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Archaeology & Anthropology Field Schools
ShovelBums 2015 Comprehensive Archaeology and Anthropology Field School Directory

Region (194/5 )

Asia / Pacific / Australia, Canada / North America, Central / South America / Caribbean / Atlantic, Europe / Mediterranean, Middle East/Africa

Type (163/17 )

Anthropology, Bioanthropology, Classical Archaeology, Data Visualization (3D, Animation, etc), Ethnographic ...

Africa - Egypt - Giza Plateau Mapping Project (GPMP), Egypt Archaeological Field Training - 2016

Deadline
2015-05-31

Archaeological field training at the Giza Pyramids in Egypt. This intensive five-week field-study program, takes place at the Old Kingdom settlement site of Heit el-Ghurab, as part of Ancient Egypt Research Associates' multi-disciplinary archaeological project. The program provides five academic credits awarded by the American University in Cairo.

Africa - Lesotho - Sehonghong Field School - 2015

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Sehonghong is a rockshelter, used for tens of thousands of years in diverse ways, in the Maloti-Drakensberg Mountains of Lesotho, southern Africa. Students will join current work at Sehonghong, part of a larger comparative project entitled, Adaptations to Marginal Environments in the Middle Stone Age (AMEMSA). This project aims to understand how some of the world’s earliest fully modern human societies adapted to challenging African environments. The goal of the 2015 field season is to continue excavating Sehonghong, and to conduct archaeological and geomorphological surveys in the surrounding area. This field school will run from May 7th to June 10th.

Africa - Somaliland - Forensic Anthropology and Human Rights Field School in the Horn of Africa - 2015

Deadline
2015-01-01

In this 4-weeks Field School, the participants will assist in training the staff of the War Crimes Investigation Commission (WCIC) of Somaliland in forensic investigation of human rights violations. At the completion of the course, the participants will have an understanding of the application of forensic sciences to the investigation of Human Rights violations, as well as the process involved in the examination, recovery and analysis of mass graves and their contents.

Africa - Tanzania- Olduvai Field School - 2015

Deadline
2015-06-17
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 - 2015

Deadline
2015-06-13
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 2015 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- 2015

Deadline
2015-06-28
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 2015 field season is to continue excavating at Spitzkloof B and to conduct archaeological and geomorphological surveys in the surrounding area.

Asia - Japan - Archaeological Field Training at Rebun Island, Japan, University of Alberta - 2015

Deadline
2015-03-06

In Summer 2015, 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-2015

Asia - Mongolia - Northern Mongolia Soyo Archaeology Project - 2015

Deadline
2015-04-10
A small interdisciplinary, international team of Mongolian and foreign researchers will be selected to conduct archaeological research (primarily excavation, but also survey and ethnoarchaeology). No experience necessary, but interest, a good attitude and reasonable physical fitness a must! Terrain and climate are challenging, and the location is VERY remote, so general preparedness essential. No credits offered, but will work with your home institution to arrange independent study credits if necessary. Research aims: Mongolia’s mobile pastoral economy is the foundation of the national identity and primary economic strategy, a lifeway made possible with the introduction of domesticates into the area from regions to the north and west. The archaeological site of Soyo, in the Darkhad Depression of northern Mongolia, has the potential to contribute significantly to understanding questions about the archaeological history of this region. Located at the intersection of the dense forest taiga and the grass steppe-land of the basin, Soyo is uniquely positioned to facilitate interaction between hunting and herding practices. Preliminary research at the Soyo site has revealed a unique depositional history where wind-blown sand has stratified thick artifact deposits creating a one of a kind, 7,000 year continuous record of human activity. Despite being such an important part of Mongolian heritage, this site is threatened by the development of a tourist camp. It is critical that an archaeological team conduct this research at the site in the summer of 2015 as the site is actively being threatened by this development.

Asia - Philippines - Ifugao Field School - 2015

Deadline
2015-06-12
The Ifugao Rice Terraces are UNESCO World Heritage monuments that attest to the ingenuity and communitarian management of Cordilleran people of Luzon in the Philippines. Once thought to be over 2,000 years old, our recent work has demonstrated that the upland rice field systems in the region were responses to the social and political pressure from intrusive Spanish colonization into the region starting at c. AD 1600. To determine the impacts of Spanish colonialism on Philippine highland populations, the 2015 and 2016 field seasons of the Ifugao Archaeological Project (IAP) focus on the Old Kiyyangan Village, an abandoned settlement in the town of Kiangan, Ifugao. The IAP’s primary research goals are: 1) to document highland political and economic responses to colonialism by looking at the development and expansion of the Old Kiyyangan Village; 2) to determine subsistence shifts and health and diet by examining botanical, faunal, and human skeletal remains; 3) to investigate the process of increasing social differentiation through the examination of exotic goods; and, 4) to understand how the Philippine highlands resisted Spanish colonialism by exploring settlement patterns in Ifugao.

Atlantic Ocean - Bermuda - Field School in Underwater Archaeology - 2015

Deadline
2015-05-01
The Summer Field School in Underwater Archaeology is a research expedition conducted in Bermuda by faculty of 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, archaeological survey, and underwater excavation and documentation of historic shipwrecks.

Australia - Adelaide - Conservation Field School - 2015

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This course is an intensive introduction to materials science, deterioration processes in marine environments, pre-disturbance conservation surveys, in-situ conservation and stabilisation, recovery, initial storage, stabilisation and transportation of artefacts, and the storage and display of conserved artefacts.

Australia - Adelaide - The Museum - 2015

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The Museum intensive/short course is run by various specialists in the fields of museum curation, outreach, interpretation and conservation. It explores the depth and richness of museum collections, how objects come into collections, who collects, how objects are stored and interpreted and why they are stored into the future.

Australia - Adelaide/Remark - Archaeological Field Methods - 2015

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In 2015 the Archaeological Field Methods Field School will be held in association with the River Murray and Mallee Aboriginal Corporation and Calperum Station, located in the Riverland region, near Renmark, South Australia. The first two days of the fieldschool will consist of lectures and practical exercises at Flinders University followed by a further five days of intensive field work on site.

Australia - Advanced Archaeology Field School - 2015

Deadline
2015-04-06

Flinders University Archaeology Department will be conducting The Advanced Archaeology Field School in Sturt Gorge. It will involve the excavation of a nineteenth century ruin located beside Magpie Creek, about which little is currently known.

Australia - Maritime Archaeology Field School - 2015

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Maritime Archaeology Field School, an introduction to the techniques of underwater survey, position fixing, mapping, photography, recording, excavation and conservation.

Australia - Maritime Archaeology Field School - 2015

Deadline
2014-12-23

Overview

The Maritime Archaeology Field School (ARCH3309/8152) provides students with an introduction to the techniques of underwater survey, position fixing, mapping, photography, recording, excavation and conservation. Some lectures and videos will be provided on the various research methods and techniques used by maritime archaeologists. The Field School will include practical exercises, field work and associated lecture/seminars.

Australia - Northern Territory - Ethnoarchaeology Field School - 2015

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This field school 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.

Caribbean - Antigua Betty's Hope Archaeologiacl and Bioarchaeological Field School - 2015

Caribbean - Antigua Betty's Hope Archaeologiacl and Bioarchaeological Field School - 2015

Deadline
2015-03-27

Betty's Hope will be in its ninth year in 2015, and the 2015 field season promises to be an exciting summer as we combine joint excavations at two separate but closely-related locations: a slave village at Betty’s Hope Plantation, and the bioarchaeological excavations of a nearby 18th-century burial ground for British sailors. As a former British colony, these excavations will allow us to see the important links between the sugar plantations and the protection of those interests. Students will have a full excavation experience working at one or both sites, gaining practical hands-on experience in professional field excavation of a slave village at Betty’s Hope and learning current field methodologies in bioarchaeology at the nearby beach site.

Caribbean - Dominican Republic - ADMAT - Survey work on The 1720's Tile Wreck - 2015

Caribbean - Dominican Republic - ADMAT - Survey work on The 1720's Tile Wreck - 2015

Deadline
2015-03-11

ADMAT & ADMAT-FRANCE are running a Maritime Archaeological Project during 2015 to continue the Survey work on The Tile Wreck 1720's wreck. This is a very “hands on” field school teaching the practical aspects of maritime archaeological field work while surveying and excavating an AD 1690’s shipwreck. Full information about these projects can be found on ADMAT's website www.admat.org.uk

Caribbean - Dominican Republic - ADMAT's Le Casimir Wreck Project - 2015

Deadline
2015-05-25

ADMAT & ADMAT-FRANCE returns to Le Casimir Wreck to continue the survey and excavation of this important French brig which sunk in 1829. This is the ship carrying lead crystal perfume bottles and silver coins.

Caribbean - St. Croix, US Virgin Islands - Excavation Based Bioarchaeology Field School - 2015

Caribbean - St. Croix, US Virgin Islands - Excavation Based Bioarchaeology Field School - 2015

Deadline
2015-02-27

This bioarchaeological and archaeological 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 is endangered by rising sea levels. Students will gain hands on experience in excavation methods, particularly those for recovery of skeletonized human remains, artifact mapping, artifact identification and classification, and osteological inventory and 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.

Caribbean - The St. Eustatius Center for Archaeological Research - 2015

Deadline

The St. Eustatius Center for Archaeological research is accepting volunteers and students for the 2015 field season.

Central America - Belize - Maya Belize Archaeology Field School - 2015

Deadline
2015-04-13

The Humboldt State University (HSU) Belize Archaeology Field School is a transect survey project. The project investigates hinterland communities located between two Maya administrative site centers: Dos Hombres and Gran Cacao. Field school students will receive training in archaeological excavation, field survey, total mapping station procedures, and laboratory analysis. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to visit Maya sites such as Lamanai and La Milpa. The field school offers two upper division courses: ANTH 306 Cultures of Belize and ANTH 357 Field Archaeology.

Central America - Belize - Maya Research Program's 24th archaeological field season - 2015

Central America - Belize - Maya Research Program's 24th archaeological field season - 2015

Deadline
2015-07-19

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 in northwestern Belize and ethnographic research in the village of Yaxunah, Mexico. The Maya Research Program is affiliated with the University of Texas at Tyler.

Central America - Mexico - Chiapas Bioanthropology - 2015

Deadline
2015-06-07

The Mexican Biological Variation Project is aimed at understanding the range of human biological variation both phenotypic and genotypic present in southern Mexico. Students will be broadly trained in research strategies for human biology field studies ranging from the planning stage through data analysis. These will include training in study design, human biological phenotype collection, and DNA extraction methods. Our field-school is run concurrently with the Undocumented Migration Project (UMP) that documents the experiences of migrants from Central America and beyond. A portion of the program will be dedicated to ground work for future epigenetic work among migrant populations.

Central America - Mexico - Chiapas Ethnography - 2015

Deadline
2015-06-07
Hundreds of thousands of undocumented migrants from Central America and beyond cross Mexico each year on their way to the United States. Many of these people walk across Mexico or ride on the top of dangerous cargo trains known as la bestia (“The beast”). These migrants carry backpacks loaded with food, clothing, and other provisions on their often dangerous journeys across multiple countries. Since 2009, the Undocumented Migration Project (UMP) has been using a variety of anthropological methods (e.g., ethnography, archaeology, forensic science) to understand the experiences of clandestine border crossers on the US/Mexico border and the Mexico/Guatemala border. In 2015, the UMP will begin a new project in the southern Mexican town of Palenque (Chiapas) focused on documenting the experiences of migrants preparing to cross Mexico.

Central America - Mexico - Ethnohistorical Archaeology - 2015

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The objective of this interdisciplinary project is to introduce innovative methods of integrating archaeological research with art history, ethnohistory, and ethnography, in an intensive travel study program spanning from busy Mexico City to the scenic valleys and highlands of Oaxaca and Puebla. This program runs from June 21 - July 18. It does not involve active participation in archaeological digs. Through daily traveling and hiking, students will learn about the millennial indigenous cultures, the impact of European colonialism, and the contemporary lifestyles and issues, by the active exploration of archaeological and historical sites, museum collections, and indigenous communities. These excursions will be integrated with classroom courses and on-site lectures delivered by experts on ethnohistorical documents, archaeological field and lab methods, and ethnographic research

Central America - Nicaragua - El Rayo Field School - 2015

Deadline
2015-06-16

For the past 15 years, archaeologists have excavated sites along the shore of Lake Cocibolca in search of archaeological evidence for Mexican colonization. This field school will continue this quest through investigations at the site of El Rayo, the most significant site for studying the potential impact of outsiders on indigenous cultural traditions. This research project will continue a longstanding program from the University of Calgary, working in close collaboration with regional institutions including the National University of Nicaragua and Mi Museo in Granada. The core theoretical perspective focuses on the interpretation of culture change, especially ethnicity, in the centuries leading up to the Spanish Conquest in 1522 CE. As such, the results are of fundamental importance to developing claims of cultural identity by existing indigenous groups in the region. Fieldwork will consist of excavation of residential mounds where evidence of household activities and human remains has previously been observed. Work will involve hand tools such as trowels and brushes, and screens for recovery of small artifacts. Students will work alongside experienced Nicaraguan archaeologists as well as Canadian and American teaching assistants. Additional field experience will include surveying to map the excavation area and relate finds from the 2015 season with those from previously excavated areas, and field drawings of excavation units and profiles. Lab work will include washing and labelling of artifacts, as well as preliminary classification and analysis.

