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Archaeology & Anthropology Field Schools
ShovelBums 2016 Comprehensive Archaeology and Anthropology Field School Directory

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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 - 2016

Europe - Bulgaria - European Archaeology in Brief: All in one pack - 2016

Deadline
2016-06-01
The project package is combination of six Balkan Heritage Field School (BHFS) projects covering major chronological periods (Neolithic Period, Copper Age, Bronze Age, Iron Age, Classical and Late Antiquity) and civilizations (the first European civilization in the Copper Age, Aegean civilization in the Bronze Age, Ancient Greeks, Romans and Thracians as well as Byzantines) of world's and Europe's history. For students, as well as others interested in archaeology, history and anthropology, it provides a comprehensive learning, field and intercultural experience for six weeks at three different types of sites dating to three major time periods (prehistory, Classical and Late Antiquity) in two neighboring European countries (Bulgaria and the Republic of Macedonia). What is more, by choosing to participate in the EUROPEAN ARCHAEOLOGY IN BRIEF - ALL IN ONE PACK the BHFS participants will benefit from considerably reduced admission fees and faster registration. Additionally, the program has amazing travel opportunities including tours of archaeological sites and historic towns in Bulgaria, the Republic of Macedonia and Istanbul (Turkey).
Europe - Bulgaria - A Byzantine Cold Case File: Early Christian Monastary Excavations in Varna on Black Sea - 2011

Europe - Bulgaria - A Byzantine Cold Case File: Early Christian Monastary Excavations in Varna on Black Sea - 2011

Deadline
2011-06-15
The field school project includes 3 modules: fieldwork related to the excavations of an extraordinary Early Christian church and monastery; educational course (lectures, workshops and field trainings referring to both excavations' methodology and Early Christian/Byzantine Archaeology) as well as excursions to Madara (UNESCO heritage site), Pobiti Kamani Stone Forest and the Museum of Roman Mosaics in Marcianopolis. THE PROJECT IS SUITABLE FOR BOTH BEGINNERS AND ADVANCED IN FIELD ARCHAEOLOGY! Students could obtain up to 9 academic credits upon request.
Europe - Bulgaria - A Byzantine Cold Case File: Early Christian Monastery Excavations in Varna

Europe - Bulgaria - A Byzantine Cold Case File: Early Christian Monastery Excavations in Varna

Deadline
2010-06-20
Come and help to close the Byzantine Cold Case File in Varna (Ancient Odessos)! Two field school sessions of the Balkan Heritage project are available in 2010. The program includes: fieldwork related to the excavations of an extraordinary Early Christian church and monastery; educational course (lectures, workshops and field trainings referring to both excavations' methodology and Early Christian/Byzantine archaeology) as well as excursions to Black sea beaches and resorts, Madara rider relief (UNESCO heritage site), Stone forest rocks and Roman mosaics' museum in Marcianopolis. The project is suitable for beginners and teenagers!

An optional excursion to Istanbul is available for Balkan Heritage participants only for 99 EUR!
Up to 9 academic credits are sponsored by New Bulgarian University upon students' request.
Europe - Bulgaria - Ancient Anchialos - archaeological field school

Europe - Bulgaria - Ancient Anchialos - archaeological field school

Deadline
2010-06-06

Ancient Anchialos Field School is a perfect opportunity for everyone interested in Ancient and Mediaeval archaeology. Ancient Anchialos (modern Pomorie, Bulgaria)is situated on the Western Black Sea coast.It is expected that during the 2010 a Medieval necropolis and a Roman bath house will be excavated. New squares will be opened as well. Come and share the discovery with us!

Europe - Bulgaria - Ancient Greek Pack - 2016

Europe - Bulgaria - Ancient Greek Pack - 2016

Deadline
2016-06-10
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 & Istanbul, Turkey. Up to 18 credit hours awarded upon request by NBU for an additional fee.
Europe - Bulgaria - Ancient Greeks in the Land of Dionysos - 2016

Europe - Bulgaria - Ancient Greeks in the Land of Dionysos - 2016

Deadline
2016-07-01

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 Dionysos 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. Credit hours: 9 ECTS credits for students attending European universities (through New Bulgarian University) and 8 US semester credit units (equivalent to 12 quarter) for all other students through Institute for Field Research (USA).

