Western Argolid Regional Project, Argolid, Greece (Field School/Volunteer Program)


Location: Argos, Greece

Season: 
May 29, 2016 to July 10, 2016

Application Deadline: 
Friday, January 15, 2016

Deadline Type: 
Rolling

Program Type

Field school
Volunteer

no

Affiliation:

University of Toronto, University of Colorado Boulder, and Wilfrid Laurier University

Project Director:

Sarah James (University of Colorado Boulder), Dimitri Nakassis (University of Toronto), and Scott Gallimore (Wilfrid Laurier University)

Project Description

The Western Argolid Regional Project is an interdisciplinary archaeological survey along the Inachos river, west of the city of Argos in southern Greece. We will conduct an intensive pedestrian survey of this 30 square km area that includes the known archaeological sites of the polis of Orneai, Mycenaean chamber tombs, and fortifications of the Roman, Medieval, and Ottoman periods, as well as an extensive system of ancient roads and passes.  Among the project’s aims are (a) to understand the settlement dynamics of Argos, an important center in virtually all periods of Greek history but whose hinterland is scarcely understood, and (b) to detect the networks that connected the micro-regions of the western Argolid to each other and to neighboring valleys in the northeastern Peloponnese. There is a field school component for credit-seeking students and opportunities for undergraduate and graduate student volunteers. 

Period(s) of Occupation: Prehistoric to Modern

Notes: 
The Western Argolid Regional Project is an interdisciplinary archaeological survey along the Inachos river, west of the city of Argos in southern Greece. We are conducting an intensive pedestrian survey of a 30 square km area that includes the known archaeological sites of the polis of Orneai, Mycenaean chamber tombs, and fortifications of the Roman, Medieval, and Ottoman periods, as well as an extensive system of ancient roads and passes. The project is based out of the beautiful seaside village of Myloi, Greece. The program fee includes weekend trips to nearby archaeological sites and museums in the region.

Project size: 
25-49 participants

Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: 6 weeks

Minimum age: 
18

Experience required: 
No experience is required for volunteers or field school participants.

Room and Board Arrangements

Project members will stay in double accommodations in one of three apartment hotels in the village of Myloi on the Gulf of Argos.  Each apartment has a private bath, a balcony, a kitchenette, a television, wireless internet, and laundry facilities. Most meals will be provided on work days, including group dinners in local seaside restaurants. 

Cost: 
Field School - $4650 (in-state) or $5650 (out-of-state), plus airfare. Volunteers - $4000, plus airfare

Academic Credit

Name of institution offering credit: 
University of Colorado Boulder
Number of credits offered 6
Tuition: 
$4650 (in-state), $5650 (out-of-state including Canada); note that fees are lower for student volunteers (see above)

Location

Contact Information
Dr. Sarah James
Department of Classics, University of Colorado Boulder, UCB 248
Boulder
CO
80304