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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 - Greece - IHC.Digital Historic Nafplio  Project - 2015

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

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

Europe - Greece - Keros Archaeological Field School - 2016

Deadline
2016-05-01

Excavations on the now uninhabited island of Keros in the Cyclades, Greece. Keros is the location of the world's first maritime sanctuary and its associated settlement. Dating from the early bronze age (2750-2300BC), participants will learn up to the minute techniques of excavation, survey and other field and laboratory specialisms in one of the most beautiful spots on earth. 29 August to 8 October 2016.

Europe - Greece- Kephallenia Field School - 2015

Deadline
2015-06-14
Archaeological Shoreline Research (A. Sho.Re) is a Geo-Archaeological project set up to explore the archaeology of the Coastal Zone at the Island of Kephallenia. The project aims to establish an interdisciplinary survey methodology of maritime landscapes. Research design draws heavily on the interface between Archaeology and Earth Sciences, the geomorphic formation processes in particular (geology, geomorphology, palaeohydrology, etc.). Fieldwork focuses on the systematic and extensive survey along the shores of SE Kephallenia. Work will be done mostly in the shallow water off the island coast (max depth of 2 meters) and students should expect to spend most of the day snorkeling and in the water. Students will use GPS and underwater photography to document sites. Students attending this program must be good swimmers and have strong stamina as we will spend most of the day working in the water. Strict safety discipline will be practiced and instructions from safety boats must be followed. Students will be asked to adhere to special diet (provided by the project) that will enable prolonged work in marine environment.

Europe - Greece- Methone Field School - 2016

Deadline
2016-04-22

The Ancient Methone Archaeological Project aims to explore the dynamics of landscape and landscape change, with a focus on sea level changes and related shoreline shifts. Integrated geophysical and geomorphological investigations are aimed at reconstructing the palaeoshoreline that defines the precise location and extent of the port of ancient Methone. Identifying the location of the port will provide crucial information that will help guide and focus plans for the broader study of the Haliakmon Delta – a key geographical elements linking riverine and coastline transport/communication routes to regional models of landscape evolution. The third and final season of excavations planned for 2016 will complete exploration of 6 trenches with Bronze Age burials, Archaic and Classical manufacturing contexts. Field school students will be involved in examining the relationship between the site’s ancient history and industries to its strategic location and port, its unique natural resources, and their economic exploitation. Students will divide their time and training between outdoor field work, labwork, and ecofact floating and sorting.

Europe - Hungary (IRES): Origins and Development of Prehistoric Tells & Villages - 2012

Deadline
2011-12-09
Five outstanding undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers in Anthropological Archaeology - particularly qualified minorities and members of other underrepresented groups – will join an international, multidisciplinary, research team studying prehistoric European agricultural villages on the Great Hungarian Plain occupied between 5500 and 4500 BC (cal.). This research, training, and mentoring program includes field work at Neolithic tells and flat sites, data collection, laboratory analysis, publication, and dissemination of information to a wide audience. Five applicants will be selected to 1) join our archaeological field project in eastern Hungary, 2) design an independent research project, and 3) collect data at the field sites. After the field season, they will 4) work with scientists and mentors at laboratories in Hungary, Greece, and the USA, 5) analyze and interpret their data, 6) present their results at international conferences, 7) publish their results in peer-reviewed journals, and 8)publish their findings via web pages and other media.

Europe - Hungary - Bronze Age Körös Off-Tell Archaeological (BAKOTA) Field School - 2016

Deadline
2016-03-18

The Bronze Age Körös Off-Tell Archaeological (BAKOTA) Field School is a summer undergraduate research program sponsored by Quinnipiac University and the National Science Foundation’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates Site program. Students accepted into the program will work with an international, multidisciplinary research team on the bioarchaeological analysis of a Middle Bronze Age cemetery in eastern Hungary. Student travel, housing, food, field trip fees, etc. will be covered by the NSF in addition to a $500/week stipend (total $3,000). Eight Fellows will be selected from the pool of applicants. Eligibility: students must be a US citizen or permanent resident, and currently enrolled in an undergraduate program.