Europe - Bulgaria - Ancient Pottery and Glass Restoration and Drawing Project

Deadline
2010-07-06

Ancient Pottery and Glass Restoration and Drawing Project offers valuable knowledge about the challenging task of restoring archaeological objects.The project is composed of intensive lectures and workshops on the methods and particular techniques applied in the restoration and conservation of ancient pottery and glass.

Europe - Bulgaria - Apollonia Pontica Excavation Project - 2011

Europe - Bulgaria - Apollonia Pontica Excavation Project - 2011

Deadline
2011-08-01
Apollonia Pontica is one of the oldest and most important Ancient Greek cities in the Black Sea region (est. 610 B.C.).The field school project there includes: fieldwork related to excavations of the sacred precinct (temenos) of the ancient city, located on St. Kirik Island and occupied during the Archaic and Classical Greek, Hellenistic, Roman, and Early Byzantine periods (seventh century B.C. - seventh century A.D.); educational course (lectures, workshops and field trainings referring to both excavations' methodology and Classic archaeology) as well as excursions to Nessebar (UNESCO World Heritage Site) and the Megalithic site of Begliktash as well as to some beautiful Black sea beaches and popular resorts. THE PROJECT IS SUITABLE FOR BOTH BEGINNERS AND ADVANCED IN FIELD ARCHAEOLOGY! Students could obtain up to 9 academic credits upon request.
Europe - Bulgaria - Apollonia Pontica Excavation Project - 2012

Europe - Bulgaria - Apollonia Pontica Excavation Project - 2012

Deadline
2012-07-15
Apollonia Pontica is one of the oldest and most important Ancient Greek cities in the Black Sea region (est. 610 B.C.).The field school project there includes: fieldwork related to excavations of the sacred precinct (temenos) of the ancient city, located on St. Kirik Island and occupied during the Archaic and Classical Greek, Hellenistic, Roman, and Early Byzantine periods (seventh century B.C. - seventh century A.D.); educational course (lectures, workshops and field trainings referring to both excavations' methodology and Classic archaeology) as well as excursions to Nessebar (UNESCO World Heritage Site) and the Megalithic site of Begliktash as well as to some beautiful Black sea beaches and popular resorts. THE PROJECT IS SUITABLE FOR BOTH BEGINNERS AND ADVANCED IN FIELD ARCHAEOLOGY! Students could obtain up to nine academic credits upon request.
Discounts off the admission fee are available!
Europe - Bulgaria - Apollonia Pontica Excavation Project - 2015

Europe - Bulgaria - Apollonia Pontica Excavation Project - 2015

Deadline
2015-06-15
Excavations of the sacred precinct (temenos) of the Temple of Apollo (Archaic and Classical Greek & Early Byzantine periods), St. Kirik Island in Sozopol (once known as Apollonia Pontica), Bulgaria. The field school program focus is on Classical and field archaeology, finds processing and documentation as well as ancient Greek colonization. It envisions individual programs for advanced students and project alumni as well as a number of excursions to ancient cities, sites and museums along the Bulgarian Black Sea coast for all. Optional 5-day tour of Istanbul (Turkey) after the field school.
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 - Apollonia Pontica Excavation Project 2016

Europe - Bulgaria - Apollonia Pontica Excavation Project 2016

Deadline
2016-06-01

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. Credit hours: 9 ECTS credits for students attending European universities (through New Bulgarian University) and 8 US semester credit units (equivalent to 12 quarter) for all other students through Institute for Field Research (USA).

Europe - Bulgaria - Archaeological digs in the Greek Emporium and Temple near Krastevich - 2014

Europe - Bulgaria - Archaeological digs in the Greek Emporium and Temple near Krastevich - 2014

Deadline
2014-07-15
This course is devoted to the Greek civilization and the material culture left by the ancient Greeks in course of their colonization of the Balkan Peninsula. The emphasis of the program is the field practice at two archaeological sites - a cult place (Temple) and a commercial settlement (Emporium) located in proximity to each other. This ancient architectural complex will make students familiar with the Greek period (5.- 4. c. BC) and will approve their skills on field archaeology and field practice.
Europe - Bulgaria - Archaeology of Communism - Expedition to Communist Monuments - 2017

