Topic ID #39023 - posted 12/12/2017 3:23 PM

Ireland- Ferrycarrig SUMMER Archaeology Field School 2018



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Built in 1,169 CE, Ferrycarrig is crucial to our understanding of the earliest stages of the Anglo-Norman invasion of Ireland. Probably one of the first permanent Norman fortifications to be built in Ireland, the site comprised a ringwork castle placed on a natural promontory overlooking the River Slaney and Wexford town. Today, the bank and ditch are all that remain above the ground but archaeological excavations in the 1980’s uncovered significant evidence of the fortifications preserved below ground.

Ferrycarrig is located within the Irish National Heritage Park, an open-air museum which recreates the key stages in Ireland’s past, providing a stunning backdrop to the archaeological research site. Students will be exposed not only to archaeological investigation at the site but also to the many and myriad ways by which the public is presented, view and interpret the archaeological record.

  • Course Dates: July 1-July 28, 2018
  • Enrollment Status: OPEN
  • Total Cost: $4,520
  • Course Type: Field Archaeology
  • Instructors: Dr. Denis Shine, Dr. Stephen Mandal

Accommodations:

Students will stay with local families at the town of Wexford. Home Stay students live with local families, and experience true home life in provincial Ireland. Students will walk to and from the site daily (depending on the location of the Home Stay, up to a 35-minute walk). Where walking to the site is not possible, students will be dropped to and collected from the Irish National Heritage Park. Breakfast and dinner will be provided along with a packed lunch. Students are encouraged to avail of their free time at weekends and explore Ireland.

ACADEMIC CREDIT UNITS & TRANSCRIPTS Credit Units: Attending students will be awarded 8 semester credit units (equivalent to 12 quarter credit units) through our academic partner, Connecticut College. Connecticut College is a private, highly ranked liberal arts institution with a deep commitment to undergraduate education. Students will receive a letter grade for attending this field school (see grading assessment and matrix). This field school provides a minimum of 160 direct instructional hours. Students are encouraged to discuss the transferability of credit units with faculty and registrars at their home institutions prior to attending this field school.

 

For Further information visit program page: http://ifrglobal.org/program/ireland-ferrycarrig-summer/






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