Category Archives: Fieldwork Opportunity

Fieldwork Opportunity: Bioarchaeology of Bronze Age Social Systems

We are pleased to announce that we are recruiting students for a National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (NSF REU) opportunity, sponsored by NSF, the University of South Alabama and Quinnipiac University – The Bioarchaeology of Bronze Age Social Systems.

Students accepted into the 8-week program will learn to conduct hands-on research with archaeological human skeletal remains from Bronze Age Arabia, receive mentorship from guest scientists, and engage in public outreach.  Student travel (up to $450), housing, and field trip fees will be covered by the NSF, in addition to a $500/week stipend. Eight Fellows will be selected from the pool of applicants. According to NSF eligibility requirements, students must be a US citizen or permanent resident, and currently enrolled in an undergraduate program (students graduating in May 2020 are not eligible to apply).

The Bioarchaeology of Bronze Age Social Systems project will focus on two large Bronze Age skeletal collections from the Umm an-Nar period (2700-2000 BCE) of the United Arab Emirates. An analysis of these skeletons presents an opportunity to examine the socioeconomic, political, and environmental circumstances in which populations in southeastern Arabia resisted stratification, adapted to environmental change, and negotiated their own identities. For more information about the project and field school check out our website, as well as our student-generated blog, or our social media sites, which include Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. The students from our 2019 program also created digital stories, which are 5-minute videos highlighting who they are and what they researched.

Website and Online Application:
Application Deadline: February 12, 2020
Field School Dates: May 18 – July 11, 2020
Field School Location: University of South Alabama, located in Mobile, AL
Contact Information: Dr. Lesley Gregoricka ( and Dr. Jaime Ullinger (

Fieldwork Opportunity: Basic Underwater Archaeology- Croatia

Calling all archaeology students and researchers with an interest in maritime archaeology. We are inviting applicants to apply to join an underwater archaeology field school in Croatia this September 2-13, 2019. This field school is offered FREE OF CHARGE. Accommodation is included, students need only cover the cost of their flights to Croatia. This field school is run by the International Center of Underwater Archaeology, Zadar, and co-organised and co-instructed by Oxford University DPhil student in Archaeological Science, and National Geographic Explorer, Lisa Briggs.

The course will consist of theoretical and practical (hands on) instruction in underwater documentation and archaeological excavation. The main aim of the course is to to allow the participants acquire the best possible knowledge of basic underwater archaeology research techniques.

Students of ANY GENDER are encouraged to apply.

Students are required to have an entry level diving qualification prior to attending (PADI Open Water Scuba Diver or equivalent) and the field school also includes training and certification in two diving specialties: Peak Performance Buoyancy, and Underwater Navigation.

For further details, and to apply, please follow the link below.

We hope to see you in Croatia!


Summer School in Tuscany

The “la Biagiola” International School of Archaeology, in Sovana di Sorano (GR) Tuscany, Italy is a special program which provides students with first-hand experiences 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 provide 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.

The School is taking place from 15/July to 26/August/2019.
FIRST SUMMER SHIFT: from July 15 to August 5
SECOND SUMMER SHIFT: from August 6 to August 26

The school will focus on the evolution of an Etruscan villa through centuries: from the early Roman period to the Langobard occupation, up to the Post-Medieval rural settlement. A research applied on a multilayered site with a special focus on archaeological method.

The school will provide field and lab activities, lectures and cultural trip. Sovana’s surroundings are fabulous and very rich in archaeological sites and cultural event.

For further information you can have a look at the dossier below, or at, or contact

Fieldwork Opportunity: Field Anthropology School with Maynooth University

Our Field Anthropology summer school program (see here), in partnership with Maynooth University and the Irish National Heritage Park, is still open for enrolment until April 12th 2019.
This 2 week program will run from June 23rd to July 6th, 2019 and carries 7.5 ECTS (3-4 US semester credits) awarded by Maynooth University.

Scholarships, through Maynooth University, are available to students who represent diverse and under-represented communities, deadline March 15th 2019.

The program will be taught from the site of Carrick Castle (and settlement), the first Norman Castle in Ireland, constructed in 1169. The castle site is located within the stunning confines of the Irish National Heritage Park in Wexford, southeast Ireland, a 40-acre parkland featuring the largest open air museum in Ireland. The program teaches students how to excavate and critically assess an archaeological site within its landscape, using a range of methods that include archaeological survey, archaeological excavation and post-excavation analysis.

The program is particularly suitable for any students with an interest in archaeology, history, anthropology, medieval studies – or just students looking for a unique study abroad experience in general.

See the program brochure here:Anthropology Field School Brochure 2019

Contact Mairead Stobie, Program Administrator, by email with any questions.

Fieldwork Opportunity: Apolline Project – Pompeii, the slopes of Mt. Vesuvius, and the Apennines

sca12Call for participants – Fieldwork opportunities in Pompeii, the slopes of Mt. Vesuvius, and the Apennines.

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, and the Apennines. The project has run actively since 2004 and has several components, with current major work focusing on the Suburban Baths of Pompeii, a post-79 Roman villa with baths on the northern slope of Mt. Vesuvius, the Roman city of Aeclanum, along the Via Appia in inland Campania, and the Imperial Villa of the Pausilypon. The results gained so far have been presented worldwide and published in an edited book and in several articles, which you can download (

The Apolline Project is now accepting applications for its Summer 2019 lab and field activities, which can be divided into: dig at the ancient city of Aeclanum, boot camp of human osteology, study of the pottery assemblages from the Suburban Baths in Pompeii and the late antique villa in Pollena Trocchia, dig at the Imperial Villa of the Pausilypon, and courses on geophysics and restoration!

For further information, including course descriptions and fieldwork opportunities, visit: