzania.

For the summer of 2014 we are offering the following courses: Primate Behavior & Ecology, Tropical Herpetology, Tropical Entomology, Tropical Ecology.

Our web address is http://treefieldstudies.wix.com/treefieldstudies

Central America - Mayan Ethnographic Field School in Guatemala -updated - 2014

Deadline
2014-04-16
ANT 390 Mayan Ethnographic Field School in Guatemala June 1 – June 21, 2014 - 3 credits Participating in secret ancient indigenous rituals on cliff-tops, hunting exotic medicinal plants in forests, and projects to conserve cultural traditions are all part of the adventure. This summer abroad program gives an intimate hands-on glimpse into another culture, discover the colorful world of the mountain indigenous K’iche Maya. Stretching across a region of Guatemala’s stunning, beautiful highlands, volcanoes, this course explores the dynamic interactions of human societies. Our program includes homestays with K’iche Mayan with the welcoming extended Leon family as well as Mayan ceremonies, saunas, medicinal plant treatments, Mayan festivals, as well as learning indigenous weaving and artwork. Concurrently, through course activities, assignments, & individual projects, students develop practical skill & experience in anthropological fieldwork.Co-director Adelphi University Anthropology Professor Douglas London has two decades of experience working with the Maya in Guatemala. Co-Director Taxa London is a Kiche Maya from Chichicastenango. Our lead teacher “Chema” is a K’iche Mayan shaman and will take you on a journey through the spiritual life of the Mayan people. Among others we will visit ancient Maya cities and ruins and one of the best-preserved colonial cities in the Americas: Antigua. For details interested students should email Professor Douglas London at dlondon@ adelphi.edu Program Cost $2150 CIE Fee $150 *Undergrad Tuition (3 cr) $2700 Total $4950 website:https://adelphi-sa.terradotta.com/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=27425

Central America - Mexico - Ethnohistory Field Program - 2014

Deadline
2014-06-02
The purpose of this field program is to introduce students to innovative research methods in the integration of archaeology, art history, ethnohistory, and ethnography. Mexico in general and the vast state of Oaxaca in particular create an ideal research environment, where the indigenous cultures constructed monumental sites, ruled over city-states, invented complex writing systems, and crafted among the finest artistic traditions in the world, some of which are still perpetuated to this day. The clash of the Indigenous and the European worlds in the 16th century created a most unique culture, the legacy of which underlies the modern nation of Mexico. By traveling through the mountains, valleys, and coasts of Oaxaca and immersing themselves in this rich study environment, students will gain direct experience with archaeological, ethnohistorical, and ethnographic research methods and resources. In addition, the course aims to provide insights into the practicalities of conducting academic research in Mexico, by visiting research institutes and hearing on-site lectures from local experts. A broader question to be addressed is how new modes of inquiry in archaeology can reflect on approaches more consistent with the logic inherent in the scientific method. This interactive course will explore methods that avoid one-sided dependencies, and will link the past and present through the exploration of those surviving ancient sites and living communities which are directly referenced in the ethnohistorical records. Note that this Travel Study Program does not involve active participation in an archaeological dig.

Central America - Panama - Chiriqui Archaeological Project - 2014

Deadline
2014-05-01

The Chiriquí Archaeological Project is proud to be one of the most economical non-profit field schools in Latin America, and one which offers transferable college credits while maintaining a very low faculty to student ratio. You will be involved in an active research project with involving excavation, survey, and lab analysis. The 2014 field school will deal with the small farmstead and hamlet sites located between the Barriles political center and the pre-Columbian village community of Pitti-González. Barriles is a large pre-Columbian center notable for its early monumentality. The site contains numerous earthen mounds, stone sculpture, and sprawling residential sectors dating primarily to the Formative period (300 B.C. to A.D. 900). Our current research questions deal with the organization of particular activities. Please visit the website for more information.

Central America- Panama- Sitio Drago Field School- 2014

Deadline
2014-06-21

Panama’s Caribbean Bocas del Toro Province was assumed to have been settled only 1400 years ago and to have remained isolated throughout its brief prehistory. Recent research has uncovered much evidence to the contrary. This project seeks to provide a broader range of information to better evaluate the region’s settlement history and developing social complexity. To date the Proyecto Arqueológico Sitio Drago has uncovered evidence of a much older settlement history and illustrated evidence of contact with cultures hundreds of kilometers away. The 2014 field season will focus primarily on excavation and data recovery from a mortuary area in the central part of Sitio Drago. Previous excavation has uncovered an area adjacent to 5 burials that is rich in artifacts and faunal remains indicative of some sort of ritual feasting activity. We will continue working in this area and gather data to better understand the nature of the proposed ritual behavior and social structure at the site.

Europe - Albania - Narta Lagoon Archaeological Project - 2014

Deadline
2014-02-15

The UB Archaeology in Albania summer program, hosted at the Narta Lagoon Archaeological Field School, aims to investigate the spread of the earliest farming communities to Europe and the reaction of these early farmers to the effects of a climate change that occurred 8,200 years ago. The survey and excavation at the Narta lagoon will provide students with a detailed understanding of cutting-edge archaeological method and theory, and a firsthand experience of modern excavation and survey methodology.Students will visit Apollonia, a Corinthian colony, only 10km from the lagoon; the ancient town of Berat, a world heritage site, which has one of the best-preserved Iron Age castles in the Balkans; the Classical city of Butrint, another world heritage site, said to have been founded by Aeneas after escaping from Troy; and the National Museum of History in the capital Tirana. All of these excursions will be conducted by qualified guides and lecturers to lead and educate the students participating on this program.

Europe - Bulgaria -  European Archaeology in Brief: All in one pack - 2015

Europe - Bulgaria - European Archaeology in Brief: All in one pack - 2015

Deadline
2015-07-20
EUROPE ARCHAEOLOGY IN BRIEF – ALL IN ONE PACK is a combination of three Balkan Heritage Field School (BHFS) projects covering several periods of the European History: Prehistory, Classical Antiquity (Late Classical, Hellenistic, Roman, Late Roman). It provides to either students or people interested in Archaeology, History and Anthropology comprehensive archaeological experience (in six weeks at three different sites: prehistoric settlement, a sanctuary or emporion (ancient trade center) and Roman provincial capital, located in Bulgaria and Macedonia. What is more choosing to participate in the pack’s proposals the BHFS participants will benefit from the considerably reduced admission fees, faster registration and the option to join a 5-day excursion to Istanbul, Turkey after the last field school project.
Europe - Bulgaria - Ancient Greek Pack - 2015

Europe - Bulgaria - Ancient Greek Pack - 2015

Deadline
2015-06-15
ANCIENT GREEK PACK – The project pack combination aims to offer both practical and theoretical experience in the basic periods of the Greek Archaeology – Archaic, Classical and Hellenistic. The Greek city of Apollonia Pontica at the Black Sea Coast and Emporion Pistiros in the heart of Thrace is both perfect “playground”, representing material evidence for the intercultural contacts between Greeks and Thracians in the period between 7th and 3d century BC. An optional excursion to Istanbul is available between the project sessions.
Europe - Bulgaria - Ancient Greeks in the Land of Dionysus - 2015

Europe - Bulgaria - Ancient Greeks in the Land of Dionysus - 2015

Deadline
2015-07-10
Excavations at emporion Pistiros - an ancient Greek trade center in the Classical and Hellenistic periods located deep in ancient Thrace: the land of origin of Dionysus and Orpheus. The field school program focus is on Classical and field archaeology, finds processing and documentation, including advanced photographic techniques RTI and Photogrammetry plus study of interactions between ancient Greek and Thracian civilizations. It envisions individual programs for advanced students and project alumni as well as a number of excursions to ancient cities, sites and museums in Thrace, Bulgaria for all. 6 to 9 credit hours awarded upon request by NBU. The field school is hosted by a local SPA & winery hotel.
Europe - Bulgaria - Apollonia Pontica Excavation Project - 2015

Europe - Bulgaria - Apollonia Pontica Excavation Project - 2015

Deadline
2015-06-15
Excavations of the sacred precinct (temenos) of the Temple of Apollo (Archaic and Classical Greek & Early Byzantine periods), St. Kirik Island in Sozopol (once known as Apollonia Pontica), Bulgaria. The field school program focus is on Classical and field archaeology, finds processing and documentation as well as ancient Greek colonization. It envisions individual programs for advanced students and project alumni as well as a number of excursions to ancient cities, sites and museums along the Bulgarian Black Sea coast for all. Optional 5-day tour of Istanbul (Turkey) after the field school. 6 to 9 credit hours awarded upon request by NBU.
Europe - Bulgaria - Intensive Practical Course on Roman Archaeology 2015

Europe - Bulgaria - Intensive Practical Course on Roman Archaeology 2015

Deadline
2014-11-30
This project offers to the students and volunteers to become part of the archaeological excavations of a Roman fortress situated near the modern town of Montana (North-Western Bulgaria). The field school features an unique combination of fieldwork, on-site instruction by expert archaeologists, and visits to major museums and open-air sites. Participants will have chance to get their minds, hands, and shovels into the material vestiges of a significant site. The field school offers field work processing and recording artifacts, different lectures and a visit to near-by archaeological location.
Europe - Bulgaria - Introduction to the Archaeology of The Eastern Roman Empire 2015

Europe - Bulgaria - Introduction to the Archaeology of The Eastern Roman Empire 2015

Deadline
2014-11-30
In course of this program the students will take part in ongoing excavations in Roman town of Philippopolis and will travel to the ancient capital of Byzantine Empire Constantinople (the modern Istanbul in Turkey). The program offers a combination of theoretical lectures supported by practical classes and field work. The main goal of the course is to make students familiar with history and archaeology of the Late Roman period (4th - 5th century AD) and the beginning of Byzantine civilization and Early Christian culture and art.
Europe - Bulgaria - Philippopolis field school 2015

Europe - Bulgaria - Philippopolis field school 2015

Deadline
2014-12-31
“Philippopolis” Field School is an intensive, two-week educational program in Roman field archaeology. In course of this program the students will take part in ongoing excavations in Roman town of Philippopolis (now Plovdiv in South Bulgaria). The program offers combination of ten days hands-on fieldwork and seminars devoted to small finds processing and archaeological illustrations. The program incorporates also research trips which will introduce the participants with the comprehensive historical and cultural appreciation of Rome and Roman civilization.
Europe - Bulgaria - Prehistoric Pack - 2015

Europe - Bulgaria - Prehistoric Pack - 2015

Deadline
2015-06-15
PREHISTORIC PACK (EXCAVATION AT TWO SITES: THE NEOLITIC SETTELMENT ILINDENTSI AND TELL YNATSITE) – The field school pack is a combination of two Balkan Heritage Field School projects – Illindentsi Neolithic Settlement and Tell Yunatsite. The two main prehistoric periods of occupation – Early and Middle Balkan Neolithic (6000 – 5400 BC) and Chalcolithic (4900 – 4100 BC), represented at both sites, are ideal predisposition for all participants to gain valuable practical and theoretical archaeological experience in the consequent archaeological projects.
Europe - Bulgaria - Rise and Fall of the First European Civilization 2015

Europe - Bulgaria - Rise and Fall of the First European Civilization 2015

Deadline
2015-06-25
Excavation at Tell Yunatsite - one of the very first urban settlements in Europe (4900-4100 BC), near Pazardzhik, Southern Bulgaria. The field school program focus is on Prehistory, Chalcolithic and field archaeology, finds processing and documentation as well as Prehistoric warfare. It envisions individual programs for advanced students and project alumni as well as a number of excursions to ancient and prehistoric sites in Bulgaria. Optional 5-day tour of Troy and Istanbul (Turkey) after the field school. 6 to 9 credit hours awarded upon request by NBU.
Europe - Bulgaria - Summer Practical Course on Roman Pottery 2015

Europe - Bulgaria - Summer Practical Course on Roman Pottery 2015

Deadline
2014-11-30
The main goal of the project is to acquaint students with the basic methods of archaeological records of Roman pottery. During the course participants will work with authentic Roman shards and will learn: the analytical techniques; how to render a pottery material into a systematic classification; how to make a technical drawing; how to use the graphic software and prepare materials for publication; how to interpret the archaeological data.
Europe - Bulgaria - Summer Program in Museology 2015

Europe - Bulgaria - Summer Program in Museology 2015

Deadline
2014-12-31
This project will guide the students and the volunteers through the history and methodology of the museums work. Within 14 days we are going to visit more than 20 museums and open air monuments. We will discuss different aspects of the museum management and collection keeping. The course incorporates close connections with the museum's staff including on-site lectures and free discussion. Our participants will have the chance to accompany the museum curators in course of their daily work and to gain experience on museum exhibitions, design, collections care and working with visitors.
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Europe - Bulgaria -"Fresco-Hunting" Photo Research Expedition to Medieval Balkan Churches

Deadline
2015-04-15
The project provides an unique opportunity to students and volunteers to take part in an expedition for documentation of abandoned medieval churches/chapels and their frescoes in Western Bulgaria, to learn technical drawing, to enhance their digital photography skills, to gain knowledge about Orthodox Christianity and Byzantine and Medieval Balkan civilization as well as to visit many historic sites and museums in Sofia, Western Bulgaria and Eastern Serbia. 6 to 9 credit hours awarded upon request by NBU. Two courses are available: standard & extended followed by an optional 5-day excursion to Istanbul, Turkey.
Europe - Bulgaria, Macedonia - Ancient Greek and Roman Pack - 2015

Europe - Bulgaria, Macedonia - Ancient Greek and Roman Pack - 2015

Deadline
2015-07-01
ANCIENT GREEK AND ROMAN PACK is a project combination providing a perfect “playground” for an archaeological overview of the Classical Archaeology in two Balkan countries: Emporion Pistiros (in the heart of Thrace, Bulgaria), as an important trade center where Greeks and Thracians were exchanging goods, later destroyed by the Celts, and Stobi (Macedonia) as impressive Roman city, occupying territory of over 27 hectares with temple of Isis, Roman theater, late Roman basilicas, synagogue, necropolis etc. An optional excursion to Pella and Vergina in Greece, is available between the project sessions.
Europe - Bulgaria- The Birth of Europe: Excavations of the Neolithic Settlement

Europe - Bulgaria- The Birth of Europe: Excavations of the Neolithic Settlement

Deadline
2015-05-20
Excavations of one of the earliest Neolithic settlements in Europe (6000-5500 BC), near Ilindentsi, Bulgaria. The field school program focus is on Prehistory, Neolithic and field archaeology, finds processing and documentation as well as Neolithic ceramic studies. It envisions individual programs for advanced students and project alumni as well as a number of excursions to historic sites and museums in Bulgaria. Optional trips to Istanbul (Turkey) and to Philippi and the Aegean Coast (Greece). 6 to 9 credit hours awarded upon request by NBU.
Europe - Bulgaria-Workshop for Conservation and Restoration of Ancient Greek Pottery 2015

Europe - Bulgaria-Workshop for Conservation and Restoration of Ancient Greek Pottery 2015

Deadline
2015-08-01
The Workshop (to be hosted consequently in Balkan Heritage Conservation Space in Emona and Sozopol, Bulgaria) will guide the participants through the history of Ancient Greek pottery, its production and consequent stages of archaeological conservation, restoration, documentation and study. Both the theoretical and practical courses will be based on authentic Ancient Greek shards found in Sozopol (the Ancient Greek colony of Apollonia Pontica on the Black Sea), Bulgaria. Discounts off the admission fee are available!

