Location: Agios Nikolaos, Crete, Greece
We are excavating a Minoan town site, today called Gournia, on the north coast of Crete. In the Late Bronze Age (ca. 1500 B.C.E.) Gourna was a town complete with a system of cobbled streets, over 60 houses, a town square and a Minoan palace,all of which are visible today. Of all Bronze Age archaeological sites in Greece, Gournia gives the visiitor the best idea of what an ancient town looke like.
We are lucky to live in the nearby village of PachiaAmmos, and process/study our finds at the East Crete Study Center, a modern research center. We work 5.5 days a week. Our project team is an experenced one and students will have a chance to learn about many aspects of archaeology. Students only pay for their room,board and transportation.
The best way to learn about our project and available positions is to visit our website: www.gournia.org.
Period(s) of Occupation: Bronze Age
Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: ~ 6 weeks
Room and Board Arrangements
The project will find accommodations for you in Pacheia Ammos and include hotels or pensions, all modern, some with wireless. Four restaurants, two internet cafes, grocery store, and bakery in the village. Near to larger towns such as Agios Nikolaos and Ierapetra.