Central America - Panama - Chiriqui Archaeological Project - 2015

Deadline
2015-04-16

The Chiriquí Archaeological Project (CAP) is certified by the Register of Professional Archaeologists (RPA) and formally permitted in Panama. This active research project involves excavation, mapping, survey, and lab analysis. The 2015 field school (June 15 to July 15) will be centered upon the Barriles site, located in the highlands of western Panama (roughly 5000 feet above sea level). Barriles was a large pre-Columbian center notable for its early monumentality. The site contains several residential sectors dating primarily to the Aguas Buenas period (A.D. 300 to 900). For more information, please visit our project website at: http://scottpalumbo.wix.com/scrap

Central America - PSU Chiquilistagua, Nicaragua Archaeological Field School - 2015

Deadline
2015-05-29

Summer 2015 will mark the second year of the Chiquilistagua Archaeological Field School directed by Dr. Justin Lowry (George Mason University) and Jason Paling (co-director -Plymouth State University). The goals of the Chiquilistagua Archaeological Project are to explore and investigate settlements in the so-called “intermediate zone,” a diverse ecological and cultural area that stretches from the southern Maya periphery in Honduras and El Salvador to the northern edges of the Great Nicoya region. Their investigations in Nicaragua are concentrated primarily in central Nicaragua from the southwestern edge of Lake Managua to the Pacific Ocean. The intent of the project is to test the validity of models proposing an association of this area with the economic and political periphery of the southern Mesoamerican people and cultures. Archaeological investigations of a recently discovered pre–Columbian settlement in Chiquilistagua, Nicaragua will help to contribute to our understanding of the variety of cultural diversity found throughout Central America. Our long term research goal is to document household activities among sites located near and around the present day town of Chiquilistagua; a settlement located approximately six kilometers southwest of the present day capital of Managua. The town and site are located on the border between the Nicaragua Depression and the Pacific Volcanic Cordillera

Europe - Bulgaria -

Europe - Bulgaria -

Deadline
2015-04-10
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 -  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
Dig at two different ancient Greek sites in a row: the temenos of the Temple of Apollo in Sozopol (once known as Apollonia Pontica) and the ancient Greek emporion Pistiros located deep in ancient Thrace, both in Bulgaria, learn a lot about Classical and field archaeology, finds processing and documentation as well as ancient Greek civilization and travel to amazing archaeological sites and historic towns in Bulgaria & Troy and Istanbul, Turkey. Up to 18 credit hours awarded upon request by NBU.
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. 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
2015-06-01

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
2014-12-31

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
2014-12-31

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
Dig at two different prehistoric sites in a row: Ilindentsi - one of the earliest Neolithic settlements in Europe (6000-5500 BC) and Tell Yunatsite - one of the very first urban settlements in Europe (5000-4200 BC), learn a lot about European Prehistory (esp. Neolithic and Chalcolithic), field archaeology and finds processing, focus on Neolithic ceramic studies and Prehistoric warfare and travel to amazing prehistoric sites and historic towns in Bulgaria. Visit Philippi, Greece and Troy and Istanbul, Turkey. Up to 18 credit hours awarded upon request by NBU.
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.
Europe - Bulgaria - Rise and Fall of the First European Civilization - Tell Yunatsite Excavations - 2015

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

Deadline
2015-06-10
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.
Europe - Bulgaria - Roman Thrace with Ancient Strandzha Mountain and its Shores Expedition - 2015

Europe - Bulgaria - Roman Thrace with Ancient Strandzha Mountain and its Shores Expedition - 2015

Deadline
2015-07-01

The field school program schedule includes expeditions in Strandzha Mountain and its coastline.
The team and the participants will be based at the town of Ahtopol near the state border of Bulgaria with the Republic of Turkey.
Two study trips are planned:
1.Trip to Istanbul - Constantinople - the capital of three empires and metropolis of two continents.
2.Expedition in Astika Mountain in today's European Turkey.

Europe - Bulgaria - Settlements in Roman Thrace South of the Balkan - 2015

Europe - Bulgaria - Settlements in Roman Thrace South of the Balkan - 2015

Deadline
2015-07-01

The field school program combines lectures, visits to Roman sites around Thrace with professional archaeologists and proper tuition with free time for sunbathing or additional trips around the country.The participants will be accommodated at a tidy hotel in the center of Burgas.

Europe - Bulgaria - Summer Practical Course on Roman Pottery - 2015

Europe - Bulgaria - Summer Practical Course on Roman Pottery - 2015

Deadline
2014-12-31

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.

Europe - Bulgaria - The Apollonia Pontica Field School - 2015

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The city, founded by Miletian colonists at the end of 7th century BC, was named Apollonia Pontica in honor of the patron deity of Miletus - Apollo. In 2005 the island was demilitarized and in 2009 the Apollonia Pontica Excavation Team lead by Dr. Krastina Panayotova restarted the excavations. The 2015 field season runs from June 27 – July 25, 2015. Students will explore the evolution of the island from its early settlement to later temenos and Christian religious centers. We will focus on trying to chronicle – using stratigraphic, seriation and classification methods – the evolution of cult and deities that were worshipped there. We plan to trace monumental wall foundations discovered in 2014, as well as to search for remains of a propylaeum that most probably was situated in the currently excavated area.

Europe - Bulgaria - The Birth of Europe: Excavations of the Neolithic Settlement Ilindentsi - 2015

Europe - Bulgaria - The Birth of Europe: Excavations of the Neolithic Settlement Ilindentsi - 2015

Deadline
2015-05-10
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).

Europe - Bulgaria - The Illindentsi Field School - 2015

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During the seventh millenium BC, the Balkan Peninsula was a gateway through which farming, animal husbandry and generally Neolithisation spread from Anatolia and the Near East to Europe, including the site of Ilindentsi. During the previous seasons archaeologists unearthed remains of Early and Middle Neolithic settlement structures and features. Among them are several unique dwellings, of Anatolian origin. Humans likely entered Europe due to complex and varied reasons: increased population, limited environmental resources, climate change etc. Research at Ilindentsi aims to seek more nuanced patterns that will shed light on migration routes and reasons for European Neolithisation. More site-specific questions concern the continuity/discontinuity of habitation, boarders of the settlement through time and the function and the range of fortifications. This field school runs from June 13 – July 27, 2015.

Europe - Bulgaria - The Inscriptions of the Roman World - 2015

Europe - Bulgaria - The Inscriptions of the Roman World - 2015

Deadline
2015-06-01

- Bulgaria is one of the few countries in Europe, where you can find both Latin and Greek inscriptions. - Our epigraphy course is led by highly-educated university teachers. - You will work only with originals. - You will receive credits by one of the leading Bulgarian universities. - We provide quality accommodation and all inclusively experience at a lowest price.

Europe - Bulgaria - The Pistiros Field School - 2015

Deadline
2015-07-19

Between the 5th and 3rd century BC, an Ancient Greek emporion, called Pistiros, thrived in Thrace Valley. The emporion was a major port for trade relations between Greece and Thrace. Since annual excavations started over 25 years ago, exposing an Eastern fortification wall, paved streets and stone building foundations. The goal for the 2015 season, July 26 – August 23, 2015, is to continue the excavations of the South-Eastern sector of the site area, next to the fortification wall with higher concentration of cult artifacts and features: pits, clay escharae (cult altars) etc., in order to gather more information about its determination and chronology. Students will preform basic excavation and field documentation tasks, learn how to process finds and will be introduced to basic archaeological conservation and restoration techniques and procedures. Throughout the field school, students will learn about a range of materials and cultures of Thrace and the Mediterranean, unlocking the secrets of Ancient Greek trade.

Europe - Bulgaria - The Tell Yunatsite Field School - 2015

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Between the 5th and 3rd century BC, an Ancient Greek emporion, called Pistiros, thrived in Thrace Valley. The emporion was a major port for trade relations between Greece and Thrace. Since annual excavations started over 25 years ago, exposing an Eastern fortification wall, paved streets and stone building foundations. The goal for the 2015 season, July 26 – August 23, 2015, is to continue the excavations of the South-Eastern sector of the site area, next to the fortification wall with higher concentration of cult artifacts and features: pits, clay escharae (cult altars) etc., in order to gather more information about its determination and chronology. Students will preform basic excavation and field documentation tasks, learn how to process finds and will be introduced to basic archaeological conservation and restoration techniques and procedures. Throughout the field school, students will learn about a range of materials and cultures of Thrace and the Mediterranean, unlocking the secrets of Ancient Greek trade.

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

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

Deadline
2015-08-10
A two-week course on pottery conservation and restoration located on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast. It will guide the participants through the history of ancient Greek pottery, its production and consequent stages of documentation, study, conservation and restoration. During the workshop participants will work with authentic shards (either Archaic, Classical Greek or Hellenistic) found in the necropolis of Apollonia Pontica (present-day Sozopol, Bulgaria). Tours of local historic sights and cities are included in the program. 6 credit hours awarded upon request by NBU.
Europe - Bulgaria, Macedonia - Ancient Greek and Roman Pack - 2015

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

Deadline
2015-07-01
Dig at two different sites (ancient Greek and Roman) in two neighboring countries in a row: the Theodossian Palace in Stobi, Republic of Macedonia and the ancient Greek emporion Pistiros in ancient Thrace, Bulgaria, learn a lot about Classical and field archaeology, finds processing and documentation, ancient Greek and Roman civilizations and travel to amazing archaeological sites and historic towns in Bulgaria and Macedonia & Pella and Vergina, Greece & Troy and Istanbul, Turkey. Up to 18 credit hours awarded upon request by NBU. Excavations of the . The Field School focuses on Classical and field archaeology as well as finds processing & excavations of emporion Pistiros - an ancient Greek trade center and river harbor located deep in ancient Thrace: the land of origin of Dionysos and Orpheos where the main focus of the field school is on Classical and field archaeology, finds processing as well as studying the interactions between ancient Greek and Thracian civilizations.
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 - England - Thornton Abbey Medieval Hospital and Cemetery Excavation - 2015

Deadline
2015-06-15

Survey and excavation project focusing on the major Augustinian house at Thornton Abbey. 2015 will see the project focus on continuing the excavation of the hospital and cemetery.

Europe - Greece - Astypalaia Bioanthropology Field School - 2015

Europe - Greece - Astypalaia Bioanthropology Field School - 2015

Deadline
2015-02-28

This five week field school takes place on Astypalaia, a small, beautiful island in the Aegean Sea and part of the Dodecanese region in Greece. It is based on a unique archaeological site – the largest ancient children’s cemetery in the world, with at least 3000 children’s burials. In the field laboratory overlooking the sea, students learn the specialist skills required to excavate, record, identify, conserve, measure and catalogue the tiny bones and teeth of young children. This is one of the few sites in the world where children’s remains are abundant enough to provide such experience. Everyone carries out all the tasks required for each burial and so gains a useful range of experience for work on human remains.

The children’s cemetery is just below the modern town, which is on the site of the ancient Classical city of Astypalaia. The burials are in pots, mostly large amphorae previously used to transport the goods traded by the city. Their form suggests that they came from all over the Aegean between around 750 B.C. and A.D. 100.