Europe - Crete, Greece - Azoria Project (Field School) - 2014

Deadline
2014-03-15

The Azoria Project, the excavation of an early (Archaic) city on Crete, is accepting applications for the 2014 Duke-UNC Field School in Classical Archaeology (Duke in Crete Program).

Europe - Crete, Greece- Gonies Field School - 2014

Deadline
2014-06-01
The Three Peak Sanctuaries of Central Crete project investigates Minoan peak sanctuaries in the rocky mountainous province of Malevyzi. This field school focuses on ethnographic research at the area – particularly at the village of Gonies. Our goal is to use local knowledge to inform and enrich the archaeological interpretation of the Peak Sanctuaries. We will focus primarily on toponyms, traditional oral histories and local mythologies, and folk memory of places and structures now long gone. For 2014, we will work collaboratively with municipal social workers and a team of students from the local polytechnic university to compile an ethnographic and census database of the village. Work will involve visiting households door-to-door, gathering information about family size, age, gender, ways of livelihood, skills and material culture. Data will be entered into a digital database, which will be a valuable tool for the community itself, the municipal social services and the archaeological team.

Europe - Croatia - Excavation of Ancient settlement Siculi - 2014

Deadline
2014-08-15

Archaeological and touristic excavation campaign of ancient settlement SICULI is adopted for students, adventurists, archaeology amateurs, volunteers and others willing to learn more about archaeology of this region and who wish to experience the thrill of discovery. Research and restoration program shall be performed by an expert team of the Museum of town Kastela while the program of transfers, excursions, guides and accommodation is organized by Ventula Travel Agency. This program offers a variety of benefits for all it's participants.
The intention of this joint project is sustainable development of local community through archaeological excavation that is going to be financed from this program.

Europe - Croatia - Fieldwork In The Ancient City Of Epidaurum (Dubrovnik) - 2014

Europe - Croatia - Fieldwork In The Ancient City Of Epidaurum (Dubrovnik) - 2014

Deadline
The Sanisera Field School offers an annual archaeological dig on Epidaurum (Cavtat), a place located only 16 km from the spectacular city of Dubrovnik, capital of the Adriatic Sea.

This course is for students who come from all over the world to study abroad and who are interested in Roman cities and Classical archaeology.

The archaeological dig of Epidaurum is located in a stunning setting surrounded by the sea. Epidaurum, originally an Illyrian settlement, most likely gained status as a Roman colony during the reign of Augustus. It was an important port and transportation hub, the majority of the traffic coming from ships travelling the entire eastern coast of the Adriatic Sea.

The city developed rapidly due to its location, the easy communication thanks to the sea, and the well-established roads connected to internal regions. Although legend claims Slavs and Avars destroyed the city in the 7th century, and that the refugees of the ravaged city founded Dubrovnik, it is more likely that Epidaurum ceased to exist as a city and gradually declined before the invasion of Slavs and Avars on this region.

Fieldwork will focus on the excavation of a public building from the ancient city of Epidaurum, dated between the 1st and 3rd centuries AD. The Harris system will be followed in order to systematically dig all the sequence the site has. In the laboratory students will learn to classify all the artifacts found on the site, including Roman pottery, numismatics and faunal remains.

DIRECTED AT
This is the only course that The Sanisera Field School offers in Croatia. If you are thinking about participating as a volunteer for the first time in an archaeological field school, this course could be a good option for you. This course accommodates participants both with and without experience.

You will learn from the very beginning excavation technique and methodology. You will easily find classical archaeological remains from the Roman world such a pottery, amphora, coins, glass, etc. which you will learn to classify in the laboratory.

The experience gained on completion of this program will help you decide if archaeology is the area of research in which to center your studies and if you want to make anthropology your professional future.

The program takes place next to the Adriatic Sea, in a charming area next to the spectacular medieval city of Dubrovnik.

Previous knowledge or experience in archaeology or computer systems is not required.

FIELD SCHOOL LIFE & LANGUAGE
The fieldwork focuses on Classical Archaeology, and specifically on Roman archaeology. It runs 7 hours a day, and it is divided between excavation, lab work, exercises, lectures and excursions.

Europe - Cyprus - Prastio-Mesorotsos Archaeological Expedition - 2014

Deadline
2014-04-20

In the summer of 2014, a team of archaeologists, specialists and
students will conduct the fourth fieldwork season of the
Prastio-Mesorotsos Archaeological Expedition. Located inland, nestled in the Dhiarizos valley of western Cyprus, the site is a multi-period settlement spanning much of the island's history, from the Neolithic through to the 1950s AD. The project will be run as a Field School, and no prior experience is required of participants. Students of any discipline are encouraged to apply, especially those from Archaeology, Classics and History, but also those interested in surveying, geography, ethnology, as well as anyone with an interest in Mediterranean history of any period.

Europe - Czech Republic - Czech American Archaeology Field School - 2014

Deadline
2014-04-30

The archaeology faculty and staff of College of DuPage and Masaryk University (Brno) invite you to join our joint excavations at Pohansko, an exceptional site in the southeastern corner of the Czech Republic. Located near Breclav, just one km north of the Austrian border, 65 km southeast of Brno, and approximately 80 km northwest of Bratislava, Slovak Republic, Pohansko straddles major communication and transportation routes into Moravia and hence access through central Europe and into the Baltic. This route, known in earlier times as the Amber Road, served as a main avenue of communication and trade from the classical world to Germanic and Slavic peoples of the north.

Europe - England - Bradford Kaims Wetlands Project - 2014

Deadline
2014-06-02

The Bradford Kaims Wetlands Project

The Bradford Kaims site lies in the beautiful county of Northumberland in Northern England. The site lies on the edge of a former prehistoric lake, which over the years has turned to peat, so the preservation is fantastic. The paelo-environmental remains are fantastic, we have many preserved hazlenut shells, which are excellent for dating, seeds, animal bone including an Aurochs long bone.
The Bradford Kaims is a huge Prehistoric landscape and we have already uncovered some fantastic and exciting archaeology. The 2013 season saw the discovery of 12 burnt mounds, a prehistoric causeway, several man made islands, a 6,000 years old preserved wooden platform, 6,000 years old preserved wooden paddle and many sherds of prehistoric pottery.
Only Two burnt mounds have been under excavation , so theres plenty to find and help excavate.

Europe - England - The Durotriges Big Dig - 2014

Deadline
2014-05-23

The Durotriges Project is an archaeological investigation studying the transition from the late Iron Age to the early Roman period in southern England.

The fieldwork, takes place within Dorset, England, a county of outstanding natural beauty and one of the best preserved archaeological landscapes in Britain. The project is run as a Bournemouth University summer field school.

Europe - England - Thornton Abbey Mass Grave and Human Osteology Field School, England - 2014

Europe - England - Thornton Abbey Mass Grave and Human Osteology Field School, England - 2014

Deadline
2014-06-02

A hands on osteological field school offering the unique opportunity to take part in the excavation of a Black Death era medieval mass grave. To date over 50 individuals have been excavated from a single pit and the field school will continue work on this incredibly rare find.

Europe - England - Thornton Abbey Medieval & Monastic Field School, England - 2014

Europe - England - Thornton Abbey Medieval & Monastic Field School, England - 2014

Deadline
2014-06-02

Excavation and survey of the medieval hospital of St James at Thornton Abbey.

Europe - France - Dig in the Roman City of Sanisera & Discover Paris and The Louvre Museum - 2014

Europe - France - Dig in the Roman City of Sanisera & Discover Paris and The Louvre Museum - 2014

Deadline
This program, which has been scheduled by the Sanisera Field School, is divided in two main parts.
In the first part of the course students will gain experience in archaeological fieldwork by excavating in the Ancient Roman city of Sanisera, located in the Mediterranean island of Menorca. During the second part, students will visit Paris to discover the archaeology and ancient art in The Louvre Museum, the most important museum of the world.

PART 1. THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL FIELDWORK IN SANISERA (MENORCA, SPAIN)
Fieldwork will focus on the excavation of an urban area where a monastery has been found. The monastery, which dates from the 5th and 6th centuries AD, includes an Early Christian basilica. The Harris system will be followed in order to systematically dig all the sequence the site has. In the laboratory students will learn to classify all the artifacts found on site, including Roman pottery, numismatics and faunal remains.

Time dedicated to this part of the program: 70%.

PART 2. DISCOVER THE CITY OF PARIS AND THE LOUVRE MUSEUM (FRANCE)
For the second part of the course, the Field Program has scheduled an archaeological tour around Paris. This tour will have a duration of five days and explanations will be in English. The Louvre Museum is the national museum of France dedicated to art and archaeology. It is one of the most important of the world and the most visited of all of them. The museum is located in Paris (France), in the old Louvre Palace. Its collection includes works such as The Mona Lisa, by Leonardo da Vinci; Egyptian art, such as The Seated Scribe; and the famous Classical Venus de Milo, one of the most representative statues from the Hellenistic period, and one of the most famous sculptures from Ancient Greece. Two of the five days of the stay in Paris will be used to discover the collections of ancient civilizations including antiques from Syria, Mesopotamia, Persia, Egypt, Rome and the Etruscan world. The other days will be free for the student to meet other art museums such as Orsay, Centre Pompidou, Picasso, Rodin, and the most emblematic monuments and places of the city (Eiffel Tower, Medieval Notre Dame, Arc de Triomphe, Champs Elysees, Montmartre, Versailles and the Hôtel des Invalides where Napoleon was buried).

Time dedicated to this part of the program: 30%.

DIRECT AT
If you have never excavated as a volunteer in a field school and are interested in excavating in a Roman city as well as visiting the best art museum of the world, then this course is a good choice. This program accommodates participants with or without previous experience.

This program is designed for students interested in focusing their studies in the archaeology of the most important ancient civilizations, and contemplate the best pieces that represent them. You will learn to excavate and classify archaeological material found. You will identify different types of Roman pottery, amphorae, coins and other Roman archaeological material. After learning this in Sanisera, you will have a better understanding when you visit Paris. You can’t miss the opportunity to practice in an archaeological excavation and discover Paris, the most beautiful and romantic city in the world watching all its art and culture through its museums and unique places. By participating in this course you will have the opportunity to excavate in a unique Roman city in Menorca (Spain) and then explore the most remarkable archaeology from The Louvre Museum.

Previous knowledge or experience in archaeology or computer systems is not required.

FIELD SCHOOL LIFE & LANGUAGE
This field school program, with a length of 20 days, will start in Spain. Students will meet in Menorca during the first day. Next and during the following days they will focus on the excavation in the ancient city of Sanisera, where they will work for 11 days. Students will receive an intensive introduction on basic aspects of field excavation techniques following the Harris Matrix. The fieldwork runs 7 hours per day, with time dedicated to excavation as well as laboratory work focused on Roman pottery. Courses are given in both English and Spanish. On the 14th day of the course participants will fly to Paris, where they will stay for 5 days. During this time, students will carry out an archaeological tour around Paris in order to visit the Louvre Museum and its archaeological collection. The rest of the days, during the stay in Paris, the group of students and the guide from our organization will decide in a freer way to visit other museums, monuments and interesting places. Once students finish the archaeological tour in Paris, they will have two days off in order to enjoy their free time. On the 19th day of the course students will fly back to Menorca, from where they will go back home.
Europe - Greece - Astypalaia - Bioanthropology Field School - 2014

Europe - Greece - Astypalaia - Bioanthropology Field School - 2014

Deadline
2014-02-28

Based on an Archaic-Classical children's cemetery on the beautiful island of Astypalaia, with over 2800 burials. The school teaches the skills required for excavation, conservation, identification and recording of children's skeletal and dental remains and provides a rare opportunity to gain experience of this specialized work. The school takes place in a large, well-equipped field laboratory in Chora, the main town of the island. The work is challenging and develops skills that are applicable to many other situations in bioarchaeology.

Europe - Greece - Azoria Project (Volunteer Program) - 2014

Deadline
2014-03-01

The Azoria Project is the on-going excavation of an ancient Greek city (7th-6th c. B.C.) on the island of Crete in the Greek Aegean. Excavations planned for 2014 will investigate the transition from the Early Iron Age (1200-700 B.C.) to Archaic periods (700-500 B.C.), the early development of the city, and the material correlates for emerging social and political institutions. Students participate in the primary excavation, working principally as assistants to field archaeologists and specialists, learning excavation and recording techniques first-hand.

Europe - Greece - Exploring the Acropolis of Athens & Dig in the Roman city of Sanisera - 2014

Europe - Greece - Exploring the Acropolis of Athens & Dig in the Roman city of Sanisera - 2014

Deadline
This program, which has been scheduled by the Sanisera Field School, is divided in two main parts.

In the first part of the course students will gain experience in archaeological fieldwork by excavating in the Ancient Roman city of Sanisera. This site is located in the Mediterranean island of Menorca.

During the second part, students will discover the most significant remains from Ancient Greece through an archaeological tour around ancient Athens, which will be leaded by an expert on Greek art.

PART 1. THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL FIELDWORK IN SANISERA (MENORCA, SPAIN)
Fieldwork will focus on the excavation of a urban area where a monastery has been found. The monastery, which dates from the 5th and 6th centuries AD, includes an Early Christian basilica. The Harris system will be followed in order to systematically dig all the sequence the site has. In the laboratory students will learn to classify all the artifacts found on site, including Roman pottery, numismatics and faunal remains.

Time dedicated to this part of the program: 70%.
PART 2. EXPLORING THE ACROPOLIS OF ATHENS (GREECE)
For the second part of the course, the Field Program has scheduled an archaeological tour around the city of Athens, where students will visit the most important classical remains. This tour will have a duration of five days and explanations will be in English. Athens is the cradle of our civilization.
In Classical times Athens became Greece’s artistic center under Pericles' reign. His architects designed spectacular buildings in the Acropolis and his sculptors, painters and potters had no equal. One of the basic elements to be found in Greek cities was the Acropolis. The Acropolis of Athens was similar to a fortified sanctuary on top of a hill. On its highest point, the Northwestern side of the Parthenon was located at 90 m above the city’s plateau. The monumental gate of the Acropolis was the Propylaea, which was built at the Western end of the complex. To the right of the other end of The Acropolis there is the Parthenon, which was dedicated to Athena. Other significant building was the Erechtheion, which was dedicated to all the gods, goddesses and heroes that were worshiped in The Acropolis. On its southern side there is a portico sustained by the caryatids – women-shaped columns. In the center of modern-day Athens there are many other archaeological remains which will be visited by students – Dyonysos theater, the Pillars of Olympian Zeus, the Athenian Agora, the Keramiekos Cemetery- and, of course, a must-to-do visit to The Acropolis Museum. This tour will have a duration of five days and explanations will be in English.
Time dedicated to this part of the program: 30%.

