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Archaeological Field School at Nemea and Mycenae, Greece

Location: Nemea, Greece

June 1, 2016 to July 10, 2016

Application Deadline: 
Saturday, January 30, 2016

Deadline Type: 
Exact date

Flyer: PDF icon nemea_field_school_2016_poster.pdf

Program Type

Field school

RPA certified



University of California, Berkeley

Project Director:

Kim Shelton, University of California, Berkeley

Project Description

An archaeological field school conducted as part of the project "the Panhellenic Sanctuary of Zeus and the early history of Nemea", "TAPHOS. Tombs of Aidonia Preservation, Heritage, Exploration Synergasia", and the project "Petsas House, Mycenae and pottery production in the Late Bronze Age settlement." Through extensive travel and hands-on work, students will learn major elements of methodology and analysis currently used in classical archaeology.

The primary goal is to teach practical archaeological skills in a real research environment while gaining an understanding of the material culture of Greece throughout various periods of its prehistory and history. Students will participate in a variety of field techniques and research methodologies including when appropriate: regional and site survey and sampling, geo-physical testing and mapping, field excavation, stratigraphic analysis, written, graphic and photographic recording of data and finds, cleaning and conservation of finds, scientific and stylistic pottery analysis, cataloguing, and presentation of research results through collection and exhibition management.

Period(s) of Occupation: Bronze Age, Iron Age, Geometric, Hellenistic, Late Roman, Byzantine

Opportunity for hands-on work with burials, frescoes, pottery, and architecture

Project size: 
1-24 participants

Minimum age: 
18 years

Room and Board Arrangements

Double or triple occupancy in houses with shared bathrooms. Breakfast and lunch included in housing cost while other meals are up to the individual participants from village tavernas.

$2,500 for 5 weeks (hotel and participation fee)

Academic Credit

Name of institution offering credit: 
University of California, Berkeley
Number of credits offered 4-6 units
ca. $2,000-$3,000


Contact Information
Kim Shelton
Classics, 7233 Dwinelle Hall #2520, University of California