Fieldwork Opportunity: Summer fieldwork opportunities in Cyprus

Anyone interested should email lindy.crewe@manchester.ac.uk for further information and an application form.

 

1. Kissonerga-Skalia Bronze Age Settlement excavation

The settlement of Kissonerga-Skalia, near Paphos, has been under excavation since 2007, and has evidence of occupation from the beginning of the Early Bronze Age (c. 2400 BC) to the start of the Late Bronze Age. We are currently working to expose the architecture and material associated with the final phase complex (dated to Late Cypriot IA, c. 1600 BC). This complex has evidence for industrial activities, including beer production, large exterior walls and probable domestic space.

A small number of places are available and students will need to arrive Sunday 29th June and leave Saturday 26th July (and be prepared to stay for the entire four-week season). The cost will be £500 (GBP) for the season, meals included except on the day  off. You will also need your airfare to Cyprus.

Website: http://www.arts.manchester.ac.uk/archaeology/research/kissonerga/

2. Experimental Archaeology and Beer Production

Experimental Archaeology Field School in the village of Kissonerga, Cyprus in August 2014.  Only 10 places are available for the field school. Participants in the Field School will learn experimental archaeology techniques in order to recreate a Bronze Age drying kiln, likely used for beer production at Kissonerga-Skalia, learn how to produce beer using Bronze Age techniques, and learn excavation skills by excavating a (now destroyed) kiln originally constructed in 2012. The Field School is ideal for all levels of archaeology student (or interested others), particularly those with an interest in experimental archaeology or the archaeology of the Mediterranean and Near East, as well as anyone with an interest in the subject or looking to become more involved in learning about archaeology. The Field School will be running from Wednesday 30th July to Wednesday 20th August.  Participation is required for a minimum of 2 weeks but places are available for the full season (3 weeks). Costs for the Field School are £200 (GBP) per person per week. For more information or to apply for a place please contact us or visit our website.

Website: http://www.harparchaeology.co.uk/field-schools/experimental-archaeology-beer-production-1

 

Dr Lindy Crewe
Lecturer in Archaeology
University of Manchester
Mansfield Cooper Building
Oxford Road
Manchester M13 9PL

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Koç University, Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations Summer Programs 2014 — Application deadline April 30, 2014

We would kindly like to announce that applications for Koç University RCAC’s Summer Programs 2014 will continue until April 30th, 2014.

We are conducting summer programs in Istanbul focused on Byzantine Art History and Ottoman Art History for young scholars who are working on their graduate studies.  Please visit our website to find more info about the programs on http://rcac.ku.edu.tr/summerprograms

Please also visit us from our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/pages/ANAMED-RCAC/1433313463550830

Best regards,

Pırıl Üstün
Fellowship Coordinator
Koç University, Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations
Phone: + 90 212 393 61 01
E-mail: pustun@ku.edu.tr

E-mail: pustun@ku.edu.tr

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Fieldwork Opportunity: Roman Peasant Project 2015 – Deadline: March 30, 2014

peasantRoman Peasant Project 2015

June 9-July 11
Cinigiano, Tuscany, Italy

Since 2009, the Roman Peasant Project, has run a ground-breaking series of excavations on the lives of the rural poor. The first every systematic attempt to excavate and analyze the diet, architecture and lifeways of Roman peasants, the Project has exploded many the assumptions we have held about poverty, Roman agriculture and economies.

The Project is accepting applications for a limited number of spots for its 2015 field season, in which we’ll be excavating a small Roman farm. You’ll be trained in rescue-excavation methodology, hand and digital documentation and environmental material processing.

Logistics: Accommodation is in a local school; all meals provided. Participants need only provide their own transportation to Grosetto on June 8. Weekends free.

Deadline: March 30, 2014

Contact: Kim Bowes at k.bowes@aarome.org

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Fieldwork Opportunity: Archaeoccidens International Archaeology Program (Pamplona, Spain)

Gabinete TRAMA, in association with the UNED (The National Distance Education University) and de Archbishopric of Pamplona and Tudela is delighted to present an International archaeological field program.

The program combines oral tradition with information from archeological and archival investigations. It provides an opportunity for students to extend their knowledge in archaeology and is based at an excavation site in the Cathedral complex of Pamplona (Spain).

The Cathedral complex of Pamplona, constructed between the IX’th and XIX’th century, is of particularly importance in Europe due its pristine condition. The main excavation site is situated inside the former Archbishop’s Palace (built in the XII century) and the attached cloisters (dated from the XIV century). The stratigraphic sequence of the site covers periods from the VII century B.C until present day.

Work will be directed by Mercedes Unzu who has 30 years of archaelogical and other heritage experience. In addition, Mercedes has also been awarded with a Spanish National Archaeology prize; Ph D. María Pérex who  is the director of the Ancient History department of the UNED since 2004 and Dean of the Faculty of Geography and History in the UNED from January 2011; and Ph.D Carmen Jusué Associate Professor of the UNED specialist in medieval archaeology. Currently she is General Secretary of the Associate Center of UNED in Pamplona and also is Professor of Archaeology and Prehistory in this Associate Center.

Support by the UNED, allow students (in conjunction with their Universities) to earn official academic ECTS credits by participating in this program. The program is based upon work in the “Occidens: Exhibition chronicles history of Western society”, which has recently been awarded with several international prizes (The exhibition is now nominated for Best European Museum 2014 that will be the third award that aims Occidens, after recently winning the FX International Design Award in London, and have been recognized as the Best in the World Museum in the Core77 Award in New York.  Also Occidens was finalist in the European Prize AADIPA in the category of Heritage Intervention.). It has been designed to expose students to a broad range of research topics making it ideal for someone who is beginning their career in archeology.

Should this be of interest to you, then please refer to the following websites

www.archaeoccidens.com
www.expo-occidens.es
www.uned.es
www.tramarqueologia.com
www.catedraldepamplona.com

For inquiries please do not hesitate to contact us through any of the following contact contact@archaeoccidens.com.

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Study and Dig on the Slopes of Mt Vesuvius: The Apolline Project

Study and Dig on the Slopes of Mt Vesuvius

Call for participants – Winter, spring and summer intensive one- and two-week courses offered in specialized areas of archaeological research, in addition to summer fieldwork opportunities.

The Apolline Project is an open research network, which sheds light on the hitherto neglected past of the area to the north of Mt. Vesuvius, in the Bay of Naples. The project has run actively since 2004 and has several components, with current major work focusing on a Medieval church and a Roman villa with baths buried by the volcanoclastic debris of Vesuvius.

The Apolline Project is now accepting applications for its winter, spring, and summer lab courses as well as its summer 2014 field season. Offered lab courses include: human osteology, pottery, zooarchaeology, archaeobotany, Roman architecture and Roman marble. Selected participants will have the opportunity to spend additional time before and after their chosen program(s) at the project’s accommodations at no additional charge in order to better explore the region.

For further information, including course descriptions and fieldwork opportunities, visit: http://www.apollineproject.org/dig.html.

If your institution is interested in joining the research network (we have permission to work and study other sites), please send us a message at info@apollineproject.org.

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