Location: Bulgaria & , Macedonia
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:
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
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
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.
Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: six weeks
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!
Have a look at each project's page specified above for recommended bibliography!