Category Archives: Fieldwork Opportunity

Fieldwork 2021: Past to Present Archaeology

Students are welcome to join the Medieval and Bronze Age excavations at the site of Manglisi, Georgia (country not US), in summer 2021. Students will be able to gain more experience working on an archaeological site whilst enjoying the beautiful surroundings of the Caucasus Mountains.

Flights are not included but everything else is. The research is being
undertaken by Ilia State University in Georgia in collaboration with
Past to Present Archaeology. There are a number of projects that
students might want to get involved with, depending on their interests, so this is also a good networking for students wanting to pursue an archaeological career. The project will hopefully provide students with future research ideas and possible dissertation topics, should they wish to pursue these avenues. For further details please visit:

Anyone interested can either contact Rupert Birtwistle by email on projects@pasttopresent.org or alternatively contact Past to Present
Archaeology via their website.

Virtual Fieldwork Opportunity: Irish Archaeology Field School Online Summer Courses

Due to the Covid-19 crisis this field program has now been transferred online! While missing our outdoor classroom the program will still deliver the same great academic content and carries the same credits as the established field version. The program is delivered through a combination of live online teaching and lab sessions, exclusive access to pre-recorded tutorials and self-directed (but guided) learning and home-based activities. For more information see our dedicated brochure here.

Forensic Anthropology – Dead Men Do Tell Tales
June 8 – 12, 2020

Overview: This one week online accredited program teaches students how to excavate and assess human remains. Taught from the surroundings of the Irish National Heritage Park (see here) the Dead Men Do Tell Tales course is designed for students from a variety of academic backgrounds with an interest in osteoarchaeology and physical/forensic anthropology. Students will gain insight into key archaeological field skills and have the opportunity to analyse archaeological skeletal remains during interactive web-delivered laboratory sessions. Topics covered during lab sessions include: human and comparative osteology; determining sex, approximate age-at-death, living stature, identifying palaeopathological conditions and understanding how these techniques are used in archaeological and forensic contexts. The course is delivered by some of the foremost archaeological and bioarchaeological experts in Ireland (see here for biographies).

  • Where: From your own home! Instruction direct from the field, and our site facilities at the Irish National Heritage Park (see here)
  • Enrollment Status: OPEN
  • Academic Credit: 7.5 ECTS (equivalent to 3-4 US semester credits)
  • Total Cost: €650
  • Course Type: Forensic Anthropology
  • Application Deadline : April 30, 2020
  • Instructors: Dr. Linda LynchDr. Denis ShineDr. Stephen Mandal
  • For further program information see our brochure here
  • Included is all tuition and instruction, an e-learning pack, a virtual field trip(s) and an academic transcript

Apply online here

Field Anthropology – Uncovering the Archaeology of Conflict and Colonisation
June 15 – 26, 2020

Overview:
This two week accredited online program gives students a ‘hands-on’ orientation of archaeological field techniques and field anthropology, including key archaeological skills in survey, excavation and post-excavation analysis. The diversity of this course allows students to understand the significance of an archaeological site, specifically the Ferrycarrig ringwork (one of the first Anglo-Norman castles constructed in Ireland in 1169AD/CE), within its heritage setting in general, and that of the medieval landscape of Wexford in particular. The course is delivered by some of the foremost archaeological and bioarchaeological experts in Ireland (see here for biographies).

  • Where: From your own home! Instruction direct from the field, and our site facilities at the Irish National Heritage Park (see here)
  • Enrollment Status: OPEN
  • Academic Credit: 7.5 ECTS (equivalent to 3-4 US semester credits)
  • Total Cost: €850
  • Application Deadline: April 30, 2020
  • Course Type: Archaeology and Anthropology
  • Instructor: Dr. Denis ShineDr. Stephen Mandal
  • For further program information see our brochure here
  • Included is all tuition and instruction, an e-learning pack, a virtual field trip(s) and an academic transcript

Apply online here

Fieldwork Opportunity: “la Biagiola” International School of Archaeology (BISA)

International School of Archaeology

We provide an exciting opportunity for a first-hand experience in archaeological fieldwork: a five-week program uncovering ancient Etruscan, Roman, and Lombard civilizations!
“la Biagiola” special program for students provides a first-hand experience from the fieldwork activities to the communication to the public. We provide the exciting opportunity to learn how to study a multi-layered site. Students will take part in the exploration of an ancient site in Tuscany, working alongside expert archaeologists and others foreign students. The school also provides a complete formation in standing building archaeology, survey, and medieval castles studies, and, last but not least, students will be involved in the creation of a popularization documentary.