Europe - Ireland - Achill Archaeological Field School

Europe - Ireland - Achill Archaeological Field School

Deadline
2010-04-30

The oldest Field School in Ireland was established in 1991 and will celebrate its 20th Anniversary in 2011. Academic Credit available through NUI Galway, Ireland.

Europe - Ireland - Achill Archaeological Field School - 2012

Deadline
2012-04-27
Achill Field School, established in 1991 will continue in 2012 to provide training in excavation and survey methodology for archaeologists at the prehistoric and historic landscape at Slievemore. The key to our training is the small group sizes, with all instructions delivered directly by highly experienced archaeologists. Our students are involved in all aspects of site work, beginning with taking off the topsoil, moving through the different phases of excavation and recording and finally backfilling the area and reinstating the ground at the end of the excavation
Europe - Ireland - Achill Archaeological Field School - 2013

Europe - Ireland - Achill Archaeological Field School - 2013

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Achill Archaeological Field School welcomes international students from all over the world to the oldest archaeological field school in Ireland and celebrates 21 years of archaeology fieldwork and research. The mission of the field school is to provide a unique experience for students interested in archaeology and anthropology, who wish to explore the rich cultural heritage of Achill Island on the west coast of Ireland. The field school programme runs from April to September and we offer courses from 1-week to 10-weeks duration to all people interested in archaeological fieldwork.
Europe - Ireland - Achill Archaeological Field School - 2014

Europe - Ireland - Achill Archaeological Field School - 2014

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

Europe - Ireland - Achill Archaeological Field School - 2014

Deadline
2014-06-25

Archaeological field skills and the collection of data from excavation sites, combined with weekly lectures and practical assignments lead students through the various aspects of survey and excavation methodology.

Europe - Ireland - Achill Archaeological Field School - 2015

Deadline
2015-04-15

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

Europe - Ireland - Achill Archaeological Field School - 2016

Deadline
2016-04-29
Achill Field School offers a range of excellent university accredited courses that cater for students from all over the world. These courses are designed to offer comprehensive training in excavation techniques, surveying techniques, and Archaeological Information Technology. The courses also offer a chance to explore some of the wonderful natural and historical landscapes of Achill Island. As with all the courses at Achill Field School the training provided is absolutely first class, and all of the work undertaken by students will make a genuine contribution to our research projects. These accredited courses are designed primarily for archaeology and anthropology students looking for a thorough grounding in archaeological field methods, and recent post-graduates and young professionals looking to upgrade their skill sets. Achill Field School is a registered Summer Field School with the University of Ireland, Galway and has successfully transferred academic credit in both US style Semester Hours and European Credit Transfer Scheme (ECTS) formats to over one hundred different institutions worldwide, including numerous Colleges/Universities in the United States of America, Canada, Australia, New Zeland, France, Italy, Belgium, Germany, Norway, Sweden and Denmark, the UK and Ireland.

Europe - Ireland - Achill Field School - 2011

Deadline
2011-08-19

Achill Field School has been providing high quality training in archaeological field techniques to archaeology students and members of the public for the last 19 years. Located on the spectacular Achill Island off the west coast of Ireland we are currently investigating a complex and well preserved prehistoric landscape sealed underneath the blanket bog. We offer a whole range of courses to suit a variety of needs and want as many people as possible to come and experience the magic of Achill archaeology for themselves.

Europe - Ireland - ADS Introduction to Forensic Anthropology - 2011

Deadline
2011-04-30

For 2011 we have developed a practical course in Forensic Anthropology providing a unique opportunity to those interested in seeking an introduction to the study of human remains in archaeology and, in a broader context, the archaeology of death in Ireland. The training provided will be of interest to many who work in archaeology, including current students of archaeology as well as professionals who seek to learn more about this specialised area within archaeology. The course has been developed with the aim of providing participants with practical training of the highest professional standard from practising professional archaeologists and Ireland’s leading forensic anthropologist, Laureen Buckley.

