Fieldwork

International Field School on Site Formation, Stratigraphy, and Geoarchaeology in the Athenian Agora

Location: Athens, Greece

Season: May 30, 2020 to June 6, 2020

Session Dates: May 30 - June 6, 2020

Application Deadline: February 15, 2020

Deadline Type: Exact Date

Website: https://www.ascsa.edu.gr/programs/international-field-school-on-archaeological-science

Program Type:
Field School

RPA Certified:
No

Affiliation:
American School of Classical Studies at Athens

Project Director:
Dr. Panagiotis (Takis) Karkanas and Dr. Paul Goldberg

Project Description:

The Malcolm H. Wiener Laboratory for Archaeological Science (ASCSA) in collaboration with the ASCSA Excavations at the Athenian Agora offers a full week-long Field School on Site Formation, Stratigraphy, and Geoarchaeology in the Athenian Agora. Dr. Panagiotis (Takis) Karkanas, Director of the Wiener Laboratory, and Dr. Paul Goldberg, Professorial Research Fellow at the University of Wollongong, will supervise the intensive field school. Registered students will be involved in interdisciplinary field research in the Athenian Agora primarily focused on archaeological context, geoarchaeology, and material sciences. Through field observations, laboratory analysis, and lectures, 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 of 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 course will take place from May 30 to June 6, 2020. Applications should be submitted no later than February 15, 2020 via the online application form: https://ascsa.submittable.com/submit/127620/international-field-school-on-site-formation-stratigraphy-and-geoarchaeology-in
Application materials 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.

Period(s) of Occupation: Finds range from scattered pieces of pottery of the late Neolithic period (ca. 3000 BC) to the contents of 19th and early 20th century basements. The Agora of the 5th and 4th centuries BC has been the main focus of attention for the main excavation in recent seasons.

Notes:
Participants who successfully complete the course of instruction will receive a certificate detailing the content of the field school.  Textbooks: Reconstructing Archaeological Sites 2019 by Panagiotis Karkanas and Paul Goldberg (Wiley Blackwell), 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. 

Project Size: 1-24 participants

Experience Required: Preference is given to advanced students and post-docs with a background in archaeology, and preferably some exposure to the natural sciences as well. 

Room and Board Arrangements:
The cost for Room and Board is 350 euros for the entire week. Travel costs to Greece and to the site are not included. 

Academic Credit:
Inquire about credit.

Contact Information:


Dr. Panagiotis (Takis) Karkanas

54 Souidias Street

Athens

Greece

Greece

tkarkanas@ascsa.edu.gr

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