Topic ID #30386 - posted 12/17/2013 3:23 PM

Greece- Kephallenia Field School




Dates: June 29 – July 26, 2014

Project Description: Archaeological Shoreline Research (A. Sho.Re) is a Geo-Archaeological project set up to explore the archaeology of the Coastal Zone at the Island of Kephallenia. The project aims to establish an interdisciplinary survey methodology of maritime landscapes. Research design draws heavily on the interface between Archaeology and Earth Sciences, the geomorphic formation processes in particular (geology, geomorphology, palaeohydrology, etc.). Fieldwork focuses on the systematic and extensive survey along the shores of SE Kephallenia. Work will be done mostly in the shallow water off the island coast (max depth of 2 meters) and students should expect to spend most of the day snorkeling and in the water. Students will use GPS and underwater photography to document sites.  Students attending this program must be good swimmers and have strong stamina as we will spend most of the day working in the water. Strict safety discipline will be practiced and instructions from safety boats must be followed. Students will be asked to adhere to special diet (provided by the project) that will enable prolonged work in marine environment


Academic Credits: Attending students will be awarded 8 semester credit units (equivalent to 12 quarter units) through Connecticut College.

Total Cost: $ 4,950

Accommodations: Students will stay in local, moderate lodgings with own bathroom and showers (possibly kitchenette), shared between 2-4 persons.

Meals: Breakfasts and lunches will be self-prepared but ingredients provided by the project. Students are responsible for their own weekend meals. Participants in swimming and snorkeling sessions are expected to comply with dietary limitations applied to breakfasts and lunch. Dinner will be provided at a local restaurant/local cook following the daily field activities. Greece is famous for its balanced diet and inclusion of many fruits and vegetables. Yet, vegetarians may find this program challenging as vast amounts of calories are consumed daily during swimming survey. Vegan, kosher and other diets are impossible to accommodate in this program.

Travel Information: Students will be met by project staff on the island of Kephallenia on June 29. Students will be met at the Airport on the island in Argostoli (EFL) or at the Poros Port for those who will take the ferry.   

If you missed your connection or your flight is delayed, please call, text or email to the project director.  Local cell phone numbers and other emergency contact information will be provided to all enrolled students.

Visa Requirements: Greece is a party to the Schengen Agreement. As such, US Citizens may enter Greece for up to 90 days for tourist or business purposes without a visa. Stiff fines may be imposed for overstaying the 90-day period. Your passport should be valid for at least three months beyond the period of your stay. For more information on travel in Greece, please visit the US State Department Travel Advice page

Health: For specific information regarding travel health issues pertinent to travel in Greece, consult with the Centers for Disease Control website.

Project Directors and Contact Information: Dr. Evyenia Yiannnouli, University of the Peloponnese, Greece (

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