Dates: Wednesday July 1 to Monday August 3, 2015

Project director: Dr Simon Hillson, UCL Institute of Archaeology, University College London

For more information, visit:
https://sites.google.com/site/astypalaiabioarchaeology/astypalaia-bioarchaeology

Europe - Greece - Athens - IHC.Public Greece: The Grand Tour - study travel - 2015

Europe - Greece - Athens - IHC.Public Greece: The Grand Tour - study travel - 2015

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This course offers students the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of centuries of travellers from Pausanias (2nd century AD) to Edward Lear (1840s-1860s) and uncover, just as they did, the glories of Greece past and present. The course covers the archaeology, history, ethnography, religion and management of Greece’s cultural heritage, spanning the periods from the Neolithic to the present. This program will provide you with a broad appreciation of the diversity of Greek culture and addresses some of the challenges faced by modern Greece in preserving its rich heritage.
Europe - Greece - Athens - IHC.Public Heritage Interpretation: Kerameikos *2016*

Europe - Greece - Athens - IHC.Public Heritage Interpretation: Kerameikos *2016*

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*coming JUNE 2016*

How does heritage communicate? What messages does the heritage profession create about its sites, monuments and artefacts? This course critically examines approaches to interpretation and communication of the past, and explores the theory and practice of heritage communication for multiple audiences and purposes.

Europe - Greece - Crete - Azoria Project Volunteer Program - 2015

Deadline
2015-04-01

The project is the excavation of the Early Iron Age-Archaic site of Azoria (ca. 1200-500 B.C.) on the island of Crete in the Greek Aegean. The focus is the Archaic-period city (ca. 700-480 B.C.) and the investigation of local dynamics of urbanization and sociopolitical changes in the 8th and 7th c. B.C.

Europe - Greece - Crete - Duke Archaeological Field Practicum - 2015

Deadline
2015-03-02

The Duke Field Practicum in Crete is a field school centering on the Early Iron Age and Archaic site of Azoria, an early Greek city in eastern Crete (1200-500 B.C.) (www.azoria.org). The focus of excavation in 2015 is the recovery of Archaic houses and civic buildings; and the stratigraphic exploration of the Early Iron Age history of the site.

Europe - Greece - Crete - IHC.Public Gonies Archaeological Ethnography field school - 2015

Europe - Greece - Crete - IHC.Public Gonies Archaeological Ethnography field school - 2015

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IHC.Public’s project, Gonies Archaeological Ethnography Field School, aims to closely investigate the involvement of locals with their material and intangible heritage in general, and the remains of various peak sanctuaries scattered around the area of Gonies, Crete. We address the issues arising in the documentation, preservation, and dissemination of cultural heritage through our research and our public engagement with the village of Gonies, as well as local and national stakeholders. Our goal is to develop a public archaeology program that will contribute to the sustainable development of the area.
Europe - Greece - IHC.Digital Historic Nafplio  Project - 2015

Europe - Greece - IHC.Digital Historic Nafplio Project - 2015

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This digitization field school will introduce students to a broad range of 3D recording and mapping techniques. Students will be provided with hands-on instruction in these methods on site in the historical structures of Nafplio. Students will record the site's extensive architectural remains using terrestrial laser scanning, GIS and GPS. The skills learned should allow students to work in digitization of any other site thereafter.

Europe - Greece- Kephallenia Field School - 2015

Deadline
2015-06-14
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 - 2015

Deadline
2015-07-18
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 - 2015

Deadline
2015-04-15

Established in 1991, the Achill Field School provides fieldwork training for students of archaeology and anthropology. The fascinating, rugged landscape of Achill Island provides the archaeological location for this course. The Field School offers two-, four- and six-week modular courses that come with 3, 6 and 9 semester hours/credits respectively. We teach excavation techniques, survey and recording processes, including Total Station, GPS, AutoCAD, ArcGIS and Photoshop, artefact care and site photography, and we also take the time to discuss the excavation strategy with students so that they understand the choices that have been made. The key to our training is small group sizes, combined with instruction that is delivered directly by highly experienced archaeologists.

Europe - Ireland - Achill Archaeological Field School - 2015

Deadline
2015-05-08

Achill Field School offers a range of excellent university accredited courses that cater for students from all over the world. These courses are designed to offer comprehensive training in excavation techniques, surveying techniques, and Archaeological Information Technology. The courses also offer a chance to explore some of the wonderful natural and historical landscapes of Achill Island. As with all the courses at Achill Field School the training provided is absolutely first class, and all of the work undertaken by students will make a genuine contribution to our research projects. These accredited courses are designed primarily for archaeology and anthropology students looking for a thorough grounding in archaeological field methods, and recent post-graduates and young professionals looking to upgrade their skill sets. Achill Field School is a registered Summer Field School with the University of Ireland, Galway and has successfully transferred academic credit in both US style Semester Hours and European Credit Transfer Scheme (ECTS) formats to over one hundred different institutions worldwide, including numerous Colleges/Universities in the United States of America, Canada, Australia, New Zeland, France, Italy, Belgium, Germany, Norway, Sweden and Denmark, the UK and Ireland.

Europe - Ireland - Blackfriary Field School - 2015

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These excavations take place at a 13th century Dominican friary in Trim, Co. Meath. The Blackfriary was the third religious house built in Trim in the 12th - 13th Centuries. During the 16th century, the friary fell into disrepair following the dissolution of the monasteries by Henry VIII. In the 18th Century, the building was sold as a live quarry, servicing a building boom in the town. In its construction and destruction, the friary reflects the growth and decline, and modern development of the town of Trim. The Blackfriary Project is a community based research and teaching excavation, including mortuary excavations. The project includes an outreach and education program developed in conjunction with the Blackfriary Project Committee, the Town Council, and the Heritage Office in Meath County Council. Join us between June 21st and July 25th.

Europe - Ireland - Caherconnell Archaeology Field School (CAFS) - 2015

Deadline
2015-05-15

Caherconnell Archaeological Field School lies in the heart of the Burren region of Co Clare, on the west coast of Ireland. The Burren is one of Ireland’s most precious natural resources. An archaeological treasure trove and botanist’s paradise, the Burren remains one of Ireland’s most desirable destinations for either its majestic landscape or the fascinating archaeological remains from all periods of the Irish past that covers some 10,000 years. t enclosure (cashel); a late Neolithic/Early Bronze Age house; a medieval stone structure; 15th-century human remains; and a wide range of artifacts, including medieval silver coins, decorated bronze dress-pins, a medieval harp-peg, lead musket shot, finely-made iron arrowheads, beads, metal tools, decorated bone combs, decorated quernstones, prehistoric lithics, and decorated prehistoric pottery.

Europe - Ireland - Irish Archaeology Field School BLACK FRIARY - 2015

Europe - Ireland - Irish Archaeology Field School BLACK FRIARY - 2015

Deadline
2015-04-24

The Irish Archaeological Field School 2015 summer research programme will focus on archaeological excavations in Co. Meath, Ireland; excavations will be undertaken at the Black Friary (Trim) from 18th May to 14th August 2015.

The Black Friary was once an influential and thriving religious house in the then Anglo-Norman governing seat in Ireland. The site was almost completely razed to the ground as a result of Henry VIII’s Act of Dissolution, however ongoing investigation is slowly revealing the extent of the survival of the below ground remains including cemeteries and later unsanctioned burials. This greatly adds to our understanding of the significance of this site both during is lifetime as a friary, and the use of the site by the native populations following its destruction.

While much work has been carried out to date, we are only at the tip or the ‘archaeological iceberg’. Plans for the upcoming season include expanding on the excavation area to the north of the limits of the known buildings to explore the northern range where a potential second or outer precinct may be present, and to further explore the use of the site by the local Catholic population as an expression of native resistance in Post-Dissolution Ireland.

Students are invited to apply to the school to undertake a number of field archaeology courses including Introduction to Field Archaeology, Advanced Methods in Field Archaeology and Introduction to Bioarchaeology. Credit courses are available through our partner the Institute of Field Research.

Europe - Ireland - Spike Island - 2015

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Spike Island prison, Ireland’s Alcatraz, is located in Cork harbour. The prison opened in 1847 at the height of the Great Irish Famine and closed in 1883. The prison was an important holding center for convicts transported to Australia. The focus of the 2015 season will focus on establishing the location of the burial ground used in the prison’s first decade. We also hope to investigate the foundations of a prison building. Archaeology provides a means of investigating daily life in the prison and the triangle of relationships between convicts, warders, and the institution, and also the place of such prisons in broader imperial systems. This field school runs from June 21st – July 25th

Europe - Italy  - Field School in Medieval Archaeology and Bioarchaeology - 2015

Europe - Italy - Field School in Medieval Archaeology and Bioarchaeology - 2015

Deadline
2015-06-01

The Field School in Medieval Archaeology and Bioarchaeology at Badia Pozzeveri is an accredited academic program offered by The Ohio State University and the University of Pisa, Italy. The field school aims at training students in archaeological and bioarchaeological field and laboratory methods. www.fieldschoolpozzeveri.org

Europe - Italy - Abruzzo Field School - 2015

Deadline
2015-06-28

The walled, oval-shaped village of Castelvecchio Calvisio, located in central Italy’s mountainous Abruzzo region, presents evidence of human habitation dating back to the sixth century BCE (an Italic necropolis) and later to Imperial Rome. But its primary interest arises from the uniqueness of its well-preserved center, medieval in its urban plan and Renaissance in its architectural massing. The Borgo Abruzzo project provides students with a practical "laboratory" in which to develop and test methodologies, diagnostic procedures and conservation techniques through hands-on work on conservation of historic urban buildings. The research carried out in this phase will focus on better understanding the town’s architectural history through photographic and drawn surveys recorded in a customized database. These records will then form the basis for proposals for redevelopment of the town center.

Europe - Italy - Rofalco, Etruscans in the Lamone Excavation and Outreach Project - 2015

Deadline
2015-07-15

Rofalco was an Etruscan fortress in the northern part of Vulci's district; it was destroyed by the Romans around 280 BCE. The excavation revealed a massive defensive wall with squared towers and an impressive main gate. Inside the fort we discovered several warehouses, two water tanks, houses, and a lot of pottery and tools. Excavations have been running since 1996, with participants from all over the world.

Europe - Italy - Sardinia Field School - 2015

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In Sardinia, Italy, during the Middle Bronze Age society built sixteen monumental stone towers on Pran'e Siddi, a high plateau located in south-central Sardinia. Within a few centuries, these monumental sites were abandoned. The Pran'e Siddi Landscape Project was established to research how the Middle Bronze Age people of Pran'e Siddi used their land and to investigate the possibility that they were using unsustainable agricultural practices to gain wealth and power. Students will use a variety of archaeological survey methods and artifact analyses to investigate land use, settlement change, and sustainability in the Siddi region.

Europe - Italy- Pran’e Siddi Field School - 2015

Deadline
2015-06-01
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 2015, 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 - Italy/Sicily - Case Bastione - 2015

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Join the Co-op Arkeos for our 5th season at Case Bastione, in central Sicily. Located in the Morello Valley, overlooking Villarosa Reservoir, this large multi-period settlement dates from the Late Neolithic right through to the Early Bronze Age. During previous seasons we investigated a production area, and found evidence of the earliest smelting known in Sicily. Prehistoric round huts have also been excavated and contained a large collection of pots. Geophysical survey conducted last year with British partners has widened our understanding and features revealed will be excavated this year. There will be lab work, lectures and optional visits to nearby Enna for the Settimana Santa processions, museums, and archaeological sites (UNESCO WHS Villa Romana del Casale) will also be offered.

Europe - Macedonia -  Workshop for Roman Mosaics and Mural Paintings - 2015

Europe - Macedonia - Workshop for Roman Mosaics and Mural Paintings - 2015

Deadline
2015-05-01
This workshop provides an unique opportunity for students and volunteers to gain comprehensive knowledge and hands-on experience in Roman Mosaic and Mural Painting Art and Conservation. Participants will be guided through the consequent stages of study, conservation, restoration and documentation as well as the history and technology of Roman mosaics and mural paintings.
Europe - Macedonia - Stobi (the capital city of Macedonia Secunda) Excavations - 2015

Europe - Macedonia - Stobi (the capital city of Macedonia Secunda) Excavations - 2015

Deadline
2015-06-01
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.

Europe - Macedonia - The Stobi Field School - 2015

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Stobi was an Ancient Roman port of trade. Its commercial and strategic position brought Stobi long-term prosperity, especially in the period between the 1st and 3rd centuries CE. In the 4th century CE, Stobi became an important Christian center and the seat of powerful bishops. From June 27 – July 25, the 2015 field season, students will focus on the most representative, residential building in Stobi – the Theodossian Palace. Work on the palace will continue and efforts made to investigate the space between the palace and an adjacent building – now called “the Jail” as numerous human remains with their hands tied were found there. The temporal and architectural relationships between the two buildings are unclear and this season will be dedicated to exploring their important issue and the architectural history of Stobi. Students will be exposed to important topics concerning the context of this archaeological site – History and Archaeology of Copper Age in Europe, Warfare in Prehistory, Chalcolithic architecture, pottery and tools.

