Fieldwork Opportunity: Sa Cudia Cremada Field School

Mediterranean Archaeology in Menorca (Balearic Islands, Spain) 2016 Campaign

Dig in a prehistoric sanctuary in the Mediterranean while learning proper excavation techniques and much more!
Session #1: May 30-June 17
Session #2: July 4-22
Session #3: August 1-19
Session #4: August 29- September 16

3-week course in a Protohistoric archaeological site in a unique Mediterranean island
You will learn about: Fieldwork methods, Lab work, Indigenous, Punic and Roman Archaeology
You will explore: Mediterranean Nature, Culture, History, Geology and Traditions

The main a2im of fieldwork is that of approaching the talaiotic culture to students through different tasks related to an archaeological excavation. Fieldwork will be combined with lab work, lectures, workshops as well as excursions to discover the natural environment of an island which was declared Reserve of the Biosphere by the UNESCO in 1993. During the course free days will be available to students so they can explore and enjoy the traditional horse festivals, whose origins date back to the medieval period, which take place in several towns in Menorca during summertime.


The Field School
For 2016 Sa Cudia Cremada Field School offers archaeological courses for students interested in gaining first- hand experience on fieldwork and laboratory tasks. We welcome university students, professionals as well as everybody who is interested in Archaeology and Mediterranean Protohistory (Iron Age). Thus, previous experience on the subject in not required. 2016 courses will take place in several sessions with a length of 3 weeks each. During the course, students will dig in the settlement’s sanctuary during the first half of the day, whereas the second part will be devoted to lectures, laboratory tasks and workshops.

Fees and Contact Information
3-week course: 1,200 Euro, including: fees, materials, pick-up service upon arrival to Menorca’s airport, accommodation, daily transportation to the site/ the accommodation, accident insurance, snack during school time (sandwich, juice, fruits), lectures with specialists on Biological Antrhopology, Zooarchaeology, Restoration, etc., workshops on Archaeological documentation and Photogrammetry, and weekly excursions (entrance to museums and archaeological sites including on the price).

-Transportation to/from Menorca and meals outside school time are not included.

For further information and signing up for the course, please contact:

Skype: sacudiafieldschool
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Fieldwork Opportunity: Historic Preservation Field School in Italy and Greece

The San Gemini Preservation Studies Program is a conservation field school in Italy that offers classes and a rare opportunity for students to obtain hands-on experience restoring original, ancient artifacts. The list of courses includes:


Session One (May 30 – June 24)

  • Building Restoration – Touching the Stones
  • Archaeological Ceramics Restoration
  • Book Bindings Restoration

Session Two (July 11 – August 5)

  • Paper Restoration
  • Traditional Materials, Methods of Painting and Art Restoration Issues
  • Preservation Theory and Practice in Italy


Intersession Field Trip – Italy (June 26 – July 5)

Intersession Field Trip – Athens (June 27 – July 8)

Intersession Program – The History of Food in Italy (June 27 – July 8)


Courses are open to students from various disciplines, both undergraduate and graduate.


To find out more about our programs and review the syllabi, please visit our website:

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Fieldwork: Zincirli Excavations, Summer 2016

Zincirli Excavations, Summer 2016
Archaeological Fieldwork in Turkey!

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Undergraduate and graduate student assistants wanted for the Chicago-Tübingen excavations (August 3 -September 9) at Zincirli, Turkey, the Iron Age (900-600B.C.) and Middle Bronze Age (2000-1600B.C.) city of Samal. Help us uncover the history of this city, once the capital of an Aramaean kingdom and later a stronghold of the Assyrian Empire of Mesopotamia Learn excavation techniques, pottery and artifact analysis, remote-sensing technologies, mapping, and GIS in the field. Live in a Turkish village, make friends from Turkey and other countries at this multinational project, and explore nearby sites on the weekends.

