2020 Season, Archaeological & Paleontological Survey in (Republic of Georgia)

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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%

Program Type:
Field School, Volunteer

RPA Certified:

Georgian National Museum

Project Director:
Nikoloz Vanishvili, Georgian National Museum

Project Description:

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.

Contact Information:

Nikoloz Vanishvili

3 Purtseladze Street




Phone: (+995) 595019997 Tel, WatsApp, Viber

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