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 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 - Macedonia - Workshop for Conservation, Restoration and Documentation of Roman Pottery and Glass - 2015

Europe - Macedonia - Workshop for Conservation, Restoration and Documentation of Roman Pottery and Glass - 2015

Deadline
2015-05-01

A three-week course on Roman pottery and glassware conservation and restoration located in the archaeological site of Stobi, Republic of Macedonia. The Hellenistic, Roman and Late Roman city was a significant urban center in Antiquity and capital of the Roman province Macedonia Secunda in the Late Antiquity. The workshop will guide the participants through the history, techniques and consequent stages of archaeological study, conservation and documentation of Roman and Late Roman (Early Byzantine) pottery and glassware. Participants will take part in trips to Heraclea Lyncestis and Ohrid (Republic of Macedonia), Pella and Vergina (Greece). 9 credit hours awarded upon request by NBU.

Europe - Macedonia - Workshop on Advanced Digital Photographic Documentation of Artifacts and Architecture: RTI - 2015

Europe - Macedonia - Workshop on Advanced Digital Photographic Documentation of Artifacts and Architecture: RTI - 2015

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 - Monenegro - Vrbicka Cave Field School - 2015

Deadline
2015-05-31

There are only few regional hotspots with concentrations of Palaeolithic and Mesolithic sites in southeastern Europe. The territory of Montenegro is one such region that has seen only limited explorations to-date. Its karstic landscape in the hinterland of the southern part of the eastern Adriatic Sea, with mountainous regions off the Dinaric Alps carved by deep river canyons, reveals many cave sites that were the main repositories of human occupational histories in the prehistoric past. The focus of our investigations is the site of Vrbička Cave and its immediate environs, located in western Montenegro. The 2015 season will expand the excavation areas open thus far. Research will focus on gaining better understanding of the use of the cave space for specialized activities during different phases of its occupation. In addition, research will include a survey of surrounding landscapes for locating sources of flint deposits that might have been used by prehistoric foragers.

Europe - Portugal - 2015

Europe - Portugal - 2015

Deadline
2015-03-31

The CEAACP – Tróia Summer School is a new archaeological fieldschool program offering students the opportunity to participate in a scientific archaeological project in the largest fish-salting production center so far discovered in the Roman Empire. Nowadays the site is known as the Roman Ruins of Tróia and has been a National Monument since 1910.

Europe - Portugal - Alentejo - Inside the Bronze Age - 2015

Deadline
2015-05-15

We will go back 3000 years in time to participate in an archaeological adventure, recovering, from the past, objects that will acquire a new life and reveal ancient histories which will enable participants to go deeper and directly Inside the Bronze Age. The project includes an archaeological field school. The variety of activities and team flexibility make this project suitable for both Beginners and Advanced in either Field or Bronze Age Archaeology.

Europe - Portugal - DOLMEN OF QUINTA DO FREIXO - 2015

Deadline
2015-05-31

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 still has lots of hidden information to retrieve.

Europe - Portugal - Mação Rock Art Expedition (Portugal) - 2015

Deadline
2015-07-18

This is a multi-disciplinary expedition project that will be fuelled by FUN. We will be focusing on painted rock art within a rock shelter close to Mação. There will be lectures given by scientist who lead the field in RAMAN spectrometry, photogrammetry, visits to painted cave and shelters, workshops on hematite and rock art techniques and interpretation. The week will be packed full of events and will culminate in a one-day rock art congress in the Prehistoric Rock Art Museum in Mação. Good food, good wine, good company and great fun. Come and join us.

Europe - Portugal - Mega Osteology Neolithic Tombs - 2015

Deadline
2015-04-30

The Mega-Osteology Project, about 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.

Europe - Romania - Archaeological Summer School Transylvania - 2015

Deadline
2015-06-01

The project runs throughout the summer (July-August) and it’s being carried out in a Bronze Age Tell settlement within Transylvania. The Bronze Age tells occupy the highest position in the settlement system of the Carpathian Basin and can be compared to contemporary sites from the Minoan and Mycenaean civilizations. Their development covers a period of approximately 1000 years, between circa 2500 and 1500 B.C. The tells differ visibly from the rest of contemporary settlements from the Carpathian Basin both in terms of architectural building patterns and thickness of the occupation debris resulted from long-term habitation in the same area. The central role played by the tell-settlements in the region is also proven by their fortification systems, the presence of defensive structures indicating the fact that a certain political authority with control over a well-defined territory.

Europe - Romania - Archaeology of the Roman Frontier - Transylvania 2015

Europe - Romania - Archaeology of the Roman Frontier - Transylvania 2015

Deadline
2015-03-31
Tensions between Dacia and Rome always ran high. This came to a head in the beginning of the 2nd Century AD, when Trajan led two campaigns across the Danube to attack Dacia. The war was hard fought, and the Roman suffered heavy losses, but in the end, Trajan claimed Dacia for the Roman Empire, and returned to Rome to celebrate his victory. But what of the people of Dacia? Now that they were in the Roman Empire, how did their lives change? How did they interact with the Roman Army that was left behind? For a long time, these questions were ignored, but current archaeological work is looking to answer just these questions. The Cumidava Archaeological Research Project (CARP) is seeking to better understand what is occurring in Dacia after the Roman conquest. It focuses on small scale interactions between Roman soldiers and Dacian civilians, in and around the Cumidava Castrum, home of the VI Cohorts Cumidavensis, on the Transylvanian Limes. CARP seeks to understand what it actually meant to the average person to now be subjected to colonial Roman rule in a newly formed province of the Empire. Our project addresses questions of creolization and dynamic interaction at different scales, exploring the mechanisms of integration of several distinct groups forced to coexist in overlapping environments.
Europe - Romania - Experimental Archaeology and Traditional Crafts - Transylvania - 2015

Europe - Romania - Experimental Archaeology and Traditional Crafts - Transylvania - 2015

Deadline
2015-03-31
Our workshop aims at bringing the Daco-Roman material synthesis in the Transylvanian Provinces to life. It is an archaeological program that is meant to be both experimental and experiential. In the heart of the largest open air ethnographic museum in Europe, we bring together archaeologists and master craftsmen in order to recreate actual objects found in excavations, using Late Iron Age, Imperial Roman and medieval techniques and technologies. At the same time, all our participants will experience life in its traditional forms, working the ovens and the forges, building Late Iron Age workshops and houses, making ceramics using different technologies and learning all about architectural wood work. Students and participants will make the intellectual and phenomenological journey from the academic, to the experiment and to the experiential, in the fields of pyrotechnologies, domestic crafts, and finally traditional, medieval building techniques and architecture. As a result of the immersion in a museum ethnographic environment, our participants will explore as well questions of conservation, restoration and presentation of ethnographic and historical ceramic, metal and wooden artifacts and architecture.
Europe - Romania - Experimental Archaeology and Traditional Crafts of the Old World - 2015

Europe - Romania - Experimental Archaeology and Traditional Crafts of the Old World - 2015

Deadline
2015-03-31

Our workshop aims at bringing the Daco-Roman material synthesis in the Transylvanian Provinces to life. It is an archaeological program that is meant to be both experimental and experiential. In the heart of the largest open air ethnographic museum in Europe, we bring together archaeologists and master craftsmen in order to recreate actual objects found in excavations, using Late Iron Age, Imperial Roman and medieval techniques and technologies. At the same time, all our participants will experience life in its traditional forms, working the ovens and the forges, building Late Iron Age workshops and houses, making ceramics using different technologies and learning all about architectural wood work. Students and participants will make the intellectual and phenomenological journey from the academic, to the experiment and to the experiential, in the fields of pyrotechnologies, domestic crafts, and finally traditional, medieval building techniques and architecture. As a result of the immersion in a museum ethnographic environment, our participants will explore as well questions of conservation, restoration and presentation of ethnographic and historical ceramic, metal and wooden artifacts and architecture.

Europe - Serbia - Šalitrena Field School in Paleoanthropology and Paleolithic Archaeology - 2015

Deadline
2015-03-15

The University of Winnipeg, in collaboration with Belgrade University, Faculty of Medicine, is now accepting applications for a course in Advanced Human Osteology held in Belgrade, Serbia. This is an advanced course in human skeletal biology, covering theoretical approaches and methods used in the analysis of skeletal and dental remains in bioarchaeological and forensic contexts. Undergraduate students in North America are rarely exposed to large collections of human remains from archaeological sites and therefore often lack experience with fragmented bones, human non-metric and metric variation, and pathological conditions. This course covers analyses and interpretation of age, sex, disease and lifestyle markers on skeletal remains and offers a hands-on learning on a large archaeological collection in a well-equipped research and training facility with equipment ranging from measuring equipment to diamond saws and microCT capabilities.

Europe - Spain - Cova Gran Field School - 2015

Deadline
2015-06-14
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 2015, 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 - Aditu Archaeology Field School in Roman and Mortuary Archaeology - 2015

Europe - Spain - Aditu Archaeology Field School in Roman and Mortuary Archaeology - 2015

Deadline
2015-05-31

Come and join an amazing site! We are digging a 12th century cemetery to know the bioprofile of the Navarrese population in the Middle Ages. And below that there is a Roman site destroyed twice in antiquity!

Europe - Spain - Celtic-Iron Age Necropolis of Pintia - 2015

Europe - Spain - Celtic-Iron Age Necropolis of Pintia - 2015

Deadline
2015-05-31

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 - Cerro de la Muela roman site Field School - 2015

Deadline
2015-06-30

Cerro de la Muela Field School offers hands-on experience in excavation and laboratory study of a roman archaeological site. It is a most interesting roman military settlement placed between the roman cities of Segobriga and Ercávica. The highlight of the site is a quadrangular building of unknown function that could have served as a military garrison, as a horreum or as a place where to transform lapis specularis, the first crystal known to be used in windows (Plinius. Nat. Hist. XXXVI, 161), which brought economic prosperity to the region in the time of Augustus.
The Field School offers a three/six-week intensive course in which you will be in touch with fieldwork and laboratory practices. The program is designed to introduce you to the archaeological process from surveying, excavation, data collection, and historical interpretation.

Europe - Spain - Coimbra del Barranco Ancho - 2015

Deadline
2015-06-30

The town

The Town of Coimbra, together with the habitat around the Cerro del Castillo (Jumilla), constitutes the two major population centers of the highlands Jumilla-Yecla.

Europe - Spain - Digging anthropology in the Sanisera Necropolis - 2015

Europe - Spain - Digging anthropology in the Sanisera Necropolis - 2015

Deadline
2015-10-24

Fieldwork focuses on the excavation of funerary structures, specifically inhumation graves. In the laboratory students will learn to classify artifacts found, mainly human skeletal remains.

Europe - Spain - Mazarrón Phoenician Coast Project - 2015

Deadline
2015-07-15

Framed within the research project of commercial routes Phoenician times on the coast of the Bay of Mazarron, its importance, communication and contact with the people inside the Segura basin.

Europe - Spain - Menorca - Advanced Osteological Analysis in the Necropolis of Sanisera - 2015

Europe - Spain - Menorca - Advanced Osteological Analysis in the Necropolis of Sanisera - 2015

Deadline
2015-07-06

This course focuses on the in-depth analysis of human skeletal remains excavated from the Roman necropolis of Sanisera. In this course we will use advanced osteological techniques to gain a better understanding of the lifestyle of population of Sanisera.

Europe - Spain - Menorca - Anthropology in Sanisera & Making an Archaeological Film - 2015

Europe - Spain - Menorca - Anthropology in Sanisera & Making an Archaeological Film - 2015

Deadline
2015-07-28

This course has two main parts. During the first part, fieldwork focuses on the excavation of funerary structures, specifically inhumation graves. In the laboratory students will learn to classify artifacts found, mainly human skeletal remains. During the second part of the course, students will learn about the process of creating documentary video footage, preparing a plot, selection of scenes, sound and different aspects of audiovisuals.

Europe - Spain - Menorca - Dig in Sanisera & Discover Turkey and the Aegean Coast - 2015

Europe - Spain - Menorca - Dig in Sanisera & Discover Turkey and the Aegean Coast - 2015

Deadline
2015-08-19

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.

