RSF Archaeological Trust

Archaeological excavations at the Roman Forum in Philippopolis

Code: PR07PH1401
Director: Assos. Prof. Dr. Elena Kesyakova
Period: Roman 1. - 3. AD
Places availble: 8 places avalble. No previous experience necessary
Dates: July 12, 2014 - September 6, 2014
Minimum stay: Two weeks
Minimum age: 18
Language: English
Cost: 1298 EUR
Visa permit: None for EU, US or Canadian citizens

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Watch interview with project director Assoc. Prof. Dr. Elena Kazakova about the forthcoming excavations

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

The main goal of the course is to make students familiar with the basic methods of field archeology, finds processing and field documentation. The course consists of two parts: 1. Seminars and 2. Practicum. Each seminar is devoted to specific practical skill, which students will acquire in course of the ongoing excavations and post-field work. The emphasis of the course is the practical work done at the field and the different aspects of the field methods required specific skills as drawing, working with geodesic technique, describing and interpreting archaeological situations. The Practicum will follow by discussions and working on individual tasks in order to develops student's ability to understand and interpret the archaeological data.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will:

• Know the basic methods used in field archeology and in the post-field work.

• Document, describe and deal with different aspects of the fieldwork.

• Be able to understand and interpret archaeological data.

• Draw up archaeological records and presentations.

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

Affiliation: RSFAT; Historical museum - Hissarya

Project Director: Assos. Prof. Dr. Elena Kesyakova.

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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