RSF Archaeological Trust

Archaeological digs in the Roman Termae in Diocletianopolis

Code: PR01DIO1401
Director: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mitko Madzharov
Period: Roman 4. - 5. AD
Places availble: 5 places avalble. No previous experience necessary
Dates: June 14, 2014 - August 9, 2014
Minimum stay: Two weeks
Minimum age: 18
Language: English
Cost: 350 EUR
Visa permit: None for EU, US or Canadian citizens

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For this project is available financial aid which covers a portion of tuition. For more information please refer to our "Financial aid" section.

The course is structured into three modules:

  1. Field practice (archaeological digs);

  2. Seminars and practice with materials found;

  3. Educational trips.

Course code: 30KL60. Course name: Introduction to Archaeological Field Methods and Techniques. Download course passport here

In course of the excavations the participants will learn the basic methods in field archaeology: Setting out a Grid-plane; Leveling; Planning and recording of archaeological features; Architectural survey; Artifact identification; Archaeological photography. The second module is focused on post-field work and offers practice in artifact's recording: Taking professional photos, Inventory, Work with mass material, Cataloging and describing the small finds. Special attention is given to the processing of pottery found in course of the excavations. The students will learn how to proceed with pottery sherds, how to draw a scientific illustration and how to work with special software at the computer.

In addition the students will spend two days for exploring the cultural monuments and museum exposition in the area.

Affiliation: RSFAT; Historical museum - Hissarya

Project Director: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mitko Madzharov.

All participants will receive:

  1. Certificate of participation stating the hours and activities of the course. Participants that perform exceedingly well in the course will receive a letter of recommendation from our organization.

  2. Pre-reading materials.

  3. 6 academic credits. The request for credits should be pointed out into the Application form. The accreditation is not included in the field school tuition fee. For more details please check our "Instructions" section.


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