DIRECTED AT
If you have never excavated as a volunteer in a field school and are interested in excavating in a Roman city as well as visiting the most unique classic archaeological monuments of Greece and its capital Athens, then this course is a good choice. This program accommodates participants with or without previous experience. This program is designed for students interested in focusing their studies in the classical world of archaeology, delving into its history and archeology. You will learn to excavate and classify archaeological material found. You will identify different types of Roman pottery, amphorae, coins and other Roman archaeological material. This information will felicitate your understanding of Athens, the culture, art and architecture and its role in the Roman Empire. Participants of this course will have the opportunity to excavated a unique Roman city in Menorca and explore with us the most important Greek archaeology of the classical world.
Previous knowledge or experience in archaeology or computer systems is not required.

FIELD SCHOOL LIFE & LANGUAGE
This field school program, with a length of 20 days, will start in Spain. Students will meet in Menorca during the first day. Next and during the following days they will focus on the excavation in the ancient city of Sanisera, where they will work for 8 days. Students will receive an intensive introduction on basic aspects of field excavation techniques following the Harris Matrix. The fieldwork runs 7 hours per day, with time dedicated to excavation as well as laboratory work focused on Roman pottery. Courses are given in both English and Spanish. On the 11th day of the course participants will fly to Athens, where they will stay for 6 days. During this time, students will carry out an archaeological tour around Athens in order to discover the Acropolis and its surroundings, Dionysos Theatre, The Pillars of Olympian Zeus, Herodus Attius Theater, The Hill of Arelos Pagos, the Athenian and Roman Agora, the Kerameikos Cemetery and the Acropolis Museum. Once students finish the archaeological tour in Athens, they will have two days off in order to enjoy their free time. On the 19th day of the course students will fly back to Menorca, from where they will go back home.

Europe - Greece- Kephallenia Field School - 2014

Deadline
2014-06-15

Archaeological Shoreline Research (A. Sho.Re) is a Geo-Archaeological project set up to explore the archaeology of the Coastal Zone at the Island of Kephallenia. The project aims to establish an interdisciplinary survey methodology of maritime landscapes. Research design draws heavily on the interface between Archaeology and Earth Sciences, the geomorphic formation processes in particular (geology, geomorphology, palaeohydrology, etc.). Fieldwork focuses on the systematic and extensive survey along the shores of SE Kephallenia. Work will be done mostly in the shallow water off the island coast (max depth of 2 meters) and students should expect to spend most of the day snorkeling and in the water. Students will use GPS and underwater photography to document sites. Students attending this program must be good swimmers and have strong stamina as we will spend most of the day working in the water. Strict safety discipline will be practiced and instructions from safety boats must be followed. Students will be asked to adhere to special diet (provided by the project) that will enable prolonged work in marine environment.

Europe - Greece- Methone Field School - 2014

Deadline
2014-07-20

The Ancient Methone Archaeological Project aims to explore the dynamics of landscape and landscape change, with a focus on sea level changes and related shoreline shifts. Integrated geophysical and geomorphological investigations are aimed at reconstructing the palaeoshoreline that defines the precise location and extent of the port of ancient Methone. Identifying the location of the port will provide crucial information that will help guide and focus plans for the broader study of the Haliakmon Delta – a key geographical elements linking riverine and coastline transport/communication routes to regional models of landscape evolution. In addition, complementary excavations planned for 2014 are aimed at exploring Methone’s early marketplace—the earliest surviving agora in the Greek world—and the important metal, glass, clay, stone, and bone/ivory production locales uncovered at the site since 2003.

Europe - Ireland - Achill Archaeological Field School - 2014

Europe - Ireland - Achill Archaeological Field School - 2014

Deadline
2014-07-28
Achill Field School was established in 1991 as a Training School for students of archaeology, anthropology and related disciplines. The Field School is based at the Archaeology Centre in Dooagh, Slievemore and other town lands in Achill Civil Parish, all situated in County Mayo on the west coast of Ireland.

Europe - Ireland - Caherconnell Archaeology Field School(CAFS) - 2014

Deadline
Caherconnell Archaeological Field School was set up with a vision for providing unforgettable archaeological and geological experiences in the unique Burren region. In partnership with the National University of Ireland in Galway we aim to provide the very best education as well as a cultural element which sees students interact with the people of the area daily.Your experience here will see you work with some of Ireland’s best archaeologists during the day and some of Ireland’s finest conversationalists at night! The Caherconnell experience is one which will not be soon forgotten and one which will allow students to experience the very best of Irish archaeology, and culture all at once.

Europe - Ireland - Inishark Archaeological Field School - 2014

Deadline
2014-04-15

The 2014 Inishark Archaeological Field School involves three weeks of practical instruction in the methods and theory of archaeological survey, excavation and laboratory analysis focused on nineteenth century Irish island life. Excavating on the uninhabited island of Inishark, Co. Galway, Ireland, students learn field techniques and apply them to investigations of historic archaeological materials by working with artifacts collected during the field course. In addition to the basic archaeological techniques the class will introduce students to modern remote sensing methods, historical eighteenth through twentieth architecture, and analysis of ceramic and glass materials.

Europe - Ireland - Irish Archaeology Field School - 2014

Europe - Ireland - Irish Archaeology Field School - 2014

Deadline
2014-04-25

The Irish Archaeology Field School is Ireland’s leading provider of university accredited, site-based archaeological research and training. The ethos of the school is to provide an opportunity for students and enthusiasts of archaeology and anthropology to experience at first hand the excitement of archaeological excavation in a teaching environment. Excavations are undertaken within an established research framework led by a team of highly qualified and experienced archaeologists.

Europe - Ireland- Black Friary Field School - 2014

Deadline
2014-06-08

The Black Friary community archaeology project is a unique, hands-on opportunity for students to excavate the buried remains of a 13th century Dominican friary in the town of Trim. Founded in 1263 CE, the friary was the focus of political and ecclesiastical assembly during the late medieval period. In the post-medieval period, the friary buildings were dismantled but the place itself retained significance locally and continued in use as a burial ground. This project is focused on the excavation of the remains of the friary, and has three research components. For 2014, we will continue to investigate the scope and layout of the friary buildings, and associated infrastructure. We will also explore mortuary contexts so we may determine the area and extent of the cemetery and of burials within the area of the church and cloister. This is a community archaeology project and one of our principle goals is to engage the local people of Trim with this project. We will hold community open days, visits to the sites from both local groups and tourists, school visits and the participation of local volunteers on site. Students should expect that interaction between members of the public and the excavation environment is an evolving one, as local people re-assess their own relationship with a site and its significance.

Europe - Ireland- Spike Island Field School - 2014

Deadline
2014-06-15

This field school is part of a research project that examines the archaeology of the 19th century prison on Spike Island, Ireland’s Alcatraz. Dealing with criminals by means of long-term incarceration is a relatively recent development. In Ireland and Britain, long-term confinement only became the dominant means of punishment and social control in the mid-19th century. The architecture of many of the purpose-built prisons from this period reflects new ideas about the redemptive nature of isolation, discipline and work. The physical isolation of prisoners was not possible on Spike Island which was an early 19th century fortress that was converted to a prison in 1847 at the height of the Great Famine. The prison was tied into the global reach of the British imperial system of power as in the early years of its operation, it was one of the main holding centers for Irish convicts transported to Australia and to Bermuda. In the 2014 season, our principal focus will be on the convict burial ground and the bioarchaeology of the inmates who died at Spike Island.

Europe - Italy - Archaeological investigations at Tornambè - 2014

Deadline
2014-08-15
Sixth season of archaeological investigations at Tornambè (Pietraperzia - ITALY) Tornambè is located on the top of a steepridge placed within the valley of the SouthernImera river. It was occupied form the finalNeolithic (4th mill. BC) the Greek Archaicperiod (7th-5th cent. BC). In the previouscampaigns we have explored some largehuts (with diameter of 8-10 m) belonging toa village dating to the Late Copper Age (2700-2300 BC), containing a rich repertoire ofslipped and painted wares, as well as varioustombs cut into the rocky ridge.
Europe - Italy - Biological Anthropology In Sicily - 2014

Europe - Italy - Biological Anthropology In Sicily - 2014

Deadline
Fieldwork focuses on the excavation funerary structures, specifically inhumation graves of the Greek necropolis of Gibellina, on the island of Sicily, Italy. Students will also attend lectures on skeletal anatomy and pathology and will participate in exercises and excursions related to the course material.
Europe - Italy - Dig in The Roman City of Sanisera & Explore Rome and Pompeii (Italy) - 2014

Europe - Italy - Dig in The Roman City of Sanisera & Explore Rome and Pompeii (Italy) - 2014

Deadline
This program, which has been scheduled by the Sanisera Field School, is divided in two main parts.

In the first part of the course students will gain experience in archaeological fieldwork by excavating in the Ancient Roman city of Sanisera.

This site, which is located in the Mediterranean island of Menorca. During the second part students will discover the most significant remains from Ancient Rome through an archaeological tour around Rome, which will be leaded by an expert on Roman art.

PART 1. THE ARCHAE0LOGICAL FIELDWORK IN SANISERA (MENORCA, SPAIN)
Fieldwork will focus on the excavation of a urban area where a monastery has been found. The monastery, which dates from the 5th and 6th centuries AD, includes an Early Christian basilica. The Harris system will be followed in order to systematically dig all the sequence the site has.
In the laboratory students will learn to classify all the artifacts found on site, including Roman pottery, numismatics and faunal remains.

Time dedicated to this part of the program: 70%.

PART 2. EXPLORING ROME & POMPEII (ITALY)
For the second part of the course, the Field Program has scheduled an archaeological tour around the city of Rome, where students will visit the most important classical remains. This tour will have a duration of five days and explanations will be in English.

At its peak Rome was a densely populated city surrounded by ancient fortifications, which extended up to a radius of 3 square kilometers. It had 11 public baths and over 1000 pools and fountains that fed through 19 aqueducts. It also had two circuses and two amphitheaters, triumphal arches and 36 thousand statues. There were nearly two million palaces. In the heart of the city there was the forum, where merchants gathered, as well as senators and priests who celebrated their rituals and sacrifices according to the requirements of Roman religion. Very near the Forum there was the Colosseum, which was a magnificent theater built in just 10 years and dedicated to the entertainment of the great mass of the population. It could accommodate 50,000 spectators who could watch fights among gladiators. Another unique building in Rome is undoubtedly the Pantheon. Built between 118 and 125 A.D., it was a temple dedicated to all gods. It is the most remarkable monument of the whole Roman Empire which has survived in its original form. All decorative elements, mosaic tiles and interior columns remain the same, and its vaulted dome was the largest ever built until the twentieth century. The art collection which is on display in the halls of the Vatican and the Capitoline Museums are the essential complement to admire the Roman classical world. Also, a visit to Pompeii will be carried out. This tour will have a duration of five days and explanations will be in English.

Time dedicated to this part of the program: 30%.

DIRECT AT
If you have never excavated as a volunteer in a field school and are interested in excavating in a Roman city as well as visiting the most unique classic archaeological monuments of the Roman Empire, then this course is a good choice.

This program accommodates participants with or without previous experience. This program is designed for students interested in focusing their studies in the classical world of Rome, delving into its history and archeology. You will learn to excavate and classify archaeological material found. You will identify different types of Roman pottery, amphorae, coins and other Roman archaeological material. After learning this in Sanisera, you will have better understanding when you visit Rome and Pompeii.

In Italy you will visit Rome, the Coliseum, museums, forums, as well as visit the legendary city of Pompeii buried by Vesuvius. By participating in this course you will have the opportunity to excavate in a unique Roman city in Menorca, Spain and then explore the most remarkable archaeology from the Roman world.

Previous knowledge or experience in archaeology or computer systems is not required.

FIELD SCHOOL LIFE & LANGUAGE
This field school program, with a length of 20 days, will start in Spain. Students will meet in Menorca during the first day. Next and during the following days they will focus on the excavation in the ancient city of Sanisera, where they will work for 8 days. Students will receive an intensive introduction on basic aspects of field excavation techniques following the Harris Matrix.

The fieldwork runs 7 hours per day, with time dedicated to excavation as well as laboratory work focused on Roman pottery. Courses are given in both English and Spanish. On the 11th day of the course participants will fly to Rome, where they will stay for 6 days. During this time, students will carry out an archaeological tour around Rome in order to discover the Coliseum and its surroundings, Capitoline and Vatican Museums –including the Sistine chapel-, Pompeii city and the Christian basilicas in Trastevere.

Once students finish the archaeological tour in Rome, they will have two days off in order to enjoy their free time. On the 19th day of the course students will fly back to Menorca, from where they will go back home.
Europe - Italy - Exceptional underwater site, The Portus Iulius

Europe - Italy - Exceptional underwater site, The Portus Iulius

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This underwater archaeology course consists of studying the submerged archaeological remains of Portus Iulius of the Baia Underwater Park.

The Underwater Pompeii site is located in the bay of Naples and is managed by Baia Underwater Park. Underwater surveys show that Roman buildings are about 400 meters away from the present coastline, at a depth of approximately 9 meters. Underwater and aerial surveys have shown numerous submerged archaeological remains. Evidence of the submersion of the coast can be found in the ruins of the Temple of Venus, which today is about 3 meters below the quay of the port. Nearby, on the other side of the bay, two monumental complexes were also found: a villa belonging to the Pisoni family and a bath complex with a nymphaeum.

Another submerged archaeological site that participants will study is Portus Iulius, a port which sank during Roman times. It was built in 37 B.C. by Agrippa and Octavian, and was abandoned in 12 B.C., merely 25 years after its extremely expensive construction. Later on, it was submerged due to several ground movements –Bradyseism- and volcanic activities including Vesuvius. The coast’s unique atmosphere even attracted emperors. For instance, Caligula celebrated his elevation to divinity by building a pontoon crossing the area, which he then rode over wearing the armor of Alexander. Emperor Claudius often visited Baia. Nero was so fond of this place that he ended up conceiving grandiose projects there, one of them being conveying all spa waters into a large basin intended to link Miseno with the Averno.

In 2006 the Baia Underwater Archaeological Park was created, the first of its kind in Italy. Because of this project we can visit these magnificent ancient ruins.

The uniqueness of the archaeology in Naples Bay, both on land and underwater, has made this site famous worldwide.

There will be a minimum of 8 inmersions focusing on the recognition of structures and archaeological remains in Portus Iulius to make a detailed map of the Roman port infrastructure and analyze the spatial distribution of all objects we will find underwater.

Students will also attend lectures on Roman History, Roman Amphorae, Ancients Ports and methods on archaeological survey.

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Participating in this course is a unique opportunity. Portus Iulius was the quintessential port of Rome in the period of greatest splendor of their empire. We absolutely recommend this program to any college student who wants to enter in the field of underwater archeology. Portus Iulius is an underwater site with lots of submerged remains for you to be able to recognize Roman architecture and urban planning (walls, floors, rooms, canals, roads ...) and learn how to draw through 8 dives with the help of surveying instruments. They say an image is worth more than a thousand words. You can view it from Google Earth and recognize its wide expanse that is three times higher than Pompeii. You will also know how to use survey techniques used to record and document all types of archaeological materials displayed on the seabed: pottery, amphorae, glass, building materials such as marble, stucco reliefs, fragments of sculpture,...

