Archaeology & Anthropology Field Schools
Asia - Japan - Dig Hokkaido 2013
Excavate at Shimaki, one of Hokkaido's oldest archaeological sites, while earning university credit.
Caribbean- Antigua - Betty's Hope Antigua Archaeological Field School - 2013
Come join us excavating a 300-year-old sugar plantation. If you are interested in historical archaeology, British colonization, the African Diaspora, or other related topics, Betty's Hope provides a great opportunity to learn more about colonization of the New World and field methods in archaeology.
Europe - Bulgaria - Medicinal Herbs from Antiquity to the Present: History, Ethnography, 2013
Everything there is to know about medicinal herbs - Ancient and medieval sources on types of herbs and their use; Herbs in medieval art; Types of medicinal herbs, their preparation and their use; History of religious and cult practices related to herbs, etc...
Europe - Greece - Astypalaia Bioanthropology Field School - 2013
Astypalaia is a small, beautiful Greek island. The field school is based on a large Archaic-Classical children's cemetery with >2700 burials - currently the largest in the world. Burials are dated between 750 BC and AD 100 and were carried out using large pots. Most of these are trade amphorae from all over the Aegean. Our task is to recover the children's skeletons from the pot burials, conserve, record and catalogue them as part of a biological study of the pattern of growth. Students gain detailed knowledge of identifying children's remains and become practiced in a range of useful fieldwork and laboratory skills that can readily be transferred to other projects.
Europe - Greece - Crete - Field School in Classical Archaeology, Azoria Project - 2013
The excavation of an Archaic Greek city (7th-6th c. B.C.) on the island of Crete in the Greek Aegean, documenting the form of an early urban center, reconstructing the sociopolitical and economic organization, and studying the process of urbanization. Current fieldwork focuses on the transition from the Early Iron Age (1200-700 B.C.) to Archaic periods, the early development of the city, and the material correlates for emerging social and political institutions in the Archaic period.
Europe - Italy - Ager Minturnae Project - 2013
The Ager Minturnae Project offers innovative training opportunities through both archaeological excavation and conservation activities on site,
organized by heritage professionals with extensive international experience.
This is a fascinating chance to carry out research activities within the archaeological site of Minturnae,
a Roman city founded more than 2200 years ago,
by assisting with the conservation of ancient floors,
walls and artifacts, in parallel to excavation.
The Project is made up in collaboration with Soprintendenza per i Beni Archeologici per il Lazio and it is open to both Italian and international university students
of archaeology, archaeological survey,
art history and cultural heritage conservation.
Every Week/Work Session there will be lectures, archaeological
excavation and conservation activities, finds processing and documentation,
At the end of each work session, students will receive
a certificate of participation signed by the Site Director, which can be used to obtain extra credit for their university courses.
Info and applications: email@example.com
Europe - Spain - Field School for Quaternary Palaeoanthropology and Prehistory of Murcia - 2013
Field-School for Quaternary Palaeoanthropology and Prehistory of Murcia, S.E. Spain.
Session 1: Tues July 3 – Tues July 24, 2012, at Cueva Negra del Estrecho del Río Quípar (Caravaca, Murcia, Spain).
Session 2: Tues July 24 – Tues August 14, 2012, at Sima de las Palomas del Cabezo Gordo (Torre Pacheco, Murcia, Spain).
Contact: Professor Michael J. Walker, Department of Zoology and Physical Anthropology, Biology Faculty, Murcia University, 30100 Murcia, Spain.
Emails : firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
Descr. Excavation and instruction at Pleistocene Palaeolithic sites with hominid remains:
Cueva Negra: late-Early-to-early-Middle Pleistocene transition about 800,000 years ago, with “pre-Neanderthal” Homo heidelbergensis teeth and Acheulo-Levalloiso-Mousteroid palaeolithic implements;
Sima de las Palomas: early Late (i.e. Upper) Pleistocene about fifty-thousand years ago, with abundant Homo neanderthalensis skeletal remains and Mousterian palaeolithic implements.
Per. Session 1, July 3 – July 24, 2012; Session 2, July 24 – August 14, 2012.
Loc. Session 1: Cueva Negra del Estrecho del Río Quípar (Caravaca, Murcia, Spain);
Session 2: Sima de las Palomas del Cabezo Gordo (Torre Pacheco, Murcia, Spain)
Europe – Bulgaria – Colonia Ulpia Traiana Ratiaria Archaeological Field School 2013
"Ratiaria" field school 2013 is organized by Association "Ratiaria". We're seeking for volunteers to join our research project for excavation and preservation of the biggest Roman archaeological site in North Bulgaria - Colonia Ulpia Traiana Ratiaria. This amazing city was forgotten by the scientists for more than 20 years. However, under the ground of Ratiaria still lie remains of huge buildings and numerous archaeological finds. The participants in our project will have chance to discover "the lost city", to be part of "the new birth" of Ratiaria and to touch material evidences with great importance for the Roman Archaeology. Ratiaria is the perfect place where young people from all over the world can practice and learn the most important lesson in Archaeology – how to work for protection of the monuments of culture. For the new generation that is a great chance to be part of the process of saving and development of one archaeological site in danger.
Middle East - Israel - Tel Dor (University of Haifa and Hebrew University Field Schools) - 2013
An important site with natural harbors on the north and south sides of the site(today beautiful, white sand, swimming beaches), Dor preserves a continuous sequence from the Bronze Age through the Late Roman period. City fortifications plus residential, industrial, and public buildings including temples allow us to reconstruct life in the town for each period. Monday through Friday we dig in the morning, and Monday through Thursday we continue the day with processing and analysis of pottery and bone with experts in the afternoon followed by presentations delivered by excavation staff and affiliated archaeologists and scientists.
South America - Peru - Huari-Ancash Archaeological and BioArchaeological Project Peru - 2013
The aim of this archaeology and bioarchaeology field school is to learn of the lifestyle of the prehispanic population in Peru Highlands.
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