Europe - Bulgaria - Archaeology of Communism - Expedition to Communist Monuments - 2017

Deadline
2017-06-01
Field school & series of field trips for acquaintance with cultural heritage of the Socialist (Communist) period in Bulgaria with focus on monumental art and architecture. Suitable for adults (18 +) interested in arts, history, art history, architecture, cultural anthropology of East Bloc between 1945 and 1990 as well as photography (documentary, artistic and architectural). Participants' profiles can vary from students and professionals to connoisseurs, with either basic or professional skills in digital photography.
Europe - Bulgaria - Birth Of Europe - Excavations Of An Early Neolithic Settlement - 2012

Europe - Bulgaria - Birth Of Europe - Excavations Of An Early Neolithic Settlement - 2012

Deadline
2012-06-15
The field school project includes: fieldwork related to excavations of the Early Neolithic (6200-5500 B.C.) settlement of Ilindentsi, Bulgaria; educational course (lectures, workshops and field trainings referring to both excavations' methodology and European Prehistory) as well as excursions to Blagoevgrad Regional Museum of History, medieval town of Melnik and Rila Monastery (UNESCO World Heritage Site). THE PROJECT IS SUITABLE FOR BOTH BEGINNERS AND ADVANCED IN FIELD ARCHAEOLOGY! Students could obtain up to 9 academic credits upon request.
Discounts off the admission fee are available!
Europe - Bulgaria - Birth Of Europe - Excavations Of The Early Neolithic Settlement Ilindentsi - 2011

Europe - Bulgaria - Birth Of Europe - Excavations Of The Early Neolithic Settlement Ilindentsi - 2011

Deadline
2011-05-10
The field school project includes: fieldwork related to excavations of the Early Neolithic (6200-5500 B.C.) settlement of Ilindentsi, Bulgaria; educational course (lectures, workshops and field trainings referring to both excavations' methodology and European Prehistory) as well as excursions to Blagoevgrad Regional Museum of History, medieval town of Melnik and Rila Monastery (UNESCO World Heritage Site). THE PROJECT IS SUITABLE FOR BOTH BEGINNERS AND ADVANCED IN FIELD ARCHAEOLOGY! Students could obtain six academic credits upon request.
Europe - Bulgaria - Bresto: Digging in the time of Troy, 2016

Europe - Bulgaria - Bresto: Digging in the time of Troy, 2016

Deadline
2016-07-01

The Field school is affiliated with an international excavation project by Heidelberg University and NBU that explores the fortified Late Bronze Age/ Early Iron Age settlement at Bresto from the second half of the 2nd millennium BCE. Bresto was founded at the time of the decline of Troy and the fall of both the Hittite Empire in Anatolia and the Aegean palatial civilizations. After the collapse of these polities, new kinds of networks emerged in the Aegean, where former “fringe” areas became important hubs for the exchange of objects, ideas, and practices. Major field school topics/activities: Archaeological Field Techniques and Methods for Excavation and Documentation; Archaeology and History of Eastern Mediterranean during the Late Bronze and Early Iron Ages; Artifact Biographies and Cultural Encounters, Interdisciplinary Studies (Zooarchaeology, Paleobotanics, Geoarchaeology etc.); Recording of Prehistoric (Bronze and Iron Age) Artifacts; Processing of Finds and Samples; Excursions to Significant Heritage Sites in Bulgaria and Greece. Credit hours: 12 ECTS credits through New Bulgarian University and 12 quarter credit units for all other students through Institute for Field Research (USA).

Europe - Bulgaria - Conservation Field School - 2016

Deadline
2016-04-22

This is a bi-national program in the Republic of Macedonia and Bulgaria run by a partnership of the Institute for Field Research and the Balkan Heritage Foundation. Students will receive comprehensive, hands on training in pottery and glass conversation by examining Roman and Ancient Greek glass and pottery.

Europe - Bulgaria - Excavation the Roman Road Station - Bona Mansio 2016

Deadline
2016-08-01

Field school & archaeological excavation.The variety of activities and the team's professionalism and flexibility make this project suitable for both beginners and those advanced in either Field or Classical Archaeology. The project is especially appropriate for students with previous archaeological experience (but not only) who would like to gather more experience with practical archaeological work: mainly technical documentation (drawing & photography), filling of context sheets and inventory cards, pottery reading and statistics, as well as completion of official field reports!

