Location: Bulgaria & , Macedonia
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:
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.
Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: six weeks
Room and Board Arrangements
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.
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