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.

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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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Fieldwork Opportunity: Transylvanian Archaeological Camp 2015

Archaetypes International Research in cooperation with The Association for Promoting Transylvanian Archaeological Heritage, the Cris County Museum, and The Institute of Archaeology and the History of Art of the Romanian Academy is proud to introduce the Tobliu-Dambul Zanacanului’s Bronze Age Tell Settlement Field Archaeological Camp

July & August in Oradea, Romania

Registration Fee: 350Euros/week, minimum stay of 2 weeks
Dates: July 1st – August 31st, 2015
Location: Oradea, Romania

  • Field work Monday to Friday (8am- 4pm)
  • Additional support outside normal working hours
  • Option to publish your paper on the Archaetypes Academic Journal
  • Accommodation in Oradea
  • Three meals per day, snacks, and occasional beverages
  • Local transportation
  • Free Archaetypes membership
  • Field walks, trips, and other recreational activities during weekends

During the 2 month camp we will pass through all stages of the archaeological excavation:

  • Choosing the areas to be excavated
  • Tracing its limits
  • Implementing strategies and methods for proper excavation
  • Collecting and registering artifacts
  • Photographing and drawing the features of the dig
  • Processing data
  • Issuing final interpretation and assumptions

The ideal candidate must at least have a B1 CEF in English language and be at least 18 years old. Previous experience is not required, but it will be taken into consideration while examining each application. We suggest sending your application no later than the 1st of June.

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Fieldwork Opportunity: BHF-IFR Program for the Balkans

The Balkan Heritage Foundation (BHF), Bulgaria, and the Institute for Field Research (IFR), USA, are delighted to announce the beginning of a strategic partnership between both organizations and the creation of the BHF-IFR Program for the Balkans. Thanks to this partnership students attending five of the Balkan Heritage Field School four-week projects/courses can now earn 8 semester credit units (equivalent to 12 quarter credit units). These credit units are awarded by the IFR’s academic partner – Connecticut College (USA). The projects/courses will now be subject to the intensive peer-review process conducted annually by the IFR Board of Directors – consisting of distinguished archaeologists from universities across the world.

For the 2015 season the BHF-IFR Program for the Balkans will include the following projects/courses:

1. ANCIENT GREEKS IN THE LAND OF DIONYSUS – an archaeological field school and dig at the Ancient Greek emporion Pistiros in Ancient Thrace (Bulgaria). See this course on the IFR website.

2. APOLLONIA PONTICA EXCAVATION PROJECT – an archaeological field school and dig at the temple of Apollo on St. Kirik Island, Sozopol on the Black Sea Coast (Bulgaria). See this course on the IFR website.

3. RISE AND FALL OF THE FIRST EUROPEAN CIVILIZATION – an archaeological field school and dig at Tell Yunatsite – one of the earliest and largest European proto-urban settlements in the Chacolithic Period (Bulgaria). See this course on the IFR website.

4. STOBI EXCAVATION PROJECT – an archaeological field school and dig at Stobi – the capital city of Macedonia Secunda dating to the Hellenistic and Roman Period and Late Antiquity (Republic of Macedonia). See this course on the IFR website.

5. THE BIRTH OF EUROPE – an archaeological field school and dig at the Neolithic settlement in Ilindentsi – one of the earliest European farming communities (Bulgaria). See this course on the IFR website.

Students interested in joining any of these field school projects and benefiting from the Program’s advantages: 8 US semester credit units, eligibility to apply for IFR scholarships, comprehensive health and evacuation insurance, additional excursions and US based customer service should apply through the IFR. The only way to apply for the Program after April 15, 2015 is through the IFR website.

The projects above will continue enrolling participants who don’t need academic credits (volunteers) and students in European universities/colleges who would like to obtain European academic credit units (ECTS) awarded by the New Bulgarian University (Bulgaria) through the Balkan Heritage Field School website following the existing terms, conditions and procedures. For more information please explore our web site. Students in Non-European universities who would like to obtain ECTS credits awarded through the New Bulgarian University may enroll under the current BHFS conditions by April 15, 2015.

To celebrate this partnership, the BHF and the IFR established three scholarships for students attending the BHF-IFR Program for the Balkans. One scholarship – for 2000 USD — will support a student attending the field school project at Tell Yunatsite, Bulgaria. Two other scholarships –  1,000 USD each – are for students attending any of the five field school projects. Students attending the project at Tell Yunatsite, Bulgaria may apply for both scholarships.

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Fieldwork Opportunity: Archaeological summer school in Abruzzo (Italy) 2015

Deadline extended to June 6, 2015!

The Archaeological summer school in Abruzzo (Italy) 2015 is an academic program organized by the University of Pisa in collaboration with Soprintendenza per i Beni Archeologici dell’Abruzzo (central Italy).  For summer 2015 in our school will be also involved important research centers for Mediterranean studies.

The aim of our intensive course is to increase awareness and competencies about archaeological and methodological issues through an intensive four weeks program of lectures, laboratory experience and field activity.

Essential Information about the Summer School:

School activities will  be carried out in Abruzzo, one of the most beautiful region in central Italy.

School dates: July 12th to August 9th, 2015  (deadline 6 June)

Field activities will conduct in two important sites: S.Stefano (Neolithic period) and Alba Fucens (Roman site), in order to furnish a transversal and complete knowledge in archaeology.

Our program give to any participant 10 ECTS (European academic system)*.

For registration is necessary to fill and send the application form (downloadable from the website) and remember too, the deadline is  12 May 2015.

–  Fees: 2150 Euro (cost includes the school activity, accommodation and meals. International travel and all other than not specified are not included).

*For non-European students is the administrative office of their University liable for  transfer and recognizing of credits.  In case of need, the administrative office can ask for documents, necessary to facilitate credits transfer, to the Support Summer School office of Pisa University. (Support Summer School office:

Contact us via summerschool.abruzzo@cfs.­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ or

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