Europe - Ireland - ADS Peatland Archaeological Field School - 2011

Deadline
2011-03-31

For 2011 we have developed a practical field-based training school providing a unique opportunity to those seeking an introduction to field archaeology. The two week field school has been developed with the aim of providing participants with practical training of the highest professional standard from experienced practising peatland archaeologists. There is also the opportunity for those who have completed the two week instruction course to participate in an additional two or four weeks excavation season.

Europe - Ireland - Archaeological Field School - Ireland and the Isle of Man

Deadline
2010-06-11

This field school is based in two beautiful Celtic countries: Ireland and the Isle of Man, which lies between Ireland and Britain. A programme of training in all aspects of graveyard survey will take place in Ireland at a variety of historic burial grounds. Students will then be transferred to the Isle of Man where excavation and geophysical survey training will take place at a multi period settlement site belong to the late prehistoric and early medieval periods. There are also visits to museums and sites of all periods from the Neolithic to historic.

Europe - Ireland - Blackfriary Field School - 2016

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

Europe - Ireland - Blackfriary Winter Field School – 2016

Deadline
2015-12-01

The Blackfriary Community Archaeology Project is a unique, hands-on opportunity for students to excavate the buried remains of a 13th century Dominican friary in the town of Trim, County Meath, Ireland.

Europe - Ireland - Burren Field School in Historical Archaeology - 2011

Deadline
2011-05-16

The 2011 field school in historical archaeology in the Republic of Ireland will take place in the Burren, a dramatic region in the west of Ireland characterized by exposed limestone pavements, rocky uplands and mountains, and a rich, unique cultural heritage. This land has been worked, re-made, and protected by the people of the Burren for thousands of years. Excavation will occur at a deserted village called ‘Lios An Ru’ located on a hillside near the modern village of Ballyvaughan in north County Clare. Lios An Ru consists of eight stone structures and other features inside an ancient stone fort.

Europe - Ireland - Caherconnell Archaeological Field School - 2011

Europe - Ireland - Caherconnell Archaeological Field School - 2011

Deadline
2011-04-30
A limited number of places are available at the Caherconnell Archaeological Field School in June, July & August 2011. Sign up now and come along to explore Ireland’s ancient past, whilst learning the techniques and skills necessary to excavate an archaeological site from highly experienced experts from the academic and consultancy sectors (Archaeological directors: Dr. Michelle Comber, National University of Ireland Galway, and Graham Hull, TVAS Ireland Ltd.).

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

Deadline
2015-05-15

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

Europe - Ireland - Caherconnell Archaeology Field School (CAFS) - 2016

Deadline
2016-04-30

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

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

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

Europe - Ireland - Inishark Archaeological Field School - 2014

Deadline
2014-04-15

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

Europe - Ireland - Irish Archaeology Field School - 2014

Europe - Ireland - Irish Archaeology Field School - 2014

Deadline
2014-04-25

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

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

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

Deadline
2015-04-24

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

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

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

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

Europe - Ireland - Sligo Archaeological Summer School at Moygara Castle - 2016

Deadline
2016-03-01

The 2016 summer school will comprise two separate courses, each worth 6 ECTS credits, transferable to 3 semester hours/credits in the North American system. The first 2 week course will commence on the 6th of June and will involve joining IT Sligo archaeology students on their annual training excavation at Moygara County Sligo, a 14-17th century castle linked historically to the O'Gara clan, medieval rulers of the area. This excavation has been running at a small scale since 2013 and will be expanded this year to fully investigate the hall uncovered in 2015.

