Category Archives: Fieldwork Opportunity

The Field School

From the Field School, Frost Town Archaeology website:

The Field School is a six credit course offered through SUNY Brockport as ANT 442. If you are in the SUNY system already (including Community Colleges in New York), it is very easy to have this credit count toward your degree.* Registration for summer classes will begin at the end of March.

Frost Town is an immersive three week program, meaning Dr. Smith will secure housing for you during the four week stay in Naples for an additional fee. It is highly recommended that you take this option. The additional fee will not include food and the amount will depend on final numbers of individual students for the 2022 field school. In the past, this fee has ranged from 350 to 600 dollars for the duration of the school (including weekends to move in and out). We will also closely watch the pandemic to make sure this arrangement is safe given current safety precautions. We will update this page with testing and safety protocols.

For more information, contact Dr. Smith at [email protected]

*For those in the Museum Studies and Public History program at Brockport, this course can count either as an elective or an internship.

Field School Opportunity for Students 2022

From the Blackfriary Archaeology Field School:

Dear Sir/ Madam,

I am the Director/Principal Investigator of a community-based research and teaching excavation in Ireland. We have been providing archaeological training and internships to university students (see www.bafs.ie) since 2010. I know that at a time of ongoing uncertainty it is difficult for staff and students to plan ahead for study abroad experiences. I’d like to assure you that our field school activities are fully compliant with health and safety in light of Covid 19 and it helps greatly that our activities are predominantly outdoors. We did run a successful and totally safe season this past summer (2021), and intend to do so again in 2022.

The Blackfriary Archaeology Field School is part of the award-winning Blackfriary Community Heritage and Archaeology Project (BCHAP) in the town of Trim, County Meath, Ireland. Focusing on the buried remains of the 13th century AD/CE Dominican friary and associated graveyard, the field school is suitable for students from a wide range of backgrounds including archaeology, history, anthropology, and forensics – and for students looking for a unique study abroad experience. As participants in a public archaeology project, students are actively engaged with our outreach activities on site. They are also housed with families in Trim, allowing them to integrate with the local community.

We are offering three courses in summer 2022 (BAFS Summer courses), as well as internship opportunities (BAFS Internships). There is a two-week introductory course running from 3 May to 5 August. This can be combined with an advanced two-week course, given in two 2 sessions from 3 – 26 May and 6 June to 1 – July, which provide training in excavation and post-excavation methods. A five-week course, from 4 July to 5 August 2022, includes a significant bioarchaeology component taught by Dr. Rachel Scott of DePaul University, Chicago, as well as general excavation techniques. For students with previous field and/or lab experience, we offer internships for a minimum of six weeks in the areas of excavation, post-excavation, and community outreach. Our brochure (BAFS Flyer) can be accessed from this email, and here are links to our social media pages (press ctrl and click to access). Students can send queries or apply to a course directly through the website.

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In addition to our open enrolment courses above, we also host faculty-led courses for a range of academic partners and have significant experience in providing services to students and faculty, ensuring an excellent educational and culturally rich study abroad experience. If you have any questions or are interested in knowing more about the preparation of a customised programme, please do not hesitate to contact me directly.

Many thanks for your help. The project has had fantastic support and we hope to continue to grow.

Yours sincerely,

Finola

Fieldwork Opportunities: Svoge Heritage Program

Svoge Heritage Program will host two field school projects in 2022:

1. Archaeological excavations of St. Panteleimon church
Type: Archaeological Field School
Period: Late Roman Ages 4th – 6th c. AD
Dates: 31 July – 20 August, 2022
Participation fee: EUR 1,480 (about 1,678 USD) for three weeks.
Places available: 10
“The project offers an opportunity to gain basic skills on archaeological research, to discover and to analyse archaeological data. In course of the excavations, the students will have a chance to take part in a scientific project, to learn the basic steps of preliminary research activities, GIS studies, topographical and historical context, field methods of starting archaeological digs.”

2. Drenovets Excavation Project
Type: Archaeological Field School
Period: Late Roman (4th – 6th c. AD)
Dates: 28 August – 10 September & 11 – 24 September, 2022
Participation fee: 1,399 EUR (about 1,586 USD) for two weeks.
Places available: 10
“DRENOVETS 2022 is an intensive, two-week educational program in Roman field archaeology. In course of this program, the students will take part in ongoing excavations in the Roman town situated near the modern village of Drenovets. The program offers a combination of fifteen days of hands-on fieldwork and seminars devoted to small finds processing and archaeological illustrations. Students will visit as well some of the most popular sightseeing places in the region and will take part in an Archaeological workshop in experimental archaeology ‘VITA AETERNA.'”

American Veterans Archaeological Recovery is Hiring!

American Veterans Archaeological Recovery is hiring for three positions in advance of our 2022 field season. Job adverts are attached but at a glance:

1) Project Archaeologist – (Application due 1700 EST, 28 Dec 2021) Temporary paid position, will direct fieldwork on 4 week Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency project in Sicily, all travel expenses paid

2) Mental Health Clinician – (Application due 1700 EST, 22 Dec 2021) Full-time paid position, mandatory travel to national and international AVAR projects throughout the year, all travel expenses paid

Applications consisting of a resume/cv and cover letter should be sent to [email protected] Please disseminate through your networks however you see fit. Thank you!

The Field School

The Field School is a six credit course offered through SUNY Brockport as ANT 442. If you are in the SUNY system already (including Community Colleges in New York), it is very easy to have this credit count toward your degree.* Registration for summer classes will begin at the end of March.

Frost Town is an immersive three week program, meaning Dr. Smith will secure housing for you during the four week stay in Naples for an additional fee. It is highly recommended that you take this option. The additional fee will not include food and the amount will depend on final numbers of individual students for the 2022 field school. In the past, this fee has ranged from 350 to 600 dollars for the duration of the school (including weekends to move in and out). We will also closely watch the pandemic to make sure this arrangement is safe given current safety precautions. We will update this page with testing and safety protocols.

For more information, contact Dr. Smith at [email protected]

*For those in the Museum Studies and Public History program at Brockport, this course can count either as an elective or an internship.