Gotland Archaeological Field School
- This project is examining the following period[s] : Viking Age
Gotland, a Swedish island situated in the middle of the Baltic Sea, has a tremendously rich heritage, particularly when it comes to Viking Age and Early Middle Ages. Being a focal point in the Baltic Sea, with extensive contacts both East and West, the island and its people had a unique position as a trading center. This year, from July11-August 10, we will be excavating a Viking Age site on the southeastern coast to see what types of activities have occurred in the area.
The course is interdisciplinary and comparable with university studies in archaeology, with most lectures and teaching of investigation techniques carried out by university personnel. The course runs eight hours a day, five days a week. Students will receive an introduction to basic aspects of field excavation techniques, which will be applied during excavation. In the field, students will process, classify, register and study excavated material. In addition to the daily excavations, students will further learn about the history of Gotland by way of organized excursions to cultural sites on the island. Courses will be taught in English.
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- Director/ Project Organiser: Dan Carlsson PhD
- Organisation or Institution: Gotland Archaeological Field School
- Email Contact: email@example.com
July 16- August 10, 2018
Full board at Gotland Folk High School in Hemse includes lodging in a double room and three meals per day including weekends. WiFi is included together with a shared laundry room and communal areas. Bed linens and towels are also included.
Total Cost: 2700 USD
Full board at Gotland Folk High School (bed in a double room and 3 meals per day, plus fika!) and access to wifi, shared living space, laundry facilities, sauna, and bikes.
Excavation gear (except clothing, shoes and other personal equipment).
Transport to and from the excavation site and excursions.
The field school is not run by a university and therefore cannot provide academic credit in and of itself. The course is RPA registered and represents 6 ECTS points. Students are encouraged to discuss if the course can be used as credit with their university officials BEFORE joining the field school.
A transcript will be emailed to you approximately 2 weeks after completion of the field course. If you want your transcript posted to your university, you have to provide us with a postal address BEFORE leaving the course. Further information and a reminder of this will occur during the last week of the course.