Intensive Practical Course on Roman Archaeology 2015

Location: Montana, Bulgaria

August 1, 2015 to September 11, 2015

Session dates: 
Session 1: August 1 - August 21, 2015 Session 2: August 22- September 11, 2015

Application Deadline: 
Sunday, May 31, 2015

Flyer: poster_smolianovtsi.pdf

Program Type

Field school


RSF Archaeological Trust

Project Director:

Krassimira Todorova (RSF Archaeological Trust)

Project Description

This project offers to the students and volunteers to become part of the archaeological excavations of a Roman fortress situated near the modern town of Montana (North-Western Bulgaria). The field school features a unique combination of fieldwork, on-site instruction by expert archaeologists, and visits to major museums and open-air sites. Participants will have chance to get their minds, hands, and shovels into the material vestiges of a significant site. The field school offers field work processing and recording artifacts, different lectures and a visit to near-by archaeological location.


The practical courses will:

• Acquaint participants with the fundamentals of Roman material cultures of south-eastern Europe.

• Offer a crash-course in the methods and practices of modern archeology.

• Introduce participants to the technical side of keeping archeological record, conducting field surveys, keeping trench notebooks, organizing and inventorying finds, conservation on site, and filing field reports out of field journals.

• Introduce participants to the strategies for historical conservation of the material remains of the past, the methods of their incorporation in the living communities of the present.


Period(s) of Occupation: Roman Archaeology 1st -3rd century AD

Project size: 
1-24 participants

Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: One session - 20 days

Minimum age: 

Experience required: 

Room and Board Arrangements

The cost of the field school covers room and board. Accommodation is in hotel in Montana. The hotel offers shared double-rooms with bathrooms, hot and cold running water, television, WiFi and restaurant.

1187 EUR (app. 1471 USD)

Academic Credit

Number of credits offered: none


Contact Information
Krassimira Todorova
13 Moskovska Str.