The Malcolm H. Wiener Laboratory for Archaeological Science in collaboration with the ASCSA Excavations at the Athenian Agora offers a full week-long Field School on Site Formation, Stratigraphy, and Geoarchaeology in the Athenian Agora. Dr. Panagiotis (Takis) Karkanas, Director of the Wiener Laboratory, and Dr. Paul Goldberg, Senior Visiting Professor, Institut für Naturwissenschaftliche Archäologie (INA), University of Tübingen, will supervise the intensive field school. Registered students will be involved in interdisciplinary field research in the Athenian Agora primarily focused on archaeological context, geoarchaeology, and material sciences. Through field observations, laboratory analysis, and lectures, students will receive instruction in the study and analysis of archaeological sediments and deposits, as well as gain experience in the recording of stratigraphy and the understanding of site formation processes.
A maximum of 12 students will be accepted for the course. Preference is given to advanced students and post-docs with a background in archaeology, and preferably some exposure to the natural sciences.
Participants who successfully complete the course of instruction will receive a certificate detailing the content of the field school.
Textbooks: Reconstructing Archaeological Sites 2019 by Panagiotis Karkanas and Paul Goldberg (Wiley Blackwell), Practical and Theoretical Geoarchaeology, 2nd edition 2022 by Paul Goldberg, Richard I. Macphail, C Carey, and Y Zhuang (Blackwell), and Microarchaeology 2010 by Stephen Weiner (Cambridge University Press).
A syllabus will be emailed three weeks before the start of the field school.
The cost for Room and Board is 400 euros for the entire week.
Travel costs to and within Athens are not included.
Applications should be submitted no later than February 15, 2023 via the online application form. Application materials include a brief cover letter explaining the candidate’s interest in the course, a CV, a list of grades (unofficial transcript), and names and email addresses of two referees. Referees might be contacted for references after the application deadline, if necessary.Link to online application form