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

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

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

Deadline
2014-03-15

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

Europe - Crete, Greece- Gonies Field School - 2014

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

Europe - Croatia - Excavation of Ancient settlement Siculi - 2014

Deadline
2014-08-15

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Europe - Cyprus - Experimental Archaeology & Beer Production - 2013

Deadline
2013-05-31

HARP will be running an Experimental Archaeology Field School in Cyprus in August 2013 in order to recreate a Bronze Age malting kiln and to brew some Bronze Age beer.

Europe - Cyprus - Prastio-Mesorotsos Archaeological Expedition - 2014

Deadline
2014-04-20

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

Europe - Cyprus - The Prastio-Mesorotsos Archaeological Expedition, Introduction to Pottery Analysis - 2013

Europe - Cyprus - The Prastio-Mesorotsos Archaeological Expedition, Introduction to Pottery Analysis - 2013

Deadline
2013-04-30

The Prastio-Mesorotsos Archaeological Expedition will be running an Introduction to Pottery Analysis Field School based in the historic village of Kouklia (ancient Palaepaphos) near Paphos, Cyprus.

The course provides an introduction to the study of ancient pottery using ceramics previously excavated by the Prastio-Mesorotsos Expedition and is an excellent opportunity for those interested in ancient pottery to learn the techniques used in archaeology to identify, classify, record and analyse pottery; valuable skills that can be transferred to the study of archaeological ceramics from any time or place. There is also an experimental archaeological component to this fieldschool.

Europe - Cyprus - The Prastio-Mesorotsos Archaeological Expedition: Excavation Season - 2013

Europe - Cyprus - The Prastio-Mesorotsos Archaeological Expedition: Excavation Season - 2013

Deadline
2013-04-30

In the summer of 2013, a team of archaeologists, specialists and students will conduct the fourth fieldwork season of the Prastio-Mesorotsos Archaeological Expedition. Located inland, nestled in the Dhiarizos valley of western Cyprus, the site is a multi-period settlement spanning much of the island’s history, from the Neolithic through to the 1950s AD. The project will be run as a Field School, and no prior experience is required of participants. Students of any discipline are encouraged to apply, especially those from Archaeology, Classics and History, but also those interested in surveying, geography, ethnology, as well as anyone with an interest in Mediterranean history of any period.

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

Deadline
2014-04-30

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

Europe - England - 5 Day Introduction to Human Osteology - Sheffield, South Yorkshire - 2013

Europe - England - 5 Day Introduction to Human Osteology - Sheffield, South Yorkshire - 2013

Deadline
2013-03-08

A five-day course suitable for people working in outdoor occupations, the rescue services, field archaeology and museums, or for anyone wanting a taster course in human osteology.

Please note, this course will involve handling human bones.

Participants will begin to develop skills in:
• Understanding of human musculoskeletal anatomy
• Understanding the principles of excavating human skeletal material
• Recording a skeleton both in the field and the laboratory
• Estimating age, sex, and stature
• Indentifying key features of both juvenile and adult dentition
• Understanding the fundamental characteristics of bone microstructure
• Recognising dental and non-dental pathology
• Interpreting osteological findings and relating them to the wider archaeological context

Europe - England - 5 Day Introduction to Human Osteology at The University of Sheffield - 2012

Europe - England - 5 Day Introduction to Human Osteology at The University of Sheffield - 2012

Deadline
2012-08-31

A five-day course suitable for those working in outdoor occupations, the rescue services, field archaeology and museums, or for those wanting a taster course in human osteology.

Europe - England - Bamburgh Castle and Bradford Kaims - 2016

Europe - England - Bamburgh Castle and Bradford Kaims - 2016

Deadline
2016-07-23

Students can attend one or both of our amazing sites:

Bamburgh Castle- The castle in its heyday was the principal Anglo Saxon Palace and fortress of the Kings of Northumbria. Our major excavations take place in two trenches that are currently at c. 8th – 9th century and 9th to 10th century levels respectively.

Bradford Kaims- Our investigations so far have revealed a promontory reaching out into the bog that has evidence of human activity around the edge of the marshy lake. We have uncovered several burnt mounds. These Bronze Age features are fascinating and there are several theories about what function they served, from prehistoric saunas, to smoking meat and fish, and even brewing.