After finishing this course, the training and experience gained will help you to decide if underwater archaeology is the area of research that you wish to focus on or if you want to continue on with underwater archaeology as a future profession.

You will have also visited the most iconic and remarkable Roman underwater archaeological sites in the Mediterranean.

Previous knowledge or experience in archaeology or computer systems is not required.

FIELD SCHOOL LIFE AND LANGUAGE
The field school course has a length of 10 days. The course runs six hours per day, and is divided between survey dives, exercises, lectures and excursions. Participants will also visit the Roman ruins of the city of Pompeii. Students receive an intensive introduction on basic aspects of the survey method in underwater archaeology to document archaeological pieces from the seabed of Portus Iulius, and learn how to draw the architectural map of the port structure. The last two days of the program are free days for the students.
The course is taught in English, Spanish and Italian.
Europe - Italy - Explore Underwater Pompeii & Discover Shipwrecks In Menorca (Spain)

Europe - Italy - Explore Underwater Pompeii & Discover Shipwrecks In Menorca (Spain)

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This underwater archaeology course consists of three main parts: During the first part of the course students will participate in an underwater archaeology survey. Immersions will focus on an underwater archaeological survey, exploring the Ancient Port of Sanitja and the coast of the Cape of Cavalleria. The aim of this project is to identify structures of the Roman city of Sanisera and underwater shipwrecks, as well as the associated cargo including amphora and anchors.

The second part of the course focuses on Mediterranean shipbuilding techniques, both theoretical and practical. Students will put into practice their conservation skills with a ship constructed in the 1920s.

The third part course consists of studying the submerged archaeological remains of the Naples Coast.

The Underwater Pompeii site is located in the bay of Naples and is managed by Baia Underwater Park. Underwater surveys show that Roman buildings are about 400 meters away from the present coastline, at a depth of approximately 9 meters. Underwater and aerial surveys have shown numerous submerged archaeological remains. Evidence of the submersion of the coast can be found in the ruins of the Temple of Venus, which today is about 3 meters below the quay of the port. Nearby, on the other side of the bay, two monumental complexes were also found: a villa belonging to the Pisoni family and a bath complex with a nymphaeum.

In order to do this, participants will travel to Naples Bay, Italy.

Then students will travel to Naples, Italy to study the ruins of ancient Roman harbour.

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This program is recommended for absolutely any person that is interested in underwater archaeology and would like to immerse themselves during 20 days in the underwater world of Roman archaeology. Would you like to see sculptures, mosaics, architecture, streets and buildings from Roman times underwater as well as learn techniques that are used to discover underwater archaeological sites? If so, then this is the course for you.

On the Spanish island of Menorca, you will have the opportunity to become part of the scientific research team that have spent years recording shipwrecks, anchors and amphorae in the Roman port of Sanitja. You will learn and apply techniques and methodology used in underwater archaeological survey. The water is very clear in Menorca, with an astonishing visibility…often up to 18 to 20 meters. The water is calm and mild in temperature and currant, allowing for excellent diving conditions in a natural and pristine Mediterranean atmosphere.

In the Underwater Park of Baia (Italy), which we call “Underwater Pompeii,” during for dives, you will have the unique opportunity to visit archaeological remains from the Roman word that no other place in the Mediterranean can compare to. You will also visit the archaeological remains of Pompeii as well as the most significant ruins along the coast of Naples (amphitheaters, baths, museums, etc).

After finishing this course, the training and experience gained will help you to decide if underwater archaeology is the area of research that you wish to focus on or if you want to continue on with underwater archaeology as a future profession. You will have also visited the most iconic and remarkable Roman underwater archaeological sites in the Mediterranean.

Previous knowledge or experience in archaeology or computer systems is not required.

FIELD SCHOOL LIFE AND LANGUAGE
The field school course has a length of 20 days and will start in Spain. Students will meet in Menorca on the first day of the course. During the first 14 days participants will focus on the underwater archaeology fieldwork in the ancient port of Sanitja, exploring and surveying the port of Sanitja and the coast of the Cape of Cavalleria.

The aim of this project is to identify structures of the Roman city of Sanisera and underwater shipwrecks, as well as the associated cargo including amphora and anchors. The course runs six hours per day. The course is taught in English and Spanish.

Participants will then travel to Naples, Italy and practice what they have learned in the port of Sanitja, at the Underwater Pompeii (Baia). Participants will also visit the Roman ruins of the city of Pompeii. Participants will then return to Menorca for the last two days of the program which are free course days.
Europe - Italy - Field School Pozzeveri in Medieval Archaeology and Bioarchaeology - 2014

Europe - Italy - Field School Pozzeveri in Medieval Archaeology and Bioarchaeology - 2014

Deadline
2014-04-30
The Field School at Badia Pozzeveri is an outstanding opportunity for students to gain hands-on experience in archaeological excavation and bioarchaeological investigation by working side by side with leading researchers in the field.

Europe - Italy - Vada Volaterrana. A Harbour in the Mediterranean Sea, Tuscany - 2014

Deadline
2014-06-23

During the roman imperial age the site of San Gaetano di Vada was part of a wider harbour system called Vada Volaterrana; this was a sequence of docks, pottery factories and farms spreading trough the coastal plane between the Fine and the Cecina river, at that time part of the territory of the city of Volterra.
San Gaetano harbour quarter was built, according to a plan , during the Augustan age, to be abandoned at the beginning of the VIIth century AD; here excavations revealed 8 buildings: a large warehouse (horreum) with almost 36 cells, a little thermal bath intended for the warehouse’s workers (horrearii), a fountain/waterhole, probably a large water tank and a public thermal bath. In front of the thermal bath the head office (schola) of the guild (collegium) in charge of port activities management standed. Its members (dendrophori) worshipped the Eastern Goddess Cibele, whose lover Attis’ marble statue was found in fragments.Two more buildings have been discovered in the southern part of the site. Building G (southern sector of site) peculiar plan is characterized by a hallway, a central area with three apses and rich wall paintings ; ‘H’ complex area has a very large service courtyard (where a setting basin and a kiln are located) and a big building with two large apsidal rooms.

Europe - Italy - Vultur Archaeological Project - 2014

Deadline
2014-06-01

The Vultur Project is an archaeological investigation of the Vulture zone of northern Basilicata involving both excavation and survey. The project excavates a Roman villa (200BC - 600 AD) and surveys the surrounding countryside for material from the Palaeolithic through to the Medieval.

Europe - Italy - Winter & Spring Lab Courses with Roman Artifacts and Human Remains - 2014

Deadline
2013-12-26

Winter, spring and summer intensive one and two week courses offered in specialized areas of archaeological research including human osteology, pottery analysis, zooarchaeology, archaeobotany, roman architecture and roman marble.

The Apolline Project is an open research network, which sheds light on the hitherto neglected past of the area to the north of Mt. Vesuvius, in the Bay of Naples. The project has run actively since 2004 and has several components, with current major work focusing on a Medieval church and a Roman villa with baths buried by the volcanoclastic debris of Vesuvius.

The Apolline Project is now accepting applications for its winter, spring, and summer lab courses as well as its summer 2014 field season. Selected participants will have the opportunity to spend additional time before and after their chosen program(s) at the project’s accommodations for no additional charge in order to better explore the region.

Visit http://www.apollineproject.org/labs.html for additional information.

Europe - Italy- Pran’e Siddi Field School - 2014

Deadline
2014-06-15

Pran'e Siddi, or the Siddi Plateau, is a high basaltic plateau located in south-central island of Sardinia. The area around Siddi was inhabited by prehistoric villagers beginning in the Neolithic period (ca. 4,000-3,200 BCE). During the Middle Bronze Age (ca. 1,700-1,450 BCE), the previously egalitarian people began to develop a hierarchical social system with an elite who expressed their power and prestige through the building of monumental stone towers called nuraghi. By 1450 BCE, however, the elite sites on the Siddi Plateau were abandoned and the population moved away. Previous archaeological work in the area suggested that the Nuragic elites may have been using unsustainable agricultural practices to gain wealth and support their power. In 2014, students will conduct archaeological survey, soil studies, and artifact analysis to reconstruct changing patterns of land use and look for evidence of environmental depletion. During survey, students will use data collected from satellite imagery and receive basic training in GIS by using collected artifact data to build maps. Students will also engage in intensive classification and seriation of the ceramic record recovered from the region in previous years.

Europe - Macedonia - Stobi (Macedonia Secunda) Excavations - 2015

Europe - Macedonia - Stobi (Macedonia Secunda) Excavations - 2015

Deadline
2015-05-31
Excavations of the Theodossian Palace in the impressive ancient (Late Hellenistic, Roman, Early Byzantine) city of Stobi (capital city of Macedonia Secunda), Republic of Macedonia. The field school program focus is on Classical and field archaeology, finds processing and documentation, including advanced photographic techniques RTI and Photogrammetry plus study of Roman architecture and every-day culture. It envisions individual programs for advanced students and project alumni as well as a number of excursions to ancient cities, sites and museums in Republic of Macedonia along with an optional excursion to Pella and Vergina, Greece. Optional 5-day tour of Athens, Delphi and Thessaloniki, Greece after the field school. 6 to 9 credit hours awarded upon request by NBU.
Europe - Macedonia - Workshop for Conservation & Documentation of Roman Glass, 2015

Europe - Macedonia - Workshop for Conservation & Documentation of Roman Glass, 2015

Deadline
2015-05-01
The workshop will enable students and volunteers to gain comprehensive knowledge and hands-on experience in Roman pottery and glass conservation and documentation. They will take part in trips to Heraclea Lyncestis, Ohrid (Macedonia), Pella and Vergina (Greece).
Europe - Macedonia - Workshop For Conservation And Documentation Of Roman Mosaics - 2015

Europe - Macedonia - Workshop For Conservation And Documentation Of Roman Mosaics - 2015

Deadline
2015-05-01
The workshop will guide the participants through the history and technology of Roman and Late Roman mosaics and consequent stages of archaeological conservation, restoration, documentation and study. Both the theoretical and practical courses will be based on Roman mosaics located/found at the ancient city of Stobi. During the workshop participants will work with either authentic Roman mosaic shards or on an original Roman mosaic floor in situ!
Europe - Macedonia - Workshop on Advanced Digital Photographic Documentation of Artifacts

Europe - Macedonia - Workshop on Advanced Digital Photographic Documentation of Artifacts

Deadline
2015-05-15
This workshop will instruct students on the use of the latest techniques in Computational Photography to document the archaeological site of Stobi in the Republic of Macedonia. A wide range of cultural materials at various scales - buildings measuring tens of metres to coins measuring tens of millimetres - will be documented and analysed using RTI and Photogrammetry. Two courses are available: standard & extended. Academic credits available upon request for an additional fee.
Europe - Macedonia-  Workshop For Conservation and Documentation Of Roman Pottery, 2015

Europe - Macedonia- Workshop For Conservation and Documentation Of Roman Pottery, 2015

Deadline
2015-05-01
The workshop will introduce the participants to the history and technology of Roman and Late Roman (Early Byzantine) pottery and will guide them through the consequent stages of archaeological conservation, restoration, documentation and study. Both the theoretical and practical courses will be based on Roman pottery found in the ancient city of Stobi. During the workshop participants will work with authentic Roman shards and take trips to Heraclea Lyncestis and Ohrid (Macedonia).
Europe - Portugal - Discovering the most important Roman cities from Portugal and Spain - 2014

Europe - Portugal - Discovering the most important Roman cities from Portugal and Spain - 2014

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This program, which has been scheduled by the Sanisera Field School, is divided in two main parts.

In the first part of the course students will gain experience in archaeological fieldwork by excavating in the Ancient Roman city of Sanisera. This site is located in the Mediterranean island of Menorca.

During the second part, students will travel from Lisbon to Seville discovering the most important Roman cities from Portugal and Spain, leaded by an expert on Roman archaeology.

PART 1. THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL FIELDWORK IN SANISERA (MENORCA, SPAIN)
Fieldwork will focus on the excavation of an urban area where a monastery has been found. The monastery, which dates from the 5th and 6th centuries AD, includes an Early Christian basilica. The Harris system will be followed in order to systematically dig all the sequence the site has. In the laboratory students will learn to classify all the artifacts found on site, including Roman pottery, numismatics and faunal remains.

Time dedicated to this part of the program: 70 %.

PART 2. TRAVEL FROM LISBON TO SEVILLE DISCOVERING THE MOST IMPORTANT ROMAN CITIES FROM PORTUGAL AND SPAIN
For the second part of the course, the Field Program has scheduled an archaeological tour travelling from Lisbon, capital of Portugal and considered one of the most charming cities in Europe. We will cross the border to reach Seville in Spain as our final destination. Seville preserve the largest antique center of Spain and one of the three largest in Europe alongside with Venice and Genoa. This cultural capital receives national and international tourism, and is the third most visited city in Spain after Madrid and Barcelona. Among its most representative monuments are the Cathedral, the Giralda, the Alcázar, the Archive of the Indies and the Torre del Oro, the first three being declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1987.

In the tour, we will discover four Roman cities: Conimbriga y Evora in Portugal, and Merida and Italica in Spain. This tour will have a duration of five days and explanations will be in English. In Conimbriga, we will visit the Roman ruins one of the largest Roman settlements in Portugal with some of the earliest layers dating back to the first Iron Age in the 9th Century B.C. The Romans arrived in the 2nd century A.D., and the city walls are largely intact as well as the mosaic floors and foundations of many houses and public buildings. In the public baths, you can view the network of stone heating ducts beneath the now-missing floors. The Romans conquered Evora in 57 BC and expanded it into a walled town. Vestiges from this period (city walls and ruins of Roman baths) still remain. Julius Caesar called it Liberalitas Julia (Julian generosity). The city grew in importance because it lay at the junction of several important routes. During his travels through Gaul and Lusitania, Pliny the Elder also visited this town and mentioned it in his book Naturalis Historia as Ebora Cerealis, because of its many surrounding wheat fields. In those days, Évora became a flourishing city. Its high rank among municipalities in Roman Hispania is clearly shown by many inscriptions and coins. The monumental Corinthian temple in the centre of the town dates from the first century and was probably erected in honour of Emperor Augustus. In the fourth century, the town had already a bishop, named Quintianus. The city's historic legacy was officially recognized in 1986, when UNESCO declared Evora a World Heritage Site. Merida was founded in the year 25 BC by the army of Augustus. The city became the capital of Lusitania province, and one of the most important cities in the Roman Empire. Merida preserves the most important ancient roman monument than any other city in Spain. We will visit the theater, el amphitheater, the Temple of Diana, the National Museum of Roman Art and the roman villa was called the House of the Mithraeum. This is another house built at the end of the 1st century and the beginning of the 2nd century AC outside the city walls, without any restrictions to its growth. Its size and the decoration of some of its rooms undoubtedly show that its owners were people of Hellenistic culture who were important within the society of this city. Italica was the birthplace of the Roman emperor Trajan. Hadrian was generous to his settled town, which he made a colony; he added temples, including a Trajaneum venerating Trajan, and rebuilt public buildings. Italica’s amphitheater seated 25,000 spectators—half as many as the Flavian Amphitheatre in Rome— and was the third largest in the Roman Empire. The city's Roman population at the time is estimated to have been only 8000. The games and theatrical performances funded by the local aristocracy, who filled the positions of magistrate, were a means of establishing status: the size of the amphitheater shows that the local elite was maintaining status that extended far beyond Italica itself.

