Category Archives: Fieldwork Opportunity

Fieldwork Opportunity: Sanisera Field School

The Sanisera Field School
2013 Courses

http://www.ecomuseodecavalleria.com/mailing/2013_courses_info.asp

We have grown and now offer courses in four different countries in Europe; SPAIN, ITALY, GREECE, and PORTUGAL.  For 2013 we are offering 15 different archaeological courses that explore various different aspects of archaeology.

The course subjects are:

  • Fieldwork in Ancient Cities
  • Fieldwork in Bioarchaeology
  • European Archaeological Tour
  • Maritime Archaeology
  • Archaeological Film
  • Mapping Tools and GIS Software for Archaeologists.

Information and reservations

Course Coordinator: Lana Johnson,
Email: sanisera@arrakis.es or archaeology@ecomuseodecavalleria.com

Phone:  (34) 699 69 55 80

Fieldwork Opportunity: Belize Valley Archaeological Reconnaissance Project

ARCHAEOLOGY IN BELIZE, CENTRAL AMERICA

The Belize Valley Archaeological Reconnaissance Project announces its archaeological investigations for the summer of 2013!

In 2013 BVAR will continue investigations at the ancient Maya sites of Cahal Pech, Baking Pot and Lower Dover. These sites are among the largest prehistoric Maya sites in the upper Belize River Valley. Despite many years of investigations at Baking Pot, large portions of the monumental site core remain unexcavated and sections of the settlement area remain unexplored.  Lower Dover, in contrast, is a recently discovered site and investigations here are only just beginning. Excavations at Cahal Pech have revealed that this site is the location of some of the earliest Maya settlements in the Maya lowlands.

During the 2013 season, BVAR will continue its research agenda with excavation in the monumental core of Baking Pot, with the purpose of understanding the nature and complexity of the polity’s  decline. Research at Lower Dover will also focus on the monumental architecture in the site core in order to determine the sociopolitical development of this center.  The investigations at Cahal Pech will continue in the site core and periphery in an effort to further elucidate the status and complexity of this center spanning the Preclassic to Terminal Classic periods.

Students will be involved in all aspects of these archaeological investigations, from the setting of excavation units to the production of site maps. The project also incorporates daily laboratory work where students participate in the processing and documentation of the cultural remains recovered from the site (including ceramic and lithic artifacts and human and animal remains). Weekly lectures will present an overview of Maya civilization and will provide introduction to other specific topics such as ceramic analysis, archaeological survey methods, human osteology, and ancient Maya ritual and ideology.

Dates:
Session I: June 3 to 28, 2013
Session II: July 8 to August 2, 2013

This Field Research opportunity is also available in two-week sessions:
Session I: June 3 to 14, 2013
Session II: July 8 to 19, 2013

Academic credit is available!

Registration fees for the project are $1050 U.S. per two-week session or $2100 for the one-month field school, which includes lodging, weekday meals, and transportation to and from the sites. Academic
credit, travel to and from Belize, and incidental expenses are the responsibility of the participant.

For applications and more information all interested parties should respond via e-mail to Myka Schwanke at: BVARarchaeology@gmail.com

Find them on the Web!  WWW.BVAR.ORG

Balkan Heritage (BH) Field School Applications Now Online

Balkan Heritage (BH) Field School has just opened the application session for nine projects (in 2013) in the following areas: Archaeology, Art History, Restoration and Conservation of Artifacts, Monuments and Christian Art and Culture. Thank to the partnership with New Bulgarian University, Sofia, Bulgaria 6 academic credits (for two-week projects) and 9 academic credits (for four-week projects) will be granted upon request to students who attend to these projects.

Balkan Heritage (BH) Field School (est. 2003) functions as a legal part of Balkan Heritage Foundation – a Bulgarian public, non-profit, non-governmental organization. It implements various educative projects in the areas of Archaeology, Cultural Anthropology, Folklore, Art History, Restoration and Conservation of artefacts and monuments, Fine Arts and Theology with participation of students, scholars and volunteers from all over the World. Balkan Heritage Mission is to support study, protection, restoration and promotion of sites, artefacts and practices belonging or related to the cultural heritage of South-Eastern Europe.