Europe - England - Bamburgh Research Project - Archaeological Field School Training - 2013

Europe - England - Bamburgh Research Project - Archaeological Field School Training - 2013

Deadline
2013-07-22

Bamburgh Research Project has been excavating at Bamburgh Castle, Northumberland, UK since 1996. The present castle is one of the most stunning locations in the UK, with an extensive archaeological legacy. The excavations are set within the castle walls in the West Ward, and we are excavating through 4 metres of stratified deposits that are the result of occupation on the site from as early as the Neolithic. We also run a second dig nearby investigating a prehistoric wetland site that has revealed two Bronze Age burnt mounds - participants get to dig at both sites.

We run the project as a Field School each summer between 3rd June to 28th July in 2013. Apply via our website! Price £235.00 per week if paying by cash or cheque (advance payment necessary) or + 4% if you wish to pay via PayPal.

The project is open to ANYONE - as full training will be provided. For more details please apply online using our website: www.bamburghresearchproject.co.uk

Europe - England - Binchester Roman Fort Excavation Project - 2013

Deadline
2013-02-15
A new major archaeological project is currently seeking enthusiastic excavation students and volunteers to work in a part of the Roman frontier that includes the Hadrian's Wall World Heritage Site. The Binchester Roman Fort Excavation Project is excavating the fort (ancient name Vinovium) and expansive town near Durham, located in one of the richest archaeological landscapes in the world. Covered periods include the prehistoric and Iron Age, the Roman occupation, and the early Medieval period including the origins of Arthur's Britain. The project represents an international partnership between scholars at Stanford University (USA) and Durham University (UK).

Europe - England - Bradford Kaims Wetlands Project - 2014

Deadline
2014-06-02

The Bradford Kaims Wetlands Project

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

Europe - England - British Archaeology Summer School, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.

Europe - England - British Archaeology Summer School, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.

Deadline
2010-03-31

The Corpus Christi College Summer School in British Archaeology provides in-depth teaching in all of the major periods of British Archaeology (within a European context) and is taught by senior academic staff from Cambridge and other leading universities. The month-long summer school is based in the mediaeval setting of Corpus Christi College, founded in 1352, one of the oldest of the 31 historic colleges forming the University of Cambridge.
The programme offers an exciting opportunity to study in England and will be of interest both to anthropology students and to students studying other subjects but having an interest in archaeology. The course includes field visits in the company of expert lecturers to many famous and fascinating archaeological sites.
Any student attending this course will obtain the latest, up-to-date knowledge; make new acquaintances, both student and professional; and learn new archaeological methods. It is anticipated that students will obtain eight academic credits for completing the course.

Europe - England - DigVentures - Flag Fen Lives - 2012

Europe - England - DigVentures - Flag Fen Lives - 2012

Deadline
2012-04-30

DigVentures is launching the first ever crowdfunded and crowdsourced excavation, on the internationally important, iconic Bronze Age site of Flag Fen. We will be inviting people to join us – either via a robust web platform from the comfort of their armchairs (in real time), or with their sleeves rolled up on the site itself. This is archaeology in your hands! We are offering the opportunity for students to join us on a first come first served basis, with options for participation from 1 day to 3 weeks. Each evening will feature lectures from some of the biggest names in Archaeology, including Professor Martin Carver, Dr Francis Pryor, Professor Tim Darvil, Professor Vince Gaffney, Dr Ben Roberts, Dr Clive Waddington, Julian Richards, Dr John Gater and many others. This promises to be an extraordinary field school experience

Europe - England - East Dorset - Durotriges Project (The Big Dig 2011)

Europe - England - East Dorset - Durotriges Project (The Big Dig 2011)

Deadline
2011-05-06

This project is an archaeological investigation studying the transition from the late Iron Age to the early Roman period in southern England.

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

Europe - England - Introduction to Human Osteology, Sheffield, S. Yorkshire, England - 2013

Europe - England - Introduction to Human Osteology, Sheffield, S. Yorkshire, England - 2013

Deadline
2013-06-14

This five day course provides participants with an overview of human skeletal anatomy and a variety of osteological methods, in order to convey understanding and recognition of standard osteological practice and help participants gain confidence when dealing with human skeletal material. The course is suitable for those working in outdoor occupations, the rescue services, field archaeology and museums, or students and for those wanting a taster course in human osteology.

Europe - England - Manor Lodge Tudor Field School, England

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Medieval and Tudor field school, excavating on the site where Mary Queens of Scots was held prisoner in the 16th century. As well as excavation training, specialist field schools in human osteology, environmental archaeology, building survey and material culture are offered.