Time dedicated to this part of the program: 30%.

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If you have never excavated as a volunteer in a field school and are interested in excavating in a Roman city as well as visiting the most important Roman cities of Portugal and Spain, this is the best option for you. In addition, in this archaeological tour you can discover the charming of Lisbon and the architecture, people and flamenco of Seville. This course will introduce you into the Roman world, first digging and later on visiting the best examples of how a Roman city was, with its public buildings, temples and theatres. This program is designed for students interested in focusing their studies in the classical world of Rome, delving into its history and archeology. You will learn to excavate and classify archaeological material found. You will identify different types of Roman pottery, amphorae, coins and other Roman archaeological material. After learning this in Sanisera, you will have a better understanding when you visit four roman cities of the Roman Empire, archaeological museums and the European cities Lisbon and Seville.

Previous knowledge or experience in archaeology or computer systems is not required.

FIELD SCHOOL LIFE & LANGUAGE
This field school program, with a length of 20 days, will start in Spain. Students will meet in Menorca during the first day. Next and during the following days they will focus on the excavation in the ancient city of Sanisera, where they will work for 11 days. Students will receive an intensive introduction on basic aspects of field excavation techniques following the Harris Matrix. The fieldwork runs 7 hours per day, with time dedicated to excavation as well as laboratory work focused on Roman pottery. Courses are given in both English and Spanish. On the 14th day of the course participants will fly to Lisbon, where they will stay for 5 days. Once students finish the archaeological tour in Portugal, they will have one day off in order to enjoy their free time. On the 19th day of the course students will fly back to Menorca, from where they will go back home.

The trip schedule will be: 1er day: Flight Menorca – Lisbon. 2nd day: Conimbriga. 3rd day: Evora, Merida. 4th day: Italica, Sevilla. 5th day: Flight Lisbon – Menorca.

Europe - Portugal - Dolmen Of Quinta Do Freixo - 2014

Deadline
2014-04-30

Throughout the Alentejo region (Portugal) thousands of dolmens can be seen scattering the landscape. Some of these tombs have been excavated, from which votive artifacts and human remains were recovered. Within a small cluster of tombs in the Redondo area of Alentejo, the dolmen of Quinta do Freixo 4 has not yet been properly studied

Europe - Portugal - Mega Osteology Annual Program - 2014

Deadline
2014-04-30

The Mega-Osteology Project from the Neolithic Tombs of Lisbon will use the osteological remains from a group of 5 rock cut tombs located nearby Lisbon, named Carenque. These collections are currently stored at the Museu Nacional de Arqueologia in Belem (Lisbon). The information obtained from these studies will be used to expand and enhance the knowledge of the Late Neolithic societies. Graduate and undergraduate students serious about pursuing a career in bioarchaeology, physical anthropology and archaeology are encouraged to apply, but all applications will be considered.

Europe - Romania - Bioarchaeology of Children Osteology Workshop (Transylvania) - 2014

Europe - Romania - Bioarchaeology of Children Osteology Workshop (Transylvania) - 2014

Deadline
2014-04-30
During the 17th century, Europe redefined itself spiritually, culturally and politically. The Early Modern period was born out of one of the greatest crises of the old world as European identity was reshaped at all levels. During our 2013 season, we uncovered a very unique phenomenon: the inside of the 17th century churches in the region of Odorheiu Secuiesc, in the heart of Transylvania (Romania), was suddenly dedicated almost exclusively to infant burials. The aim of this workshop is to provide participants with an intensive review of juvenile osteology and an overview of the ways in which this kind of unique information is interpreted by bioarchaeologists. During the workshop, participants will have the chance to study the growth and development of the human skeleton across various juvenile age cohorts, ranging from prenatal to preadult.
Europe - Romania - By the Imperial Road: Roman Provincial Excavation (Transylvania) - 2014

Europe - Romania - By the Imperial Road: Roman Provincial Excavation (Transylvania) - 2014

Deadline
2014-04-30
During the Roman colonial occupation, southern Transylvania shows a very dynamic and intensive synthesis of Roman provincial life, where a multitude of processes of colonization and creolization take place side by side. Prior to the Roman conquest of 102AD, it was also the most densely populated region of the Dacian Kingdoms.Our project seeks to explore and understand the integration of all the structural provincial elements present along the main Roman axes of communication and transport. Our research area is in the immediate proximity of both the imperial road and the Mures River, the extremely important gold deposits of the Carpathian Gold Mountains, and the political and military centers of Sarmizegetusa Ulpia Traiana and Apulum. We will continue the excavation of the well preserved structures identified during our 2013 field season.
Europe - Romania - Capital of the Dacian Provinces Excavation (Transylvania) - 2014

Europe - Romania - Capital of the Dacian Provinces Excavation (Transylvania) - 2014

Deadline
2014-04-30
Excavation and survey of the Forum and associated structures of Sarmizegetusa, the Roman Capital of the Dacian Provinces. We will study the urban evolution of the first Roman city north of the Danube.
Europe - Romania - CARP Cumidava Archaeological Research Project - 2014

Europe - Romania - CARP Cumidava Archaeological Research Project - 2014

Deadline
2014-06-25
Cumidava Archaeological Research Project 2014 is exploring a Roman frontier fort in the Romanian country side. CARP is in its fifth season of instructing students in proper excavation techniques in collaboration with the Brasov Museum of History and the town of Rasnov.
Europe - Romania - Crisis Populations Osteology Workshop (Transylvania) - 2014

Europe - Romania - Crisis Populations Osteology Workshop (Transylvania) - 2014

Deadline
2014-04-30
Our 2014 Osteology Workshop researches how major political events impact local communities in historically high stress areas such as Transylvania (Romania). Besides the classical sex/age and pathology determinations, students and volunteers will be taught how to identify health and activity markers in order to evaluate potential changes in the living conditions of a medieval community.

Europe - Romania - Jucu de Sus Barbarian Necropolis Excavations - 2014

Deadline
2014-04-01

The Jucu de Sus necropolis project is beginning in 2014 as a collaborative project between Transylvania Bioarchaeology and the Institutul de Arheologie și Istoria Artei din Cluj-Napoca. The aim of the 2014 field season is to excavate the skeletal remains and the associated material culture from the necropolis in order to further define the relationship between the necropolis and the surrounding settlements, as well as to attempt to understand the social customs, palaeodemography, origins, and health status of the population.

Europe - Romania - Migration, Health, and Lifestyle in the Kingdom of the Gepids (Transylvania) - 2014

Deadline
2014-04-01

For the 2014 field season, we will continue examining and analysing skeletal remains belonging to the Gepid culture, excavated from the Northeastern plains of Transylvania. All analytical work will take place in the National History Museum of Transylvania (MNIT), located in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. If available, students will also have the opportunity to experience bioarchaeological fieldwork.

Europe - Romania - Osteology Workshop - Medieval Crisis Populations on the European Frontier (Transylvania) - 2014

Europe - Romania - Osteology Workshop - Medieval Crisis Populations on the European Frontier (Transylvania) - 2014

Deadline
2014-03-31
Our 2014 Osteology Workshop researches how major political events impact local communities in historically high stress areas such as Transylvania (Romania). Besides the classical sex/age and pathology determinations, students and volunteers will be taught how to identify health and activity markers in order to evaluate potential changes in the living conditions of a community.

Europe - Scotland - Orkney - Ness of Brodgar Archaeology Field School - 2014

Deadline
2014-03-14

Two new positions have opened up for the Neolithic excavations at the Ness of Brodgar, Orkney, Scotland. The phenomenally preserved site in the heart of Orkney's UNESCO World Heritage district, is changing our understanding of the Neolithic. Predating Stonehenge by some 500 years, this multiphased temple complex is at the center of a culture that had profound influence on Neolithic development throughout the British Isles. The site has been featured on the BBC, in Science magazine and other national and international publications. Willamette University's program is the only field school that provides access to US-based students.

Europe - Scotland - Strathearn Environs and Royal Forteviot (SERF) Project - 2014

Deadline
2014-03-28

Strathearn Environs and Royal Forteviot (SERF) project is a fantastic archaeological field school set in the heart of Scotland. This rich area has been the focus of human ritual and settlement for millennia. As part of the SERF field school you will gain a variety of high quality training from University lecturers and staff in a fun and friendly environment.

Europe - Serbia - Field-school in Paleoanthropology and Paleolithic Archaeology - 2014

Europe - Serbia - Field-school in Paleoanthropology and Paleolithic Archaeology - 2014

Deadline
2014-03-15

Field school in paleoanthropology and Palaeolithic archaeology at the Middle to Upper Paleolithic Šalitrena site in Western Serbia offered to graduate and upper-level undergraduate students by the University of Winnipeg.

Europe - Spain - Cova Gran Field School - 2014

Deadline
2014-06-15

The ability to quickly and efficiently adapt to diverse landscapes allowed humans to spread throughout the world during the Paleolithic period. In the Old World, such ability enabled early humans to replace Neanderthals (and likely H. denisovans) in diverse environment, including the Southern Pyrenees. How such replacement took place and what where the technological and social advantaged early human brought to the region is still poorly understood. Through excavations at Cova Gran de Santa Linya – a large rock shelter located at the seam between the first range of the southern Pyrenees and the Ebro Basin – students will explore these very questions. The cave is rich with evidence of human occupation dating to at least as early as 50,000 years ago and continuing through the Neolithic and Bronze Ages. In 2014, students will continue excavations at the site and will primarily focus on the north-west area of this shelter, where deep stratigraphy with excellent preservation of archaeological materials is present.

Europe - Spain - Field School for Quaternary Palaeoanthropology and Prehistory of Murcia, S.E. Spain - 2014

Deadline
2014-06-01

Cueva Negra has remains of fire, Homo heidelbergensis teeth, a hand-axe and Levalloiso-Mousteroid small tools, and faunal remains from between 780,000 and 990,000 years ago. Sima de las Palomas is a Neanderthal site from 50,000 years ago with remains of at least 9 individuals including 3 articulated skeletons, as well as Mousterian artifacts and faunal remains.

Europe - Spain - Archaeoccidens. International Archaeology Program- Pamplona - 2014

Deadline
2014-05-15

This year 2014 you will have the opportunity of participate in the archaeological international program http://www.archaeoccidens.com/ . The field work have place in the Cathedral complex of Pamplona. Inside the exhibition www.expo-occidens.es/ , the excavation is open to students or archeology fans of all around the world. The program is an university activity, with the support of the UNED, and the direction of Gabinete Trama. Students can obtain up to 5 ECTS academic credits. It´s a great opportunity for all who want to know and learn about an urban dig with evidences from the last 2500 years of the human history. The field work is also supported with theoretical knowledge about archaeological methodology, pottery study and classification, roman numismatic, fortifications evolution, etc. This excavation will allow you to be the protagonist in the advancement of the historical knowledge of the city. The Cathedral of Pamplona has being excavated during the last years discovering important ruins of the pre-Roman Vascon city, the Roman city of Pompelo and medieval buildings. Stay also includes excursions around the ancient kingdom of Navarra and the north of Spain with their roman ruins and middle age castles. You also can enjoy the animated live of a student city like Pamplona.

Europe - Spain - Bioanthropology & Dig in the Sanisera city (Menorca Island)

Europe - Spain - Bioanthropology & Dig in the Sanisera city (Menorca Island)

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This course is divided in two parts. In this way, students can learn and experiment in both archaeological digs, developed in the land site: Digging in the Roman city and Biological Anthropology in the tombs of Sanisera.

PART 1. DIGGING IN SANISERA
In the area which is under archaeological excavation, an ecclesiastical complex has been found, which dates from the 4th and 6th centuries AD. It includes an Early Christian basilica.

Rome adopted Christianity as its official religion in the 4th century AD. From that time onwards, Christian basilicas started been built all over the Empire.

Participants will receive an intensive introduction to basic aspects of field excavation techniques following the Harris Matrix. In the laboratory students will learn to classify all the artifacts found on site, including Roman pottery, numismatics and faunal remains.

Time dedicated to this part of the program: 50%.

PART 2. BIOARCHAEOLOGY IN THE NECROPOLIS OF SANISERA
Death in Rome has been studied in Sanisera since we started digging the first necropolis in 2008. So far we have excavated 72 tombs belonging to a Roman cemetery which could have been related to a basilica in the Roman city if Sanisera, which dates from the 4th and 6th centuries AD.

The Osteology corpus in this necropolis includes more than 270 individuals. The fieldwork focuses on funerary structures, specifically inhumation graves.

Participants will learn and apply excavation techniques used in biological anthropology when excavating tombs. Students will also participate in lectures on skeletal anatomy and pathologies, classes, exercises and excursions related to the course material. In the laboratory participants will be instructed by an anthropologist and other archaeologists in the classification, study, and conservation of human remains and other related materials found.

Time dedicated to this part of the program: 50%.

DIRECTED AT
If you have not previously participated as a volunteer in a field school and would like to experiment and gain knowledge with different excavation techniques and methodology during 20 days in two distinctly different sites, this course would be a good option for you. It is difficult to find a course that allows you to explore both biological anthropology and archaeology where you can gain experience and knowledge in both excavating tombs with human remains and techniques used in excavating Roman structures.

You will experiment in both archaeology and biological anthropology, two areas with many similarities, but also many differences when excavating and treating recovered archaeological material in the laboratory. At the end of this program you will have experience in both areas and will be able to better decide what path is best for you; biological anthropology or archaeology. Both of the excavation sites are located on the northern coast of the island, surrounded by the sea and pristine and dramatic Mediterranean landscapes.

Previous knowledge or experience in archaeology or computer systems is not required.

FIELD SCHOOL LIFE AND LANGUAGE
Participants will also be given lectures on methodology, Roman archaeology, Biological anthropology and classification of archaeological materials. Participants will visit other archaeological sites on the island through organized excursions. Courses are given in both English and Spanish. For every seven course days there are two days off.
Europe - Spain - Bioanthropology In Seville And Menorca (Spain)

Europe - Spain - Bioanthropology In Seville And Menorca (Spain)

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The Sanisera Field School has designed a fieldwork course for students interested in participating and experimenting with archaeology in two archaeologically rich sites; the island of Menorca and city of Seville in southern Spain. Since then it has organized courses for students who come from all over the world to study abroad and who are interested in anthropology.

We have designed a course that focuses on funerary structures, specifically inhumation graves of the Roman city of Sanisera from the classical period as well as the study of a unique collection of human remains from Roman Villas in Seville.

