Fieldwork Opportunity: Archaeology of the Roman Frontier (Transylvania, Romania)

Archaeology of the Roman Frontier (Transylvania, Romania) – Field School Opportunities in Field Archaeology, Applied Geophysics and Ethnoarchaeology/Museology

Our programs are intensive hands-on projects designed to immerse our participants in an active research environment and provide the opportunity for the acquisition of practical, technical and specialized field skills. Our research area focuses on Transylvania (Romania), a region essential to the prehistoric and historic development of the Old World – Europe. Transylvania, by its geographic position as one of the main access roads in and out of Europe, and by its highly fertile lands and natural resources (i.e. salt, copper, tin, iron, silver, gold, etc.), was at the core of the multiscalar transformative processes instrumental in European construction.

It is the last European territory conquered by the Roman Empire. Its riches has saved the Empire for collapse for another two centuries. Our projects focus on questions of transition and persistence in liminal contexts, creolization, identity and status negotiation/representation in unstable and dynamic environments, socio-cultural and spiritual adaptation as it pertains to times of crisis.

Our Roman frontier archaeology projects encompass the totality of “provincial life”, ranging from the evolution and integration of military life into the socio-economic and political fabric of frontier imperial society, the development of great urban centers such as Sarmizegetusa Ulpia Traiana, the various aspects of rural provincial life and landscape strategies, and, finally, creation and expression of identity in transitory contexts.

ARCHAEOLOGY – EXCAVATION (2 weeks minimum):


For more information,  visit our website: , or contact us at . All our projects are designed as intensive hands-on field experience programs, complemented by evening lectures, and, as such, are open to both credit students and non-credit participants. For thousands of pictures and perspectives from our past participants, visit our Facebook ArchaeoTek Community page.

Our projects are open to both credit students (both undergraduate and graduate) and non-credit participants (both student and non-student).

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Fieldwork Opportunity: Vienna Program in Urban Archaeology

Vienna Program in Urban Archaeology
University of Illinois Study Abroad

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Fall 2016 semester abroad, 12 credits (6 advanced)
A unique opportunity to truly dig into Europe’s past!
Explore Vienna’s landscape and cultural developments from Roman times to the present.

The Vienna Program in Urban Archaeology allows you to join Vienna’s archaeologists for a semester in their quest to uncover the city’s buried heritage. You will be front-and-center as the team of 30 full-time archaeologists maps new excavation sites, forges beneath the city on its latest hunts, and surfaces Vienna’s hidden treasures. In the process, you will receive extensive training in archaeological field methods as well as the essential lab techniques necessary to analyze and catalogue the findings. You will also gain experience in museum studies, working with the staff of the Vienna Museum (home of the city’s Archaeology Division) on the public presentation of your discoveries.

Feb. 15, 2016 application deadline
Detailed information and application links available at

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Penn Museum Summer Internships (Deadline 1/31/16)

Penn Museum Summer Internships

Are you an undergrad, graduate student, or recent grad interested in museum professions, archaeology, anthropology, or related disciplines? Penn Museum Summer Internships are your opportunity to learn about the Penn Museum’s collections, exhibitions, programs, and methodologies, and to meet professionals in the museum field. Internships are open to undergraduate and graduate level students, and recent graduates from Penn and outside colleges and universities. Projects are available in the following departments: Archives, Exhibitions, Collections, NAGPRA (Repatriation Office), CAAM (Archaeological Science), the Pennsylvania Sumerian Dictionary, Cultural Heritage Center, Conservation, Development, Public Programs, and Learning Programs (K-12). In addition to internship placements, the Museum offers an Intro to Museum Practice seminar program including lectures, roundtable discussions, a field trip, and career panel.

Application Deadline: January 31, 2016

Information and Application Form:

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Fieldwork Opportunity: Archaeology Field School in Mallorca, Spain (University of Washington)


The program is a four-week field school from June 20-July 20 on the island of Mallorca, Spain. Students will join the ongoing Landscape, Encounters, and Identity Archaeology Project, a research collaboration between American and Spanish archaeologists. Students will learn various techniques of archaeological fieldwork (excavation and survey) and laboratory analysis.


Discovering Ancient Mediterranean Spain

University of Washington Archaeology Field School

Program Dates: June 20, 2016 – July 20, 2016 (UW Summer A term)
Location: Son Servera, Mallorca, Spain

Credits: Students will earn 12 credits of ARCHY 270 through UW; this typically transfers to about 8 credits for semester schools.

Program Description:
In this program, students will join a team of American and Spanish archaeologists in order to learn various techniques of archaeological fieldwork (excavation and surveying) and laboratory analysis. Students will live in the town of Son Servera on the island of Mallorca and participate in fieldwork for four weeks. Several weeks will be dedicated to learning the ins and outs of archaeological excavation including stratigraphy, profile plan drawing, field photography, total station mapping, and photogrammetric recording. Remaining weeks will be dedicated to learning the techniques of archaeological survey (i.e., systematically walking through the countryside while collecting and recording traces of past human behavior using GPS equipment). Throughout the four weeks, students will learn basic procedures for cleaning, processing, labeling, and recording artifacts that they collected in the field.

Outside of these unique field experiences, students will be immersed in the local Mallorcan culture and will learn about the history of the Balearic Islands. Weekend day-trips will include visits to some of the spectacular archaeological sites and museums on the island.

Who can apply?
Ideal candidates would be undergraduate or early graduate students interested in archaeology and ancient history: Archaeology, Anthropology, Classics, History, Geography, or Spanish Languages and Literature. However, interested students from other fields are encouraged to apply as we value a multi-disciplinary team.

This program is designed for people who want to learn and practice archaeology including those without previous fieldwork experience. You will work under the close supervision of professional archaeologists that will teach you what you need to know.

Interested students should visit to learn more about the program and the ongoing research. You can also hear student and director perspectives in this short video:

How to apply?

Students should apply through the UW Study Abroad website. Application deadline is January 29.


Send any questions or inquiries to We would be happy to discuss the program with you.

UW Program Directors:
Dr. Marcos Llobera, Associate Professor, Anthropology
Jacob Deppen, PhD student, Anthropology

Landscape, Encounters, and Identity Archaeology Project

Department of Anthropology
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington, USA

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Fieldwork Opportunity: Azoria Project 2016 (Greece)

The Azoria Project ( 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.

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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).D1600-1

Interested parties should contact, and follow the links below for specific information on application:

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