Europe - Spain - Menorca - Dig in Sanisera & GIS applied in Archaeology - 2015

Europe - Spain - Menorca - Dig in Sanisera & GIS applied in Archaeology - 2015

Deadline
2015-08-19

Fieldwork focuses on the excavation of an urban area where a monastery has been found. In the laboratory students will learn to classify artifacts, including Roman pottery, numismatics and faunal remains. Participants will also learn and use mapping tools applied to archaeology as well as topography, photogrammetry and archaeological recording systems with GIS (Geographic Information System).

Europe - Spain - Menorca - Dig in Sanisera & Make an Archaeological Film - 2015

Europe - Spain - Menorca - Dig in Sanisera & Make an Archaeological Film - 2015

Deadline
2015-07-28

In the first part of the course, participant's fieldwork will focus on the excavation of an urban area where a monastery was discovered. The monastery is from the 5th and 6th centuries AD, includes an early Christian basilica. Participants will learn and apply the Harris system. In the Laboratory, subtends will learn to classify archaeological material from the site, including Roman pottery, numismatics and faunal remains. During the second part of the course, students will learn about the process of creating documentary video footage, preparing a plot, selection of scenes, sound and different aspects of audiovisuals.

Europe - Spain - Menorca - Dig in Sanisera & Travel from Lisbon to Seville - 2015

Europe - Spain - Menorca - Dig in Sanisera & Travel from Lisbon to Seville - 2015

Deadline
2015-08-19

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.

Europe - Spain - Menorca - Dig in Sanisera (Spain) & Explore Archaeology in Rome - 2015

Europe - Spain - Menorca - Dig in Sanisera (Spain) & Explore Archaeology in Rome - 2015

Deadline
2015-08-19

This course is based in both Spain and Italy. Participants will spend time excavating the Roman city of Sanisera in Menorca, Spain, where fieldwork focuses on the excavation of an urban area where a monastery has been found. In the laboratory students will learn to classify artifacts found, including Roman pottery, numismatics and faunal remains. Participants then will travel to Italy on an archaeological tour of Roma and Pompeii.

Europe - Spain - Menorca - Dig in Sanisera (Spain) & Explore Athens (Greece) - 2015

Europe - Spain - Menorca - Dig in Sanisera (Spain) & Explore Athens (Greece) - 2015

Deadline
2015-08-19

This course is based both in Greece and Spain. Participants will meet in Athens, Greece and will spend the first 5 days on an archaeological tour and will then travel to Menorca, Spain to excavate the Roman city of Sanisera where fieldwork focuses on the excavation of an urban area where a monastery has been found. In the laboratory students will learn to classify artifacts found, including Roman pottery, numismatics and faunal remains.

Europe - Spain - Menorca - Dig in the Roman City of Sanisera  - 2015

Europe - Spain - Menorca - Dig in the Roman City of Sanisera - 2015

Deadline
2015-10-28

The research is focused on the archaeological excavation of Sanisera and it studies what happened in this Roman port connected to the maritime traffic that sailed the Mediterranean during those times. As a result, we know that this is a very interesting archaeological site, with abundant findings of multiple artifacts that will help us to reconstruct its past.
The excavation at the Roman city of Sanisera provides all the archaeological documentation necessary for the student to acquire enough training and experience in all aspects involving an excavation of the Roman civilization from the II century B.C. to the VI A.D.

Europe - Spain - Menorca - Digging remains and  Biological Anthropology in Sanisera - 2015

Europe - Spain - Menorca - Digging remains and Biological Anthropology in Sanisera - 2015

Deadline
2015-10-24

This course focuses on the excavation and study of both the urban structures of the Roman city of Sanisera, where a monastery has been found and the excavation of inhumation tombs from the classical period. In the laboratory students will learn to classify artifacts found, including Roman pottery, numismatics and faunal remains.

Europe - Spain - Menorca - Discover Amphora & Shipwrecks in the Underwater Port of Sanitja  - 2015

Europe - Spain - Menorca - Discover Amphora & Shipwrecks in the Underwater Port of Sanitja - 2015

Deadline
2015-10-24

This course focuses on underwater survey, Mediterranean ship building techniques and conservation. The aim is to identify underwater structures of the Roman city of Sanisera and shipwrecks, as well as anchors and amphorae related to those shipwrecks and its cargoes.

Europe - Spain - Menorca - Discover art in The Louvre Museum & Dig in Sanisera - 2015

Europe - Spain - Menorca - Discover art in The Louvre Museum & Dig in Sanisera - 2015

Deadline
2015-08-19

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.

Europe - Spain - Menorca - Discover the The British Museum & Dig in Sanisera - 2015

Europe - Spain - Menorca - Discover the The British Museum & Dig in Sanisera - 2015

Deadline
2015-08-19

This program 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 London to discover the archaeology and ancient art in The British Museum, the most important collection of ancient art of the world, numbering some 8 million works. In 2013 the museum received a record 6.7 million visitors, an increase of 20% from the previous year.

Europe - Spain - Menorca - Explore Underwater Pompeii & the Port of Sanitja - 2015

Europe - Spain - Menorca - Explore Underwater Pompeii & the Port of Sanitja - 2015

Deadline
2015-10-24

This course focuses on underwater survey in the Ancient Port of Sanisera, Menorca Spain, Mediterranean ship building techniques and studying the submerged archaeological remains of Portus Iulius and the Roman villas of the Baia Underwater Park, Naples Bay, Italy. The aim is to identify underwater structures of the Roman city of Sanisera and shipwrecks, as well as anchors and amphorae related to those shipwrecks and its cargoes. Then students will travel to Naples, Italy to study the ruins of ancient Roman harbour.

Europe - Spain - Menorca - Fieldwork in the Necropolis of Sanisera and GIS in Archaeology - 2015

Europe - Spain - Menorca - Fieldwork in the Necropolis of Sanisera and GIS in Archaeology - 2015

Deadline
2015-08-19

Fieldwork focuses on the excavation of funerary structures, specifically inhumation graves. In the laboratory students will learn to classify artifacts found, mainly human skeletal remain. Participants will also learn mapping tools applied to archaeology as well as topography, photogrammetry and archaeological recording systems with GIS (Geographic Information System).

Europe - Spain - Menorca - Surveying the Roman Mediterranean Ports: Pompeii & Sanisera - 2015

Europe - Spain - Menorca - Surveying the Roman Mediterranean Ports: Pompeii & Sanisera - 2015

Deadline
2015-10-24

In the Roman port of Sanisera (Menorca , Spain ), in a privileged landscape, you can dive into different depths with wide visibility, learning how to recognize remains of amphorae, anchors and Roman shipwrecks with which you will practice the survey method and the applied registration system (photographic documentation in 2D and 3D , drawing, classification of amphorae, ... ).
In one of the most unique ports of the Roman world, Portus Iulius (Naples, Italy), you will investigate a unique and exceptional seabed, one of the best in the field of underwater archeology

Europe - Spain - Menorca - Total Station & GIS applied in Archaeology - 2015

Europe - Spain - Menorca - Total Station & GIS applied in Archaeology - 2015

Deadline
2015-08-19

This course focuses on archaeology, anthropology and mapping tools applied to archaeology as well as topography, photogrammetry and archaeological recording systems with GIS (Geographic Information System).

Europe - Spain - Menorca - Underwater archaeology in Sanitja & GIS in Archaeology - 2015

Europe - Spain - Menorca - Underwater archaeology in Sanitja & GIS in Archaeology - 2015

Deadline
2015-08-19

This course focuses on underwater survey, Mediterranean ship building techniques, and ARGIS software. The aim is to identify underwater structures of the Roman city of Sanisera and shipwrecks, as well as anchors and amphorae related to those shipwrecks and its cargoes. Then, participants will create an archaeological GIS platform from the applied recoding system of the ancient port of sanisera.

Europe - Spain - Roman villa of los Villaricos - 2015

Deadline
2015-05-15

The site is a clear example of the model of rural Roman settlement.

Europe - Spain - Sa Cudia Cremada Field School - 2015

Deadline

"Sa Cudia Cremada Field School. Mediterraean Archaeology in Minorca (Balearic Islands, Spain)" organizes archaeology courses for participants who want to get hands-on experience in fieldwork as well as laboratory tasks.
2015 fieldwork will be focused on the excavation of the cyclopean sanctuary of the settlement of Sa Cudia Cremada, which dates from the talaiotic (Iron Age) period of the island.

Europe - Spain - Torre d'en Galmés - 2015

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The course is developed arround the largest talaiotic settlement of Balearic Islands and Museu of Menorca. All it in a powerful and charasteristic cultural and natural environment as Menorca.

We have been divided the course in two parts: fieldwork at morning and lectures at afternoon. In adittion, we will visit interesting places in relation of the prehistory and history of the island and the Mediterranean culture.

The Fieldwork expects students take experience in archeological excavation techniques: excavation of each estratigraphic unit and collect data and artifacts, identification of archaeological remains, plans and sections, surveying instruments, graphic documentation, colletion and processing soil samples and preventive and remedial conservation of archaeological artifacts.

The lectures trys to introduce students in Pre- and Protohistoric skills of the western Mediterranean and Menorca and the Balearic Islands under the Punic and Roman Empire. Also lectures try to introduce students in treatments of artifacts, identification and classification of pottery, drawing of achaeological finds, archaeological and historical heritage management and physical anthropology applied to archaeology.

Europe - Spain - Visigothic City of Begastri - 2015

Deadline
2015-05-30

The hill where the city of Begastri is located, is near the bed of the river Quipar, specifically in his right hand margin, and lies two kilometers and a half north of the capital 105º E the current municipality of Cehegín, in the Northwest sector region of Murcia.

The spot where the site is set consists of a sharp and abrupt hill that dominates all around; the hillock where Begastri sits is “well structured from the point of topographic, lithologic and geomorphological. The isolated hill record 548.5 meters high at its peak and 528 m at its base; is located in the internal Subbético domain, one of the three major morpho-structural domains that are distinguished in the Betic Cordilleras “.

Europe - Sweden - Gotland Archaeological Field School - 2015

Deadline
2015-04-01

The island of Gotland has a tremendous rich heritage when it comes to the Viking Age and early Middle Ages. Some 700 hundred silver hoards have been found on the island until today, and a new hoard is found more or less every year. This connection to the surrounding world also means the existence of trade and harbours, and one of the most important Viking Age harbours on Gotland is Paviken. The Paviken Project aims at getting a better understanding of this harbour, and the activities connected to it. The excavation coming summer will deal with a workshop area as well as some Viking Age graves.

Europe - Transylvania-Romania-Jucu Necropolis Excavations and Bioarchaeology Field School - 2015

Deadline
2015-06-01

Applications for our 2015 field school are now being accepted! We are offering an amazing chance to take part in BOTH the excavation of a multi-period cemetery AND the analysis of the skeletal remains, for five weeks in July-August, in beautiful Transylvania, Romania. NEW FOR 2015!! - the field school includes lectures given by eminent human bioarchaeologist, Professor Charlotte Roberts. To apply, please see our website http://www.transylvaniabioarchaeology.org/

Europe - UK - Saveock Water Archaeology - 2015

Deadline
2015-07-10

This is a multi period site dating from a Mesolithic camp, through Neolithic ritual site and Bronze Age metalworking site to 17th century pagan pits

Europe- UK - Penycloddiau Field School- 2015

Deadline
2015-07-05
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 2015 season will focus on excavation of the hillfort ditch and outer rampart, to enable us to: a) dig the construction sequence of the hillfort in correct stratigraphic order, thereby allowing us to demonstrate phasing between the three key architectural features; and b) investigate the construction techniques of the prehistoric house and take samples for C-14 dating, so that we can understand more of the everyday life of those living inside the hillfort, and gain information helping us to date the construction/occupation of these contour-type hillforts in Britain.
Mediterranean - Cyprus - Human Remains Fieldschool In Cyprus (Forensic Anthropology & Bioarchaeology) - 2015

Mediterranean - Cyprus - Human Remains Fieldschool In Cyprus (Forensic Anthropology & Bioarchaeology) - 2015

Deadline
2015-06-05

An exciting and unique opportunity to learn field recording / excavation and lab analysis methods related to human skeletal remains.

The only fieldschool to offer access to modern skeletons (1970-2010) and the chance to work in the recycling process of an operating cemetery.

Mediterranean - Cyprus - Lycoming College Expedition to Idalion - 2015

Deadline
2015-05-01

Ancient Idalion was at its height in the Late Bronze and into the Iron Age of Near Eastern history; the town of Dhali is the modern descendant of the city kingdom. Students have the opportunity to be involved in excavation of primarily Iron Age through Roman Period levels with the Lycoming College Expedition to Idalion.

