• ROMARCH: Summer 2017 Archaeology Program in Parthicopolis, Bulgaria

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    AMERICAN RESEARCH CENTER IN SOFIA SUMMER PROGRAM IN ARCHAEOLOGY, 201

    Archaeological Field School at Parthicopolis with excursions to archaeological sites in Bulgaria, Republic of Macedonia and Greece

    Field School Director: Dr. Emil Nankov (ARCS)

    Duration: May 30 (arrival to Sofia) – June 26, 2017 (departure from Sofia)

    Eligibility: advanced undergraduate and graduate students of universities based in North America and Europe in the fields of Archaeology, Anthropology, Classical Studies, Ancient History and related studies

    The American Research Center in Sofia is pleased to announce its sixth summer season in the Middle Strymon Valley and the third 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 2, 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 4, 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 Republic of Macedonia and northern Greece on Saturdays. The Team will be accompanied back to Sofia on June 25, where they will stay one night, departing from Sofia on June 26

    The fee for the ARCS Summer Archaeology Program is $1800, which covers the cost of lodging in Sofia, ground transportation during the excursion and museum/site tickets during the excursions; housing, ground transportation and most meals during the excavation season at Parthicopolis/Sandanski. This fee does not cover lunch or dinner during the excursions, international travel to/from Sofia, travel insurance; the fee also does not cover dinner on Saturdays and lunch/dinner on Sundays during the excavation season.

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  • ROMARCH: American Academy in Rome Summer School in Roman Pottery 2017

    potteryromeSKILLS IN ARCHAEOLOGY: THE HOWARD COMFORT, FAAR’29, SUMMER SCHOOL IN ROMAN POTTERY STUDIES

    Potsherds constitute the most frequent group of finds on archaeological sites in the Mediterranean. Thus pottery studies form an essential part of any archaeological research project. Pottery usually offers the most important evidence for dating sites and provides a major source for studies ranging from trade relations and food consumption to questions of identity.

    The Summer School in Roman Pottery Studies is a four-week program designed to present the basics of Roman pottery studies, which can be gained only through direct contact with ceramic assemblages. As Rome had the most diversified pottery supply among sites in the ancient world, the AAR is well placed, through its own collections and other material deposited there, to teach a subject rarely offered in American universities. Since the School’s establishment in 2006 to honor the memory of Howard Comfort (a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome and an eminent scholar of Roman pottery), it has thus come to fill a need, gaining a reputation as the premier venue for introducing aspiring scholars to the field, and its alumni are increasingly in demand on projects in Italy and elsewhere.

    The course consists of two parts: the taught seminar, where students will learn the fundamentals of Roman pottery including single ceramic classes with their characteristics, function, date and provenience. This section will also include a variety of field trips and visits to major collections. In the second part the participants will apply their knowledge to an assemblage of ceramic Veii. This element is designed to give the participants practical experience by working on their own or in small groups under the supervision of the director.

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  • ROMARCH: Archaeological Field School, Middle Strymon Valley and Parthicopolis, Summer 2016

    AMERICAN RESEARCH CENTER IN SOFIA SUMMER ARCHAEOLOGY PROGRAM, 2016

    AIA AFOB:
    https://www.archaeological.org/fieldwork/afob/20685.

    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, 201(read more below)

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  • ROMARCH: Archaeological Field School, Heraclea Sintica, Summer 2016

    ARCHAEOLOGICAL FIELD SCHOOL AT HERACLEA SINTICA2016

    The Hellenistic and Roman city of Heraclea Sintica is located near the  city of Petrich (SW corner of Bulgaria) which is situated 180 km south  of Sofia (Bulgaria) and 130 km north of Thessaloniki (Greece).

    Heraclea Sintica was founded as a Macedonian colony in the end of 4th c. BC. It was the main settlement of the Middle Struma (ancient Strymon) River region till the end of 4th c. AD. Since 2007 systematic archaeological excavations have been carried out.

    The current ArchBulg Field School will focus upon Late Roman civilian basilica (3rd ‒ 4th c. AD) and an Early Hellenistic building (end of 4th c. BC).

    Details about the summer school and the site can be found at:

    www.archaeologia-bulgarica.com

    Dr. Lyudmil Vagalinski
    director
    National Archaeological Institute with Museum
    BG-Sofia
    www.naim.bg