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Location: Vashlovani, Georgia
Season: October 18, 2020 to November 21, 2020
Session Dates: October-November
Application Deadline: September 20, 2020
Deadline Type: Rolling
Discount for AIA members: 5%
Field School, Volunteer
Georgian National Museum
Nikoloz Vanishvili, Georgian National Museum
If you have good team spirit then join us in Georgia! Come along with professional archaeologists and paleontologists to survey.
The Caucasus and Georgia is very rich with paleontological and archaeological sites, because of its geographical location, in particular Dmanisi (every scientific journal star) where the oldest hominin site at age of 1.8 million was found. There are many famous Stone Age sites throughout Georgia, but there is still a lot to find.
The goal of our mission is to survey the territories unexplored by scientists in wild nature and uninhabited areas. We have an experienced team with good methodology, equipment and geological, satellite and bibliographic data about probable localities of potential archaeological/paleontological sites.
Only we need is active, energetic and wildlife lover volunteers who will join us in this unforgettable adventure. People 18 and older in healthy physical condition can join the survey and do not need experience, just an open mind, sharp eyes and ability to hike around the beautiful landscapes.
At the end of a perfect day, relax and gather around fire with other volunteers and organizers, talk about the day’s impressions and enjoy barbecue and wine.
7 days – 800$ per person (2-4 people)
7 days – 700$ per person (5-10 people)
Period(s) of Occupation: Plio-Pleistocene Quaternary Early Pleistocene
Number of participants 2-10
Project Size: 1-24 participants
Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: 1 week
Minimum Age: 18
Experience Required: None
Room and Board Arrangements:
The cost includes: • Transportation from Tbilisi to Vashlovani National Park and back. • Accommodation at the camp house (3 person per room). • Accommodation facilities include flushing toilets, showers, kitchen. • Breakfast, lunch break at the site, dinner and evening tea/coffee (including alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages). Please communicate with the organizers if you have any dietary restrictions or allergies. • Daily transportation to/from the survey areas. • Goodbye party. • Certificate of participation.
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