Detailed information about all Balkan Heritage Field School Projects in 2013 is available on their website at: http://www.bhfieldschool.org .


On-line applications can be submitted at: http://www.bhfieldschool.org/apply.php

Projects’ location: Bulgaria, Macedonia
Projects’ language:
ENGLISH

Historical periods covered by the projects (with dates related to the Balkan Heritage projects’ sites): Early Balkan Neolithic (6000-5500 BC); Balkan Copper Age (5000 – 4200 BC), Archaic Greek (650 – 480 BC), Classical Greek (4th century BC),  Classical Thracian (5th-4th century BC), Hellenistic (4th-3rd century BC), Roman and Late Roman (1st century BC – 4th century AD), Early Byzantine (4th-6th century AD), Medieval and Late Medieval (14th – 17th century AD)

Projects in 2013:

“FRESCO-HUNTING” PHOTO EXPEDITION TO MEDIEVAL BALKAN CHURCHES (Western Bulgaria)

An expedition for documentation of medieval frescoes preserved in abandoned churches and chapels in remote areas of Western Bulgaria.The task of the expedition envisioned for 2013 is to enhance the database created during the previous seasons by documenting frescoes and their condition as well as collecting new data on history, architecture, artefacts and environment of the ecclesiastical buildings they belong to.

Standard Field School Session: 11 – 25 May, 2013

Extended Field School Session: 11 May – 1 June, 2013

Academic credits available for students: up to 9


BIRTH OF EUROPE – EXCAVATION OF THE EARLY NEOLITHIC SETTLEMENT ILINDENTSI (Bulgaria)

Excavations of one of the very first Neolithic settlements in Europe (6000-5500 BC), near Ilindentsi, Southwestern Bulgaria. Two field school sessions are available:

Session 1: 11 June – 29 June, 2013

Session 2: 30 June – 14 July, 2013

Academic credits available for students: up to 9

 

WORKSHOP FOR CONSERVATION AND DOCUMENTATION OF ROMAN MOSAICS (Macedonia)

The workshop will guide the participants through  the history, techniques and consequent stages of archaeological study, conservation and documentation of Roman and Late Roman (first – sixth century AD) mosaics. Both the theoretical and practical courses will be based on authentic Roman mosaics / mosaic fragments found in the ancient city of Stobi – the capital of Macedonia Secunda.

Dates: 15 – 29 June, 2013

Academic credits available for students: 6

 

WORKSHOP FOR CONSERVATION, RESTORATION  AND DOCUMENTATION OF ROMAN POTTERY (Macedonia)

The workshop will guide the participants through the history and technology of Roman and Late Roman pottery and consequent stages of archaeological conservation, restoration, documentation and study. Both the theoretical and practical courses will be based on Roman pottery found in the ancient city of Stobi. During the workshop participants will work with authentic Roman shards.

Dates 15 – 29 June, 2013 

Academic credits available for students: 6

 

RISE AND FALL OF THE FIRST EUROPEAN CIVILIZATION – TELL YUNATSITE EXCAVATIONS (Bulgaria) NEW PROJECT!

Excavations of Tell Yunatsite – one of the very first urban settlements in Europe (5000-4200 BC) belonging to the FIRST EUROPEAN CIVILIZATION, near Pazardzhik, Southern Bulgaria. Beside other areas of exploration of Copper age culture, the field school program will focus on prehistoric warfare and metal-processing. Special Two field school sessions are available:

Standard Field School Session: 20 July – 3 August, 2013

Extended Field School Session: 20 July – 10 August, 2013Academic credits available for students: up to 9


APOLLONIA PONTICA EXCAVATIONS (Bulgaria) 