The second course, also two weeks, will start on the 20th of June and combine lectures and guided fieldtrips to introduce students to the prehistoric and medieval archaeology of Ireland. Field trips will focus on the northwest of Ireland and counties Sligo, Roscommon and Leitrim and will include Carrowmore and Carrowkeel megalithic tomb cemeteries, the Caves of Keash, Queen Maeve's cairn and Knocknarea, Boyle and Fenagh Abbeys, the site of Spanish Armada wrecks at Streedagh Beach, Roscommon Castle and sites around the stunning Lough Arrow and Lough Key.

Europe - Ireland - Spike Island - 2016

Deadline
2016-04-22

Spike Island prison, Ireland’s Alcatraz, is located in Cork harbour. The prison opened in 1847 at the height of the Great Irish Famine and closed in 1883. The prison was an important holding center for convicts transported to Australia. In the 2016 season, we will focus on establishing the location of the burial ground used in the prison’s first decade. Archaeology provides a means of investigating daily life in the prison and the triangle of relationships between convicts, warders, and the institution, and also the place of such prisons in broader imperial systems. This field school runs from June 12th – July 16th

Europe - Ireland - The Archaeology of Ireland's Early Modern Period SKIBBEREEN - 2016

Europe - Ireland - The Archaeology of Ireland's Early Modern Period SKIBBEREEN - 2016

Deadline
2016-03-01

Students will explore the material history of the Irish Diaspora in and around Skibbereen, County Cork, an area that is infamous as a metaphor for the impacts and horrific sufferings of the Great Starvation. This year, we will be working near the southwest coast of Co. Cork – between Skibbereen and Baltimore. The site contains cabins (above ground and sub-surface) dating from the early 19th century to the first decades of the 20th century. Through archaeological investigations, archival research, and interviews with local historians of the Skibbereen Heritage Center and members of the local community, students will receive extensive and intensive experience learning about the Irish Diaspora, socio-cultural change in Ireland over time, and the experience of Irish immigrants internationally.

Europe - Ireland - The Irish Archaeological Field School

Europe - Ireland - The Irish Archaeological Field School

Deadline
2010-05-14

We are Irelands leading provider of university accredited, site based archaeological research and training. The ethos of the school is to provide an opportunity for students and enthusiasts of archaeology and anthropology to experience at first hand the excitement of archaeological excavation within an established research framework. Excavations are undertaken in a research environment led by a team of highly qualified and experienced archaeologists using the most sophisticated technologies, including GPS topographical survey, geophysics, photo-planning and more. In addition to the archaeological excavations, an extensive programme of cultural activities is on offer, including tours of historic sites, folklore, reconstructions, re-enactments, language, music, food and more.

Europe - Ireland- Black Friary Field School - 2014

Deadline
2014-06-08

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

Europe - Ireland- Spike Island Field School - 2014

Deadline
2014-06-15

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

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

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

Deadline
2015-06-01

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

Europe - Italy - Archaeological investigations at Tornambè - 2014

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

Europe - Italy - Valcamonica Rock Art & Archaeology Field School - 2011

Deadline
2011-06-20
The Footsteps of Man Archaeological Cooperative Society in association with the Catholic University of Brescia organizes its annual archaeology field school at Paspardo, one of the major area with engravings concentration in Valcamonica, giving the opportunity to archaeologists and scholars, students and enthusiasts to help the research and to learn how to study the rock art. The project participants will: survey, excavate, clean, photograph, draw and catalogue the rocks engraved in five main sites at Paspardo, Valcamonica: Vite-Deria, Baite Fles, In Valle, La Bosca and Dos Sulif.

Europe - Italy - Abruzzo Field School - 2015

Deadline
2015-06-28

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

Europe - Italy - Ager Minturnae Project

Deadline
2013-02-28

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.

Europe - Italy - Ager Minturnae Project - 2013

Deadline
2012-12-28

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,
guided tours.