PART 1. DIG & BIOARCHAEOLOGY IN THE NECROPOLIS OF SANISERA (Menorca, Spain)

Death in Rome has been studied in Sanisera since we started digging the first necropolis in 2008. So far we have excavated 72 tombs belonging to a Roman cemetery which could have been related to a basilica in the Roman city if Sanisera, which dates from the 4th and 6th centuries AD.

The Osteology corpus in this necropolis includes more than 270 individuals. The fieldwork focuses on funerary structures, specifically inhumation graves. Participants will learn and apply excavation techniques used in biological anthropology when excavating tombs. Students will also participate in lectures on skeletal anatomy and pathologies, classes, exercises and excursions related to the course material.

In the laboratory participants will be instructed by an anthropologist and other archaeologists in the classification, study, and conservation of human remains and other related materials found.

Time dedicated to this part of the program: 50%.

PART 2. BIOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY IN SEVILLE (Spain)

Seville was known in Roman times as Hispalis, founded in one of the richest agricultural lands of the Roman Empire. From there, they exported to Rome oil, wine and wheat in large quantities. Around the city estates were built to manage the exploitation of the field and in this program we have the opportunity to study a villa occupied during the 4th and 6th centuries AD and its necropolis with more than 50 graves.

Focuses on the in-depth analysis of human skeletal remains excavated. Participants will learn the techniques of analyzing and recording information from human skeletal remains in an archaeological context. In this lab based course, both lecture and experiential learning will be used to enable students to gain confidence in the identification and analysis of various skeletal conditions.

Time dedicated to this part of the program: 50%.

DIRECTED AT
If you are interested in studying biological anthropology or are already doing so at your university and are looking to gain field experience as a volunteer excavating a necropolis and tombs, then classify and study in a laboratory of a museum in Spain archaeological material such as human remains and grave goods, this could be your best option.

This program accommodates participants with or without previous experience. This course is designed to perfect your knowledge in biological anthropology. During the first week you will excavate a Roman necropolis on the island of Menorca and then will travel to Seville to study a unique collection of bones learning how to classify, recognize gender, pathologies, and more information that that advanced techniques in anthropology allow us to learn from human remains. You will learn to work in a team, under the guidance of an expert, excavating human remains and then working with human remains in the laboratory of an archaeological museum.

In this course, participants will have the opportunity to discover and explore two beautiful and unique places in Spain. First, in Menorca participants will excavate tombs in a Roman cemetery, on the northern coast, next to the sea and among stunning Mediterranean landscapes. Then participants will travel to Seville and will experience authentic Spanish culture including architecture and flamenco.

Previous knowledge or experience in archaeology or computer systems is not required.

FIELD PROGRAM
This field school program, with a length of 20 days, will start in Spain. Students will meet in Menorca during the first day.

For the following 6 days participants will focus on the dig of skeletal remains from the Necropolis of Sanisera. The excavation of the Roman cemetery focuses on funerary structures, specifically inhumations. Participants will learn and apply excavation techniques used in biological anthropology when excavating tombs. Students will also participate in lectures on skeletal anatomy and pathologies, classes and exercises related to the course material.

During the next three days of the course, students will travel to Seville by plane (included in tuition costs) and visit the most culturally interesting cities of Andalusia, Granada and Cordoba. Once in Seville, participants will study during seven days material from the excavations of a Roman villa from the ancient city of Seville. The archaeological material consists of a unique collection of human remains that will be analyzed by students so that they gain experience in archaeological laboratory work. In the laboratory participants will be instructed by an anthropologist in the classification, study, and conservation of human remains. Participants will also be given lectures on methodology, Roman archaeology and biological anthropology.

The last days of the course will be free days so participants can enjoy and get to know the island of Menorca.

The fieldwork runs 7 hours a day. The course is taught in English and Spanish.
Europe - Spain - Celtic-Iron Age Necropolis of Pintia - 2014

Europe - Spain - Celtic-Iron Age Necropolis of Pintia - 2014

Deadline
2014-04-15

Participants will excavate Pintia's Vaccean necropolis. The Vaccean culture was an Iron Age people with Celtic links that settled in north-central Spain around the 5th century BC. The cemetery, located about 300 meters (984 feet) from the main settlement, was used between the 4th century BC and the 1st century.

Europe - Spain - Discover Amphora & Shipwrecks in the Underwater Port of Sanitja

Europe - Spain - Discover Amphora & Shipwrecks in the Underwater Port of Sanitja

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Over the past eight years, The Underwater School in Archaeology has researched the ancient port of Sanitja via an intensive survey program. We have discovered 18 Roman shipwrecks with cargo, including amphora, and more than 10 anchors from different time periods.

The Sanisera Field School offers an underwater archaeology course consisting of two main parts.

PART 1. EXPLORE THE ANCIENT ROMAN PORT OF SANITJA (MENORCA, SPAIN)

There will be a minimum of 16 immersions focusing on underwater archaeological survey exploring the Ancient Port of Sanitja and the coast of the Cape of Cavalleria.

The aim of this project is to identify structures of the Roman city of Sanisera and underwater shipwrecks, as well as the associated cargo including amphora and anchors. The port of Sanitja was not only occupied by Romans. There are also ruins of a Muslim mosque and an English defense tower which lead us to believe that we could find other vessels from these time periods. During the last years of survey, several anchors and three shipwrecks from the XVI-XIX centuries were discovered.

Course time dedicated: 90%.

PART 2. MEDITERRANEAN SHIPBUILDING (MENORCA, SPAIN)

This component of the course focuses on Mediterranean shipbuilding techniques, both on theoretical and practical levels. Students will put into practice their conservation skills with a ship from the 1920s. Students will learn the basics of traditional Mediterranean shipbuilding, as well as which tools, instruments and methods are the most suitable to restore old vessels.

Course time dedicated: 10%.

Students will also attend lectures on Roman shipwrecks, Roman amphora and Mediterranean shipbuilding techniques.

DIRECTED AT
This course offered by the Sanisera Field School is designed to teach with precision this field of research. If you are interested in learning underwater survey techniques and methodology and apply them in a Roman port where you will find amphora, anchors and the remains of shipwrecks, then this is a good option for you.

During this course, you will learn how to identify archaeological remains on the seabed. In the laboratory, you will learn, how to classify archaeological material found and how to determine dates and methods used to determine the location and elements of the cargos from shipwrecks.

After finishing this course, the training and experience gained will help you to decide if underwater archaeology is the area of research that you wish to focus on or if you want to continue on with underwater archaeology as a future profession.The water is very clear in Menorca, with an astonishing visibility often up to 18 to 20 meters. The water is calm and mild in temperature and currant, allowing for excellent diving conditions in a natural and pristine Mediterranean atmosphere.

Previous knowledge or experience in archaeology or computer systems is not required.

FIELD SCHOOL LIFE AND LANGUAGE
The course runs six hours per day. The day will be divided between diving in the Roman Port of Sanitja, lab work, exercises, lectures, videos and excursions.
The course is taught in English and Spanish.
Europe - Spain - GIS applied in archaeology (Menorca, Balearic Island)

Europe - Spain - GIS applied in archaeology (Menorca, Balearic Island)

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This program is divided in four main parts.

PART 1. PREPARING A TOPOGRAPHIC DATA BASE OF THE SITE
In the first part of the course, participants will prepare a Topographic Data Base of the site using an Electronic Total Station, in order to create a DEM (Digital Elevation Model) and archaeological maps in a CAD drawing file. In this way, students will also learn how to use an Electronic Total Station, as well as software like Golden and AutoCAD.

Time dedicated to this part of the program: 35%.

PART 2. 3D MODELING WITH PHOTOMODELER, PHOTOSHOP & CORELDRAW
The second part deals with the usage of photogrammetry to create a 3D Modeling, which will be based on photos from some structures of the excavated Roman city and cemetery of Sanisera. Participants will learn how to use software such as Photomodeler, Photoshop and CorelDraw.

Time dedicated to this part of the program: 10%.

PART 3. 3D MODELING USING GOOGLE SKETCHUP 8
The third part will combine published images of Roman architecture, photos from the Sanisera city and cemetery that have been excavated, satellite images from Google Maps and Google Earth, and CAD graphics, all in order to create a 3D Model of the site, using Google Sketchup 8.

Time dedicated to this part of the program: 5%.

PART 4. CREATING AN ARCHAEOLOGICAL GIS PLATFORM
Finally, in the last part of the program, students will practice their computer drawing skills, so they can create an archaeological GIS platform from the applied recording system of Sanisera. And in this way, students will also learn how to use the ARCGIS software.

Time dedicated to this part of the program: 50%.

DIRECTED AT
This course is designed for students that have participated in an archaeological excavation and would like to learn about archaeological tools used to document research information collected with rigor and quality. Many students studying archaeology, anthropology and classics have participated as part of a research team.

However, not many have experience in using a total station for creating plans or GIS for processing the large volume of information generated during an excavation. If you would like to enhance your studies and experiences in archaeology as well as be more competitive and efficient within your field, then with this course you will learn skills that will set you apart. Currently, using GIS to process collected data shows importance towards any type of research project, be it an archaeological survey or excavation. This program is advanced and specialized, focusing on extracting the maximum performance from software and technology available to archaeologist.

FIELD SCHOOL LIFE AND LANGUAGE
The fieldwork runs 7 hours per day. The day will be divided between learning mapping techniques, lab work, exercises, lectures, videos and excursions. For every seven course days there are two days off. The course is taught in English and Spanish.
Europe - Spain - Monte Bernorio School of Archaeology - 2014

Europe - Spain - Monte Bernorio School of Archaeology - 2014

Deadline
2014-03-31

Monte Bernorio is a fortified city which was inhabited for several centuries during Iron Age. It played an important part in the Cantabrian Wars against Rome.

The archaeological intervention will focus on this site, in which we will both excavate and survey. Surveys and trial pits will be carried out on various other Late Prehistory sites as well. These sites are also included in the “Monte Bernorio in its Environment” Project.

Europe - Sweden - Gotland Archaeological Field school - 2014

Deadline
2014-04-18

The excavation in summer 2014 will continue the excavations started last year at one of the most important and fascinating Viking Age harbour sites on Gotland, situated in Västergarn parish in the western part of Gotland. It is called Paviken, named after the bay close by. There have been excavavations at the site earlier, and this year's excavation will concentrate on a complementary excavation of the settlement area and also some graves from Viking Age.

Europe - Turkey - Discover Turkey and the Aegean Coast & Dig in the ancient city of Sanisera - 2014

Europe - Turkey - Discover Turkey and the Aegean Coast & Dig in the ancient city of Sanisera - 2014

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This program, which has been scheduled by the Sanisera Field School, is divided in two main parts.
In the first part of the course students will gain experience in archaeological fieldwork by excavating in the Ancient Roman city of Sanisera, which is located in the Mediterranean island of Menorca.
During the second part, students will discover the most significant remains from ancient cities of Classical world through an archaeological tour that will start in Istanbul and will continue visiting the Aegean Coast, leaded by an expert on Ancient art.

PART 1. THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL FIELDWORK IN SANISERA (MENORCA, SPAIN)
Fieldwork will focus on the excavation of an urban area where a monastery has been found. The monastery, which dates from the 5th and 6th centuries AD, includes an Early Christian basilica. The Harris system will be followed in order to systematically dig all the sequence the site has. In the laboratory students will learn to classify all the artifacts found on site, including Roman pottery, numismatics and faunal remains.

Time dedicated to this part of the program: 65%.

PART 2. DISCOVER ISTANBUL AND THE BEST FIVE ANCIENT CITIES OF CLASSICAL WORLD: EPHESUS, PERGAMUM, PRIENE, MILETUS AND DIDYMA.
For the second part of the course, the Field Program has scheduled an archaeological tour that will start in Istanbul. Its first destination will be Selçuk, where students will visit the most important classical remains of Ephesus, Pergamum, Priene, Miletus and Didyma y some of their renowned archaeological museums. This tour will have a duration of six days and explanations will be in English.

Istanbul, with one foot in Europe and the other in Asia, is a unique city of contrasts. There are many fascinating sights including Sultanahmet Mosque (the Blue Mosque), Topkapi Palace and the great basilica of Hagia Sophia built by Justinian in 537 AD. The National Archaeological Museum of Istanbul was built by the sultans in the late century to house their collection of antiquities from across the Ottoman Empire. It is an amazing Greek and Roman sculpture collection that includes the sarcophagus from the necropolis of Sidon. The most relevant one is without a doubt The Alexander Sarcophagus, a late 4th century BC Hellenistic stone sarcophagus adorned with bas-relief carvings of Alexander the Great.

Ephesus, it was once a major port city on the Aegean Sea and one of the best preserved and most visited ancient Roman cities in the world. It was the crossroads of the north-south and east-west trade routes in Asia Minor, and also the center of politics and religion. In fact, ancient Ephesus had perhaps as many as 250,000 residents. Many of their homes have not been excavated or refurbished. From Roman houses stand above the so called Yamaç Evleri, with excellent frescoes like those in Pompeii. The Library of Celsus is the most beautiful of the restored buildings in Ephesus. Today, the library consists of a rebuilt façade, without the rooms that once contained thousands of scrolls. Walk its grand marble streets to see the Temple of Hadrian. See the Temple of Artemis (once home to one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World). It was also here that St. Paul preached some of his most famous sermons and where the Virgin Mary Spent her final days, a Vatican designated place of pilgrimage. The excellent site museum is also situated at Selçuk.

Pergamum, under the rule of Alexander the Great, became a major metropolis and capital city. Four distinctions of Pergamum at the time: a major medical center and the second largest library in the world (200.000 books) that Mark Antony plundered to stock books that he gave to Cleopatra. The parchment was invented in this city by Eumenes, as a surface made with animal skin used to write. In Pergamum we will visit two ancient sites. The first is the Acropolis. It is set high on a hillside and dominates the surrounding countryside. Other ruins include the library, the Temple of Athena and the crowning temple dedicated to Trajan. It is also possible to see the lower temple of Zeus and a Hellenistic theatre. The second site is the Asklepion Health Center of Pergamum. This hospital was named after Asklepios, the god of health and life. The remains have several pools, tunnels, a running track and a sophisticated theatre. Priene, a magical site, was once one of the most active ports of the Ionian Confederacy. Alexander the Great stayed here. It has the impressive public monuments -stadium, temples and agora stand as very substantial ruins. Miletus, home of philosophers and scientists, is also included in the tour with its theatre, Baths of Faustina, gymnasium and nymphaeum. A sacred road once joined Miletus and the Didyma sanctuary. In Didyma you will discover the colossal Temple of Apollo where crowds of pilgrims came to consult the oracle. Is one of the best preserved of the ancient sanctuaries. Time dedicated to this part of the program: 35%.

DIRECTED AT
If you have never excavated as a volunteer in a field school and are interested in excavating in a Roman city as well as visiting those cities included among the best places in the world to discover the essence on ancient Roman and Greek Empires, then this course is a good choice. This program accommodates participants with or without previous experience. This program is designed for students interested in focusing their studies in the classical world of Rome and Greece, delving into its history and archeology. You will learn to excavate and classify archaeological material found. You will identify different types of Roman pottery, amphorae, coins and other Roman archaeological material. After learning this in Sanisera, you will have a better understanding when you visit the five ancient cities in the Aegean Coast, archaeological museums and Istanbul. By participating in this course you will have the opportunity to excavate in a unique Roman city in Menorca (Spain) and then explore the most remarkable archaeology from the Ancient world. Previous knowledge or experience in archaeology or computer systems is not required.

