European Archaeology in Brief: All in One Pack 2016 (Balkan Heritage)


Location: Bulgaria & , Macedonia

Season: 
June 12, 2016 to August 9, 2016

Session dates: 
Session 1: 12 June - 24 July, 2016 Session 2: 26 June - 9 August, 2016 Session 3: 26 June - 9 August, 2016

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Deadline Type: 
Exact date

Flyer: PDF icon bhfs_brochure.pdf

Program Type

Field school
Volunteer

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Affiliation:

The Balkan Heritage Foundation; excavation teams of the National Archaeological Institute with Museum at Bulgarian Academy of Sciences; Regional Museum of History, Pazardzhik; "Prof. Mieczyslaw Domaradzki" Archaeological Museum in Septemvri; "Pistiros" Association; Archaeological Museum of Sozopol; New Bulgarian University (Bulgaria); National Institution Stobi (Republic of Macedonia); Heidelberg University (Germany); Queen's University, Department of Classics (Canada); Cornell University (USA).

Project Director:

Dr. Malgorzata Grebska-Kulov - archaeologist and curator at Blagoevgrad Regional Museum of History; Adjunct professor, SW Uinversity, Bulgaria; Ass. Prof. Dr. Yavor Boyadzhiev, Ass. Prof. Dr. Krastina Panayotova and Ass. Prof. Dr. Alexey Gotsev - National Institute of Archaeology and Museum, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences; Silvana Blazhevska, Director of NI Stobi, Republic of Macedonia; Asst. Prof. Bogdan Athanassov, New Bulgarian University, Sofia (Bulgaria); Visiting professor: Ass.Prof. Dr.George Bevan - Department of Classics, Queen's University, Canada.

Project Description

    

The project package is combination of six Balkan Heritage Field School (BHFS) projects covering major chronological periods (Neolithic Period, Copper Age, Bronze Age, Iron Age, Classical and Late Antiquity) and civilizations (the first European civilization in the Copper Age, Aegean civilization in the Bronze Age, Ancient Greeks, Romans and Thracians as well as Byzantines) 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 two neighboring European countries (Bulgaria and the Republic of Macedonia).

   

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. Neolithic settlement near Ilindentsi, Bulgaria   
  2. Tell Yunatsite, Bulgaria
  3. Fortified settlement in Bresto near Banya, Bulgaria   
  4. Apollonia Pontica - sector of the the ancient city's sacred precinct (temenos) located on St. Kirik Island, Sozopol, Bulgaria   
  5. Ancient Greek Emporion Pistiros in Thrace, Bulgaria
  6. Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine city of Stobi, Republic of Macedonia

 

    

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

EUROPEAN ARCHAEOLOGY IN BRIEF - ALL IN ONE PACK - SESSION 1   

  1. The Birth of Europe - Excavations of the Neolithic Settlement Ilindentsi (BEBG.EXC 16) - Two-week session 1: 12 - 26 June, 2016. BULGARIA
  2. Stobi (The Capital City of Macedonia Secunda) Excavation Project (STOBI.EXC 16) - Two-week session 1: 26 June - 10 July, 2016. REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA

      3. Apollonia Pontica Excavations (AP.EXC 16) - Two-week session 2: 10 - 24 July, 2016                       BULGARIA

It is followed by an optional excursion to Istanbul, Turkey on 24 - 28 July, 2016

EUROPEAN ARCHAEOLOGY IN BRIEF - ALL IN ONE PACK - SESSION 2

1. Stobi (The Capital City of Macedonia Secunda) Excavation Project (STOBI.EXC 16) - Two-week session 1: 26 June - 10 July, 2016. REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA

2. Tell Yunatsite Excavations – Seeking Europe's First Civilization (YU.EXC 16) Two-week session 2: 10 - 24 July, 2016. BULGARIA

3. Ancient Greeks in the Land of Dionysos - Excavation of Emporion Pistiros in Thrace, Bulgaria (PIS.EXC 16) - Two-week session 1: 26 July - 9 August, 2016. BULGARIA

EUROPEAN ARCHAEOLOGY IN BRIEF - ALL IN ONE PACK - SESSION 3

  1. Stobi (The Capital City of Macedonia Secunda) Excavation Project (STOBI.EXC 16) - Two-week session 1: 26 June - 10 July, 2016. REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA
  2. Apollonia Pontica Excavations (AP.EXC 16) - Two-week session 2: 10 - 24 July, 2016. BULGARIA
  3. Bresto: Digging in the Time of Troy (BRE.EXC.16)- Two-week session 1: 26 July - 9 August, 2016. BULGARIA

      

 

Period(s) of Occupation: Early and Middle Balkan Neolithic (6000 - 5500/5400 BCE) at Ilindentsi; Chalcolithic or Copper Age, 4900 - 4100 BCE at Tell Yunatsite; Late Bronze Age/Early Iron Age (1300 - 1100 BCE) at Bresto; Archaic and Classical Greek as well as Hellenistic (7th - 3rd century BCE) at Apollonia Pontica and Pistiros; Roman and Late Roman/Early Byzantine (1st - 6th century CE) at Apollonia Pontica and Stobi.

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

EA Pack 1 locations: Ilindentsi and Sozopol, Bulgaria and Stobi, Republic of Macedonia.

EA Pack 2 locations: Karabunar, Bulgaria and Stobi, Republic of Macedonia.

EA Pack 3 locations: Stobi, Republic of Macedonia and Sozopol and 

At Ilindentsi: participants will be accommodated in comfortable rooms with two to three beds (bathrooms with shower and WC, TV) in a local guest house, wich also provides a cheap laundry service and free Wi-Fi. Participants are not expected to bring any additional equipment, bedclothes or towels. Three meals (fresh, organic Bulgarian homemade food) per day are covered by the admission fee.
 

    

At Sozopol: Accommodation is in a centrally located hotel (5 min. walking distance from the beaches, the Old Town Quarter and the Archaeological Museum) with comfortable rooms (two to three beds), bathrooms with shower and WC, equipped with air-conditioning, TV and free Wi-Fi - some  15 min walking distance from the archaeological site. Three meals per day are covered by the admission fee. Three meals per day are covered by the admission fee.

At Karabunar:  "Villa Terres" will host the field school in 2015. It is a newly built SPA complex & Winery in the village Karabunar. Accommodation in comfortable rooms with two beds and suits with three beds (bathrooms with shower and WC), equipped with air-conditioning and TV. The hotel swimming pool & SPA facilities  as well as Wi-Fi can be used for free. Cheap laundry service is available. During the project work days all participants will be given a lift from the hotel to the site (that is located 14 km away) and back. Three meals (fresh, organic Bulgarian homemade food) per day are covered by the admission fee.

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 Stobi: Participants will be accommodated in recently furbished cabins (furnished, air-conditioned, free Wi-Fi) at the archaeological site, in rooms with two to three beds. Every cabin has 4 bedrooms + living room, 2 bathrooms with shower and WC. There is also a washing machine available for free. Participants are not expected to bring bedclothes or towels. Three meals per day are covered by the admission fee. Requests for vegetarian food are accepted!

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
Ms. Anna Parmakova
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!