For more information, contact: Dr. Virginia Herrmann – and

Interested students must register (no commitment) by NOVEMBER 16, 2015

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Fieldwork Opportunity: Kom Al-Ahmer and Kom Wasit


Season 2016: April 20th -May 19th and May 20th -June 15th
Kom al-
Ahmer, Beheira, Nile Delta, Egypt

The archaeological sites of Kom al-Ahmer and Kow Wasit are located in the Western Delta of Egypt, 50 km southeast of Alexandria, in the province of Beheira. In ancient times, this region was known as the Metelite nome and played a pivotal role on the trade routes that went through Alexandria and the Mediterranean Sea. The project includes work in two sites pertaining to the late Pharaonic and Graeco-Roman periods – two settlements inter-connected by their history. Kom Wasit was the administrative centre of the region during the late Pharaonic period until the early Roman period, when its inhabitants moved to the nearby settlement of Kom al-Ahmer. This became one of the wealthiest cities of the Metelite nome – perhaps its capital. Meterlis is the last nome capital yet to be located. Our mission is the first in 70 years to start a comprehensive study of these two sites. Archaeologists and Egyptologists are invited to join the team and share the search for the capital. Work will consist of: excavation, survey, conservation, and the study of material culture. Every participant will be assigned to an excavation unit and will be involved in all of the activities relevant to the dig: excavation – recording materials – onsite field documentation – photography – survey – cataloging of materials – cleaning and analysis of materials – report and date management.

For more information, please contact the mission directly (see information below). Those interested in participating must contact us before August 15th, 2015.

Coordinated by: il Centro Archeologico Italo-Egiziano, joint mission with the Universita di Padova.

Contact Info: — —

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Fieldwork Opportunity: Conservation in Archaeology & Biological Anthropology in Sanisera (Menorca – Spain)

Conservation in Archaeology & Biological Anthropology focused on the Dig of the Roman City of Sanisera (Menorca – Spain)

Main facade of British Museum

In 2008 the Sanisera Archaeology Institute for International Field Schools started its courses at the Roman city of Sanisera. During all these years many students have come from all over the world to study abroad to Menorca (Balearic Islands, Spain) in order to dig up the Roman remains located at this classical site on the Northern coast of the island.

The research is focused on the archaeological excavation of Sanisera and studies what happened in this Roman port connected to the maritime traffic that sailed the Mediterranean during those times. As a result, we know that this is a very interesting archaeological site, with abundant findings of multiple artifacts that will help us to reconstruct its past.

The excavation at the Roman city of Sanisera provides all the archaeological documentation necessary for the student to acquire enough training and experience in all aspects involving an excavation dating from the Roman period, between the 2nd century BC and the 6th century AD.

In addition to this, we have excavated 90 tombs so far, which belong to a Roman cemetery that could have been related to a basilica in the Roman city if Sanisera, which dates from the 4th and 6th centuries AD. The Osteology corpus in this necropolis includes more than 232 individuals.

Conservation is an integral part of the archaeological process and the post-excavation study of archaeological finds. During the excavation you will find urban structures, Roman graves and archaeological remains from the Classical period including Roman pottery, amphoras, glass, human bones, faunal remains, coins, metals –bronze, iron, silver-, ivory, etc. All these artifacts have to be treated in a particular way depending on the material they were made of, by applying a set of techniques and methods to preserve and protect them in perfect conditions against deterioration.
Once fieldwork is finished, those archaeological structures belonging to buildings and tombs remain out in the open and exposed to both human and natural agents of all types. Fieldwork in conservation will apply a program and a set of practices to the preservation and consolidation of archaeological remains located in the Roma city of Sanisera.

Also all archaeological materials found at Sanisera will be treated properly at the laboratory, where we will clean, inventory and classify them. When necessary, materials will be restored before packing them properly in boxes that will be sent to safe storage areas in the museum.

For more information and to apply, go to:

Session #06 2015 | July 28th – August 16th  $ 1,200
Session #07 2015 | August 19th – September 7th $ 1,800
Session #08 2015 | September 10th – September 29th $ 1,500
Session #09 2015 | October 2nd – October 21st $ 1,300
Session #10 2015 | October 24th – November 12th $ 1,300

Course fee includes

  • Course tuition
  • Accommodation.
  • Walking distance to the historic center, port and beaches
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Accident insurance at the site
  • Daily transportation to/from the archaeological fieldwork.
  • Excursions
  • Certificate of participation

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