This program is offered in collaboration with the cultural heritage office of Tuscany, the regional authority that manages archaeological sites and monuments. In addition to the archaeological experience, participants will be able to enjoy a wide range of cultural sites, historic monuments, and natural sites of Tuscany.

The School is taking place from July, 20 to August, 23.

For further information, see www.culturaterritorio.org or contact Dr. Luca Mario Nejrotti at presidente@culturaterritorio.org.

Fieldwork Opportunity: Study Conservation in Italy this Summer

San Gemini Preservation Studies
Study Historic Preservation and Conservation in Italy this Summer

We are accepting applications for our summer 2020 field school. The deadline is March 15, 2020

Our students are able to apply for and receive credit now through the West Virginia University Art History Department. You can apply online at their WVU Abroad page. The deadline for applying through WVU is April 1st.   Now in its 21st year, with alumni from over 170 colleges and universities worldwide, SGPS is dedicated to the preservation of cultural heritage. We offer students the opportunity to study and travel in Italy where they acquire hands-on experience in restoration and conservation.

Session One (June 1 – June 26)
Building Restoration – Touching the Stones
Restoration of Traditional Masonry Buildings and Sketching and Analyzing Historic Buildings (Program includes lectures and restoration field projects*)
Archaeological Ceramics Restoration
Analysis and Restoration of Archaeological Ceramics in Italy (Program includes lectures and restoration workshop*)
Book Bindings Restoration
The Craft of Making and Restoring Book Bindings Introduction to the Preservation and Preventive Conservation of Books (Program includes lectures and practical workshop*)  

Session Two (July 13 – August 7)
Paper Restoration
Restoration and Conservation of Paper in Books and Archival Documents (Program includes lectures and restoration workshop*)
Traditional Painting Techniques
Traditional Materials, Methods of Painting and Art Restoration Issues (Program includes lectures and painting workshop)
Preservation Theory and Practice in Italy
Restoration Theory, Ethics and Issues (Program includes lectures and discussion)
RESEARCH PROJECT: Carsulae Roman Baths Excavation Project
Architectural & Structural Survey of the Site (Program includes research and surveying field work*)   *Field Projects: Restoration of the façade of the Church of San Francesco (13th century) Analysis of medieval buildings in San Gemini as part of an urban study of the city Restoration and conservation of artifacts from the Office of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage for the Abruzzo Region Restoration of the Historic Archives of the Dioceses of Terni Archaeological research of the Roman Baths in the Ancient City of Carsulae  

Short Intersession Program (June 28 – July 7)
Preservation Field Trip – Italy
A ten-day trip visiting Siena, Florence and Rome: places of cultural interest, with emphasis on the urban and historical development of each town, including specialized visits to places of interest to restorers.

APPLY NOW

SGPS is a program of the International Institute for Restoration and Preservation Studies, based in New York. Our courses are open to students from various disciplines, both undergraduate and graduate. All lessons are taught in English. The deadline for applications is March 15, 2020 (this may be extended if there is space in the program).

Fieldwork Opportunity: Society of Black Archaeologists Fieldwork webpage

Check the Fieldwork Opportunities page of the Society of Black Archaeologists for a number of internships and field schools!

Applications for the Preservation Archaeology Field School in Southwest New Mexico are due March 6.

Applications for the UCLA/Getty Program in the Conservation of Archaeological and Ethnographic Materials are due March 9.

Applications for the 2020 Montpelier Field School are ongoing.