Location: Stobi, Gradsko, Macedonia, Macedonia
The WORKSHOP FOR CONSERVATION, RESTORATION AND DOCUMENTATION OF ROMAN POTTERY 2013 will be hosted as usual by the National Institute of Stobi, Macedonia at the Stobi Archaeological Park. It 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. The project includes three modules: practical work in documentation and restoration of Roman pottery; lectures, trainings and behind-the-scenes study visits and excursions to the old town of Bitola, the archaeological site of Heraclea Lyncestis, Ohrid and Ohrid lake (UNESCO World Heritage Site) as well as to a traditional pottery workshop. Refer to the Course description and Workshop agenda! By the end of the workshop the participants will:
In 2013 the workshop will include for the first time a brief introductory course in Roman Glass Conservation and Restoration!
All participants will receive:
Number of field school places available: Maximum 10
IN OCTOBER 2011 WAS ANNOUNCED THAT, STOBI WAS INCLUDED IN THE 2012 WORLD MONUMENTS WATCH AMONG THE MONUMENTS WITH UNIVERSAL SIGNIFICANCE - read more here!
Period(s) of Occupation: Roman and Late Roman (second century B.C. - sixth century A.D.)
Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: 14 days
Room and Board Arrangements
Participants will be accommodated in the archaeological base at the site, in rooms with two to three beds in cabins (recently renovated, air-conditioned, Wi Fi). Every cabin has 4 bedrooms + living room, 2 bathrooms with shower and WC. There is also a washing machine available. Participants are not expected to bring bedclothes or towels. Three meals per day are covered by the admission fee. Requests for vegetarian food are accepted!
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Wiseman, J.R.and Djordje Mano-Zissi. Stobi: A City of Ancient Macedonia, Journal of Field Archaeology, 3(3): 269-302, 1976.