European Archaeology in Brief: All in One Pack 2018 (Balkan Heritage)


Location: Bulgaria, Bulgaria

Season: 
June 23, 2018 to August 20, 2018

Session dates: 
Session 1: June 23 - August 6, 2018; Session 2: July 7 - August 20, 2018

Application Deadline: 
Sunday, May 20, 2018

Deadline Type: 
Exact date

Flyer: PDF icon bhfs_2018.pdf

Program Type

Field school
Volunteer

RPA certified

no

Affiliation:

The Balkan Heritage Foundation; archaeological teams of the National Archaeological Institute with Museum at Bulgarian Academy of Science; Regional Museum of History, Pazardzhik; Archaeological Museum of Sozopol; Archaeological Museum of Septemvri; New Bulgarian University (Bulgaria)

Project Director:

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yavor Boyadzhiev, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Krastina Panayotova and Dr. Vassil Tenekedjiev

Project Description

                                                                 

The project packages are combination of three Balkan Heritage Field School (BHFS) projects covering major chronological periods (Late Neolithic, Archaic Greek, Classical, Hellenistic and Late Antiquity periods) and civilizations (the first European civilization in the Copper Age, Ancient Greek and Byzantine) of world's and Europe's history. For students, as well as others interested in archaeology, history and anthropology, it provides a comprehensive learning, field and intercultural experience for six weeks at three different types of sites in Bulgaria. What is more, by choosing to participate in the EUROPEAN ARCHAEOLOGY IN BRIEF - ALL IN ONE PACK the BHFS participants will benefit from considerably reduced admission fees (15 %) and faster registration. Additionally, the program has amazing travel opportunities to sites and historic towns in Bulgaria. 

                    

The  EUROPEAN ARCHAEOLOGY IN BRIEF - ALL IN ONE PACK provides six-week field school combining the following Balkan Heritage Field School (BHFS) project sessions:

    1. Tell Yunatsite Excavations – Seeking Europe's First Civilization(YU.EXC 18) Two-week session: July 7-21, 2018. BULGARIA
    2. Apollonia Pontica Excavations (AP.EXC 18) - Two-week session: June 23-July 7, 2018. BULGARIA
    3. Ancient Greeks in the Land of Dionysos - Excavation of Emporion Pistiros in Thrace, Bulgaria (PIS.EXC 18) Two-week session: July 23-August 6, 2018, BULGARIA
    4. Byzantine Cold Case File: Excavations of the Early Christian Monastery near Varna on the Black Sea (VAR.EXC 18) Two-week session: July 23 - August 6; August  6 - 20, 2018. BULGARIA

        

     

       

    Period(s) of Occupation: Chalcolithic or Copper Age, 4900 - 4100 BCE - Tell Yunatsite; Archaic and Classical Greek as well as Hellenistic (7th - 3rd century BCE) - Apollonia Pontica; Early Byzantine (5th - 6th century CE) - Varna.

    Notes: 
    Field school & archaeological excavation. Suitable for both beginner and advanced students as well as those interested in archaeology, history and anthropology. Individual program and task assignments are available to advanced students. Participants in the various sessions of the EUROPEAN ARCHAEOLOGY IN BRIEF - ALL IN ONE PACK can obtain a maximum of 18 ECTS* credits

    Project size: 
    1-24 participants

    Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: six weeks

    Minimum age: 
    18

    Experience required: 
    No experience required. However, none of the projects in the pack is recommended for individuals with solar allergies or other special illnesses that might be exacerbated during the intensive outdoor activities.

    Room and Board Arrangements

    Accommodation and 3 meals per day are fully covered by the admission fee for Tell Yunatsite Excavations – Seeking Europe's First CivilizationAncient Greeks in the Land of Dionysos - Excavation of Emporion Pistiros in Thrace and Byzantine Cold Case File. Excavations of an Early Christian Monastery near Varna. Bed & Breakfast is covered for Apollonia Pontica Excavations

     Please, visit each field school project page for all the details about accommodation, meals, free time and other practicalities.

    Cost: 
    EUROPEAN ARCHAEOLOGY IN BRIEF - ALL IN ONE PACK (EA.PACK 18 - 1) The Admission fee of 3500 Euro (approx. 3940 USD) includes: Educational and fieldwork activities, full-board accommodation (hotel + 3 meals per day) in Pazardzhik and Varna and Bed & Breakfast in Sozopol, tools, materials, project handbook, issue of Certificate of Attendance, excursions/sightseeing tours/entrance fees and administrative costs. It does not cover the travel and accommodation costs (if any) for the days between the different field school project sessions in the Pack! EUROPEAN ARCHAEOLOGY IN BRIEF - ALL IN ONE PACK (EA.PACK 18 - 2) The Admission fee of 3500 Euro (approx. 3940 USD) includes: Educational and fieldwork activities, full-board accommodation (hotel + 3 meals per day), tools, materials, project handbook, issue of Certificate of Attendance, excursions/sightseeing tours/entrance fees and administrative costs. It does not cover the travel and accommodation costs (if any) for the days between the different field school project sessions in the Pack!

    Academic Credit

    Name of institution offering credit: 
    New Bulgarian University, Sofia, Bulgaria
    Number of credits offered up to 18 credit hours.
    Tuition: 
    New Bulgarian University grants up to 18 ECTS* credits to all students in European universities for participation in the field school projects that are part of the EUROPEAN ARCHAEOLOGY IN BRIEF - ALL IN ONE PACK. Participation in any two-week session of each of the field school projects in the pack is awarded with 6 credit hours (ECTS)*. Participants are allowed to obtain credits for particular field school project sessions and so they have a choice between 6, 12 (6+6) and 18 (6+6+6) ECTS credits. Transcripts of Records (ToR) are available upon request for an additional tuition fee. For details please read the Regulations for obtaining Transcripts of Records! * ECTS - European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System

    Location

    Contact Information
    Balkan Heritage Field School
    7 Tulovo St., Floor 5, Apt.7
    Sofia
    Bulgaria
    1504
    Telephone: 
    + 359 877 725 052
    Recommended Bibliography: 

    Have a look at each project's page specified above for recommended bibliography!