Mediterranean - Cyprus - The Prastio-Mesorotsos Archaeological Expedition - 2015

Deadline
2015-04-30

In the summer of 2015, 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, but also those interested in surveying, geography, ethnology, as well as anyone with an interest in Mediterranean history of any period.

Middle East - Israel - Central Timna Valley Project CTV - 2015

Deadline
2015-01-25

The third field season of the Tel Aviv University Central Timna Valley Project (CTV) is coming soon (February 2015) and we welcome students and volunteers to join us. The excavations focus on Late Bronze and Iron Age mining and smelting sites in Timna, one of the best preserved ancient copper mining districts world-wide. The season includes a field school that grants TAU academic credit.

Middle East - Israel - Tel Beth Shemesh Field School - 2015

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Tel Beth Shemesh was active during the Late Bronze and Iron Ages and was located at the geographic meeting point of three different ethnic and cultural groups, Philistines, Canaanites and Israelites. It is therefore an ideal site to investigate ancient geopolitical, social, and cultural dynamics at a border zone. Students in 2015 will join the efforts at this site to help excavate the northern area of the site to explore cultural diversity, continuity and changes in strata from the 10th Century BCE to the 13th Century BCE. Students will learn excavation techniques, artifact retrieval and cataloguing techniques and laboratory skills. This field school will run from May 31st to Jun 27th.

Middle East - Israel - The Tel Bet Yerah Archaeological Project, Israel - 2015

Middle East - Israel - The Tel Bet Yerah Archaeological Project, Israel - 2015

Deadline
2015-06-06
Tel Bet Yerah (Khirbet Kerak) is a large mound situated on the Sea of Galilee, at the outlet of the River Jordan in Israel. Occupied throughout the Early Bronze Age and sporadically in later times, Bet Yerah was a fortified city at the beginning of the third millennium B.C.E.. It had contact with the First Dynasty kings of Egypt and was later home to a unique ceramic tradition: Khirbet Kerak Ware, with roots in the South Caucasus. In 2015 we will delve down into the deepest levels of the mound, in order to gain a better understanding of the creation of local cultural traditions at the beginning of the Early Bronze Age (3500 – 3100 BCE). In a nearby excavation area we will extend the exposure of remains that we attribute to the migrant community (the ‘Khirbet Kerak people’), with the intention of improving our understanding of the strategies they used to maintain their separate identity in a strange land at about 2,800 BCE and finding more evidence that will point to their precise place of origin.

Middle East - Jordan - Petra Field School - 2015

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This field school will allow students to join excavations in the ruins of ancient Petra in the Petra Garden and Pool Complex (PGPC). In antiquity, Petra was the hub of a vibrant trading network linking Arabia and the Mediterranean world, and the capital of the Nabataean kingdom that flourished from the 2nd century BCE through the 1st century CE. Recent excavations of the PGPC have revealed the remains of a monumental pool with island-pavilion, a complex water system of channels and pipelines, and pathways lain out across an expansive garden terrace. In 2015, students will focus on excavations of this unique system to gather evidence to pinpoint the date of its decline and for the pool’s water source. Students will also learn the methods of garden archaeology to analyze the garden.

Middle East - Tunisia- Zita Field School - 2015

Deadline
2015-07-13
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. Our goals for summer 2015 are three-fold: (1) to continue mapping the ancient city and its coastal and agricultural hinterlands which are gradually being eroded by modern activities; (2) to continue targeted excavation of key points that inform us on the cultural trajectories of the site, such as the Roman forum Punic sacrifice precinct, and metallurgical and domestic zones; and (3) to document the socioeconomic, political, religious, and ecological realities of the local populations from prehistory to the post-Arab Spring using archaeological and ethnographic methods.
North America - Alaska - Advanced Archaeology Field School - 2015

North America - Alaska - Advanced Archaeology Field School - 2015

Deadline
2015-03-25

Set in the Alaskan wilderness, students will join a research team to investigate prehistoric cultures, improve analytical abilities through the recovery and study of complex archeological evidence including geological soil formations and artifact spatial context. Gain hands on experience operating specialized equipment and learn to locate new sites through survey.

North America - Alaska - Archaeology Field School - 2015

North America - Alaska - Archaeology Field School - 2015

Deadline
2015-03-25

Travel to Alaska to participate in an ongoing research program and experience unspoiled wilderness, acquire important technological skills using state-of-the-art research technologies, and learn the fundamentals of archaeological excavation. Students will acquire skills in archaeological excavation, survey, mapping, and orienteering as well as historic preservation and compliance regulations.

North America - Alaska - Archaeology Field School in Quinhagak, Alaska, Nunalleq Project - 2015

North America - Alaska - Archaeology Field School in Quinhagak, Alaska, Nunalleq Project - 2015

Deadline
2015-05-01

The University of Aberdeen Department of Archaeology and its partnering institutions are working in association with the Yup’ik Eskimo village of Quinhagak and Qanirtuuq, Inc. to save their archaeological heritage threatened by melting permafrost and rising levels of the Bering Sea.

North America - Arizona - Rock Art Ranch - 2015

Deadline
2015-03-13

The University of Arizona School of Anthropology will be conducting its fifth field season at Rock Art Ranch during the first summer session of 2015 (June 1 through July 4) for undergraduate and graduate students at all skill levels. The participants will learn both archaeological survey and excavation techniques. For survey, participants will learn site identification, location and mapping using GPS and total station; artifact identification, collection and processing; soil and plant identification; and artifact analysis and sourcing. For excavation, the participants will learn site and feature identification, the principles of stratigraphy and their application to the archaeological record, seriation techniques, artifact identification and typology, and basic laboratory procedures. Finally, students will be shown how by combining the techniques of survey and excavation, a more complete understanding of human society in the past can be achieved.

North America - Arizona - University of Arizona Rock Art Ranch Fieldschool - 2015

Deadline
2015-03-13

The University of Arizona School of Anthropology’s Rock Art Ranch Fieldschool will conduct its fifth summer of fieldwork from June 1 to July 4, 2015. The fieldschool is for undergraduate and graduate students at all skill levels. The participants will learn both archaeological survey and excavation techniques. For survey, participants will learn site identification, location and mapping using GPS and a total station; artifact identification, collection and processing; soil and plant identification; and artifact analysis and sourcing. For excavation, the participants will learn mapping at all levels of the site, feature identification, the principles of stratigraphy and their application to the archaeological record, seriation techniques, artifact identification and typology, and basic laboratory procedures. Finally, students will be shown how by combining the techniques of survey and excavation, a more complete understanding of human society in the past can be achieved.

North America - California - 10th Applied Archaeology Field School - 2015

Deadline
2015-07-09

We teach all of the skills necessary to get your first job in Cultural Resource Management with private firms or land managing agencies. You will learn how to use a compass, read topographical maps, identify artifacts and sites, fill out standard site record forms, conduct pedestrian survey, and excavate. A week of intensive instruction will be followed by four weeks of actual survey, site recordation, and excavation.

North America - California - Pimu Catalina Island Archaeological Field School - 2015

North America - California - Pimu Catalina Island Archaeological Field School - 2015

Deadline
2015-04-01

The Pimu Catalina Island Archaeological Field School is run in partnership with California State University Northridge (CSUN) and 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 - U.C. Davis Archaeological Field School - 2015

Deadline
2015-05-08

UC Davis Archaeological Field School. Takes place Summer Session I (June 22-Aug1st). Applications due May 8th! Survey will be conducted in the Mendocino National Forest and excavation may occur there or at one other adjacent locality (both prehistoric sites with great data potential). Field School will teach students essentials of survey, mapping, site documentation, excavation, lithic analysis, and counts for 9 units! Please hurry and apply, it is filling up very fast!

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 - Canada - Ontario - Lakehead Archaeological Field School - 2015

North America - Canada - Ontario - Lakehead Archaeological Field School - 2015

Deadline
2015-04-15

Students enrolled in this field school will investigate a cluster of ~7000-year-old archaeological sites situated near an ancient beach of Lake Superior. Advanced training in archaeological survey, excavation, and select geoarchaeological methods will be provided.

North America - Canada - Yukon - Alaska Borderlands Culture History Project - 2015

North America - Canada - Yukon - Alaska Borderlands Culture History Project - 2015

Deadline
2015-05-01

Yukon College offers a two course, 9 credit university transfer field program in field and analytical methods in subarctic archaeology and ethnography, combining 6 weeks of in field training based at the Little John archaeology site on the Yukon-Alaska border and 2 weeks of pre and post fieldwork theory and analytics. Working closely with members of the local aboriginal communities, the course sets out to document the prehistory, traditional culture and history, and contemporary life of the field locality. Students undertake regional archaeological survey and excavations. Local cultural experts provide instruction in regional culture, oral history, mythology, and language. Tours of and participation in Alaskan projects will provide a broader regional perspective on aboriginal culture and history. The 2015 field program will focus on continued excavations at the Little John site north of Beaver Creek, Yukon, that contains multiple components from circa 14,000 years ago to the Historic period and one week of survey and excavations at the Tok Overlook site near Tok, Alaska in collaboration with Tanacross Native Village and US Army – Fort Wainwright.

North America - Charleston - Planting, Trading and Slaving: The Archaeology of Carolina's Early Colonial Economy - 2015

Deadline

-Earn 6 credits by completing CHP 390 : Field School in Historical Archaeology
-Receive training in archaeological excavation techniques while working at a major early Colonial
plantation site.
-Learn about the early history of European settlers, Native Americans, and enslaved Africans in the
southeastern U.S.
-Explore the unique historical and cultural landscape of Charleston.

North America - Colorado - Crow Canyon Archaeological Center Field School - 2015

Deadline
2015-03-02

The Crow Canyon Archaeological Center is sponsoring a college-accredited field school under the direction of Dr. Susan C. Ryan, the Center's Director of Archaeology. Undergraduate and graduate students may enroll for 6 credit hours through Adams State University in Colorado ($55 per credit hour). The field school is certified as RPA-5 by the Register of Professional Archaeologists.

North America - Colorado - Crow Canyon Archaeology Research Program - 2015

Deadline

At Crow Canyon, you can work alongside our staff archaeologists at excavation sites and in the lab, helping to understand some of the defining moments in Pueblo Indian history and culture.

• Learn excavation techniques
• Help excavate at an archaeological site
• Process, identify, and analyze ancient artifacts
• Learn about our shared human heritage

If you are new to Crow Canyon, your archaeology expedition includes a hands-on introduction to Pueblo history and a daylong guided tour of Mesa Verde National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Alumni spend more time in the field. In the evening, our archaeologists or guest scholars present talks on current topics in Southwestern archaeology.

North America - Colorado - Crow Canyon High School Field School - 2015

Deadline
2015-04-17

If you’re serious about archaeology, don’t wait for college! Crow Canyon’s High School Field School is a unique opportunity to do hands-on archaeology under the training and supervision of professional archaeologists. In three weeks, you can get a head start on your college studies, explore career options, and gain experience that will look great on a college application or a resume.

North America - Colorado - Mitchell Springs Site Excavation Field Schools - Cortez, CO - 2015

Deadline
2015-06-01

The Center holds a series of excavation field schools near Cortez, Colorado at the Mitchell Springs site. The 2015 dates are July 31-August 3, August 14-17 and September 11-14. The cost to attend one session for a non-member is $175, which includes a one-year membership. The cost for one session for members is $125.

If attending two sessions, the cost of the second session is $125, and you must register for the second session separately.

No experience is necessary. You will be paired with someone with experience. All materials will be supplied, unless you have your own that you would like to bring. You should be in good health as the activity is mildly strenuous. The weather can be hot, in the high 80's, so appropriate clothing, sunscreen, a hat and plenty of water is a must.

North America - Connecticut - Mohegan Field School - 2015

Deadline
2015-03-15

COURSE DESCRIPTION: 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 Field School engages in archaeological research at pre-European sites as well as early historic sites and reservation-era sites. The Mohegan Field School, now in its 20th year, works under the direct supervision of Dr Craig Cipolla (University of Leicester) and staff members of the Mohegan Archaeology Department as authorized by the Mohegan Council of Elders.

North America - Connecticut - UCONN Field School in Battlefield Archaeology - 2015

Deadline
2015-05-10

The University of Connecticut and Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center will offer a field school in battlefield archeology at a Seventeenth Century battlefield from the Pequot War of 1636-1637. The Battle of Mistick Fort: English Retreat & Pequot Counterattack took place on May 26, 1637 immediately following the English & allied Native attack on the Pequot fortified village at Mistick. Much of the fieldwork will center around a small Pequot village burned down during the retreat. The project is funded by grants from the National Park Service American Battlefield Protection Program, and is part of a long-term effort to document the Battlefields of the Pequot War (Visit www.pequotwar.org for additional information).

