The application for the 2020 summer excavation is now open!
4 week field course
Please see the project description for more information about this year's excavation area.
The field course is carried out over 4 weeks, from July 13th to August 7th. The course includes full board and transportation from the student residence at Hemse to the excavation site. Field methods that will be applied at the excavation are:
The course is set at a beginner’s level and after the completion of the course, the student will be able to excavate a trench and possible features by following single contexts and stratigraphical layers together with documentation through measuring, drawing and writing.
The student will be able to distinguish from different archaeological finds and material, recognize changes in stratigraphy and clean, measure, weigh, photograph and catalogue finds. The student will also learn how to write basic archaeological documentation and reports, read academic texts and discuss theories and methods in a group environment. The student should also be able to theorize around the features and find materials as well as contextualize the excavation to the surrounding landscape and the time period.
Registration fee: $ 450 USD
Tuition: $ 2,400 USD
Total: $ 2,850 USD
Included in the course cost:
For more information on fees and payments, please refer to the FAQ document to the right.
Please see the syllabus for 2020.
Please see the FAQ sheet for additional information.
For those with an artistic mind, there is oppurtunity to draw finds. Archaeological drawing is not like an ordinary sketch; you have to show the intricate parts of the artefact that a picture can't show.
During the course, lectures will be held in geographical information systems and how they are used in archaeology.
Students will take on a research subject related to the excavation findings and present their results at the end of the course.
We also encourage students to use materials from the excavation or previous excavations for their own university studies (i.e. essay or thesis) with permission.