Field School: Introduction to Archaeology, Cyprus

Heritage and Archaeological Research Practice  will be running an Introduction to Archaeology course based near Paphos, Cyprus in Spring 2012. The course will take place in the idyllic village of Lemba, located approximately 6km from the historic centre of Paphos. The village has a rich and varied history and has beautiful views west over the Mediterranean, the perfect place to enjoy a sunset!

The course will run over 5 days from Mon 26th to Fri 30th March or Mon 2nd to Fri 6th April and aims to provide an introduction to archaeology as a whole, using Cyprus as a case study.

The course will include:

◦Introductory seminars on the study of archaeology
◦Seminars and lectures on the prehistory of Cyprus, from the Neolithic up until the Roman period
◦The opportunity to study artefacts uncovered from local excavations
◦Lessons in how to draw and record archaeological sites and artefacts
◦Archaeological photography
◦Tours to prehistoric sites in the region from the Neolithic to the Broze Age, including a trip to the World Heritage site of the Tombs of the Kings, and the marvellous Paphos museum.

More information available at

Apply for Summer Fieldschool in 3-D Archaeology at CATALHOYUK, Turkey

All students are invited to apply:

*************Çatalhöyük, Turkey

*************Summer School July – August 2012

*************University of California Merced AND Stanford University



UC Merced’s School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts (Prof. Maurizio Forte), in collaboration with Stanford University, will continue the archaeological fieldwork and digital recording in the archaeological site of Çatalhöyük (, Turkey, in 2012, after the successful seasons 2010-2011. The scope is the three-dimensional reconstruction of all the archaeological phases of excavations during the fieldwork and the 3D data recording of the most important artifacts using Teleimmersive systems, computer vision and 3D laser scanners. 


The Neolithic site of Çatalhöyük was first discovered in the late 1950s and excavated by James Mellaart between 1961 and 1965. The site rapidly became famous internationally due to the large size and dense occupation of the settlement, as well as the spectacular wall paintings and other art that was uncovered inside the site structures. Since 1993 an international team of archaeologists, led by Dr. Ian Hodder, has been carrying out new excavations and research in order to shed more light on the people that inhabited the site.

The Project:

Nowadays fieldwork archaeology is able to produce a major amount of information in comparison with the past thanks to an integrated use of digital technologies. This fact open new perspectives in the interpretation process but requires also more advanced skills in different domains.


Selected graduate and undergraduate students will join an international team of more than 120 archaeologists, anthropologists, paleo-environmental scientists, CRM experts, students and very distinguished professors of different disciplines. 


July – August 2012.


Students will learn how to use optical scanners, time of flight scanners, photomodelling, DGPS, GIS, remote sensing, stereo systems of visualization and stereo digital cameras.  Students will also gain skills in archaeological excavation, computer modeling, 3D data recording by different kinds of scanners, use of DGPS (differential global positioning system), use of specific software of 3D data processing and modeling, computer graphics and digital photogrammetry.

The experience of fieldwork at Çatalhöyük is much more than an excavation; it is a unique learning experience with people coming from the entire world. 

If interested please contact Prof. Maurizio Forte: [email protected] by November 1st, 2011.  The participation to the fieldwork includes enrollment in the summer course WH120.

Time Team America Seeking a Production Manager and a Field School Director

Production Manager Time Team America
OPB seeks an experienced professional to be our Production Manager for Time Team America, a FOUR-HOUR PBS prime time series. This exempt position is a full-time, regular status, salaried position with benefits. Because this position is grant funded, it is budgeted for approximately sixteen months, starting in January 2012.

Primary Duties/Responsibilities:
The Production Manager works with the Series Producer and production team to manage the day-to-day production of Time Team America. This includes creating project timelines, developing resource and staffing plans, financial management, managing resources, staff and contracts.

Field School Director Time Team America
OPB seeks a dynamic professional educator to develop and lead youth field schools held in conjunction with the filming of Time Team America, a four-part prime-time PBS series. This exempt position is a full-time, regular status, salaried position with benefits. Because this position is grant funded, it is budgeted for approximately eight months, starting in January 2012.

Primary Duties/Responsibilities:
The Field School Director works with the Time Team America project staff, co-Principal Investigators (PI), and external partners to design and implement four NSF-funded “Time Team America and the Science of Archaeology” Field Schools for youth, ages 11 to 17. The Field School Director develops and writes curriculum and activities for the youth field school and online field school; coordinates logistics for the field schools; implements, leads and teaches the four youth field schools; and collaborates and coordinates with the television production team.

Full job descriptions and application information can be found at