The Azoria Project (www.azoria.org) is beginning its fourth season of excavation in 2016–year 15 of fieldwork at the site. Undergraduates who are interested in Greek archaeology or an intensive excavation experience in Greece, are encouraged to apply — the relevant links are posted below.
This summer, the project will continue work on Archaic levels, excavating more rooms of the Communal Dining Building, and expanding the periphery of the civic complex with the goal of excavating two more houses. The team will also be continuing stratigraphic soundings in the southwest area to expose more of the LM IIIC settlement and 8th-early 7th century structures. The focus of work in this phase of excavation is the Early Iron Age settlement, stratigraphic evidence for the urban transition in the 7th century; and the relationship between houses and civic buildings in the 6th century.
The project works on a fairly large scale, employing nine trench masters, some 35 students, and 25 workmen; and the sampling is pretty intensive and depends for a large part on dedicated trench assistants. It normally has a core group of 25 volunteers who are undergraduates in classics, classical archaeology, anthropology, archaeology, ancient history or art history. Graduate students are occasionally accepted for assistant positions — but please know that trench master places have been filled for some time.
Since digging began in 2002, the Project has trained more than 200 students — at least 20 have gone on to do graduate work in archaeology, including two NSF fellows — and over 35 graduate students (trench supervisors; and material specialists).
Interested parties should contact email@example.com, and follow the links below for specific information on application: