Location: Fayum, Egypt
The Fayum field school takes place at the Greco-Roman town of Karanis, a large mudbrick settlement founded in the third century B.C.E. as part of the Ptolemaic expanse of agriculture in the Fayum region of Egypt. The project focuses on both domestic and industrial areas to understand the importance of agriculture in relation to other economic activities. During the field training, students will work closely together with Egyptian graduates as part of a broader research project which enables students to experience different types of archaeological work and their contributions to a primary research question.
Period(s) of Occupation: Greco-Roman Period
Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: Entire duration of field school
Room and Board Arrangements
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