North America - Florida - LAMP Underwater Archaeology Field School - 2015

North America - Florida - LAMP Underwater Archaeology Field School - 2015

Deadline
2015-05-25
In this 4-week underwater field school participants will assist in the continued excavation of a Revolutionary War Era British Loyalist wreck. Students will be instructed in scientific diving procedures, archaeological recording and excavation, the use of hydraulic probes and induction dredges, public outreach, artifact collection and documentation, and basic laboratory methodology. The site is located approximately one mile from shore in St. Augustine, FL, the oldest continuously occupied port in the United States.

North America - Georgia - Coastal Georgia Archaeological Project - 2015

Deadline
2015-04-01

During the 2015 UGA Georgia Coastal Archaeological field school, students will work on two islands in Georgia. Protected by the state of Georgia, Sapelo and Ossabaw are large barrier island that boast a variety of environments from tidal wetlands and beaches to maritime forests. Students will be exposed to a wide range of archaeological techniques and gain many skills all while learning about the archaeology of the Southeastern United States.

North America - Idaho - Archaeological and Geoarchaeological Field School at Cooper's Ferry - 2015

Deadline
2015-06-15

Cooper's Ferry Archaeology Field School, led by Dr. Loren Davis, will be returning to resume excavations at the Cooper's Ferry site in the summer of 2015. 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. Join us this coming summer to learn professional archaeological excavation, recordation, and field curation skills as we seek clues about the first peoples of Far Western North America. Students will also learn about landscape and site-level approaches to geoarchaeological study. Apply soon to be a part of the 2015 OSU expedition to the Cooper's Ferry site. Current OSU students and non-OSU students are welcome to apply.

North America - Illinois - Cahokia Mounds Field School WUSTL (University College) - 2015

North America - Illinois - Cahokia Mounds Field School WUSTL (University College) - 2015

Deadline
2015-05-15

This summer marks the 16th annual archaeological field school through Washington University's University College, at the Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site near Collinsville, Illinois. Please join us for our 2015 Field School in archaeology. Excavations will focus on a location near Cahokia's East Plaza, pursuing additional information on an important center of craft production at Mound 34. Three weeks of excavations will be conducted and students will learn a broad range of skills relevant to American prehistoric archaeology. Cahokia Mounds is the largest ancient indigenous community in the United States and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We offer training in the excavation of a Mississippian culture site, and we are not exclusive to Washington University students. Any undergraduate or graduate student can register here starting March 25. http://ucollege.wustl.edu/summer/registration

North America - Maine - Muhlenberg College’s Archaeology in Maine - 2015

Deadline
2015-04-01
Update! 2 slots are still open. Please contact us asap if you are interested.
Archaeology… the development of the nation… the Maine coast in July… Sea kayaking... Does it get any better? Join us as we investigate the early Euroamerican settlement of Downeast Maine an 18th century site overlooking Acadia National Park. This 4-week program introduces students to excavation, survey and laboratory analysis. The site was one of the first houses built in the area and hence can inform processes of adaptation and adjustment to new environments.

North America - Maryland - Historic St. Mary's City Archaeological Field School - 2015

Deadline
2015-04-30

Historical Archaeological Field School, 10 week duration, 8 undergraduate credit hours. Opportunity to excavate on one of the best preserved 17th-century towns in North America. One of the longest running Historical Archaeological Field Schools.

North America - Mass - UMass Historical Archaeology at the Emily Dickinson Museum - 2015

Deadline
2015-04-15

Learn fundamentals of field and laboratory research plus historical interpretation for the public by excavating, processing artifacts, and leading site tours for museum visitors.
There will also be guest speakers, discussions as well as field trips, as part of this course which is open (by permission of instructor) to all including those interested in Literature, History, Museums, Women's Studies, American Studies, as well as Anthropological Archaeology. Find full info and application form at UMass Amherst Anthropology Department website listed above.

North America - Michigan - Nautical Archaeology International  - 2015

North America - Michigan - Nautical Archaeology International - 2015

Deadline
2015-07-04

Expanding its reputation as the leader in Nautical Archaeology education in the Great Lakes, Northwestern Michigan College will host a Nautical Archaeology Society 2015 International Field School. This two week event will be held on the main campus between July 12th and July 26th. . It will consist of taught courses and the supervised archaeological survey of a historic shipwreck in Northport, 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: archaeological surveying, artifact typology, 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

Dr. Mark W. Holley
111 E. Front Street
Ovid, MI 48866
989-307-9651
mholley@nmc.edu

North America - Michigan - Nautical Archaeology Society International Field School - 2015

North America - Michigan - Nautical Archaeology Society International Field School - 2015

Deadline
2015-07-11

Join members of NAS International, divers, educators, students and fellow underwater archaeology enthusiasts for two weeks of training in beautiful Traverse City Michigan. Classes will be held at Northwestern Michigan College’s waterfront Great Lakes Campus.

Come train on the Great Lakes with experts in the field of Underwater Archaeology. Each of the course instructors are qualified professionals in their field of study and will be sharing their years of experience with you. This is a great chance to do some sunny summer diving and get some fantastic training too!

North America - Mississippi - Tulane Carson Mounds Archaeological Field School - 2015

Deadline
2015-03-01

This field program provides students the unique opportunity to learn archaeological field and lab methods while actually in the field working on a Tulane University research project. Students will also learn about Mississippi’s unique history and have the opportunity to visit authentic and historic blues venues. Based out of Clarksdale, Mississippi, students and faculty will visit many cultural and historical landmarks, and learn firsthand, what it means to be a “Mississippian”.

North America - New Hampshire - Neilsen Site Field School - 2015

Deadline
2015-06-01

The field school will explore a Late Archaic site interpreted as a habitation/fishing site located on the Squam River. The site is expected to be multi-component and the primary research objective will be to identify changes in utilization over time. Features with environmentally sensitive and subsistence related floral and faunal data will be the focus of the exploration.

North America - New Jersey - Whispering Woods Field School - 2015

North America - New Jersey - Whispering Woods Field School - 2015

Deadline
2015-05-18

This summer, Rutgers University and the Fredric Rieders Family Renaissance Foundation are jointly sponsoring a 4-week archaeological field school, directed by Kimberlee Sue Moran, RPA. The Whispering Woods Field School is ideal for anyone interested in a career in archaeology and cultural resource management. Attendance is open to both undergraduate and graduate students studying anthropology, archaeology, history, museum studies, artifact conservation, geology, and environmental sciences. Through this program, students will gain valuable field experience, mentorship, and career development that will translate directly into the workplace.

North America - New Mexico - Preservation Archaeology in SW New Mexico - 2015

North America - New Mexico - Preservation Archaeology in SW New Mexico - 2015

Deadline
2015-03-06

Join Archaeology Southwest and the University of Arizona this summer for the 2015 season of our Preservation Archaeology Field School! Students will earn 7 hours of undergraduate or graduate credit through the University of Arizona while investigating how ancient communities formed during an era of migration and social change. Our team will excavate at the 14th-century Dinwiddie site in beautiful southwest New Mexico. We will also record sites on survey, analyze what we find in the lab, and learn to make and use ancient tools while building a full-scale replica of a Cliff phase adobe room. Field trips to archaeological sites, visits to contemporary Native American communities, and public outreach events in our project area emphasize communication with diverse audiences and reinforce the principles of Preservation Archaeology as we focus on recovering maximum information with limited impacts on the archaeological record.

North America - New Mexico - San Juan College Totah Project Field School - 2015

North America - New Mexico - San Juan College Totah Project Field School - 2015

Deadline
2015-06-01

Students can take the 2015 San Juan College Field School for 3, 6, or 9 credits and volunteer opportunities are available for those students who have taken the class previously. The field school provides instruction and experience in archaeological field and lab methods. Tours to Chaco Canyon, Mesa Verde, Aztec Ruins, Salmon, and Navajo pueblitos are included in the schedule. The summer session will run from June 1 to July 10, 2015 with the opportunity to stay an additional week or two working in the lab afterwards. Several 1 credit GIS classes are also available. Tuition varies depending on residency status and credit hours of the chosen class. Contact Linda Wheelbarger at wheelbarger@sanjuancollege.edu for further information.

North America - New Mexico - SMU Field School - 2015

Deadline
2015-04-17

Study Archaeology in Taos, New Mexico (no experience needed, financial aid available). The 2015 Southern Methodist University field school will take place at the site of T'aitöna or Pot Creek Pueblo located in the forested mountains near Taos, New Mexico. This site is an important center for population aggregation and acknowledged as an ancestral site to both the Taos and Picuris Puebloan groups. Students will carryout excavations, collect samples for dating and analysis, participate in artifact analysis, and contribute to our knowledge of the social restructuring in the northern extent of the Puebloan Southwest and in the development of later communities.

North America - New Mexico UNM Summer Field School Water Canyon Paleoindian Site - 2015

North America - New Mexico UNM Summer Field School Water Canyon Paleoindian Site - 2015

Deadline
2015-04-15
The Office of Contract Archeology and the UNM Department of Anthropology are offering an archaeological field school at the Water Canyon Paleoindian Site near Socorro, New Mexico in the Summer of 2015. Research goals include: the continued investigation of the Late Paleoindian and Cody Complex bison bone beds; the collection of paleoenvironmental proxy data; and mechanical soil coring.
North America - New York - Pike's Cantonment Archaeology Project - 2015

North America - New York - Pike's Cantonment Archaeology Project - 2015

Deadline
2015-06-26
The Zagreb site, near Plattsburgh, NY, was the 1812-1813 winter encampment of Maj. Gen. Henry Dearborn's First Brigade, under the command of Col. Zebulon Pike. Since 2011, archaeologists have been investigating the site for clues to how soldiers lived during the first year of the War of 1812. In 2012-2013 Clinton Community College field schools unearthed an entire cabin floor, complete with hearths and burned timbers. Late in 2013, they also discovered the site's kitchen middens. This year, the field school returns to find more cabin floors and excavate a portion of the kitchen debris midden. Instruction will focus on War of 1812 military culture, archaeological theory and methods, and metal detector survey methods for documenting military sites.
North America - New York - SUNY JCC/Allegheny Valley Project Field School - 2015

North America - New York - SUNY JCC/Allegheny Valley Project Field School - 2015

Deadline
2015-06-29

SUNY Jamestown Community College is offering 6 credit hours for a six-week field school in conjunction with the Allegheny Valley Project in southwestern New York State. The course will provide instruction and experience in archaeological field and laboratory methods, within a multidisciplinary scientific framework. The field school will run during JCC’s second summer session, from July 6 to August 13, Monday to Saturday each week, from 8am to 5pm. Tuition is $354 for New York residents, and $708 for non-residents. Room and board is not included in this price.

North America - North Carolina - Berry Site Field School - 2015

North America - North Carolina - Berry Site Field School - 2015

Deadline
2015-05-01
At the Berry site field school in Morganton, NC, we will excavate Fort San Juan, the first European settlement in the interior of the United States. Spanish Fort San Juan was built in 1567, at the Native American town of Joara, and was burned down by the Native Americans 18 months later. In 2013 we found the first direct evidence of the fort when we uncovered part of the moat, and in 2015 we will continue exploring the Spanish moat, as well as investigating the Native American mound on the site.

North America - North Carolina - William Peace University Field School in Historical Archaeology of the Lower Cape Fear - 2015

Deadline
2015-03-01

The 2015 William Peace University Archaeological Field School will be held at Fort Caswell, a National Register Historic Site located on the lower Cape Fear River, from Monday, May 25th through Saturday, June 20th. Students participating in the field school earn 4 credits in ANT 450 Archaeological Fieldwork. The field school will provide students training in basic methods of archaeological survey and excavation, and training in an archaeological field lab. Guest lectures on Cape Fear history and North Carolina archaeology will also be provided. The cost of the program is $1500 (est.) for tuition, lodging, transportation, lunches, and course materials. The program cost is $1000 (est.) for students who are local to the site and who do not need lodging.
If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Vinnie Melomo at 919-508-2277, or vmelomo@peace.edu.

