ROMAN POTTERY PROCESSING FIELD SCHOOL 2011 (YAKIMOVO, NORTH-WEST BULGARIA)
The archaeological site near the village of Yakimovo (North-West Bulgaria) is located in the valley of the Cibritza river (the ancient Cebrus) where Strabo points out the border between Upper (Superior) and Lower (Inferior) Moesia. The site was excavated for the first time between 1959-1962. Now, 50 years later, the Bulgarian Archaeological Association is pleased to announce the re-exploration of this extremely interesting site. Yakimovo offers an exclusively interesting view on Antiquity being one of the earliest places conquered by the Romans on the contemporary Balkan Peninsula.
The main goal of the project is to acquaint students with the basic methods of archaeological records of Roman pottery. During the course participants will work with authentic Roman shards and will learn: the analytical techniques; how to render a pottery material into a systematic classification; how to make a technical drawing; how to use the graphic software and prepare materials for publication; how to interpret the archaeological data.
In addition students will be incorporated into a well-structured programme based on intensive practice on site in the mornings and laboratory work in the afternoons. Participants will learn how to document different archaeological structures, and how to clean, sort, draw and describe excavated material. At the end of the course, students will receive a certificate of participation stating the hours and activities undertaken on the course, which enables them to receive full accreditation at their respective academic institution. Participants who perform exceedingly well will receive a letter of recommendation from our organization.
Accommodation will be in hotel in town of Montana with bathroom, TV, i-net.
Period Roman Age (1-3C AD) - Byzantine (4-5 C AD); Dates June 6 - 19, 2011; Minimum stay Full two weeks; Costs 675 Euros
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