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Field School Announcement
Stobi (Macedonia Secunda) Excavations 2014
Sponsor: The Balkan Heritage Field School / Foundation, National Institution Stobi and New Bulgarian University
Contact Information
Ms. Anna Parmakova
204, "Sveta Troitsa" St.
Stara Zagora 6004 Bulgaria
Phone: + 359 877 725 052
For more than a century the remarkably well preserved city has been attracting the interest of archaeologists from all over the World. The first excavations started during World War I by German officers and the archaeologist F. Krischen. In the 20th century the site has been excavated by archaeologists from the National Museum of Serbia, Archaeological Museum of Skopje, the Museum of Veles (Macedonia), University of Austin, Texas, Boston University (USA), and since 2008 by the National Institute Stobi (Macedonia). Despite the excavation campaigns only 15% of the territory of Stobi, surrounded by the city wall, has been excavated. In 2010 the National Institute Stobi, New Bulgarian University and Balkan Heritage Foundation launched a field school participating and supporting the city’s exploration. The last three field seasons the participants worked at the Western Necropolis of Stobi (first century B.C.- fifth century A.D.), at The Temple of Isis (second and the third century A.D.), at the Northern Residential Area ( Roman and Late Roman period). The site offers excellent opportunities for practicing fundamental archaeological field activities: excavating of complex situations, analyzing stratigraphical sequences, creating and organizing field documentation (journals, locus sheets, graphic and photo documentation, etc). Two field school sessions of the project are available in 2014, each including the following three modules: fieldwork including maintaining a field journal on a daily basis, filling out locus 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 Classic and Field Archaeology as well as Finds' processing and Documentation; and excursions to the old towns of Prilep and Bitola, the archaeological site of Heraclea Lyncestis as well as to Ohrid and Ohrid lake (UNESCO World Heritage Site). Session Dates: Field school session 1: 29 June - 13 July, 2014 & Field school session 2: 14 July - 28 July, 2014 Cost: Before 31st of January, 2014: 1169 / 2338 EUR (app.1559 / 3159 USD) for participation in one / two project sessions. The regular admission fee (after 31st of January, 2014) is 1299 /2468 EUR (app.1729 / 3319 USD) for participation in one / two project sessions. The Admission fee includes educational and fieldwork activities, tools, materials, full-board accommodation (including three meals per day), Project Handbook, issue of Certificate of Attendance, excursions/sightseeing tours/entrance fees and administrative costs. Transcripts are available upon request for an additional tuition fee starting from 270 EUR (app. 350 USD)!
Keywords: field school | excavations | archaeology
This announcement will be displayed until: 05/31/2014
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