Europe - Bulgaria - GIS applied in Archaeology - 2014

Europe - Bulgaria - GIS applied in Archaeology - 2014

Deadline
2014-05-31
The course is focused on the documenting the architectural structures using Total station and the appropriate software. The practice will be combined with work at the site, exploring of new archaeological remains and documenting the artifacts found.
Europe - Bulgaria - Greek Emporium and Temple and educational trip to Greece - 2014

Europe - Bulgaria - Greek Emporium and Temple and educational trip to Greece - 2014

Deadline
2014-04-30

This course will be focused on Classical Archaeology digs at a site dated back to 5th century BC. The practice will provide a wide range of knowledge and will make the students familiar with the Ancient Greek culture. In addition the course will end with an educational trip to Greece where the participants will visit the most famous cities and monuments guided by professional archaeologist.

Europe - Bulgaria - Greek Emporium and Temple and GIS applied in Archaeology

Europe - Bulgaria - Greek Emporium and Temple and GIS applied in Archaeology

Deadline
2014-04-30
This is a course in Classical Archeology which offers a skills developing in the field work. The site is attractive with the finds of classical Greek black and red figure pottery and the remains of Greek architecture. Its consists of two modules: digging at two sites belong to the Classic Greek period and working with Total station in order to mapping the terrain and document the discovered buildings.
Europe - Bulgaria - How to read and understand the Greek And Roman Inscriptions - 2014

Europe - Bulgaria - How to read and understand the Greek And Roman Inscriptions - 2014

Deadline
2014-08-10
The course intends to make the students familiar with the basic topics and activities in the field of the Latin and Greek epigraphy. The epigraphical heritage of present-day Bulgaria gives us a striking example for the multicultural character of the Roman provinces and therefore presents "one of a kind" opportunity for studying the roman inscriptions and working with them in their archaeological context. The schedule seeks to enhance the field competence of the archaeology students by teaching them the main techniques for recognizing, reading, dating, preserving and interpreting the epigraphical monuments. The program is based in modern town of Burgas located at the western coast of the Black sea. In different stages of the course the neighboring resorts will be visited - Architectural-Historical Reserves Nesebar and Sozopol, Pomorye etc. All these cities in Antiquity were part of the ancient culture of the Pontus Euxinus - the modern Black sea.
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
2015-06-30
In course of this program the students will take part in ongoing excavations in Roman town of Philippopolis and will travel to the ancient capital of Byzantine Empire Constantinople (the modern Istanbul in Turkey). The aim of the course is to introduce the main characteristics of Late Antique civilization through archaeological sources. The period known as "Dark Ages" or "fall of the Roman empire" in fact is a beginning of new era – the era of Christianity and domination of the Byzantine Empire. This new empire succeeded to keep the Roman civilization through the ages and survived more ten centuries after the fall of Rome.

Europe - Bulgaria - Medicinal Herbs from Antiquity to the Present: History, Ethnography, 2013

Deadline
2013-04-01

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 - Bulgaria - MUSEUM STUDIES 2015л International Summer School 2015

Europe - Bulgaria - MUSEUM STUDIES 2015л International Summer School 2015

Deadline
2015-06-30
The project aims to introduce you to the basic principles, methodology and marketing of museums as cultural, research & education institutions. It includes extensive theoretical knowledge in all aspects of museum organization, management and communications. Daily practical work will give you a hands-on experience on museum collections, tracing the artifacts from field to exhibition. The individual involvement through in depth research will lead you to final personalized course experience.
Europe - Bulgaria - Philippopolis field school - 2015

Europe - Bulgaria - Philippopolis field school - 2015

Deadline
2015-06-30
Philippopolis is an ancient city in present-day Bulgaria founded in 6th c. B.C. later named after the Macedonian king Philip the Second. The modern town keeps numerous monuments dated back to the Hellenistic (5th – 4th c. B.C.) and Roman period (1st – 5th c. A.D.) including completely preserved Amphitheatre, attractive fortress and Great Basilica. The students involved will gain comprehensive knowledge on the ancient classical world through intensive field work at one remarkable archaeological site and well-structured program including 20 academic hours theory, 40 hours practicum and two educational trips in the region.
Europe - Bulgaria - Prehistoric Pack - 2016

