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Field School Announcement
RISE AND FALL OF THE FIRST EUROPEAN CIVILIZATION - TELL YUNATSITE EXCAVATIONS
Sponsor: Balkan Heritage Foundation, Tell Yunatsite Exacavation Team (National Institute of Archaeology and Museum, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences), Pazardzhik Regional Museum of History, New Bulgarian University (Bulgaria).
Contact Information
Ms. Anna Parmakova
204 Sveta Troitsa Str
Stara Zagora 6004 Bulgaria
Phone: +359 878 441 251
Email: bhfs.admissions@gmail.com
URL http://www.bhfieldschool.org/bh2013yunatsite.html
Description
The RISE AND FALL OF THE FIRST EUROPEAN "CIVILIZATION" 2013 PROJECT envisions further excavation of the following: the Early/Middle Copper age structures: foundations of a dwelling and a high number of ovens, found along with numerous artifacts (weapons, Spondylus jewels, decorated fineware pottery, shards marked by characters/pictograms) in 2012 when the excavation of 1939-trench was restarted. All of them belong to the earliest tell layers excavated so far. The area provides an amazing opportunity for all field school participants to study textbook clear stratigraphy, to practice all basic excavation techniques in the field and to look through centuries of the everyday life of the Copper age inhabitants of Tell Yunatsite. The objective: to continue exploring in depth the earliest stages of tell's history. the sector where the segment of prehistoric fortification wall and ditch were uncovered. The objective: to gain further data about the structure of the earliest fortification of the Copper age settlement (optional). The field school project has two versions: Standard (two weeks) and Extended (three weeks) available in 2013. Both project versions include following three modules: fieldwork including excavation, maintaining a field journal on a daily basis, filling context sheets and labels, drawing an elevation plan/ a ground plan/ a cross-section, 3D positioning of finds, taking coordinates with a level device, and taking photographs at the site; lectures, workshops and field trainings in Prehistoric and Field Archaeology, Finds' processing and Documentation as well as excursions to various cultural and archaeological sites in the region such as the ancient town of Plovdiv. Participants who join the Extended Field School Project will be able to train and develop further skills and competences regarding the field work and finds processing gained during the intensive first two-week course and to attend a pair of extra lectures, workshops and an excursion to Stara Zagora and the Museum of the Europe' best preserved Neolithic (5600 BC) dwellings.
Keywords: FIELD SCHOOL | FIRST EUROPEAN CIVILIZATION | EXCAVATION
This announcement will be displayed until: 12/30/2012
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