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Fieldwork Opportunities

As we receive notice of fieldwork opportunities, we will post them here. These listings may include field courses for degree credit, non-credit opportunities for volunteers, and employment opportunities suited to undergraduate students. If you require a third-year field course credit, please verify that the project you are considering can be counted toward that degree requirement; Trent field courses at the third-year level count, but those offered by another institution must be pre-approved by both the Archaeology Program and the Office of the Registrar (for the latter, see “Letter of Permission”).

While there is a much wider variety of opportunities available than are indicated here (see, for instance, the Fieldwork listings of the AIA, the postings here are only ones that have some form of affiliation with Trent’s archaeological community (including the Trent University Archaeological Research Centre, and/or are known to Trent archaeologists as offering good practical experience.

Please check back regularly; some projects do not advertise until much later in the year than others (and most do not begin advertising until late Fall/early Winter).

Location: Ancient Caere (present-day Cerveteri), Italy (Etruscan site)

Category of Opportunity: field course for university credit

Note: Before committing financially to this dig, Trent students who would like this credit to count toward their degree need to obtain permission from AHCL Chair/Archaeology Program Coordinator, Dr. Jennifer P. Moore and obtain a formal ‘Letter of Permission’ from Trent’s Registrar’s Office (see www.trentu.ca/letterofpermission).

Nature of Opportunity: excavation

Season Dates: June 2012 (5 weeks), exact dates TBA

Application Deadline: formal advertisement & announcement of deadline have not yet been announced as some details are still being worked out; contact director for more info

Project Website: http://www.queensu.ca/classics/matera.html

Description of project: see website for details.

Food & Lodging Arrangements and Cost: still being negotiated; contact director for more info

Contact information: Email Dr. Fabio Colivicchi, Queen’s University

Location: Gournia, Crete (Minoan site)

Category of Opportunity: field course for university credit

Note: Before committing financially to this dig, Trent students who would like this credit to count toward their degree need to obtain permission from AHCL Chair/Archaeology Program Coordinator, Dr. Jennifer P. Moore and obtain a formal ‘Letter of Permission’ from Trent’s Registrar’s Office (see www.trentu.ca/letterofpermission).

Nature of Opportunity: excavation

Season Dates: June 10-July 28, 2012

Application Deadline: February 15th, but it is strongly recommended that interested students apply as soon as possible as places will be offered to qualified major applicants partially on a first come-first serve basis.

Project Website: www.brocku.ca/humanities/departments-and-centres/classics/study-overseas/archaeological-practicum

Description of project: see website for details.

Food & Lodging Arrangements: Students will be housed in local hostels in Pacheia Ammos, a five minute drive from the site. The Practicum Fee will cover accommodations, but students will be responsible for their own meals. Pacheia Ammos is a small town, but there are plenty of restaurants along the waterfront, as well as small grocery stores within easy walking distance.

Cost: The fee for CLAS 3F75 will be approximately $2500-$3000 (exact figure is still being determined). Included in the cost of the fee will be: field trip accommodations, transportation and museum/site entrances; ground transportation to and from the site; accommodations in Pacheia Ammos; some excavation equipment and supplies; special welcome and farewell dinners. The following expenses are NOT included in the above fees: tuition (one credit hour); transatlantic airfare; food; all expenses of a personal nature; all local travel of a personal nature. Food costs are approximately the same as in Canada.

Contact information: Email Professor R. Angus K. Smith, Brock University