Europe - Bulgaria - Prehistoric Pack - 2016

Deadline
2016-06-05
Field school & archaeological excavation. Suitable for both beginner and advanced students as well as those interested in prehistoric archaeology. Individual program and task assignments are available to advanced students.
Sites: Neolithic settlement near Ilindentsi, Copper Age layer at Tell Yunatsite and the prehistoric fortified settlement in Bresto near Banya, Bulgaria.
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
2015-06-30
The main goal of the project is to acquaint students with the basic methods of archaeological records of Roman pottery. During the course participants will work with authentic Roman shards and will learn: the analytical techniques; how to render a pottery material into a systematic classification; how to make a technical drawing; how to use the graphic software and prepare materials for publication; how to interpret the archaeological data.
Europe - Bulgaria - Tell Yunatsite Excavations– Seeking Europe's First Civilization-2016

Europe - Bulgaria - Tell Yunatsite Excavations– Seeking Europe's First Civilization-2016

Deadline
2016-06-01

Excavation and field school at Tell Yunatsite. It is one of the biggest tells in Europe keeping the remains of very early and large protourban settlements (Copper Age 4900 – 4100 BCE and Bronze Age 3100-2200 BCE) near Pazardzhik, Southern Bulgaria. Major field school topics/activities: archaeological field techniques and methods (in regard of specifics of tell’s excavation), Europe's first civilization in Copper Age, warfare in Prehistory, 3D intra-site modelling and documentation/GIS spatial analysis in archaeology, documentation of prehistoric (Copper and Bronze Age) weapons, tools and shards, find’s and samples’ processing, excursions to significant heritage sites in Thrace, Bulgaria. Up to 12 credits available through both prominent US and EU academic institutions. Accommodation in a Winery & SPA villa with swimming pool among vineyards of Thrace.

Europe - Bulgaria - Temple with the Golden Reliquary 2016

Deadline
2016-05-20

Major field school topics/activities: Early Byzantine and Early Christian culture, art and history; archaeological field techniques and methods; find’s and samples’ processing; documentation of archaeological pottery; excursions to significant heritage sites along the Western Black Sea Coast.

Europe - Bulgaria - The Apollonia Pontica Field School - 2015

Deadline

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 CONQUERORS. FOLLOWING THE ROMAN LEGIONS

Deadline
2016-06-01
"The conquerors. Following the Roman legions" 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 fortress situated near the modern town of Montana (North-Western 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 valuables of Rome and Roman civilization.

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 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

Deadline

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 And Restoration Of Ancient Greek Pottery - 2012

Europe - Bulgaria - Workshop For Conservation And Restoration Of Ancient Greek Pottery - 2012

Deadline
2012-08-01
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. Students could obtain 6 academic credits upon request.
Discounts off the admission fee are available!
Europe - Bulgaria - WORKSHOP FOR CONSERVATION, RESTORATION AND DOCUMENTATION OF ANCIENT GREEK POTTERY - 2011

Europe - Bulgaria - WORKSHOP FOR CONSERVATION, RESTORATION AND DOCUMENTATION OF ANCIENT GREEK POTTERY - 2011

Deadline
2011-08-15
The Workshop 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. Students could obtain 6 academic credits upon request.
Europe - Bulgaria - Workshop for Restoration and Documentation of Ancient Greek Pottery

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

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The WORKSHOP FOR RESTORATION AND DOCUMENTATION OF ANCIENT GREEK POTTERY will guide the participants through the history of Ancient Greek pottery, its production and consequent stages of archaeological conservation, documentation, study, and restoration. Both the theoretical and practical courses will be based on Ancient Greek pottery found in Sozopol (Ancient Greek city of Apollonia Pontica on the Black Sea). The project in 2010 will include three modules: practical work in documentation and restoration of Ancient Greek pottery; educational course (lectures, trainings, study - and behind-the-scenes visits) and excursions to the ancient coastal towns of Nessebar (UNESCO World Heritage Site) and Sozopol as well as the city of Varna (including visits to the archaeological museums in Sozopol, Nessebar, Varna and a contemporary pottery workshop). 6 academic credits are sponsored by New Bulgarian University upon students' request.
Europe - Bulgaria - “Fresco-Hunting” Photo Expedition To Medieval Balkan Churches - 2011

