Topic ID #39037 - posted 12/13/2017 8:58 AM

Macedonia- Stobi Archaeology Field School 2018


The old city of Stobi “…Stobis, vetus urbs…”, as the Roman historian Livy named it, at the confluence of rivers Crna (ancient Erigon) and Vardar (ancient Axios), was the largest city in the northern part of the Roman province Macedonia, later the capital city of the Roman province Macedonia Secunda, an important urban, military, administrative, trade and religious center of two large empires: Roman and Early Byzantine. In 2016 and 2017, field school students unearthed a building located between the most representative residential building at Stobi – the Theodosian Palace (given its name under the assumption that the emperor Theodosius I was housed there during his visit to Stobi in 388 CE) – and the so called “Jail”, dated to the last urban phase of Stobi in 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 intensive training in photogrammetry and mapping of architectural remains and large archaeological features in excavated units at the site. In addition, students will take part in excursions to significant heritage sites in R. of Macedonia and the famous ancient Macedonian capitals Pella and Vergina in Greece.

·         Course Dates: June 23-July 21, 2018

·         Enrollment Status: OPEN

·         Total Cost: $4,000

·         Course Type: Field Archaeology

·         Instructors: Dr. Silvana Blazhevska, Dr. George A. Bevan, Dr. Angela Pencheva


Participants stay at 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.


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.


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