Category Archives: Fieldwork Opportunity

Fieldwork Opportunity: Balkan Heritage Fields School 2017

Dear colleagues, partners, students and friends,

I am pleased to announce that the Balkan Heritage Field School (BHFS) has just opened the application session for the first available projects in the next field school season in 2017!

You can find more detailed information about the available field schools and offers in our brochure and poster for Season 2017.

The available projects/courses take place at different excavation sites and historic places in Bulgaria and Republic of Macedonia related to all major cultures and civilizations that once existed in the Balkans; starting with the first Neolithic farmers in Europe and Europe’s first civilization in the Copper Age, the collapsing Late Bronze Age civilizations of the Aegean, followed by the Ancient Greek, Thracian, Roman, Byzantine, Bulgarian, and Ottoman civilizations. Along with the excavation projects, there are conservation workshops/courses currently available on ancient Greek pottery, Roman and Late Antique pottery and glassware, mosaics and wall-paintings based on work with authentic artifacts.

New projects in maritime archaeology, vernacular Balkan architecture, conservation of artifacts in Greece, as well as a new Roman dig in Montenegro will be available in the upcoming weeks. Be sure to check out our website at: for news, exciting surprises and great deals for the new season!

Academic credits are available upon request to students participating in the BHFS through our academic partners in EU, USA and Canada.


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Fieldwork Opportunity: Sanisera Archaeology Institute Field Schools

2017 Courses

Hello Everyone,

We are proud to inform that our offer for 2017 is ready! We would like to get everyone involved in our archaeology adventures, for that reason we offer you more than 20 international programs focusing on archaeology, anthropology, GIS, underwater archaeology, archaeological techniques of drawing, photography and digital illustration, conservation, art, museums and archaeological film ( ).

Don´t miss our new courses in digital ilustration, drawing and photography that will make you a valuable asset for any project that you part take in. -archaeology-institute-courses-laboratory-category.asp

We love challenges at Sanisera so this year we will be also flying to Berlin to unlock the secrets of Nefertiti and Babylon.

And don´t worry about your credits we will work with your university in order to get them for you!

Don’t hesitate to apply as soon as posible by clicking on the link below as the spaces are limited:

Please contact us for any inquiries of questions that you may have.


Kind regards,


Fernando Contreras
Director of the Institution
Sanisera Archaeology Institute
for International Field Schools

Phone: +1 347 8710963

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Fieldwork Opportunity: Kom al-Ahmer – Kom Wasit Archaeological Project

The Kom al-Ahmer – Kom Wasit Archaeological Project is planning its next excavation season between April and May 2017. The mission is based in the Western Delta of Egypt, 50 km SW of Alexandria, and is currently accepting applicants. Please find attached the flyer illustrating more details regarding the next excavation campaign. Archaeologists and young Egyptologists interested in participating and taking part in the project are encouraged to contact us (all contact information is listed on the flyer).

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Fieldwork Opportunity: Archaeological excavations in Corsica – Summer 2016

July 10-24, 2016
Bronze Age settlement

The site of Aculontra is located in Gavignano, in Upper Corsica (Haute-Corse). It spreads over around 2000 m2. Three distinct archaeological entities have been identified: a medieval tower standing at its highest point, a cluster of 6 to 8 rectangular constructions thought to be protohistoric raised on the south slope of the massif and a statue-menhir that is no longer present.
The focus of the excavation is the protohistoric site which is situated on the southwest side, overlooking the Golu River. It includes at least six structures, of which four are lined up. Downhill and to the West, one or possibly two additional structures were almost entirely destroyed and reused during medieval or modern times. Constructions are of rectangular shape with right-angled quoins. A long side, which is regularised and cladded, always sits against the slope. Doors, even perhaps windows, are visible on the long sides. Walls are made with dry stone blocks of medium (30-50 cm) to very large size (up to 150 cm) with a random coursing. The angle stones are of parallelepiped shape. Elevations have been preserved up to a height of 3 m. The construction close to the summit is the only one to show double faced stone walls. In addition, the site includes several small rock shelters and some of them have revealed splinters of human skulls as surface finds.
The excavation will consist in archaeological surveys (planimetry, altimetry, sections) along with a limited stratigraphic exploration of one of the rectangular structures. The objective is to define the chronology and function of the site in a region (Castagniccia) where very little is known about the Bronze Age period.

Participation requirements:
Student in archaeology, 18 years old minimum, antitetaneous vaccination, 2 week participation minimum, accommodation (campsite and gite) and meals are covered by the excavation.

For further information, please contact the scientific leader of the excavation:


Fieldwork Opportunity: Western Argolid Regional Project

Summer 2016 is the final season of WARP, an interdisciplinary archaeological survey along the Inachos river, west of the city of Argos in southern Greece. This intensive pedestrian survey includes the known archaeological sites of the Classical polis of Orneai, Mycenaean chamber tombs, and fortifications of the Roman, Medieval, and Ottoman periods, as well as an extensive system of ancient roads and passes. Among the project’s aims are (a) to understand the settlement dynamics of Argos, an important center in virtually all periods of Greek history but whose hinterland is scarcely understood, and (b) to detect the networks that connected the micro-regions of the western Argolid to each other and to neighboring valleys in the northeastern Peloponnese. We seek undergraduate field walkers for this summer either as volunteers or as credit-earning field school students.

Participants stay on the beach in comfortable vacation apartments in the beautiful fishing village of Myloi on the Gulf of Argos. Saturday field trips include the major Bronze Age palace sites at Mycenae and Tiryns, the Classical sites of Nemea, Corinth, and Epidauros (where we also see a play in the ancient theater), and the Medieval fortress of Nauplio, as well as numerous local museums.

Dates: May 29 – July 10, 2016.

Deadline for Application: April 15, 2015 (This is a rolling deadline, which means that we process applications as we get them until the project fills and this may be before April 15, so apply early!).

Fee: $3750 (for volunteers); $4750 (in-state, CO)/$5750 (out-of-state) (for the six-credit field school). Fees include six-weeks of accommodation in Myloi, most meals and transportation during the project, and entrance to all sites and museums.

For further information, see and
Or email Dr. Dimitri Nakassis ( or Dr. Sarah James (