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: info@agerminturnae.org
www.agerminturnae.org

Europe - Italy - AIRC Excavations at Ostia Antica (Parco dei Ravennati) - 2013

Deadline
2013-04-15

The American Institute for Roman Culture’s Summer Archaeological Field School is an intensive, accredited six-week educational program in Roman archaeology led by AIRC faculty and expert archaeologists. The program offers students a unique combination of (1) one week of specialized academic instruction in Rome, including visits to major museums and open-air sites to augment field studies and provide participants with a broader context of what life was like in the ancient city, and (2) five weeks of hands-on fieldwork at an important archaeological site in the city and environs. In 2014 the program will be held from June 9 through July 20 and will take place at Ostia Antica, the harbor of ancient Rome.

Europe - Italy - Archaeology in central Sicily: the prehistory of the Erei - 2013

Deadline
2013-05-31

Archaeology in central Sicily: the prehistory of the Erei
Third season of archaeological investigations at Case Bastione (Villarosa)
Fifth season of archaeological investigations at Tornambè (Pietraperzia)

Europe - Italy - Basentello Valley Archaeological Research Project - 2013

Deadline
2013-07-22

The Basentello Valley Archaeological Research Project (BVARP) is looking for volunteers to work doing extensive field survey in the territories of Irsina, Genzano di Lucania, and Banzi, Italy during September and October of 2013. No experience is necessary, although interested volunteers who have previous experience with field survey, using ArcMap, and using a GPS system are preferred. Participants will learn the basics of field walking, site identification, collection, digital mapping, and artifact analysis.
We are interested in documenting demographic and cultural changes from the Paleolithic through the Medieval period.

Europe - Italy - Biological Anthropology In Sicily - 2014

Europe - Italy - Biological Anthropology In Sicily - 2014

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Fieldwork focuses on the excavation funerary structures, specifically inhumation graves of the Greek necropolis of Gibellina, on the island of Sicily, Italy. Students will also attend lectures on skeletal anatomy and pathology and will participate in exercises and excursions related to the course material.

Europe - Italy - Case Bastione Field School - 2016

Deadline
2016-04-22

Students will be a part of a large scale research project and will be engaged in excavation of collapsed surfaces covering clay floor. This project studies the cultural and social dynamics of human occupation in the Erei upland of Sicily, Italy.

