Winter Session: Excavation

Are you a budding Archaeologist?

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

Location

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.

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.

When?

Two weeks before the start of spring semester.

Fees

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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