Archaeological Field School at Nemea and Aidonia, Greece

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Location: Nemea, GR

Season: June 20, 2020 to August 1, 2020

Application Deadline: February 11, 2020

Deadline Type: Exact Date


Program Type:
Field School

RPA Certified:

University of California, Berkeley

Project Director:
Kim Shelton, University of California, Berkeley

Project Description:

An archaeological field school conducted as part of the project “the Panhellenic Sanctuary of Zeus and the early history of Nemea”, “TAPHOS. Tombs of Aidonia Preservation, Heritage, Exploration Synergasia”, and the project “Petsas House, Mycenae and pottery production in the Late Bronze Age settlement.” Through extensive travel and hands-on work, students will learn major elements of methodology and analysis currently used in classical archaeology.

The primary goal is to teach practical archaeological skills in a real research environment while gaining an understanding of the material culture of Greece throughout various periods of its prehistory and history. Students will participate in a variety of field techniques and research methodologies including when appropriate: regional and site survey and sampling, geo-physical testing and mapping, field excavation, stratigraphic analysis, written, graphic, and photographic recording of data and finds, cleaning and conservation of finds, scientific and stylistic pottery analysis, cataloging, and presentation of research results through collection, exhibition, and heritage management.

Period(s) of Occupation: Bronze Age, Iron Age, Geometric, Archaic, Hellenistic, Late Roman, Byzantine

Opportunity for hands-on work with burials, wall paintings, pottery from multiple time-periods, and architecture

Project Size: 1-24 participants

Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: 5 weeks

Minimum Age: 18 years

Room and Board Arrangements:
Double or triple occupancy in houses with shared bathrooms. Breakfast and lunch included in housing cost while other meals are up to the individual participants from village tavernas. Cost: $2,500 for 5 weeks (hotel and participation fee)

Academic Credit:
4-6 units credits offered by University of California, Berkeley. Tuition is ca. $2,000-$3,000.

Contact Information:

Kim Shelton

Classics, 7233 Dwinelle Hall #2520, University of California




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