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

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

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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, which is located in the Mediterranean island of Menorca. During the second part students will discover the most significant remains from Ancient Rome through an archaeological tour around Rome, which will be leaded by an expert on Roman art. PART 1. THE ARCHAE0LOGICAL FIELDWORK IN SANISERA (MENORCA, SPAIN) Fieldwork will focus on the excavation of a urban area where a monastery has been found. The monastery, which dates from the 5th and 6th centuries AD, includes an Early Christian basilica. The Harris system will be followed in order to systematically dig all the sequence the site has. In the laboratory students will learn to classify all the artifacts found on site, including Roman pottery, numismatics and faunal remains. Time dedicated to this part of the program: 70%. PART 2. EXPLORING ROME & POMPEII (ITALY) For the second part of the course, the Field Program has scheduled an archaeological tour around the city of Rome, where students will visit the most important classical remains. This tour will have a duration of five days and explanations will be in English. At its peak Rome was a densely populated city surrounded by ancient fortifications, which extended up to a radius of 3 square kilometers. It had 11 public baths and over 1000 pools and fountains that fed through 19 aqueducts. It also had two circuses and two amphitheaters, triumphal arches and 36 thousand statues. There were nearly two million palaces. In the heart of the city there was the forum, where merchants gathered, as well as senators and priests who celebrated their rituals and sacrifices according to the requirements of Roman religion. Very near the Forum there was the Colosseum, which was a magnificent theater built in just 10 years and dedicated to the entertainment of the great mass of the population. It could accommodate 50,000 spectators who could watch fights among gladiators. Another unique building in Rome is undoubtedly the Pantheon. Built between 118 and 125 A.D., it was a temple dedicated to all gods. It is the most remarkable monument of the whole Roman Empire which has survived in its original form. All decorative elements, mosaic tiles and interior columns remain the same, and its vaulted dome was the largest ever built until the twentieth century. The art collection which is on display in the halls of the Vatican and the Capitoline Museums are the essential complement to admire the Roman classical world. Also, a visit to Pompeii will be carried out. This tour will have a duration of five days and explanations will be in English. Time dedicated to this part of the program: 30%. DIRECT AT If you have never excavated as a volunteer in a field school and are interested in excavating in a Roman city as well as visiting the most unique classic archaeological monuments of the Roman Empire, then this course is a good choice. This program accommodates participants with or without previous experience. This program is designed for students interested in focusing their studies in the classical world of Rome, delving into its history and archeology. You will learn to excavate and classify archaeological material found. You will identify different types of Roman pottery, amphorae, coins and other Roman archaeological material. After learning this in Sanisera, you will have better understanding when you visit Rome and Pompeii. In Italy you will visit Rome, the Coliseum, museums, forums, as well as visit the legendary city of Pompeii buried by Vesuvius. By participating in this course you will have the opportunity to excavate in a unique Roman city in Menorca, Spain and then explore the most remarkable archaeology from the Roman world. Previous knowledge or experience in archaeology or computer systems is not required. FIELD SCHOOL LIFE & LANGUAGE This field school program, with a length of 20 days, will start in Spain. Students will meet in Menorca during the first day. Next and during the following days they will focus on the excavation in the ancient city of Sanisera, where they will work for 8 days. Students will receive an intensive introduction on basic aspects of field excavation techniques following the Harris Matrix. The fieldwork runs 7 hours per day, with time dedicated to excavation as well as laboratory work focused on Roman pottery. Courses are given in both English and Spanish. On the 11th day of the course participants will fly to Rome, where they will stay for 6 days. During this time, students will carry out an archaeological tour around Rome in order to discover the Coliseum and its surroundings, Capitoline and Vatican Museums –including the Sistine chapel-, Pompeii city and the Christian basilicas in Trastevere. Once students finish the archaeological tour in Rome, they will have two days off in order to enjoy their free time. On the 19th day of the course students will fly back to Menorca, from where they will go back home.
Europe - Italy - Exceptional underwater site, The Portus Iulius

Europe - Italy - Exceptional underwater site, The Portus Iulius

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Europe - Italy - Experimental Archaeology Workshop in Sicily - 2013

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2013-06-17

The first attempt to re-build a Bronze age hut in Sicily! Come and help us in finding materials and solutions!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Participants will then travel to Naples, Italy and practice what they have learned in the port of Sanitja, at the Underwater Pompeii (Baia). Participants will also visit the Roman ruins of the city of Pompeii. Participants will then return to Menorca for the last two days of the program which are free course days.
Europe - Italy - Field School in Medieval Archaeology and Bioarchaeology - 2016

Europe - Italy - Field School in Medieval Archaeology and Bioarchaeology - 2016

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2016-05-15

The field school at Badia Pozzeveri is an outstanding opportunity for students to gain practical experience in archaeological excavation and bioarchaeological investigation by working side-by-side with leading researchers in the field. The field school is designed to provide participants with knowledge of archaeological field methods, including:

Survey and excavation
GIS (Geographic Information Systems) and informatics
Bioarchaeological field and research methods
Recovery, restoration, and analysis of human skeletal remains.

Practical, hands-on experience in the field will be complemented by laboratory activity in archaeology and bioarchaeology. Lectures by the directors and instructors on their research will also provide students with insights in the theory and practice of archaeology and physical anthropology.

Europe - Italy - Field School in Medieval Archeology and Bioarchaeology at Badia Pozzeveri - 2013

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2013-04-30

The Field School in Medieval Archaeology and Bioarchaeology at Badia Pozzeveri is an accredited academic program offered by The Ohio State University and the University of Pisa, Italy. The field school aims at training students in archaeological and bioarchaeological field and laboratory methods. The field school is an outstanding opportunity for students to gain practical experience in archaeological excavation and bioarchaeological investigation by working side-by-side with leading researchers in the field.

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