Professor and Chair of Anthropology
An excellent archaeology field school opportunity in Greece...
Louis A. Ruprecht Jr.
William M. Suttles Chair of Religious Studies
Department of Anthropology
Director, GSU Center for Hellenic Studies
I take this evanescence and lubricity of all objects, which lets them slip through our fingers when we clutch hardest, to be the most unhandsome part of our condition.
Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Experience" (1844)
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Subject: 2022 International Field School on Site Formation, Stratigraphy, and Geoarchaeology in the Athenian Agora
International Field School on Site Formation, Stratigraphy, and Geoarchaeology in the Athenian Agora
Deadline: February 15, 2022
The Malcolm H. Wiener Laboratory for Archaeological Science (ASCSA) in collaboration with the ASCSA Excavations at the Athenian Agora offers a full week-long Field School on Site Formation, Stratigraphy, and Geoarchaeology in the Athenian Agora. Dr. Panagiotis (Takis) Karkanas, Director of the Wiener Laboratory, and Dr. Paul Goldberg, Senior Visiting Professor, Institut für Naturwissenschaftliche Archäologie (INA), University of Tübingen, will supervise the intensive field school. Registered students will be involved in interdisciplinary field research in the Athenian Agora primarily focused on archaeological context, geoarchaeology, and material sciences. Through field observations, laboratory analysis, and lectures, students will receive instruction in the study and analysis of archaeological sediments and deposits, as well as gain experience in the recording of stratigraphy, and the understanding of site formation processes.
Please note that some accepted participants from the postponed 2020 season will be part of the 2022 program. Therefore, a maximum of 5 additional students will be accepted for the course. Preference is given to advanced students and post-docs
with a background in archaeology, and preferably some exposure to the natural sciences as well.
The cost for Room and Board is 350 euros for the entire week. Travel costs to Greece and to the site are not included.
The course will take place from May 21 to May 28, 2022. Applications should be submitted no later than February 15, 2021 via the online
application form. Application materials include one paragraph explaining why the candidate is interested in participating in the course, a CV, a list of grades (unofficial transcript), and names and email addresses of two referees.
Participants who successfully complete the course of instruction will receive a certificate detailing the content of the field school.
Textbooks: Reconstructing Archaeological Sites 2019 by Panagiotis Karkanas and Paul Goldberg (Wiley Blackwell), Practical and Theoretical Geoarchaeology 2006 by Paul Goldberg and Richard I. Macphail (Blackwell) (new edition expected in early 2022) and Microarchaeology 2010 by Stephen Weiner (Cambridge University Press).
A syllabus will be emailed 3 weeks before the start of the field school.
For further information or questions, please contact Dr. Panagiotis (Takis) Karkanas at [log in to unmask]
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