Excavations at the sacred precinct (temenos) of the Ancient Greek city of Apollonia Pontica on St. Kirik Island, Sozopol, Bulgaria. Periods of occupation: Archaic and Classical Greek and Early Byzantine (seventh – fifth century BC and fifth – seventh century AD). Two field school sessions are available:

Session 1: 3 – 17 August, 2013
Session 2: 18 August – 1 September, 2013

Academic credits available for students: up to 9

 

STOBI (THE CAPITAL CITY OF MACEDONIA SECUNDA) EXCAVATIONS (Macedonia)

Excavations of the impressive ancient (Late Hellenistic, Roman, Early Byzantine) city of Stobi, Macedonia. Two field school sessions are available:

Session 1: 3 – 17 August, 2013

Session 2: 18 August – 1 September, 2013

Academic credits available for students: up to 9

 

WORKSHOP FOR RESTORATION AND DOCUMENTATION OF ANCIENT GREEK POTTERY (Bulgaria)

The workshop will guide the participants through the history of ancient Greek pottery, its production and consequent stages of archaeological conservation, documentation, study, and restoration. It will take place consequently in Emona and Sozopol (ancient Apollonia Pontica) on the Black sea coast, Bulgaria. Both the theoretical and practical courses will be based on Ancient Greek pottery found in Sozopol. During the workshop participants will work with authentic Ancient Greek shards.

Dates: 4 – 18 September, 2013

Academic credits available for students: 6

ANCIENT GREEKS IN THE LAND OF DIONYSUS – EXCAVATION OF EMPORION PISTIROS, THRACE, BULGARIA NEW!

Excavations of ancient Greek emporion Pistiros in Thrace (5th-3rd century BC) began in 1988. Pistiros is among the rare points of ancient Greek trade located far inland, deep in Thrace – the land of Dionysus and Orpheus. It was located on the riverbank of the Maritsa River (Ancient Hebros) providing probably the last river-port for ancient merchants and adventures and starting point of merchant and caravan routes leading to important Thracian castles, settlements and shrines around. Once Pistiros was fortified anа looked as a small town. Nowadays the site is outside Septemvri – a small town in Southern Bulgaria, not far from the capital Sofia. The field school program will focus on both civilizations: Ancient Greek and Thracian and esp. on their commericial and cultural ties and interactions. Two field school sessions are available:

Session 1: 2-16 July, 2013
Session 2: 16-30 July, 2013

Academic credits available for students: up to 9

Summer 2013 Archaeological Excavation at Ostia Antica

University of Southern California in Conjunction with the American Institute for Roman Culture in Rome (AIRC)
(Non-USC Students can earn 4 units of university credits through USC)

Note: those who do not need university credits can apply directly to AIRC: http://www.romanculture.org

6 week program: June 10 to July 21
1 week of walking tours of Rome & Ostia
5 weeks of excavating at Ostia
Students housed in apartments in the center of Rome

No prerequisites or previous archaeological experience necessary:
All instruction in English

For only those interested in participating and earning 4 units of university credit, email Dr. John Pollini, Professor of Classical Art & Archaeology, USC: pollini@usc.edu

Santa Clara University Field School in Historical Archaeology

 June 21‐July 25, 2012 Santa Clara, California

The 2012 Santa Clara University summer field school in historical archaeology offers students hands‐on training in archaeological methods in the heart of Silicon Valley. Students will learn skills including site mapping, archaeological excavation, field recording, and basic laboratory procedures through an investigation into the historic cultural landscape directly north of the Santa Clara campus. Excavations will focus on areas known to have housed Native Americans who lived and worked at the Spanish colonial mission of Santa Clara de Asís. More recent deposits including those related to an early German immigrant community will likely also be encountered.

Tuition:

$3000 for 4 units of credit; cost includes on‐ campus housing but not food.*

For more information or an application:

Contact Dr. Lee Panich at lpanich@scu.edu

*Students not requiring housing, or who wish to earn fewer credits, may enroll at a lower cost.