Your top opportunity for a firsthand archaeological experience

During your stay you will be working and learning alongside professionals who will be more than happy to help you get a better grasp of the excavation techniques required in this environment. You will be able to get firsthand experience in all necessary archaeological practices as well as the experimental projects.

The social life in the camp is usually very cool and dynamic, and the chance to exchange knowledge, ideas and stories with foreign fellow professionals or students will definitely enrich your experience. The balance between fun and science is delicate, but Team SMR has absolutely mastered it.

Archaeology of the Eneolithic (Copper Age) and Europe’s first civilization.

Excavations on a wide range of objectives, covering a broad time frame (5000 – 3800 BC).

Archaeological field techniques of 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.


Basic field bioarchaeological study of animal and human bones.

Flotation and sieving 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 visited sites.

Due to the extreme heat at noon, the field work is divided in two shifts, between 06:00 – 11:00 and 17:00 – 20:00, respectively.

Outside this schedule, additional base work can be done, ranging from administrative tasks (cleaning, data checking, material sorting, etc.) to flotation, drone surveys or wet sieving.

Of course, leisure time is mandatory in order to cope with the effort of the campaign. That’s why on Saturdays, the team will only work the morning shift, followed by a well-deserved break until Monday morning.

Admission fee*: 

Regular: € 300 ($ 349 / £ 274)

Early Bird: € 200 ($ 233 / £ 183) – Available until June 30th 2021!

Field school sessions available: 

Session 1: July 9th – July 23rd;

Session 2: July 24th – August 7th;

Session 3: August 8th – August 26th / 27th.

Minimum duration: Two weeks

Minimum age: 18

Project language: English

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 2018). 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: June 27th, 2021

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 Romania!
3. Obtain entry visa, if needed!
4. Book your flight as early as possible!
5. For further information or questions, please contact the Project Coordinator (

*Both admission fees include: Educational and fieldwork activities, full-board accommodation and 3 meals per day (including drinks), a SULTANA SCHOOL OF ARCHAEOLOGY official T-shirt, tools, materials, project handbook and issue of Certificate of Attendance, administrative costs and trips included in the field school program plus relevant entrance fees.

*The admission fees cover the ENTIRE CAMPAIGN. 

Fill-in and submit via e-mail ( the application form!

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 (