North America - NY - Binghamton University Boland Site Field School (Prehistoric) - 2015

Deadline
2015-05-05

Planning a career in Archaeology? Looking for training for summer jobs relevant to your degree? Looking for an affordable field course? Consider the Binghamton University Archaeological Field School.
This course is designed to provide students with the basic skills associated with professional archaeology and cultural resource management. Students will participate in ongoing research and archaeological investigations at the prehistoric Boland Site, located along the Susquehanna River in Tioga County, NY (about 15 miles west of campus).

North America - Ohio - Johnson's Island Civil War Military Prison Archaeology Field School - 2015

North America - Ohio - Johnson's Island Civil War Military Prison Archaeology Field School - 2015

Deadline
2015-05-22
From April of 1862 until September of 1865, over 10,000 Confederates passed through Johnson’s Island Civil War Military Prison leaving behind an extensive historical and archaeological record in the form of long forgotten artifacts still being excavated from the soil today. The archaeological resources are unique. Nowhere else does there exist time capsules (in the form of latrines) from the American Civil War or such a wealth of prisoner documents. Combined, this provides the best field laboratory for demonstrating not only the science of archaeology, but also a chapter of American history as seen through prisoners of war. The 16.5 acre Johnson’s Island Prison Compound contained 13 Blocks (12 as prisoner housing units and one as a hospital), latrines, sutler’s stand, 3 wells, pest house, 2 large mess halls (added in August, 1864) and more. There were more than 40 buildings outside the stockade (barns, stables, a lime kiln, forts, barracks for officers, a powder magazine, etc.) and two major fortifications (Forts Johnson and Hill). The prisoners on Johnson’s Island endured harsh winters, food and fuel shortages, disease. Current research suggests that close to 250 prisoners died on Johnson’s Island during the war. In 1990, Johnson’s Island was designated as a National Historic Landmark recognizing its significance in the Civil War as one of the premier prisons.
North America - Pennsylvania - The Speaker's House Archaeology Field School - 2015

North America - Pennsylvania - The Speaker's House Archaeology Field School - 2015

Deadline
2015-05-01

The Speaker's House archaeology field school is an intensive program that provides training in excavation techniques, record keeping, artifact identification, processing, cataloging, and classification. Learn about historic archaeology while helping to advance the restoration of this nationally significant historic site, home of Frederick Muhlenberg, first Speaker of the U.S. House and first Signer of the Bill of Rights.

North America - Texas - Lower Pecos Canyonlands Archaeological Field School - 2015

North America - Texas - Lower Pecos Canyonlands Archaeological Field School - 2015

Deadline
2015-04-15

Hands-on training in archaeological field methods in the Lower Pecos Canyonlands of southwest Texas, a remote area with an unparalleled 13,000 year record of hunter-gatherer life found in rockshelters with extraordinary organic preservation and vivid rock art. The field school will be focused on developing the essential research skills required in traditional archaeology. The field research will take place in and around Eagle Nest Canyon (ENC). This mile-long box canyon tributary of the Rio Grande near Langtry, Texas houses several well-known sites, such as Bonfire Shelter and Eagle Cave. Field school investigations will include work in a smaller rockshelter within the canyon and in a plant baking facility (burned rock midden) at the head of the canyon.

North America - Texas/New Mexico - XIT Ranch and Arena Alta Field School - 2015

North America - Texas/New Mexico - XIT Ranch and Arena Alta Field School - 2015

Deadline
2015-04-30

A 4-week field school spanning over 14,000 years of prehistory at the XIT Ranch near the New Mexico/Texas border and the Arena Alta Chacoan site near Bloomfield, New Mexico. Working at both sites, students will receive training in excavation techniques, site mapping, archaeological survey, sediment and stratigraphic description, and field-based artifact and faunal analysis. We will take field trips to Chaco Canyon and other important sites.

North America - Virginia - George Washington's Mount Vernon and University of Maryland Historic Preservation Field School - 2015

Deadline
2015-03-31

George Washington’s Mount Vernon, located near Washington, DC, is the historic site dedicated to interpreting the life of the first president within the context of his home and plantation. The 2015 Mount Vernon (MV) / University of Maryland (UMD) Field School in Historic Preservation embarks on its third year of an ongoing project to investigate the archaeological, architectural, and cultural landscape evidence of Mount Vernon to create an integrated approach to its study, documentation, and public presentation.

This course will instruct students in historic preservation method and theory. Students will learn archaeological and architectural field methodology including surveying, GIS, laboratory procedures, and current themes in historical archaeology and historical preservation. Through readings, discussions, and field trips, as well as conducting fieldwork at George Washington’s original Mansion House Farm, students will delve into three prominent themes of historic house museums – the evolution of the plantation landscape, African American history, and public interpretation.

North America - Washington State - CWU Field School in CRM Archaeology – 2015

North America - Washington State - CWU Field School in CRM Archaeology – 2015

Deadline
2015-05-18
The CWU Field School in CRM Archaeology focuses on introducing students to cultural resource management archaeology, and building skills to enhance employability. Particular emphasis is placed on pedestrian survey and test excavation, as these are the most common tasks in CRM archaeology jobs.
North America – Colorado – Adams State University Archaeology Field School - 2015

North America – Colorado – Adams State University Archaeology Field School - 2015

Deadline
2015-06-08

Note: the Lat/Long given are referenced to Datum WGS 84
The field school focuses primarily on the excavation of an historic site, but includes training in all basic archaeological skills applicable to prehistoric and historic sites. The site is a 19th century frontier military outpost.

North America- Ca - Forensic Field School - 2015

Deadline
2015-06-14
For nearly 100 years (1908-2008), unidentified human remains – known as John & Jane Doe’s – in San Bernardino County (California) have been buried in a three acre plot of land located in one of the county’s many cemeteries. Many of these individuals were the victims of foul play, others were simply forgotten by society. All, however, have one thing in common: forensic science was unable to identify who they were using the methods available at the time. In 2001, the California Senate passed Bill 297, which asked counties such as San Bernardino to apply modern DNA analysis to these decades-old cold cases. This field school will conduct forensic work to assist in such identification. Students will excavate burials in forensic contexts, perform preliminary analysis of the remains and help collect remains to send for further laboratory analysis before documenting and reburying the remains.

North American - California - 10th Applied Archaeology Field School - 2015

Deadline
2015-07-09

We teach all of the skills necessary to get your first job in Cultural Resource Management with private firms or land managing agencies. You will learn how to use a compass, read topographical maps, identify artifacts and sites, fill out standard site record forms, conduct pedestrian survey, and excavate. A week of intensive instruction will be followed by four weeks of actual survey, site recordation, and excavation.

North American - Illinios - Arizona State University At Kampsville Field School - 2015

Deadline
2015-05-01

The ASU Kampsville Field School at the Center for American Archeology offers six weeks, nine credits in one of three tracks: (1) bioarchaeology/human osteology, (2) field archaeology & geophysical testing, (3) geophysical testing & geomatics. Fieldwork will be conducted at the Golden Eagle site, the old prehistoric site with an enclosing earthwork in the Lower Illinios Valley.

Pacific - Guam - Archaeology Field School in the Mariana Islands - 2015

Deadline
2015-04-15

The University of Hawai‘i and Universitat Pompeau Fabra (Barcelona, Spain) are hosting an archaeological field school in partnership with the University of Guam. The field school provides participants with intensive training in archaeological site excavation and mapping in the field, and artifact analysis and interpretation in the laboratory. Students will attend lectures on Pacific island archaeology and traditional history by archaeologists, cultural practitioners, and other noted scholars. Field trips will be taken to numerous cultural and historic sites on the island.

South America - Brazil - Claudio Cutiao Field School - 2015

Deadline

From June 28th to August 1st, students can join the Amazonian Interfluvial Archaeological Project in the Amazon Rainforest of Brazil to explore human occupation in a little known ecoregion of the Amazon. Travel the beaten path into the depths of the amazon to establish an archaeological understanding of the area as well as a cultural relationship between amazon boundaries. In 2015, students will map and excavate the archaeological site of Claudio Cutião. The primary research question for this season is to determine the site boundaries and its internal variability. Using 'terra preta', soil enriched by organic waste and human action, and the distribution of artifacts, site organization can be understood in the Amazon.

South America - Colombia - Ciudad Perdida Filed School - 2015

Deadline

Located deep in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta mountains, Teyuna-Ciudad Perdida is one of the largest sites built and inhabited by the Tayrona polities for more than a millennia prior to European contact (AD 200 to AD 1600). Students in this exciting field school will help to collect archaeological data for the purpose of illuminating the relationship of these smaller settlements to the larger urban core. Field investigations will entail site survey, mapping of inter-site flagstone paths, and shovel test excavation. Students will also be trained in artifact collection, cataloging, stratigraphic profiling, and architectural documentation. This field school runs from June 7th to July 9th.

South America - Peru - Archaeological Field School IEP Peruvian Central Coast - 2015

South America - Peru - Archaeological Field School IEP Peruvian Central Coast - 2015

Deadline
2015-05-10

The Institute of Peruvian Studies (IEP), one of the most prestigious research institutions on the social sciences in Latin America, announces the first season of its international field school in archaeological methods "Peruvian Central Coast". Based on the beach town of Punta Hermosa, the "Instituo de Estudios Peruanos" field school offers training in mapping, recording and excavation techniques in the field as well as basic training via onsite workshops on statistical sampling in archaeology , bioarchaeological analysis, ceramic analysis and cataloguing, and lithic analysis.

South America - Peru - Huari - Ancash Archaeological Research Project Field School - 2015

Deadline
2015-05-29

The aim of this archaeology and bioarchaeology field school is to learn of the lifestyle of the prehispanic population in Peru Highlands. Our project revolves around funeral aspects and ancestral cults. We are undertaking archaeological excavations in order to obtain information which helps us understand these subjects.The project is supported by Instituto de Estudios Huarinos under direction of Bebel Ibarra Asencios, Researcher of Department of Anthropology. Tulane University.

South America - Peru - MOCHE-UNC Archaeology Field School - 2015

Deadline
2015-05-01

This field school provides students with the opportunity to learn archaeological excavation and laboratory methods as well as receive instruction on the prehistory of Peru. The program begins with workshops on archaeological methods and the prehistory of Peru, after which, students are prepared to work five days a week in the field, excavating elite and commoner households at the Quebrada del León archeological complex. We spend a few hours on Saturdays touring local archaeological sites including Huaca del Sol and Chan Chan, and Sundays are free days in Huanchaco. We also take a long-weekend to tour the famous sites of Túcume, El Brujo and Sípan located north of Trujillo.

South America - Peru - MOCHE-Wagner College Bioarchaeology Field School - 2015

Deadline
2015-05-31

This field school provides beginning students with the opportunity to learn human the basics of human osteological methods, and provides advanced training for students with previous experience. In addition, students will receive instruction on the prehistory of the north coast of Peru. Students work five days a week in the lab, inventorying human remains, estimating age-at-death and sex, as well as collecting health data. We spend a few hours on Saturdays touring local archaeological sites including Huaca del Sol and Chan Chan, and Sundays are free days in Huanchaco.

South America - Peru - Vitor Field School - 2015

Deadline
2015-06-06
The Vitor Archaeological Project is a comprehensive, longitudinal study of the lower Vitor Valley, approximately 40 kilometers west of the modern city of Arequipa. This is a multi-disciplinary project with strong field, laboratory, and bioarchaeological components. The project is focused primarily on the Early Intermediate and Middle Horizon occupation periods of the valley, with a strong emphasis on the Millo site complex. We have already identified extensive Wari influence and possible presence at Vitor, including a D-shaped temple and significant quantities of Wari-influenced ceramics. In 2015, students will begin new excavations at the D-shaped temple. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in the mortuary excavations of a local tradition known as Ramadas. Significant time will be dedicated to laboratory analysis of materials excavated from the temple and cemetery and for their conservation.

South America - Peru- Chincha Field School - 2015

Deadline
2015-06-14
The Paracas culture of coastal Peru is known for its exquisite art. It is also known for explicit presentation of violence, in particular, trophy head iconography on textiles and ceramics. At the same time, the Paracas peoples constructed some of the earliest monumental architecture on the Peruvian south coast – enormous adobe platform mounds rising more than 10 meters above the alluvial plain. This confluence of organized violence and the construction of monumental ritual structures make Paracas one of the best case studies for the study of early complex societies in Peru. For the 2015 season, this field school will focus on two major Paracas mound sites at the Chincha Valley: Cerro del Gentil and Huaca Soto. Through careful excavation and analysis of recovered material culture, students will study the nature of conflict and cooperation that characterized the Paracas society and examine issues of violence, coordinated action, and social complexity.
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