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|Program Types:||Faculty-Led Global Seminar||Areas of Study:||Art History, Classics, Anthropology, Engineering Humanities/SS|
|Minimum Required GPA (at time of application):||2.50||Minimum Class Standing (at program start):||2 - sophomore|
|Course Prerequisite(s):||No Program Course Prerequisites||Housing:||Apartments/Houses|
|Open to students from:||Any U.S. Institution, All CU Campuses (UCB/UCD/UCCS), CU-Boulder||Language(s) of Instruction:||English|
|Course Load for Summer/Winter Program:||6 credits||Length of Summer/Winter Program:||7 Weeks|
Get unique, hands-on experience working on an archaeological project in Greece
- Earn 6 credits in 7 weeks toward your Anthropology, Art History or Classics major
- Enjoy day trips to some of Greece's most famous archaeological sites and museums (including a play in the ancient theatre of Epidaurus!)
Spend a few months this summer in the rural and beautiful fishing village of Myloi
Missed the interest meeting? Check out the info here!
In this program, you will discover and explore new archaeological sites in the territory of Argos in southwestern Greece. These sites are ancient towns and farmsteads, fortifications, and religious sanctuaries. Using advanced techniques in archaeological survey, you will explore the western hinterland of Argos and gather information about landscape use and settlement patterns there from the Neolithic period (ca. 6000 BC) to the Greek War of Independence (early 19th c. AD). The multi-disciplinary approach of this program incorporates the fields of archaeology, anthropology, geology and geography. You will gain experience with survey methodology, ceramic analysis, Geographical Information Systems (GIS), geology and modern ethnographic studies. In addition, visits to the main sites of the region, including Mycenae, Corinth, and Nemea, will provide you with first-hand, in-depth knowledge of the archaeology and history of Greece.
The program will be housed in the charming seaside village of Myloi. Myloi's attractive beach and bustling restaurants make it a popular weekend spot for locals. It is also only 7 miles from Nafplio, a picturesque and historic city on the Gulf of Argos, and one of the most popular destinations in Greece. You will live in locally-run vacation apartments with easy access to the beach. Each apartment will house two students, and has a balcony, a living room, a fully-equipped kitchen, and a private bathroom. Amenities include AC, TV, internet, and access to free laundry facilities.
You will be provided daily with self-catered breakfasts. On work days, you will be provided with simple picnic lunches in the field and group dinners at local restaurants.
You are responsible for making your own transportation arrangements to Greece and back. Transportation on program-related activities is provided as part of the program fee.
- Course: CLAS/ARTH 4209/5209, Classical Archaeological Field Methods
- Credits: 6 upper-division credit hours
- Approved for: Earn 6 credits toward Anthropology, Art History or Classics majors
- Grading: This is a CU-Boulder course, so you will receive letter grades
- See course description
You will earn six credits in this seven-week course by working six days a week in the field with trips on Saturday afternoons to archaeological sites and museums. Students should prepare themselves for the physical nature of the program, as the group will spend long hours out in the field. Experiential learning is vital and you will be evaluated on your ability to deal with the new archaeological material that you discover through weekly group presentations, a final written group report, and two response papers to broader archaeological issues of the region both ancient and modern. All instruction and assignments will be in English. All students are required to participate in all program activities. The pre-departure orientation will discuss practical details, program goals, and the weekend itinerary.
This program is directed by Sarah James, Assistant Professor in the Classics Department. Dr. James has extensive archaeological experience, especially southwestern Greece. She will choose program participants, lead a pre-program orientation, instruct students in the field, and act as a resident director. She and the other program staff will be available in case of emergency.
- Classics Department Fellowships and Grants: The Classics department offers a number of fellowships, grants, and scholarships to students looking to go abroad.
- Jane C. Waldbaum Archaeological Field School Scholarship: Offered through the Archaeological Institute of America, this Scholarship Fund is available to students who have begun their junior year and are on their first archaeological field experience.
|Lena Streisand, Summer 2014 Participant|
|The course is rigorous both physically and mentally, as we were in the field 4-5 days a week and expected to do readings and write papers in our time outside of the field. The location is great, the hotels are right on the beach and the survey area is beautiful. Interaction with locals was limited considering how busy we were, but we still met a few of the locals in Myloi. The owners of our hotel also threw us a going away party on our last night. Also, the weekly excursions to different archaeological sites in the Peloponnese are great, we learned so much that aided our understanding of the survey area.|
|Christina Gallegos, Summer 2015 Participant|
|This was a great program. The small town of Myloi where we stayed was beautiful, with the beach 5 minutes from our apartments. All the locals were very friendly and seemed to know a good amount of English.|
|Summer 2015 Participant|
|The course load is not hard and the assignments are made easy with all the interactions with the environment. The location is great because it is a small, easy-to-navigate, town and it allows you to relax and unwind after the days in the field. The locals are really nice and friendly and helpful even with a language barrier. The excursions are so amazing because you get to see all the sites that make Greece famous and you have experts on all of the history showing you around so you feel like you are getting the most out of your experience.|
|Summer 2015 Participant|
|The course work is very specialized but an incredibly unique experience. You wake up to the sunset on the ocean to hiking through the hills in the afternoon to eating dinner on the water. The town you stay in is very small making the experience more authentic and personalized. The weekly excursions provide you with a great understanding of the deep history the country has to offer from some of the top experts in the field.|
|Elizabeth Marie Cummings, Summer 2014 Participant|
|The lectures on sites were phenomenal. The professors gave clear information that was interesting, fun, and full of little anecdotes that you'll remember forever. It was truly a once in a lifetime experience to be able to learn about ancient history while at an ancient site, where people lived, worked, and died. Every weekend there was a trip to one or more of these sites - some are pretty famous - and the journeys to get to them were full of adventure in themselves. Greece was full of hospitable people, great food, amazing music, and non stop excitement.|
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