Olynthos Project

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Location: Nea Olinthos, GR

Season: June 24, 2018 to August 4, 2018

Session Dates: 24th June to 14th July 15th July to 4th August

Application Deadline: April 2, 2018

Deadline Type: Rolling


Program Type:

RPA Certified:

British School at Athens/Greek Archaeological Service

Project Director:
Zosia Archibald, University of Liverpool, Lisa Nevett, University of Michigan, and Bettina Tsigarida, Greek Archaeological Service

Project Description:

The Olynthos Project is a collaboration between the Greek Archaeological Service and the British School at Athens.  The aim is to recover a uniquely detailed picture of Greek households as social and economic units, within their broader neighbourhood, urban and regional settings. Our work involves, first, excavation using modern scientific techniques designed to reveal the organisation of domestic activity and aspects of the domestic economy.  Second, we are also undertaking surface collection and field survey of the city and the surrounding area, aimed at reconstructing the settlement’s history, topography and extent. 

Period(s) of Occupation: Classical Greece

The Olynthos Project began in 2014 and involves an international team (11 nationalities including Greek, English and American) in excavation, field survey, artefact study and analysis of environmental samples from in and around the Classical city of Olynthos. While this is a research project and does not have a field school component, the project welcomes committed volunteers, especially those with some prior field experience, who wish to participate in excavation, field survey and data entry.

Project Size: 25-49 participants

Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: 3 weeks

Minimum Age: 19

Experience Required: Previous excavation or field survey experience; or experience handling finds in a museum context; or coursework in a relevant area.

Room and Board Arrangements:
Shared rooms, picnic lunches (5 days per week) and restaurant dinners (6 days per week). Cost: Estimated $250 per week.

Academic Credit:
N/A credits offered by N/A. Tuition is N/A.

Contact Information:

Lisa Nevett

Dept. of Classical Studies, 2160 Angell Hall,

Ann Arbor



United States

Phone: 17347648581

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