Winter Intersession: Excavation

We invite spring semester students with a serious interest in Archaeology to come to Athens three weeks before the start of the semester to participate in the excavation of a site associated with Aixonides Halai, one of the ten demes of ancient Attica.


The excavation site is located in the modern town of Voula, a coastal suburb of Athens. It contains ruins of large ancient blocks, suggesting the presence of a significant public building. Excavations to date have unearthed material from the Byzantine, Roman and Classical periods, including three Roman kilns and a marble lion.


Three weeks before the start of spring semester. The 2018 Voula Dig dates are: January 8 -27, 2018.

The Course

The excavation will appear on your transcript as a winter intersession course. This is an INTENSIVE course with a total of 20 classroom contact hours plus 45 hours of supervised participation on-site. Students who participate in the excavation present their findings at an open assembly during the following spring semester.


Participation in the two-week excavation requires the payment of a fee, which covers the cost of the archaeological field work, lectures, visits to related sites, and housing in CYA apartments.

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