Fieldwork

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

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This listing expired on February 28, 2022. Please contact tkarkanas@ascsa.edu.gr for any updated information.

Location: Athens, Greece

Season: May 21, 2022 to May 28, 2022

Session Dates: May 21-28, 2022

Application Deadline: February 15, 2022

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 Karkanas

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, Senior Visiting Professor, Institut für Naturwissenschaftliche Archäologie (INA), University of Tübingen, 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.

Please note that some accepted participants from the postponed 2020 season will be part of the 2022 program. Therefore, a maximum of 5 additional 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.

Period(s) of Occupation: The American School of Classical Studies has been excavating in the area of the Athenian Agora since 1931, bringing to light the history of the area over a period of 5000 years. 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. Scholars have identified the often scanty material remains on the basis of ancient references to the Agora as the center of civic activity of ancient Athens.

Project Size: 1-24 participants

Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: 1 week

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:
Participants who successfully complete the course of instruction will receive a certificate detailing the content of the field school.

Contact Information:


Dr. Panagiotis Karkanas

54 Souidias Street

Athens

Greece

tkarkanas@ascsa.edu.gr

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