Europe - England - Marine Resources, Sheffield, S. Yorkshire, England - 2013

Europe - England - Marine Resources, Sheffield, S. Yorkshire, England - 2013

Deadline
2013-06-14

This course provides detailed insight into faunal remains associated with human exploitation of coastal environments

Europe - England - Saveock Water Archaeology Field School - Cornwall England - 2011

Europe - England - Saveock Water Archaeology Field School - Cornwall England - 2011

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Saveock is a multi-period site dating from the Mesolithic to the 17th century. No experience is necessary as students are taught on site planning, section drawing, context sheets and excavation techniques during the first week, and can then put their new skills to the test in the following weeks, where students have the opportunity to dig on different periods of the site. As well as excavation, an illustrated talk is given on Experimental Archaeology each week by the site director Jacqui Wood, who has worked on the ‘Ice Man’ artefacts in Italy. Anyone from age 14 (with an accompanying adult) is welcome, and there is always post excavation work for those less able. This is a permanent archaeology centre and there are full indoor facilities during wet weather. Free wifi is available during break times, as well as phone charging facilities.

Europe - England - The Barcombe Roman Villa Project - 2012

Deadline
2012-06-20

Following four seasons of excavations, the Barcombe Roman Villa Project will continue in 2012 in Church Field where the remains of a large Roman bath house
have been revealed. The excavations will again be a joint project directed by David Rudling of the University of Sussex and Chris Butler of the Mid Sussex Field Archaeological Team. University of Sussex training courses will form part of this research project. All courses are suitable either for beginners or for those with some experience, ie those considering archaeology at university (minimum age 16), amateur archaeologists, undergraduates, and those undertaking university extra-mural courses in archaeology.

Europe - England - The Durotriges Big Dig - 2014

Deadline
2014-05-23

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

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

Europe - England - The Durotriges Big Dig 2012 (Archaeology field school) in Dorset - 2012

Deadline
2012-05-10

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

Europe - England - Thornton Abbey Field School - 2012

Europe - England - Thornton Abbey Field School - 2012

Deadline
2012-06-15
Excavation and survey at the Augustinian monastery and Tudor mansion at Thornton Abbey, England. This field school will be undertaking topographical and geophysical survey, as well as excavation on this important scheduled ancient monument. It will be focusing on previously unexamined medieval and post-medieval features, and will provide students a unique opportunity to work on of England's most important historical sites.
Europe - England - Thornton Abbey Mass Grave and Human Osteology Field School, England - 2014

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

Deadline
2014-06-02

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

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

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

Deadline
2014-06-02

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

Europe - England - Thornton Abbey Medieval & Monastic Field School- 2013

Deadline
2013-06-01

The Thornton Abbey Medieval & Monastic Field School is one of the largest and best known research excavations currently taking place on monastic site in the United Kingdom. The field school provides hands-on training in all the most up to date techniques of British excavation, whilst students will be directly participating in the survey and excavation of an internationally important site.

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 - England - Understanding Zooarchaeology I, Sheffield, S. Yorkshire, England - 2013

Europe - England - Understanding Zooarchaeology I, Sheffield, S. Yorkshire, England - 2013

Deadline
2013-06-14

This course, which is now being run for the sixth time since January 2011, aims to provide an understanding of the basic theory and methods which zooarchaeologists use to understand animal bone evidence. The course will include lectures, discussion and hands on practical classes.

Europe - England - Yorkshire Dales Iron-Age Excavation - 2013

Europe - England - Yorkshire Dales Iron-Age Excavation - 2013

Deadline
2013-06-03

This five day field school will provide students with archaeological experience excavating an Iron-Age site in the Yorkshire Dales National Park in Northern England. The Anthropology Department at NMC will partner with the Yorkshire Dales Landscape Research Trust to provide a broad-based view of archaeological excavation and heritage management of a multi-period landscape. Course content will draw primarily from archaeology, anthropology and the applied social or behavioral sciences.

Contact Dr. Holley if you are interested in taking this course for academic credit. No prior experience is necessary.

Europe - Fieldwork opportunities - DigVentures - 2016

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Field School opportunities with DigVentures

2016 is an exciting year for DigVentures, we will be hosting various fieldwork projects in the UK as well as in Europe. Projects we have confirmed so far are:

Lindisfarne Island, Northumberland – Search for Holy Island’s Anglo-Saxon monastery raided by Vikings
Yorkshire Dales – Uncover Ice Age animals and Romano-British cave-cults in Yorkshire
Costra dos Castros, Galicia, Spain – Help dig an Iron Age hillfort and explore Spain’s Celtic connection
Lancashire – Be part of the first scientific excavation of a Bronze Age barrow in the northwest of England in over 50 years
Suffolk – Medieval archaeology in the heart of one of Britain’s most famous reserves
And others tbc shortly!


