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Prehistoric Pack

Location: Bulgaria

June 14, 2014 to August 17, 2014

Session dates: 
Session Dates: 1: 14 June - 2 August 2014; 2: 14 June - 17 August 2014; 3: 29 June - 2 August 2014 4: 29 June - 17 August 2014

Application Deadline: 
Thursday, July 10, 2014

Flyer: bhfs_brochure_season_2014.pdf

Discount for AIA members: 
5% discount off the regular admission fee

Program Type

Field school


Balkan Heritage Foundation, Blagoevgrad Regional Museum of History, New Bulgarian University, Municipality of Strumyani (Bulgaria), Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology, Nanterre (France); ell Yunatsite Exacavation Team: National Institute of Archaeology and Museum, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Pazardzhik Regional Museum of History

Project Director:

Dr. Malgorzata Grebska-Kulova (archaeologist and curator at Blagoevgrad Regional Museum of History) & Ass. Prof. Yavor Boyadzhiev, PhD in Archaeology, National Institute of Archaeology and Museum, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

Project Description

The pack is combination of two Balkan Heritage Field School (BHFS) projects focused on Balkan Prehistory. It provides to either students or people interested in Archaeology and Prehistory comprehensive experience (from four to eight weeks, covering the Early and Middle Balkan Neolithic and Chalcolithic (Copper Age) periods) at two different sites: Illindentsi Neolithic settlement and Tell Yunatsite, both located in Bulgaria. What is more, choosing to participate in the pack’s proposals the BHFS participants will benefit from the considerably reduced admission fees and faster registration.

The PACK combines the following Balkan Heritage Field School (BHFS) projects:
  1. The Birth of Europe - Excavations of the Neolithic Settlement Ilindentsi (Bulgaria) (BEBG.EXC 14)
  2. Rise and Fall of the First European Civilization - Tell Yunatsite Excavations (YU.EXC 14)

All the details concerning the field schools and the excursion - the archaeological sites, project venues, traveling information, field school agendas, programs and project teams, special requirements, food and board arrangements, etc. are specified on the web pages  listed above! Our admission officer Mrs. Anna Parmakova is ready to answer all your questions concerning the PREHISTORIC PACK!

Period(s) of Occupation: Early and Middle Balkan Neolithic (6000 - 5400 BC) and Chalcolithic (or Copper age, 4900 - 4100 BC)

Project size: 
1-24 participants

Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: 1 session (two weeks)

Minimum age: 

Experience required: 

Room and Board Arrangements

Pack's locations: Ilindentsi and Pazardzhik, Bulgaria. Participants in the pack will be expected to arrive first in Ilindentsi.
At Ilindentsi: participants will be accommodated in comfortable rooms with two to three beds (bathrooms with shower and WC, TV) in a local guest house, wich also provides a cheap laundry service and free Wi-Fi. Participants are not expected to bring any additional equipment, bedclothes or towels. Three meals (fresh, organic Bulgarian homemade food) per day are covered by the admission fee.
At Pazardzhik: participants will be accommodated in comfortable rooms with two to three beds (bathrooms with shower and WC, TV, air-conditioning and free Wi-Fi) in a downtown-hotel in Pazardzhik. Requests for vegetarian food are accepted.

Starting from €2,320 (app. $3,015 USD. Check current exchange rates!)

Academic Credit

Name of institution offering credit: 
New Bulgarian University
Number of credits offered 6/9 credit hours
starting from 345 EUR


Contact Information
Ms. Anna Parmakova
204 Sveta Troitsa St.
Stara Zagora
+ 359 877 725 052