Thessaloniki, Greece

Archaeology and Greek language

when 10 July 2017 - 28 July 2017
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 6 EC
fee EUR 2000

The Modern Greek Course

During the first week of the summer school, participants will attend an intensive Greek language course at A1 and A2 level. The School of Modern Greek Language of the Aristotle University has a long-standing experience in the field of teaching Greek as a second/foreign language.

The Fieldwork

The fieldwork will take place at the Bronze and Iron Age settlement site of Thessaloniki Toumba, excavated by the Department of Archaeology, one of the top Archaeology Schools in Europe.* Work will focus on the investigation of the well preserved prehistoric houses of the site and the understanding of the various aspects of the lives of their inhabitants.

During the two weeks at the excavation the participants will be introduced to frontline fieldwork methods and archaeological theory. Students will rotate between digging in trenches and the processing of finds in the excavation shed and laboratory in order to acquire practical archaeological skills in a real research environment. Working in the trench will involve training, in the textual and three-dimensional documentation of the excavation process and the understanding of the basic principles of archaeological stratigraphy.

In the shed, students will work on the quantification, classification and cataloguing of atrtifacts and the processing of bioarchaeological remains. Fieldwork will be supplemented in the afternoon by hands on workshops on interdisciplinary approaches related to the study of excavated finds. Furthermore, through a series of lectures by specialists and fieldtrips, participants will familiarize themselves with aspects of the history and art of Northern Greece throughout the past.

*QS Top Universities: Top Archaeology Schools in Europe

Target group

Students of Archaeology,
History of Art,
Classics and History (preferably with emphasis in Ancient and Medieval periods)

Fee info

EUR 2000: Participants will have to cover their own travel and everyday expenses.
Field-trips and scheduled visits to the museums are covered.