Topic ID #37722 - posted 12/1/2016 1:24 PM

Greece (Crete): Azoria Field School 2017 - Academic Credit through UCLA


Project Overview

The Azoria Project Field School in Crete is an introduction to archaeological field methods in the context of a large-scale multidisciplinary excavation of an Archaic-period urban center on the island of Crete in the Greek Aegean (7th-5th century B.C.). The program engages diverse methodological perspectives on the practice of excavation in prehistoric and historical periods, while introducing students to the archaeology of Crete, and the periods, cultures, and environmental contexts represented by the site and region of Azoria. Students will have the opportunity to work as assistants to field archaeologists and various specialists, learning excavation, recording, and conservation techniques first-hand.

Program Director: Prof. Donald C. Haggis, Prof. C. Margaret Scarry, & Prof. Margaret S. Mook 
Course Dates: May 27-July 14, 2017
Application Deadline: May 25, 2017
Tuition: $4,810
Credit: 12 UCLA credit units

Accommodations: Rooms are provided in local pensions and hotels (rental rooms) in the village of Kavousi. Students will share a room with one or two other project members. All facilities provide basic sheets, pillows and blankets, and have attached toilet and shower facilities. Sheets will be changed by the pensions weekly. Soap and toilet paper are sometimes provided, but are never sufficient for American consumers, so expect to be buying your own soap and most of your own toilet paper (available at markets within the village). Meals: Food will not be provided by the project. Students should allocate additional $1,400-$1,600 for food for the duration of the project. Small markets for buying sundries, breakfast and lunch supplies, as well as a bakery, are located in Kavousi. We will facilitate a visit to the bakery every morning before work. For evening meal, it is recommended that students patronize the local tavernas and other eating establishments where a variety of short-order and prepared food can be found. There are presently three cafes in the plateia (Central Square) of the village that will prepare food in the evening; two tavernas on the main highway in the village and one at the Tholos Beach Hotel, where most students will be staying.

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