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Field School Announcement
Rise and Fall of the First European “Civilization” - Tell Yunatsite Excavations 2014
Sponsor: The 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" St.
Stara Zagora 6004 Bulgaria
Phone: + 359 877 725 052
Email: bhfs.admissions@gmail.com
URL http://www.bhfieldschool.org/bh2013yunatsite.html
Description
The RISE AND FALL OF THE FIRST EUROPEAN "CIVILIZATION" 2014 PROJECT will continue exploring in depth the earliest stages of tell's history through excavation of the Vasil Mikov's trench (app. 300 sq.m. ?xcavations that took place there in 1939 were restarted in 2012) and esp. the Copper age structures there: foundations of dwellings, amazingly well preseved Chalcolithic wooden flooring and a high number of ovens. During the small-scale excavations of the Mikov's trench in 2012 and 2013 archaeologists and students found numerous artifacts such as weapons, anthropomorphic and zoomorphic figurines, Spondylus jewels, decorated fineware pottery, shards marked by characters/pictograms). All of them belong to the three earliest tell building levels 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 project sessions available in 2014 include the following three modules: 1.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; 2.lectures, workshops and field trainings in Prehistoric and Field Archaeology, Finds' processing and Documentation as well as 3. excursions to various cultural and archaeological sites in the region such as the Pazardzhik Museum and the ancient town of Plovdiv. Session Dates: Session 1: 19 July - 2 August 2014; Session 2: 3 - 16 August 2014 & Session 3: 19 July - 9 August 2014 Cost: Before 31st of January, 2014: 1124 / 1619 / 2373 EUR (app. 1400 / 2100 / 2660 USD) for participation in one / extended / two project sessions. The regular admission fee (after 31st of January, 2014) is 1249 /1799 / 2373 EUR (app. 1550 / 2338 / 2990 USD) for participation in one / extended / 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: 08/15/2014
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