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Location: Athens, GR
Season: June 2, 2019 to June 8, 2019
Session Dates: The course will take place from June 2 to 8, 2019.
Application Deadline: March 1, 2019
Deadline Type: Exact date
American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA)
Dr. Panagiotis (Takis) Karkanas
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 Paul Goldberg, Professorial Research Fellow 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, 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.
Applications should be submitted no later than 1st March via the online application form:
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.
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.
Period(s) of Occupation: prehistoric through early modern
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:
Participants will stay on school grounds. Cost: The cost for Room and Board is 300 euros for the entire week. Travel costs to Greece and to the site are not included.
Dr. Panagiotis (Takis) Karkanas
54 Souidias Street
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