FIELD SCHOOL LIFE & LANGUAGE
This field school program, with a length of 20 days, will start in Spain. Students will meet in Menorca during the first day. Next and during the following days they will focus on the excavation in the ancient city of Sanisera, where they will work for 8 days. Students will receive an intensive introduction on basic aspects of field excavation techniques following the Harris Matrix. The fieldwork runs 7 hours per day, with time dedicated to excavation as well as laboratory work focused on Roman pottery. Courses are given in both English and Spanish. On the 13th day of the course participants will fly to Istanbul, where they will stay for 6 days. Once students finish the archaeological tour in Turkey, they will have one day off in order to enjoy their free time. On the 19th day of the course students will fly back to Menorca, from where they will go back home.

The schedule of the trip is: 1st day: Flight Menorca – Istanbul. Bus Istanbul – Selçuk. 2nd day: Ephesus. 3rd day: Priene, Miletus and Didyma. 4th day: Pergamum. Bus. Izmir – Istanbul. 5th day: Istanbul. 6th day: flight Istanbul – Menorca.

Europe - UK - Oakington Field School - 2014

Deadline
2014-06-02

The Oakington Project is a multidisciplinary research effort that focuses on life during the Early, Middle and Late Anglo-Saxon Periods (ca. CE 450-1,000). The project has three research components that are designed to produce a nuanced understanding of Oakington: The relationships of its inhabitants with their environment, each other, death and their dead. This is a public archaeology project and community involvement includes research questions focused around the engaging of local people in research activity as a central focus of our activities. For 2014, we will continue our bioarchaeological research at the site’s cemetery (dated to the early Anglo-Saxon period). We will also continue our excavation and careful study of domestic dwellings and ditches at the site. This is a public archaeology project, design to engage the local community in the research at Oakington. Students should expect that interaction between team members and the public will be enriching, complex and may, at times, be challenging.

Europe - United Kingdom - Saveock Water Archaeology - 2014

Deadline
2014-06-28

Multi period site from Mesolithic camp, through neolithic and Bronze age to 17th century pagan witchcraft pits

Europe - Venice - Archaeology / Anthropology Field School - 2014

Deadline
2014-07-15

This season we are offering the opportunity to participate in the excavation of human skeletal remains from the “Campo Santo” burials on the picturesque island in Venice, Italy.

Europe- Uk- Penycloddiau Field School- 2014

Deadline
2014-07-06

The site of Penycloddiau is the second largest hillfort in Wales. Previous work in the region suggests that the large contour types – like Penycloddiau – may be the earlier of the two hillfort types. As a result, our excavations are seeking to date the very origins of the hillfort in western Britain. Through our excavations at Penycloddiau, we intend to discover when and why people first began to join together in these very large community-level groups, investigating this through the excavation of the social architecture itself. The 2014 season will focus on the ditch and outer rampart area, to enable us to dig the construction sequence of the hillfort and to investigate whether the late farm track utilized an earlier gap in the monument is the original hillfort entrance. We also plan to open a new trench (Area 3) across an associated Iron Age roundhouse – so that we can understand the everyday life of those living inside the hillfort.

Europe/Asia - Turkey - Seyitömer Höyük Excavation - 2014

Europe/Asia - Turkey - Seyitömer Höyük Excavation - 2014

Deadline
2013-10-15

The archaeological site of Seyitömer Höyük is located within the Kütahya region of western Turkey at an important juncture between the Mesopotamian and Mediterranean worlds. Advanced metal technology fueled commerce between these distant regions as early as 3,000 B.C., leading to the establishment of important trade centers linking east and west. The best-preserved example of such a center is Seyitömer Höyük, where thousands of artifacts and dozens of well-preserved workshops paint a vivid picture of pottery and textile production, from the Early Bronze Age through the Roman period.

The 2013 Field School will excavate a portion of the Early Bronze Age settlement, giving students an opportunity to learn archaeological method and theory in a hands on environment, while learning about the architecture and material culture of ancient Turkey.

Mediterranean - Cyprus - Bioarchaeology And Forensic Anthropology Fieldschool - 2014

Mediterranean - Cyprus - Bioarchaeology And Forensic Anthropology Fieldschool - 2014

Deadline
2014-05-31

Fun and Exciting experience in the excavation, exhumation and analysis of human skeletal remains !!!

Learn by working step-by-step the field processes of how to excavate burials, field/lab recording methods and get hands-on training in the analysis of modern skeletal remains and database development.

Menorca (Balearic Islands) - Spain- Archaeologic Field School Torre de'n Galmés -  2014

Menorca (Balearic Islands) - Spain- Archaeologic Field School Torre de'n Galmés - 2014

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Interesting and enjoying experience in an extraordinary mediterranean island.

The prehistory and history of Menorca is really intense. So diferent cultures've influenced the island. For this reason, their culture and style of life is specialy interesting to know.

We're glad to attend every summer lots of studends and share with them knowledge and experiences.

Menorca - Balearic Islands - Spain - Archeological Field Course Torre de'n Galmés - 2014

Menorca - Balearic Islands - Spain - Archeological Field Course Torre de'n Galmés - 2014

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Menorca is the northernmost island in the Balearic archipelago and is located
right in the middle of the western Mediterranean. Due to its small size, about 700 km2, and a very old orography, it's a fairly flat island. The highest elevation above sea level is the mountain of "El Toro" with its 356m.

However, the territory has been populated intensively since the arrival of humans on the island and its more than 1800 documented archaeological sites bear witness to several civilizations. The prehistoric settlement of Torre d'en Galmés, which is 6 hectares in size, is the most significant site on the island.
Precisely this site has hosted the Archaeological Field School that our
association has been conducting since 1991.

Our project involves excavation at the site of the talaiotic house known as the
"Cercle 7" and its surrounding area." It corresponds to a habitat structure
belonging to the Talaiotic culture of Menorca, with the regular layout of these prehistoric settlements: circular ground plan houses, the so-called circles because of their external appearance, with a south-facing façade and adjoining rooms (dormitories, fire hearths, storerooms) arranged around a central courtyard where most of the social and daily activities took place.

We have been excavating the front yard situated in front of the façade of the
"Cercle 7" house since 2011. Our aim is to document possible structures in the
abovementioned courtyard and to try to relate it to the differentiated areas in
the house.

Middle East - Egypt- Conservation Field School - 2014

Deadline
2014-06-21

The vast Muslim cemeteries of Cairo – sometimes called the "City of the Dead" – are a unique urban environment that includes valuable medieval architectural monuments and living communities that practice traditional crafts. As part of the conservation and reconstruction efforts of the hawd mosque – erected by Sultan Qaitbey ca. 1,472 CE – students will participate in the documentation of physical and social aspects of a section of this quarter. Working side-by-side with Egyptian peers, students will learn about the architectural and urban history of a traditional Middle Eastern city, and about principles of architectural conservation and adaptive reuse. This field school is ideal for students seeking insights/career in urban planning, architecture, heritage conservation and archaeological preservation.

Middle East - Egypt- Fayum Field School- 2014

Deadline
2014-10-02

The Fayum field school takes place at the Greco-Roman town of Karanis, a large mud brick settlement founded in the third century BCE as part of the Ptolemaic expanse of agriculture in the Fayum region of Egypt. Karanis was abandoned during the early seventh century CE and the preservation of the ancient remains is excellent and a wide range of archaeological materials, including botanical macro-remains, textiles, wood and metal, are studied by a large group of archaeological specialists. This project focuses on both domestic and industrial areas of the site to better understand the importance of agriculture in relation to other economic activities. The 2014 field school will excavate at domestic contexts in order to augment our knowledge of the archaeobotanical and zooarchaeological record at the household level. The Fayum Field School combines teaching American students with training Egyptian archaeologists employed by the Ministry of State of Antiquities, which makes cultural exchange an integral part of the program. During the five weeks of the field school students get an intensive on-the-job training in archaeological research methods, excavation techniques, survey and finds processing. Students will have the opportunity to work closely with archaeological specialists and are encouraged to develop independent research projects. Excursions to important sites in the vicinity and ethnoarchaeological assignments are also part of this program.

Middle East - Israel - Saving the Stones - 2014

Middle East - Israel - Saving the Stones - 2014

Deadline
2014-05-15

Saving the Stones is a 16-22 week international practical training internship in the conservation of built cultural heritage and historic preservation for emerging professionals from interdisciplinary backgrounds. Through an immersive cultural heritage experience, you will have the opportunity to learn, work, and live in an historic city and embrace the many unique characteristics of Old Acre, and the ancient cites of the land of Israel. Saving the Stones will give you the foundation needed to begin a career in cultural heritage and conservation. The first 16 weeks provide the foundational conservation and historic preservation studies which include theoretical and practical documentation, and treatment planning through to field work and application. Afterwards, the optional 6 week practicum allows the student to apply the knowledge acquired by the foundation unit through apprenticeship, and thorough personal research is conducted. Submit your application by April 1st, 2014 to receive a $200.00 discount!

Middle East - Israel - Tel Dor Archaeological Excavation and Field School - 2014

Deadline
2014-02-28

From July 1 to August 8, the University of Washington Tel Dor Archaeological Program will resume its field school excavation at Dor under the director of Professor Sarah Stroup.

The UW Team will continue excavating, under the instruction of prof. Stroup (assisted by Israeli grad students fluent in English), the impressive and archaeologically-rich Hellenistic and Persian period buildings on the south side of the Tel ('Area D4'). This area, which we have been excavating since 2005, consists of a fascinating complex of large public buildings likely connected with Dor's focus as a center of coastal Mediterranean trade and industry.

Middle East - Israel- Beth Shemesh Field School - 2014

Deadline
2014-06-01

Since the beginning of modern explorations of the ancient Near East, Tel Beth Shemesh attracted great interest. Its long sequence of occupational history has yielded significant data about local cultural histories, trade and the evolution of local agricultural practices. During the Late Bronze and Iron Ages, Tel Beth-Shemesh was located at the geographic meeting point of three different ethnic and cultural groups (Philistines, Canaanites and Israelites), making it an ideal site to investigate ancient geopolitical, social, and cultural dynamics at a border zone. The main objective of this field school is to expose students to the archaeological process, from excavation to analysis, and the importance of rigorous yet adaptable excavation and recording techniques. Through hands-on learning, students gain experience in excavating and field documentation. They will also be introduced to the intellectual challenges presented by archaeological research, including the need to adjust field strategies as discoveries are made and theories change. Furthermore, students receive training in laboratory analysis and have the opportunity to process and catalogue the cultural remains they find.

Middle East - Jordan- Shubayqa Field School - 2014

Deadline
2014-07-17

The Shubayqa Archaeological Project investigates the transition from hunting & gathering to agriculture in the Harra desert of Jordan. In particular, this project investigates the relationship between the Younger Dryas – a global climatic event that led to cooler temperatures and decreased rainfall – and the beginning of agriculture. The project area is the remote, rugged Shubayqa basin, a 12 km2 playa situated c. 130 km northeast of the Jordanian capital Amman. In 2014 the project will continue its excavations at the late Natufian site of Shubayqa 1, while also launching excavations at the early Neolithic site Shubayqa 6 nearby. Furthermore, we will continue with our landscape survey of the surrounding area to discover additional sites, and carry out geoarchaeological sampling across the Shubayqa basin to study past environmental conditions. In addition, we will be processing and analyzing finds, and conducting some ethnographic fieldwork to better understand the use of the Badia by modern-day Bedouin pastoralists.

Middle East - Oman - Bat Field School - 2014

Deadline
2015-01-02

The UNESCO World Heritage site of Bat, al-Khutm, and al-Ayn in northern Oman was once a major Bronze Age center of ancient “Magan” from 3,000 to 2,000 BCE, with connections to Mesopotamia, Iran, and the Indus Civilization. Unfortunately, the people of Magan did not use writing or glyptic arts to record their history or organize their societies, so we know very little about their way of life. Since 2007, the Bat Archaeological Project (BAP) has been exploring the well preserved 3rd millennium BCE remains at this site, combining GIS-assisted surveys with stratigraphic excavations, radiocarbon dating, and other specialized methodologies – including geomorphology, archaeobotany and geophysical prospection – in order to better understand the social history of this region. During the 2014 season, we will explore a new area of domestic structures, looking at the transition from an early agricultural town of the Hafit Period (ca. 3,100-2,700 BCE) to a developed Umm an-Nar center of trade and production.

Middle East - Tunisia- Zita Field School - 2014

Deadline
2014-07-21
The site of Zita is an urban mound located in southern Tunisia and situated along an ancient trade route from Carthage to Tripoli. Identified by a Latin inscription as the Roman city of “Zita” (“Olive City” in Punic) it also contains a Carthaginian child sacrifice precinct (tophet). Our project is the first modern research expedition to be granted permission to work here. For the 2014 season, we will continue with mapping the ancient city and its coastal and agricultural hinterlands. We will also continue targeted excavation at the Roman forum and the Carthaginian sacrifice precinct to inform us on Zita’s cultural trajectories. Finally, we will document the socioeconomic, political, religious, and ecological realities of the local populations from prehistory to the post-Arab Spring using archaeological and ethnographic methods.

Middle East – Egypt - Giza Archaeological Field Training - 2014

Deadline
2014-05-31

Archaeological field training at the Giza plateau, Egypt, offered by Ancient Egypt Research Associates (AERA) and the American University in Cairo (AUC). The eight-week field training program takes place at the Heit el-Ghurab site, an Old Kingdom (2450 BC) pyramid builder’s settlement in Giza, as part of AERA’s muti-disciplinary archaeological project. The program provides eight academic credits awarded by AUC and will run from January 31 to March 26, 2015. The program includes six full-weeks excavation and one week’s work in the field laboratory. Site training covers excavation; site recording; survey; illustration and photography; and an introduction to bio-anthropology. In the lab and office: introduction to Archaeo-botany, Archaeo-zoology; Ceramics, Artefact, Lithics, Mud sealings, and GIS (Geographic Information Systems). The comprehensive package covers tuition, accommodation and on-site food, tool kit and supplies, medical insurance, local transportation, and special field trips to archaeological sites in Greater Cairo.

