Roman Frontier Excavation Field School and Ground-Penetrating Radar Training Workshop (Transylvania, Romania)

Roman Frontier Excavation Field School and Ground-Penetrating Radar Training Workshop (Transylvania, Romania)

Roman Villa and Settlement Excavation – Identity and Wealth on the Roman Frontier
Location: Rapolt, Hunedoara County, Transylvania - Romania
Dates:
     Session 1: June 7 - July 4, 2020
     Session 2: July 5 - August 1, 2020
Team Size: 18 participants per session
E-mailarchaeology@archaeotek.org

Description: The integrated outcomes of our various field techniques have yielded extraordinary results: a rural built space of ca. one hectare, with massive fortification walls decorated with exterior frescoes, richly built two-story buildings, containing exceptional artifacts (well preserved bronze statues, jewelry, mint condition coins, writing implements, etc.). Our target excavation, the central building of the “villa” has already presented us with a very complex and surprising occupation sequence and practices.

Program Fees: US$ 1695 per 4-week session (program fees, equipment, room and board - see webpage for details).

Web Sitehttps://www.archaeotek-archaeology.org/roman-villa-excavation
Application Formhttps://www.archaeotek-archaeology.org/application-excavation-and-gpr

Applied Field Geophysics Workshop – Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) Applications
Location: Rapolt / Micia / Uroi, Hunedoara County, Transylvania - Romania
Dates: June 14-20; June 21-27; July 12-18; July 19-25, 2020
Team Size: 3 participants per GPR system per session
E-mailarchaeology@archaeotek.org

 

Description: Our program offers intensive training in Ground Penetrating Radar exploration techniques, both field and laboratory analysis, as it applies to the anthropogenic transformation of a historical landscape. Our two case studies are the fortified medieval military castle of Uroi; and the multi-layered, multi-occupation from late Prehistory to present day site of Micia. Our participants will become proficient with 250MHz and 500MHz GPR systems in both rough terrain and cart configurations.

Program Fees: US$ 1095 per 5-day session (program fees, equipment, full room and board - see webpage for details).

Web Sitehttps://www.archaeotek-archaeology.org/gpr-exploration

Application Formhttps://www.archaeotek-archaeology.org/application-excavation-and-gpr

 

Geophysics (GPR) Exploration and Roman Archaeological Excavation
Location: Rapolt / Micia / Uroi, Hunedoara County, Transylvania - Romania
Dates:
     Session 1: June 7 - July 4, 2020
     Session 2: July 5 - August 1, 2020
Team Size: 3 participants per GPR system per session
E-mailarchaeology@archaeotek.org

Description: Integrated program, combining the  Applied Field Geophysics (GPR) Workshop and  Roman Villa and Settlement Excavation (see above).

Program Fees: US$ 2295 per 4-week session (program fees, equipment, room and board - see webpage for details).

Web Sitehttps://www.archaeotek-archaeology.org/gpr-exploration-and-excavation
Application Formhttps://www.archaeotek-archaeology.org/application-excavation-and-gpr

Could you please forward the below field excavation, and GPR training and survey opportunities to your undergraduate and graduate students (for details, visit: https://www.archaeotek-archaeology.org).

We are continuing to make great strides into a new understanding of the development of the Roman frontier populations. Dacia (i.e. modern historical Transylvania) was, arguably, the most important frontier of the Roman Empire: its gold and silver sustained the collapsing imperial economy for two centuries. However, the “imperial idea” on the Eastern European Provincial frontier was more complex that Rome ever expected it… and it even outlasted the idea of Rome itself. Local Roman Provincial realities, born out of economic, cultural, social and political creolization, constant and dynamic negotiation of power, and shifting populations have outlived the ideological centers that have claimed historical ownership of these regions, creating their own distinct expressions of identity.

Our programs offer a very extensive approach to the anthropology and archaeology of the Roman frontier environments, through field work, laboratory analysis and lectures. Concurrently, our intensive Ground-Penetrating Radar (GPR) program allows our participants to acquire a highly marketable skill set, becoming proficient in both GPR systems (250MHz and 500MHz) and  configurations used in near subsurface investigations. Our students will be able to experience several field approaches, ranging from Classical excavation, anthropological site exploration, as well as  geophysical (GPR) surveys. Our programs provide a complete and scientifically integrated approach to a Classical site, in a very complex environment. In a region fundamentally important to our understanding of European genesis.

Our participants will not only explore the archaeology of the region, but will have the opportunity to sample the magic of Transylvania, through its amazing historical and natural landscapes.

Our programs are available for both credit students and non-credit participants.

Best regards,

Andre Gonciar
Director - ArchaeoTek / BioArch Canada

 

 

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