Porto Cheli, Greece

Submerged Prehistoric Landscapes

when 19 August 2024 - 23 August 2024
language English
duration 1 week
credits 3 EC
fee CHF 750

Following the success of the University of Geneva Terra Submersa expedition in 2014, the summer school offers an intensive course on a new, multidisciplinary scientific field: Continental Shelf Prehistoric Research (CSPR).

The course aims at educating postgraduate students and young scientists to move across the boundaries of marine geosciences and archaeology, in order to shed light on the interaction between our ancestors with the dynamically changing environment.

Practically, the summer school will take place in Porto Cheli (Greece), and include field trips to the prehistoric site of Franchthi Cave and surrounding area. Its objective is to give the opportunity for young archaeologists and geoscientists to:

Learn about marine geophysical (multibeam, side scan sonar, sub bottom 
profiler), marine geological methodologies as well as data acquisition, post-processing and interpretation
Understand paleoclimate and sea-level changes and their interaction with isostatic and tectonic
vertical movements
Link climate, sea level and environmental changes to the archaeology of people who 
lived on and migrated across the continental shelf
Familiarize with key themes in coastal prehistory

Course leader

Teaching by the University of Geneva faculty and renowned experts from international universities or institutions.

Dr. Julien Beck
Archaeology, University of Geneva

Dr. Dimitris Sakellariou
Hellenic Centre for Marine Research

Credits info

3 EC
Each summer school will indicate its equivalence in ECTS credits in its description. Participants will be provided with a Certificate of Completion of the course if they satisfy attendance and evaluation requirements. It is the participant’s responsibility to verify the validity of the course and validate it at their home university prior to participating in the course.

Fee info

CHF 750: Final Deadline 15 August 2024

Tuition Fees: CHF 750 Room of 2-3 persones

Free full-board accommodation included!
6 nights at Porto Cheli, shared rooms for 2-3 persons.
CHF 950: Final Deadline 15 August 2024

Tuition Fees: CHF 950 Single room


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