The Wolves and the Caesars: Digital Landscape Archaeology in Slovenia

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Location: 6258 Slavina, Slovenia

Season: June 1, 2022 to July 6, 2022

Session Dates: June 1 - July 6, 2022

Application Deadline: February 4, 2022

Deadline Type: Contact for Details


Program Type:
Field School

RPA Certified:

University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

Project Director:
Adrienne Frie

Project Description:

The Wolves and the Caesars: Digital Landscape Archaeology in Slovenia program is an archaeological field school teaching survey, excavation, LiDAR, and photogrammetry. This is a five-week program where students will get hand-on training excavating an Iron Age hillfort settlement in southeastern Slovenia, in the town of Slavina.

Dates: June 1 to July 6, 2022
Locations: Slavina and Ljubljana, Slovenia

This program is run by the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, in collaboration with the National Museum of Slovenia, the Institute of Archaeology at the Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Park of Military History.

Two Courses:
Anthropology 362: Field Work in Archaeology (4 credits)
Anthropology 394: Field Experience (2 credits)

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Period(s) of Occupation: Iron Age (Hallstatt, La Tène/Celtic cultures), Roman era

Project Size: 1-24 participants

Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: 5 weeks

Minimum Age: 18

Experience Required: Introduction to Archaeology or another archaeology course preferred, but not required

Room and Board Arrangements:
Room and board are fully covered and included in the program fee. Slavina, Slovenia: We will spend most of our time based in Slavina, Slovenia. Slavina is in southeastern Slovenia, in the Notranjska region. We will be excavating at the Iron Age hillfort site of Baba, which is a five minute walk from the bed and breakfast where we will be staying. Turistična kmetija pri Marlnarjevih (Malnar Tourist Farm) We will be staying at a tourist farm, which is a bed and breakfast that is also a working farm. At the Malnar farm there are goats, ducks, and chickens. This is a rich agricultural area, and we’ll also enjoy fresh produce, cured meat, and local cheese at the Malnar’s farm and restaurants in the surrounding region. Ljubljana, Slovenia: The final days of the program will be spent in the capital city of Ljubljana. Students will get to enjoy one of Europe’s greenest cities (in green space and sustainability), have coffee at one of the many cafes along the Ljubljanica river, or have gelato up at the castle. And in case you were wondering, it is pronounced “loo-blee-yah-nah.” Stidents will stay at Hotel Emonec, which is centrally located in Ljubljana, walking distance from museums, restaurants, and the old town, right between Kongresni trg (Congress Square) and the heart of the city at Preršernov trg (Prešeren Square).

Academic Credit:
6 credits total in Anthropology: -Anthropology 362: Field Work in Archaeology (4 credits) -Anthropology 394: Field Experience (2 credits)

Contact Information:

Adrienne Frie

800 Algoma Blvd.




United States

Phone: (920) 424-1365

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