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Location: Hemse, Sweden
Season: July 13, 2020 to August 7, 2020
Application Deadline: March 15, 2020
Deadline Type: Exact Date
Arendus AB and Gotland Folkhögskola
Dan Carlsson, Ph.D.
This year, Gotland Archaeological Field School will be continuing excavations at an Iron Age site on the southeastern coast of Gotland, Sweden. The 2018 and 2019 excavations focused on an ancient fortification, which contains a grave field used during the Viking Age through the Early Medieval Period, and a cluster of building foundations, where ceremonial deposits from the Vendel Period were found. The 2020 field course will focus on a number of registered graves on the perimeters of the site with hopes to secure dating and connect the ancient monuments to one another in chronology and functionality.
Period(s) of Occupation: Viking Age, Iron Age, Middle Ages
Field school for those interested in Viking Age Sweden.
Project Size: 1-24 participants
Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: 4 weeks
Minimum Age: 18
Experience Required: No previous field experience required. We primarily cater to university students, but only require that applicants be genuinely interested in archaeology and Scandinavian prehistory.
Room and Board Arrangements:
Full board at Gotland Folk High School in Hemse includes lodging in a double room and three meals per day including weekends. Cost: 2,850.00 USD
The field course is not affiliated with any university and therefore cannot provide academic credit.
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