Amsterdam Centre for Ancient Studies and Archaeology

Study campaign Geraki

18June2018 23July2018

Course

The Geraki Archaeological Project (Laconia, Greece) has room for two to three Ba or Ma students. Deadline application 1 March 2018.

Research

Students can participate in the study of material from the survey and excavations at the acropolis of Geraki in Laconia, Greece. This year, the greatest emphasis will be on the prehistoric material from the 1995- 1996 survey seasons and Middle Helladic deposits from the excavation. In addition, some work needs to be done on one of our Hellenistic domestic pottery assemblages. Participating in the Geraki Archeological Project means joining an interregional research team that is preparing for publication. We are expecting colleagues working on stone tools, on prehistoric and historical pottery, fabrics and pottery technology, a geomorphologist, draughtsperson etc.

Research possibilities

If you come as a relative beginner, you will be introduced to the work of the specialists and will help with all tasks at hand. If you are more advanced and already have specific research interests that you would like to develop further, please mention these in your application. The study of Geraki material may form the basis of a Ma thesis or tutorial. We welcome people with drawing skills who would like to spend at least part of their time engaging in the digital inking of pottery drawings.

Practical information

The study campaign is set for a period of four-five weeks, beginning 18 June. We ask for a minimum stay of three weeks. We work Mondays through Fridays (ca. 6.30-13.30 h. and 17.00- 19.00 h.) and most Saturday mornings. You will get some time off to write your fieldwork report. Board and (most of the) food are provided for by the project; travel expenses are your own.

Picture Acropolis of Geraki

How and when to apply

Please send an email before 1 March 2018 to a.m.van.hilst@vu.nl containing:

  • a motivation letter explaining why you wish to participate (mention what you hope to learn and what you think you can contribute to our project;
  • a brief CV, including a concise overview of your previous experience in fieldwork, material analysis, working with databases, GIS or any courses/skills that may be relevant.

Further information

If you would like further information, do not hesitate to contact the project’s director, Mieke Prent at a.prent@vu.nl.

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