Delphi, Greece

Archaeological Excavations in Delphi Late Mycenaean Settlement

when 19 July 2017 - 1 August 2017
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 EC
fee EUR 900

Theoretical background and hands on the portable instrumentation in fieldwork, use and learning of specialized softwares. Intensive course allowing proper time out to relax, get inspired from lovely Delphi environs, combine learning experience with participatation in local life

Course leader

Prof. Ioannis Liritzis -Lab of Archaeometry, Dept of Mediterranean Studies- University of the Aegean

Scientific Responsible of archaeological excavations Co-PI: Dr. Athanasios Sideris

Target group

 PhD candidates, graduates, undergraduates
 Archaeology graduates or undergraduates
 Cultural Heritage researchers
 Archaeometrists, archaeological scientists
 Civil servants from the public or private sector involved with heritage
 Scientists in cultural issues, cultural management, dissemination & documentation
 Museologists
 Graduates in cultural studies, museology,
 Survey archaeologists
 Engineers in documenting cultural tourism, sustainable development from cultural heritage and museums
 Virtual museum learners
 Freelancers

Course aim

Familiarization of participants with the archaeological surveys, archaeological dig, documentation, processing of excavated finds, preventive conservation issues, hands on archaeometric non-destructive analysis in situ, writing excavation reports and keeping diaries. All tutoring shall be given having in mind the level for beginners in the field.

 Introduction to the current state-of-the-art of modern archaeological excavations and trends (cyberarchaeology, Archaeometry, Excavation techniques, the archaeology of the area)
 12 days excavation, measurements, lab processing of finds
 1 day museum and sanctuary of Delphi guiding and educational touring in adjacent areas around Delphi and Corinthian Gulf

Particular emphasis will be given to practical professional experience. Students will have a great experience and form strong bonds with their peers on a field program. For this reason our Programme offers something more than a great academic course; including special opportunities and experiences in situ and in storage lab.

And more experiences….try the local traditional delicious cook, mix with local people and swim in the blue Corinthian Gulf waters .….
The Students will participate in all aspects of the archaeological fieldwork under the supervision of a staff of field archaeologists and technical experts, all of whom have extensive field experience and advanced academic training in classical and Mycenaean archaeology.

Students and Volunteers (who submit the tuition fee) will be trained in the basic techniques of excavation: working with pick, trowel, shovel, and wheelbarrow; cleaning and investigating stratigraphy; delicate cleaning of artifacts in the ground; sifting of excavated earth and techniques of flotation; washing and basic conservation of pottery and other objects; hands on portable spectroscopy instruments for archaeometric analysis, geophysical prospection, drones and image processing, principles of preventive conservation, and clerical work involved in the keeping of excavation records.

Tasks will be assigned in rotation, and participants are expected to get involved in all of them. Room and full board are taken care in local village family rooms and tavernas. Travel arrangements to and from Greece are the responsibility of each participant though detailed info is provided how to reach the site.

Credits info

5 EC
5 ECTS Credit Units (lectures, Fieldwork, software practice, exams) (1 ECTS - European Credit Transfer System =~ 25 hrs workload and includes lectures, preparation/reading, fieldwork and lab work and lectures).
Graduate students are subjected to an exam test by 20th July 2016 on the course lectures.
The instructors will evaluate the final grade derived from a) exams (weight 60%), b) the preparatory Essay prior to this Course (30%), as well as, b) the reflective Journal (diary with daily academic activities) & participation in discussions and lectures (10%).

Fee info

EUR 900: Fees: 900 Euros for 12 days all inclusive – tuition, accommodation, bus from Athens to the site and back, museum entries, local travel, basic stationery & tee-shirts (your travel from abroad to the site is excluded).
Payment: The 150 Euros is deposited in the University of the Aegean via the online pay system with registration and the rest (750 Euros) are paid by yourself for fieldwork and tuition expenses in situ (via credit cards withdrawal).