Europe - Bulgaria - “Fresco-Hunting” Photo Expedition To Medieval Balkan Churches - 2011

Deadline
2011-04-15
An expedition for documentation of medieval frescoes preserved in abandoned churches and chapels of Western Bulgaria. Beside the fieldwork activities, lectures,workshops and trainings in: South East European Medieval History, Orthodox iconography, introduction to the Documental Photography and fresco conservation and restoration, graphic documentation (drawn and photographic record) and illustration (both drawing and using graphic software) of architectural features and frescos as well as guided tours to Sofia, Boyana Church and the Rila monastery (UNESCO world heritage sites) will be provided. Students could obtain up to 9 academic credits upon request.
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Europe - Bulgaria -"Fresco-Hunting" Photo Research Expedition to Medieval Balkan Churches

Deadline
2015-04-15
The project provides an unique opportunity to students and volunteers to take part in an expedition for documentation of abandoned medieval churches/chapels and their frescoes in Western Bulgaria, to learn technical drawing, to enhance their digital photography skills, to gain knowledge about Orthodox Christianity and Byzantine and Medieval Balkan civilization as well as to visit many historic sites and museums in Sofia, Western Bulgaria and Eastern Serbia. 6 to 9 credit hours awarded upon request by NBU. Two courses are available: standard & extended followed by an optional 5-day excursion to Istanbul, Turkey.
Europe - Bulgaria, Macedonia - Ancient Greek and Roman Pack - 2016

Europe - Bulgaria, Macedonia - Ancient Greek and Roman Pack - 2016

Deadline
2016-06-15
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, Athens & Delphi, Greece. 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- The Birth of Europe: Excavations of the Neolithic Settlement

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

Deadline
2015-05-20
Excavations of one of the earliest Neolithic settlements in Europe (6000-5500 BC), near Ilindentsi, Bulgaria. The field school program focus is on Prehistory, Neolithic and field archaeology, finds processing and documentation as well as Neolithic ceramic studies. It envisions individual programs for advanced students and project alumni as well as a number of excursions to historic sites and museums in Bulgaria. Optional trips to Istanbul (Turkey) and to Philippi and the Aegean Coast (Greece). 6 to 9 credit hours awarded upon request by NBU.
Europe - Bulgaria-Workshop for Conservation and Restoration of Ancient Greek Pottery 2016

Europe - Bulgaria-Workshop for Conservation and Restoration of Ancient Greek Pottery 2016

Deadline
2016-06-01
A 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. Academic credits available upon request!
Europe - Bulgaria/Greece  - The Inscriptions of the Roman World - 2016

Europe - Bulgaria/Greece - The Inscriptions of the Roman World - 2016

Deadline
2016-06-01
- Hardly a source could be found that is more important for the study of the Ancient society than the epigraphical monuments. This course provides a full treatment of the epigraphy as a historical discipline and besides the introduction to it, includes also a profound look into the ancient Roman society and a study of the all kinds of inscriptions and their peculiarities.
Europe - Catalonia - Spain - BARCELONA-La Roca dels Bous (European project POCTEFA) - 2013

Europe - Catalonia - Spain - BARCELONA-La Roca dels Bous (European project POCTEFA) - 2013

Deadline
2013-05-25

This program is divided into two parts. In the first one our customers will carry out archaeological work -fieldwork, laboratory and theory- in the Neanderthal archaeological site of La Roca dels Bous, in Sant Llorenç de Montgai (Spain), which form part of the European Project POCTEFA. Here we will be in contact with and we will learn to use the most advanced technologies in the world of archeology with professors at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. We also will visit the Archaeological Park where we can find real-size replicas of the huts and their interiors of our ancestors and see how their quotidian life was.

The second part will take place in the city of Barcelona, where we will carry out cultural and archaeological tours though the most important sites of the city. Tours will be given by guides holding a degree in History that speak English, Spanish and Catalan. We will discover Barcino, the ancient Roman city located just in the center of the current city of Barcelona. As we explore the city there will be opportunities to visit other cultural and historical landmarks, such as the medieval walls, the most important archaeological museums in the city, and sites from the famous modernist architect Gaudí, such as the Park Güell and Sagrada Familia.

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