Location: Agios Nikolaos, Crete, Greece
Season Dates: June 16, 2014 - July 26, 2014
Application Deadline: April 30, 2014
Affiliation: University at Buffalo (SUNY)
Project Director: L. Vance Watrous
We are excavating a Minoan town site, today called Gournia, on the north coast of Crete. In the Late Bronze Age (ca. 1500 B.C.E.) Gourna was a town complete with a system of cobbled streets, over 60 houses, a town square and a Minoan palace,all of which are visible today. Of all Bronze Age archaeological sites in Greece, Gournia gives the visiitor the best idea of what an ancient town looke like.
We are lucky to live in the nearby village of PachiaAmmos, and process/study our finds at the East Crete Study Center, a modern research center. We work 5.5 days a week. Our project team is an experenced one and students will have a chance to learn about many aspects of archaeology. Students only pay for their room,board and transportation.
The best way to learn about our project and available positions is to visit our website: www.gournia.org.
Period(s) of Occupation: Bronze Age
Project Size: 50+ participants
Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: ~ 6 weeks
Minimum Age: 18
Experience Required: Enjoys hard work, experiencing new things, and learning new concepts. No experience necessary, though good.
Room and Board Arrangements
The project will find accommodations for you in Pacheia Ammos and include hotels or pensions, all modern, some with wireless. Four restaurants, two internet cafes, grocery store, and bakery in the village. Near to larger towns such as Agios Nikolaos and Ierapetra.
Cost: Food: 15-25 euros per day.. Board 10-20 euros per day
Name of institution offering credit: Students' own university
Number of credits offered: 3
Tuition: see below
Visual Studies Dept, University at Buffalo
Buffalo, N.Y. 14260