European Archaeology in Brief: All in One Pack 2017 (Balkan Heritage)


Location: Bulgaria & , Macedonia

Season: 
June 12, 2017 to August 9, 2017

Session dates: 
24 June - 7 August, 2017

Application Deadline: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017
Thursday, June 15, 2017

Deadline Type: 
Exact date

Flyer: PDF icon brochure_17_p_b.pdf

Program Type

Field school
Volunteer

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Affiliation:

he Balkan Heritage Foundation; excavation teams of the National Archaeological Institute with Museum at Bulgarian Academy of Sciences; Regional Museum of History, Pazardzhik; Archaeological Museum of Sozopol; New Bulgarian University (Bulgaria);

Project Director:

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

Project Description

                                                                 

The project package is combination of three Balkan Heritage Field School (BHFS) projects covering major chronological periods (Neolithic Period, Classical and Late Antiquity) 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 dating to three major time periods (prehistory, Classical and Late Antiquity) 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 and faster registration. Additionally, the program has amazing travel opportunities to sites and historic towns 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 and faster registration. Additionally, the program has amazing travel opportunities including tours of archaeological sites and historic towns in Bulgaria, the Republic of Macedonia and Istanbul (Turkey). 

Sites combined in the Package:

    1. Tell Yunatsite Excavations – Seeking Europe's First Civilization
    2. Apollonia Pontica Excavations    
    3. Byzantine Cold Case File. Excavations of an Early Christian Monastery near Varna

     

        

     

          

     

    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

    At Apollonia: 

    Accommodation is either at Dom Mladenovi guest house or at VMK Military Club, both of which have comfortable rooms with ensuite, with two to three beds, bathrooms with shower and WC, equipped with air-conditioning, refrigerators, TV and Internet. The hotels are located very close to the town beaches, the Old Town Quarter, the Archaeological Museum and within 15 min walking distance from the archaeological site. Wi-Fi is available on the first floor of the hotel. Staying an extra day costs 27 EUR. Single rooms are available upon request for an additional fee of 110 EUR per week.

    At Banya: Accommodation: In comfortable rooms with two to three beds (bathrooms with shower and WC, tap hot water comes from a geothermal spring) at Hotel Pri Spaska. There are cheap laundry services available in the village and free Wi-Fi in the lab.

    At Yunatsite:  In comfortable rooms with two to three beds (bathrooms with shower and WC, TV, air-conditioning and free Wi-Fi) of the very Downtown Hotel Primavera 2. The hotel is located in the central pedestrian and shopping area of Pazardzhik, very close to everything that the town can offer to tourists (shops, pharmacies, banks, markets, taverns, restaurants, bars, hospitals, cafes, post offices, tourist attractions, parks etc.). There is cheap laundry service available at the archaeological site. Participants are not expected to bring any additional equipment, bedclothes or towels. 

    Cost: 
    Starting from 3597 EUR (app.3857 USD. Check current exchange rates!). The Admission fee includes all educational and fieldwork activities, full-board accommodation (3 meals per day), tools, materials, project handbooks, issue of Certificate of Attendance, excursions/sightseeing tours/entrance fees and administrative costs.

    Academic Credit

    Name of institution offering credit: 
    New Bulgarian University, Sofia, Bulgaria
    Number of credits offered up to 18 credit hours.
    Tuition: 
    Starting from 282 EUR (app. 310 USD) for six credit hours! Check the BHFS website for details! Participants who are not interested in academic credits don't need to pay the tuition fee.

    Location

    Contact Information
    Dr Eva Todorova
    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!