Archaeological Field School at Parthicopolis with excursions to archaeological sites in Bulgaria and Greece
Field School/Excavation Directors: Dr. Emil Nankov (ARCS), Vladimir Petkov (Archaeological Museum, Sandanski)
Duration: May 30 (arrival to Sofia) – June 27, 2016 (departure from Sofia)
Eligibility: advanced undergraduate and graduate students of universities based in North America and Europe in the fieldsof Archaeology, Anthropology, Classical Studies, Ancient History and related studies
The American Research Center in Sofia is pleased to announce its fifth summer season in the Middle Strymon Valley and the second Archaeological Field School at Parthicopolis (Bulgaria).
Students will arrive in Sofia on May 30 and will spend two days exploring the archaeology and history of its Roman predecessor, Serdica. On June 1, the Team will begin an archaeological journey, visiting sites and museums in Sofia and in Plovdiv. We will arrive in the city of Sandanski on June 3, the home base of the ARCS excavations at Parthicopolis. The excavation team will reside in a hotel in Sandanski during the 3-week excavation season. Archaeological work is conducted Monday-Friday with additional excursions to southwest Bulgaria and northern Greece on Saturdays. The Team will be accompanied back to Sofia on June 26, where they will stay one night, departing from Sofia on June 27.
Deadline to apply: March 15, 2016 (read more below)