International Field School on Site Formation, Stratigraphy, and Geoarchaeology in Ancient Corinth

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Location: Corinth, GR

Season: June 16, 2018 to June 23, 2018

Session Dates: June 16 to June 23, 2018

Application Deadline: April 30, 2018

Deadline Type: Exact date


Program Type:
Field school

RPA Certified:

American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA)

Project Director:
Dr. Panagiotis (Takis) Karkanas

Project Description:

The Malcolm H. Wiener Laboratory for Archaeological Science (ASCSA) in collaboration with the ASCSA Excavations at Ancient Corinth offers a full week-long Field School on Site Formation, Stratigraphy, and Geoarchaeology at Ancient Corinth. Dr. Panagiotis (Takis) Karkanas, director of the Wiener Laboratory and Paul Goldberg, Professorial Research Fellow University of Wollongong, will supervise the intensive field school. Registered students will participate in the Corinth excavation and will be involved primarily in interdisciplinary field research focused on archaeological context, geoarchaeology, and material sciences. Through field observations, on-site laboratory analysis, and lectures, the students will receive instruction in the study and analysis of archaeological sediments and deposits, as well as gain experience in the recording of stratigraphy, and the understanding site formation processes. A maximum of 12 students will be accepted for the course. Preference is given to advanced students and post-docs with a background in archaeology, and preferably some exposure to the natural sciences as well.


The cost for Room and Board is 300 euros for the entire week. Travel costs to Greece and to the site are not included.


The course will take place from June 16 to 23, 2018. Applications should be sent no later than April 30th to They should include one paragraph explaining why the candidate is interested in participating in the course, a CV, a list of grades (unofficial transcript), and names and email addresses of two referees. Participants who successfully complete the course of instruction will receive a certificate detailing the content of the field school.


Textbooks: Practical and Theoretical Geoarchaeology 2006 by Paul Goldberg and Richard I. Macphail (Blackwell) and Microarchaeology 2010 by Stephen Weiner (Cambridge University Press).


A syllabus will be emailed 3 weeks before the start of the field school.

Period(s) of Occupation: Prehistory through the Early Modern Period

Project Size: 1-24 participants

Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: June 16-23

Room and Board Arrangements:
The cost for Room and Board is 300 euros for the entire week. Travel costs to Greece and to the site are not included. Cost:

Contact Information:

Dr. Panagiotis (Takis) Karkanas

54 Souidias Street




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