Location: Montana, Bulgaria
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
Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: One session - 20 days
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.
Academic CreditNumber of credits offered: none