North America - Alabama - Fort Tombecbe - 2014

Deadline
2014-04-14
The 2014 University of West Alabama field school at colonial Fort Tombecbe is May 18-June 14. Excavations will focus on the French period (1736-1763) bakery, barracks and contemporaneous Choctaw materials. Students will become familiar with the tools of archaeology and methods of controlled excavation, pedestrian surveys, lab processing, and public interpretation. Specific skills to be covered include using a total station, profiling, soil description, recording archaeological data, and the particulars of excavating a historical, multi-ethnicity frontier site.
North America - Arizona - Rock Art Ranch Fieldschool - 2014

North America - Arizona - Rock Art Ranch Fieldschool - 2014

Deadline
2014-03-14

Rock Art Ranch is a private ranch 25 miles southeast of Winslow, AZ. The ranch contains some of the Southwest’s most spectacular rock art dating from 6000 BC to AD 1300. The ranch lies in the high desert at 5100’ elevation, in an area used over the past 8000 years by mobile hunting and gathering groups, early farmers, and later, after A.D. 500, by more sedentary farmers representing archaeological cultures of the adjacent Mogollon Rim and Colorado Plateau regions. For 2014, the goals are to document how the landscape was used by groups over the past 8000 years, how and why groups migrated to and from the area, and what role the rock art played in communicating identity and ownership. Excavations have already helped develop a tighter chronology for the area and provided details on length of site occupation and subsistence base. Survey by fieldschool participants have located 95 new sites in three summers that cluster in three time periods: Basketmaker II (early agricultural), 1000 BCE-500 CE; Basketmaker III/Pueblo I, 600-900 CE; and Pueblo III, 1100-1250 CE. It is the BMII groups who carved most of the petroglyphs.

North America - Arizona - Rock Art Ranch Fieldschool REU - 2014

North America - Arizona - Rock Art Ranch Fieldschool REU - 2014

Deadline
2014-03-14

Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona, has received an NSF-REU (National Science Foundation Research Enrichment for Undergraduate students) grant for 2014-2016 to provide five weeks of hands-on experience in doing field archaeology followed by two weeks of training in four research labs at ASM on the UA campus for eligible undergraduate students. Students accepted into this program for 2014 will be paid $500/week for seven weeks and have their travel and basic living expenses paid as well.
The purpose of the program is to use archaeology as a vehicle to expose underserved students to how science is used to explore and understand the world around them. Equally as important is to expose students to potential career opportunities and to provide them with much needed experience to make them more competitive in the work place.

North America - Arizona - Shivwits 2014 Archaeological Field School - 2014

Deadline
2014-04-30

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Nevada Las Vegas will offer a six-credit, five-week field school from June 8 to July 12, 2014. Investigations will focus on late Pueblo II/early Pueblo III (A.D. 1150-1200) sites associated with the Virgin Anasazi culture. Students will learn the fundamentals of archaeological excavation techniques, mapping, record-keeping, and material processing and identification.

North America - California - 8th Applied Archaeology Field School - 2014

North America - California - 8th Applied Archaeology Field School - 2014

Deadline
2014-07-03

In 2014, the San Bernardino National Forest, San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, and California State University San Bernardino are offering the Eighth Applied Archaeology Field School. The class will run from Monday through Friday for five weeks, beginning on July 14, 2014 and continuing through August 15, 2014. Our field school will provide you with all of the field training and experience you will need to get your first job as an archaeological technician with state or federal agencies, or with private cultural resource management firms. These are the same basic skills you will need in order to conduct research archaeology. This is a "hands-on" field school; you will learn by doing. We stress teamwork, cooperation, and accomplishment.

North America - California - Pimu Catalina Island Archaeological Field School - 2014

Deadline
2014-03-07
Santa Catalina Island is an important hub for the intermingling of people and the exchange of ideas and objects. Surrounded by rich marine and lithic resources, Island people were contributors to an extensive trade network throughout southern California and the Southwest. The Pimu Catalina Island Archaeological Field School is run in partnership with California State University Northridge (CSUN) each student is awarded 8 semester credit units. This field school is also a collaborative project between the Pimu Catalina Island Archaeology Project, the Catalina Island Conservancy, the University of Southern California and members of the Gabrielino (Tongva) Nation.

North America - California - Wind Wolves Field School - 2014

Deadline
2014-06-01

Located in the heart of interior South-Central California, the Wind Wolves Preserve lies at the interface between several rich habitats and contains some of the most spectacular examples of Native American paintings found anywhere in North America. Since 2005, we have been investigating rock-art, habitation, and special-purpose sites throughout this region. In 2014, we will continue this work throughout the preserve with particular focus on the only known Chumash Cache Cave having extensive perishable material remaining in situ. We will be conducting excavation both within and outside the cave in order to answer crucial questions about the function and meaning of this important site. Students will be introduced to a range of archaeological methods and practices, including portable XRF use and 3D laser scanning.

North America - California - Zooarchaeology and Field Ecology - 2015

Deadline
2015-03-30
This unique field and laboratory course trains students in zooarchaeology: the identification and analysis of animal remains from archaeological sites. Held at the remote and scenic Eagle Lake Field Station, students are also immersed in the natural history and ecology of local vertebrate animals. Students complete a problem-oriented research project based on the analysis of one of several provided archaeofaunal assemblages. Results of the research project will be presented at a professional zooarchaeological conference held at the end of the course. University of Utah; six semester credit hours.
North America - California/Nevada - UCD Great Basin Field School - 2014

North America - California/Nevada - UCD Great Basin Field School - 2014

Deadline
2014-04-25

The 2014 UC Davis field school will take place in Fish Lake Valley on the California-Nevada border. The field school will continue UC Davis' tradition of offering a well-rounded training program in archaeological field work. The crew will be under the direction of archaeology graduate student Jason Edmonds. Students will be instructed in archaeological survey and excavation techniques. The six week course may also include guest lectures from visiting professors and other professionals.

North America - Canada - Public Excavation Program at Cluny Fortified Village Site - 2014

Deadline

The University of Calgary is offering a volunteer excavation program at Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park this summer. Participants will excavate alongside members of the Archaeology Field School at the famous Cluny Fortified Village site. First time participants will receive a tour of the Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park Interpretive Centre and an introductory tour of the archaeological site. Volunteers will be supervised by experienced University of Calgary graduate students. Training in archaeological excavation techniques will be provided on site. All artifacts from the site are the property of the Siksika Nation and, ultimately, will be stored at Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park Interpretive Centre.

North America - Colorado - Crow Canyon Archaeology Research Program (ARP) - 2014

Deadline

Join our research team! This one-week program in southwestern Colorado is your chance to work alongside professional archaeologists in the field and laboratory, contributing to Crow Canyon's long-term research into the ancestral Pueblo Indians of the Mesa Verde region. Note: This is not a field school, but rather a program designed for lifelong learners, avocational archaeologists, and “citizen scientists” who want the opportunity to be part of ongoing archaeological research. Two continuing education units (CEUs) from Adams State University, Colorado, are available for an additional fee. www.crowcanyon.org/programs/campus/archaeology_research_program.asp.

North America - Colorado - Crow Canyon High School Field School - 2014

Deadline
2014-04-18

Three-week archaeology field school for high school students, who work alongside professional archaeologists on a multiyear study of Pueblo Indian society; opportunity to do archaeology at the pre-college level, learn excavation techniques, analyze artifacts. Summer career exploration/academic enrichment program near Mesa Verde National Park in southwestern Colorado; credit available. Detailed description of field school is available at www.crowcanyon.org/fieldschool.

North America - Colorado - Fort Massachusetts - 2014

North America - Colorado - Fort Massachusetts - 2014

Deadline
2014-06-16

Excavations on a 19th century frontier military outpost, the first US fort in Colorado.

North America - Colorado - Historical Archaeology and Museum Studies at Amache - 2014

North America - Colorado - Historical Archaeology and Museum Studies at Amache - 2014

Deadline
2014-03-31

Learn archaeology and museum studies at a National Historic Landmark! From June 16-July 15, 2014 the University of Denver will hold a field school at Amache, Colorado, the site of a Japanese American internment camp during WWII. Highlights of the field school include:
*Training in landscape archaeology methods, including surface survey, digital mapping, ground-penetrating radar, and excavation
*Training in collections management, including exhibit production
*Hands-on work with historic artifacts and archival materials
*Community-engaged-students will work with former internees and site visitors

North America - Connecticut - Mohegan Archaeological Fieldschool - 2014

Deadline
2014-04-30
The University of Leicester and the federally recognized Mohegan Tribe are working together to study archaeological sites on the Mohegan Reservation in Uncasville, Connecticut (established in 1671). As part of the process of investigating present and former tribal lands, the Mohegan Archaeological Fieldschool engages in archaeological research at pre-European sites as well as early historic and reservation-era sites. The Mohegan Fieldschool, now in its 19th year, works under direct supervision of Dr. Craig Cipolla (university of Leicester) and staff members of the Mohegan Tribal Historic Preservation Office and Archaeology Department as authorized by the Mohegan Council of Elders.

North America - Connecticut - UConn Pre-Contact Archaeology - 2014

Deadline
2008-05-25

The 2014 University of Connecticut Pre-Contact archaeology field school will include survey and excavation on landforms associated with two Paleoindian sites (ca. 12,900BP-10,000BP) located on the Mashantucket Pequot Reservation. The 6-week, 6-credit field school will include training in New England Native and Colonial history, archaeological survey and excavation techniques, laboratory methods, conservation procedures, artifact cataloguing and analysis, and methods and techniques in archaeobotany and the landscape reconstruction. Students will have a unique opportunity to work on a collaborative research project alongside tribal members, archaeologists, historians, and ecologists.

North America - Florida - LAMP Conservation Workshop - 2014

Deadline
2014-06-30

This week long workshop is designed to introduce students to the fields of archaeological conservation with emphasis on waterlogged artifacts.

North America - Florida - Revolutionary War Shipwreck Excavation - 2014

Deadline
2014-05-19

The Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program (LAMP) is pleased to announce our Summer Field School. This year the field school will be held from June 2nd - June 27th at the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum in St. Augustine, Florida. This comprehensive 4-week practicum will focus on the continued excavation of an 18th century shipwreck. Discovered in 2009, excavations began on this wreck site during the summer of 2010. Artifacts recovered from this site indicate that it is a late 18th century wreck known as the Storm Wreck of unknown origin. Recent discoveries include hardware and rigging components, navigational and carpentry tools, a series of cast-iron and copper cauldrons, a small flintlock pistol and six cannon and the ship's bell. This summer’s activities will include mapping, recording and excavating an area adjacent to the 2010-2011 excavation units. Students will work alongside instructors to record and recover artifacts associated with this wreck.

North America - Florida - Sonar Training Workshop - 2014

Deadline
2014-05-10

This class will indoctrinate the student on the basic principles of archaeological underwater survey using sidescan sonar technology. Through the one-week course, a series of classroom and field experiences will demonstrate and directly involve students in the procedures of establishing a survey plan and enacting it. After learning how to gather data, then collecting it, students will learn how to mosaic sidescan imagery and create a deliverable product used for analysis and presentation. By the end of the course, each student will have operated a sidescan sonar, used it to identify underwater features, and helped compile an acoustic survey report.

North America - Georgia - UGA Archaeological Field School Ossabaw Island - 2014

Deadline
2014-04-01

Access to the island is by boat only. Once on the island, students will reside in tents and communal style living with shared meals and duties. Bathroom and kitchen facilities will be on-site.

The south end of the island will be the focus of the 2014 field school. The site contains archaeological midden deposits dating from Archaic up to plantation period components.

Our objectives during this summer of field work is to document and record this interesting multi-component site as it is actively eroding into the creek bank.​

Students will learn about research design and implementation, basic archaeological field methods, shallow geophysical survey, topographic mapping, laboratory methods, and the archaeology of the Southeastern United States.

During the field school students will gain skills in shovel test survey, block excavations, and participate in a large-scale shallow geophysical survey using a RM-85 resistance meter as well as a SIR 3000 ground penetrating radar

North America - Idaho - Archaeology And Geoarchaeology Field School At Cooper's Ferry - 2014

Deadline
2014-06-18

The OSU Archaeology and Geoarchaeology Field School, led by Dr. Loren Davis, will be returning to resume excavations at the Cooper's Ferry site during the summer of 2014. The Cooper's Ferry site is located in the beautiful lower Salmon River canyon of western Idaho and contains some of the earliest evidence of humans in the Pacific Northwest. Current OSU students and non-OSU students are welcome to apply.

North America - Illinois - Cahokia Mounds Field School 2014 WUSTL (University College)

Deadline
2014-05-15
This summer marks the 15th annual archaeological field school, through Washington University's University College, at the Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site near Collinsville, Illinois. Our excavations will focus Mound 34, investigating craft production, ritual activity, and seeking the margins of incompletely documented excavations from the middle 20th century. Cahokia Mounds has been extensively excavated by multiple institutions for decades. Major occupation of the site occurred from 900-1350 A.D., and it was one of the most important and influential sites of the ancient United States.
North America - Iowa - Lakeside Lab Archaeological Field School - 2014

North America - Iowa - Lakeside Lab Archaeological Field School - 2014

Deadline
2014-05-30
Meets: June 16 to July 11, 2014. The 2014 Lakeside Laboratory archaeological field school will continue on-going research efforts in the beautiful and archaeologically rich Iowa Great Lakes region including excavations at the Milford Oneota site and possibly a Woodland site at Mini-wakan State Park.

North America - Kansas - Kansas Archaeological Field School - 2014

Deadline
2014-04-30

The Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work at Kansas State University invites students to participate in the Kansas Archaeological Field School-2014. The program will focus on prehistoric archaeological sites in the Manhattan, Kansas area. The field school provides students with basic and advanced hands-on training in archaeological excavation and in basic laboratory techniques as time permits. Students participate in a problem-oriented research project designed to provide significant information on the archaeology of the Central Plains. During the field school, students devote full time on weekdays to field school activities; all enrollees must participate for the duration of the field school. No prior archaeological experience is necessary.

North America - Massachusetts - Bioarchaeology and Forensic Anthropology Field School and Laboratory Analysis - 2014

Deadline
2014-04-15

This course introduces students to the role of the biological anthropologist, archaeologist and forensic scientist in excavations of human remains. Through excavations of tpseudo-crime scenes and pseudo-archaeological burials, students will be introduced to laboratory analysis of human remains, recognition of forensic and bioarchaeological data, and will explore key concepts in ethics, repatriation, medicolegal death investigation and regulations regarding unmarked burials.

North America - Massachusetts - UMass Bioarchaeology & Forensic Anthropology Field School - 2014

Deadline
2014-04-15
Through intense field and lab work, this course introduces students to the role of the biological anthropologist, archaeologist and forensic scientist in excavations of human remains.
North America - Michigan - Nautical Archaeology International - 2014

North America - Michigan - Nautical Archaeology International - 2014

Deadline
2014-07-01

Expanding its reputation as the leader in Nautical Archaeology education in the Great Lakes, Northwestern Michigan College will host a Nautical Archaeology Society 2014 International Field School. This two week event will be held on the main campus between July 12th and July 27th. It will consist of taught courses and the supervised archaeological survey of a historic shipwreck in the east arm of Grand Traverse Bay and an early Archaic site on the shore of an inland lake. This is a unique opportunity for anyone interested in underwater archaeology to train with NAS instructors and students from around the world.

Week one consists of an introduction to foreshore and underwater archaeology and the supervised survey of either a dry-land or underwater archaeological site. The second week consists of a series of day-long specialty courses covering topics such as: underwater photography, ship and boat construction, flint knapping, Native American settlement in northwest Michigan, documentary research, underwater archaeological surveying and archaeological illustration. These courses are open to anyone interested and no previous experience is necessary.

For more details please visit: www.nasnmc.com

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