Topic ID #37733 - posted 12/2/2016 8:57 AM

Macedonia: Stobi Field School 2017 - Academic Credit through UCLA


Project Overview

The Roman city of Stobi was strategically located at the meeting of two important ancient roads that ran along the rivers Vardar (ancient Axios) and Crna (ancient 
Erigon). This position brought Stobi long-term prosperity, especially in the period between the 1st and 3rd centuries CE. In the last seasons, the field school was focused on the most representative, residential building in Stobi – Theodosian Palace – located at the center of the Roman town. The building, which is richly decorated with mosaics, was given its name under the assumption that the emperor Theodosius I was housed there during his visit to Stobi in 388 CE. Next to it, in 2016 students unearthed another building located between the palace and the so-called “Jail”, dated to the last urban phase of Stobi (the second half of the 6th century CE). The temporal and architectural relationships between these three buildings are unclear, and the forthcoming season will be dedicated to exploring this issue concerning the architectural history of Stobi. The excavation program for students will be complemented by an intense training on photogrammetry and mapping of architectural remains and large archaeological features in excavated units at the site.

Program Director: Dr. Silvana Blazhevska, Dr. George A. Bevan, and Ms. Angela Pencheva
Course Dates: June 24-July 22, 2017
Application Deadline: June 22, 2017
Tuition: $4,750
Credit: 12 UCLA credit units

Accommodations: Participants stay in the recently renovated, air-conditioned cabins at the archaeological base camp next to the ancient site of Stobi. Students will be housed in rooms with 2-3 beds each. Each cabin has 4 bedrooms, a living room, and 2 bathrooms with showers. A washing machine and Wi-Fi are available for free. 
The closest village to Stobi is Gradsko (5 km), where there are grocery stores, a pharmacy, an ATM, and medical facilities. The closest big supermarket, drug-stores, pharmacies, banks with ATM and hospitals are in the city of Negotino (13 Km from Stobi).
Meals: Three meals (fresh, homemade food) per day are covered by your tuition. Meals usually take place at the field house premises, except for lunch packages during excursions. This field school can accommodate vegetarians, vegans, and individuals with lactose-intolerance diets. Kosher and gluten-free diets are impossible to accommodate at this location.

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