The Malcolm H. Wiener Laboratory for Archaeological Science (ASCSA) in collaboration with the ASCSA Excavations at the Athenian Agora offers a full week-long Field School on Site Formation, Stratigraphy, and Geoarchaeology in the Athenian Agora. Dr. Panagiotis (Takis) Karkanas, director of the Wiener Laboratory and Paul Goldberg, Professorial Research Fellow University of Wollongong, will supervise the intensive field school. The course will take place from May 30 to June 6, 2020.
Deadline: February 15, 2020
Registered students will be involved in interdisciplinary field research in the Athenian Agora primarily focused on archaeological context, geoarchaeology, and material sciences. Through field observations, laboratory analysis, and lectures, the students will receive instruction in the study and analysis of archaeological sediments and deposits, as well as gain experience in the recording of stratigraphy, and the understanding of site formation processes. A maximum of 12 students will be accepted for the course. Preference is given to advanced students and post-docs with a background in archaeology, and preferably some exposure to the natural sciences as well.
The cost for Room and Board is 350 euros for the entire week. Travel costs to Greece and to the site are not included.
Application materials include one paragraph explaining why the candidate is interested in participating in the course, a CV, a list of grades (unofficial transcript), and names and email addresses of two referees. Participants who successfully complete the course of instruction will receive a certificate detailing the content of the field school.
Textbooks: Reconstructing Archaeological sites 2019 by Panagiotis Karkanas and Paul Goldberg (Wiley Blackwell), Practical and Theoretical Geoarchaeology 2006 by Paul Goldberg and Richard I. Macphail (Blackwell) and Microarchaeology 2010 by Stephen Weiner (Cambridge University Press).
A syllabus will be emailed 3 weeks before the start of the field school.
For further information or questions, please contact Dr. Panagiotis (Takis) Karkanas at firstname.lastname@example.org
Greek Studies on Site offers intensive seminars on Greek literature, history, philosophy and culture, including visits to all the major archaeological sites and museums in Athens and beyond. All instructors hold Ph.D.s in Classics or Philosophy.
SEMINARS OFFERED IN 2020:
Greek History: A Survey June 8-24, 2020 This seminar surveys Greek history from the Persian Wars, through the prolonged crisis of the Peloponnesian War, all the way to the rise of Macedon and the transition to the Hellenistic era. We will read Herodotus, Thucydides and Xenophon, visit battle sites such as Marathon, Thermopylae, and Plataea, and eventually move to Northern Greece. In Macedon, we will read essays on Alexander the Great, and visit major Macedonian sites.
Ancient Greek Mythology June 28-July 19, 2020 Read some of the most important mythological narratives while immersed in their material and social context. This class surveys the central stories, gods, and heroes of Greek myth. We will study a variety of ancient literary and mythographical sources and interpret them in their cultural context. Many of the readings relate directly to the sites that we will visit.
Ancient Greek Philosophy in Context June 28-July 19, 2020 Walk in the footsteps of Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, and the Stoics! This course introduces students to the foundational texts of Western philosophy and to the socio-political contexts in which they were written. Through visits to archeological sites and museums, students will have the rare opportunity to take a contextual approach to the study of philosophy.
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.
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).
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.
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
Instagram. The students from our 2019 program also created
digital stories, which are 5-minute videos highlighting who they are and what they
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.