Registered with the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA). We are the only community-focused organisation operating under the prestigious ‘Registered Organisation’ scheme and the only accredited CIfA field school in the UK. We have numerous sites running this year in the UK and in Europe – please see our projects pages for further information on fieldwork opportunities for 2016.

http://digventures.com/our-projects/

We teach excavation, post excavation and use ground-breaking digital techniques. Teaching is delivered by professional archaeologists, with further opportunities to attend masterclasses from leading experts. We are also able to offer university and NVQ credits for fieldwork as well as supporting the Skills Passport on site.

For up to date information and news on the projects we support and deliver please sign up to DigMail on http://eepurl.com/jqX1T

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Europe - France - Summer workshops in bioarchaeology and paleopathology - 2013

Deadline
2013-06-21

The « Société Française de Bioarchéologie et Bioanthropologie » and the « Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes » offer a 2-week workshops in bioarchaeology and paleopathology.
The first week (SFB2) is designed to provide students with the practical tools needed for data collection of human skeletal collections. Basics in human osteology and burial taphonomy will be explored in lectures and labs.
The second week (EPHE) will focus on health conditions among past populations. Identification of osseous and dental lesions aimed toward epidemiological approach of skeletal series will be conducted in lectures and labs.The Workshop is open to students of all level. Language of classes is English.

Europe - Georgia - Dmanisi Paleoanthropology Field School - 2011

Deadline
2011-02-04

The Dmanisi Field School provides a unique opportunity to work at one of the most exciting active sites within Paleoanthropology. The 4-week program (7/24/11-8/21/11) provides an introduction to excavation and field research techniques, complemented by lectures from a variety of internationally recognized scholars within the fields. Topics covered include paleoanthropology, geology, archaeology, taphonomy, zooarchaeology and paleontology. The program is competitive and limited to a maximum of 10 students for the 2011 field season.

Europe - Germany - Celtic Tumulus in Hassloch Forest - 2013

Deadline
2015-04-20

The forest immediately to the south of the village of Hassloch contains a series of prehistoric tumuli that date from the Middle Bronze Age (c. 1,600-1,200 B.C.) to the late Iron Age (c. 50 B.C.). The largest of them is 36m in diameter and 2m in height and is known as the “Götzenbühl” or “Idol Hill.” Idol Hill was the subject of limited and non-scientific excavations in 1902. Since 2011, it has been the subject of an excavation directed by Philip Kiernan from the Department of Classics at SUNY Buffalo. Each year, the excavation trains 15-20 undergraduates and volunteers in archaeological methods.

Europe - Germany - Hassloch Tumulus Excavation - 2012

Deadline
2012-03-06

The project consists of an archaeological fieldschool involving the excavation of an Iron Age (Celtic) burial mound in southern Germany.

Europe - Greece - 3D Archaeological Recording and Visualisation Project at Eleusis - 2012

Europe - Greece - 3D Archaeological Recording and Visualisation Project at Eleusis - 2012

Deadline
2012-01-30
Eleusis is the ancient Greek home of the famous Eleusinian mysteries. Students will record the site using 3D recording, mapping and visualization as well as laser scanning and photogrammetry.
Europe - Greece - Astypalaia - Bioanthropology Field School - 2014

Europe - Greece - Astypalaia - Bioanthropology Field School - 2014

Deadline
2014-02-28

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

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

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2014-03-01

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

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

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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

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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 - Field School in Classical Archaeology, Azoria Project - 2013

Europe - Greece - Crete - Field School in Classical Archaeology, Azoria Project - 2013

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2013-02-01

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 - 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 - Eleusis 3D Archaeological Recording and Visualization Project

Europe - Greece - Eleusis 3D Archaeological Recording and Visualization Project

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This field school will introduce students to a broad range of 3D recording, mapping, animation and visualization methods. Students will be given hands-on instruction in these methods in the context of the major Greek archaeological site of Eleusis. Eleusis is world famous as the location of the Eleusinian Mysteries – a significant Athenian religious festival - and is located some 14 miles west of Athens opposite the island of Salamis. The students will record the site’s extensive architectural remains using terrestrial laser scanning, photogrammetry , GIS and GPS. 3D computer visualization and animation technologies will be used to re-create areas of the site.
Europe - Greece - Exploring the Acropolis of Athens & Dig in the Roman city of Sanisera - 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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