Field Archaeological School

General info: This is a firsthand opportunity for brilliant archaeological experience. At 100 km from the capital Bucharest, the site is quite easily accessible. The accommodation and food is included in the price and you can choose between indoors or, if you have a tent, outdoors. Facilities include toilets and shower with hot water for refreshment after a long hot day in the field.
Due to the hot weather conditions the schedule is divided in two sections, the first from 06.00 to 11.00 and 17.00 to 20.00. During your stay you will be working and learning alongside professionals who will be more than happy to help you gain a better knowledge in the excavation techniques required in that environment. You will be able to get firsthand experience in all necessary archaeological practices as well as the experimental projects.
On the social side, life at camp is usually very colorful and the chance of exchange ideas and stories with the Romanian professionals and students will definitely enrich your experience here. The atmosphere is friendly and cheerful but also educational focused on the field.

Major field school topics/activities: Archaeology of the Eneolithic (Copper Age) and Europe's first civilization; Excavations of the a flat-settlement, a tell settlement, a off-tell settlement, and a cemetery that cover a generous timespan (5000 – 3800 BC); Archaeological field techniques and methods for excavation and documentation (with regard to the specifics of the stratigraphic excavation, field recording of the data and material culture); How to use different archaeological tools (e.g. trowel, dumpy level, total station); Creation of Field Documentation - Field Journal, Context Sheets and Labels, Ground Plans and Cross-sections, Photographs, etc; Topographical data collecting and GIS spatial analysis; Sampling; Basic field bioachaeological study of animal and human bones; Flotation activities; Documentation of prehistoric artifacts (e.g. flint, stone, clay objects, pots, shards, etc.) and ecofacts (e.g. animal bones, shells, snails, plan remains, etc.; Processing of finds and samples; Experimental archaeology.

All participants will Receive Heritage Field School Certificate specifying the fieldwork hours, educational modules, and sites visited;

Join us

Fill-in and submit via email (lazarc@arheologie.ro) the application form! Download here

You will receive an e-mail confirming the receipt from our Admission Officer within 48hrs (except holidays). If you don’t have it in your mailbox, then your application probably didn’t arrive, or the e-mail you specified is either wrong or inaccessible, so you should contact us for clarification. The Project Coordinator will consider your application and let you know about the decision within two weeks. If you are admitted, you will receive by e-mail the admission notification (as an e-mail text) and an Attendance Agreement as a PDF file.
For further information contact the Project Coordinator (lazarc@arheologie.ro).

Other important information:

Field school sessions available: Session 1 – 10-23 July 2017; Session 2 – 24 July – 6 August 2017; Session 3 – 7-20 August 2017

Minimum length of stay: Two weeks

Minimum age: 18

Number of field school places available per session: Maximum 15

Project language: English

The regular admission fee for two-week project session is 500 € (about 424 £ or 544 $)
The admission fee includes : Educational and fieldwork activities, full-board accommodation and 3 meals per day (including drinks), an Official T-Shirt of the Field Archaeological School, tools, materials, project handbook and issue of Certificate of Attendance, administrative costs and excursions included in the field school program plus relevant entrance fees.
Early Bird Admission fee for two week project session is 350 € (about 297 £ or 381 $) available until 31 May 2017.

Discounts off the regular admission fee:
- Participation in any Sultana Field Archaeological School in the past (10% discount off)
- Group participation (three or more people, who participate together in the Field Archaeological School in 2017). The discount is valid for each participant (15% discount off)
- For who participate in a two or three session in the current Field Archaeological School (20% discount off)

Application Deadline: Sunday, June 25, 2017

Get ready for the trip!

1. Read carefully the information about the site and Romania!
2. Check your passport validity! EU citizens don’t need passports, but only ID card to enter in Romania!
3. Obtain entry visa, if needed!
4. Book your flight as early as possible!
5. For further information or question please contact the Project Coordinator (lazarc@arheologie.ro).