Topic ID #40431 - posted 11/23/2018 8:14 AM

Adelphi University: Archaeo-Anthropology in Crete-Greece


This field school is a unique experience based on a four-field approach with emphasis in bio-archaeology. We are working with the Iron Age Eleutherna "Orthi Petra" burial ground (,
and the unique for Crete Neolithic Aposelemis' burial ground and its skeletal collection; offering training in field/lab technical drawing in archaeology, while also immersed in the study of culture and food dynamics. 
The project is based out of the archaeological site and new thematic museum of Eleutherna in Rethymnon. Along with our research, guided tours to ancient sites include the Idaean cave of Zeus, the Minoan palatial site of Knossos, the archaeological Museum of Heraklion, as well a number of sites and landmarks from Geometric to Medieval /Venetian periods at the old towns of Rethymnon, Chania, and possibly Oia in Santorini; tied into the regional mosaic of mythology, history, and human ecology. We also partake in local cultural events of music and dance, study the botanico-medicinal and culinary uses of regional plants, taste the local cuisine, participate in ceramic workshops, and walk on the beautiful E4 pathways for exploration
and site-seeing tasks
The hands on training of this course and experience enhance and inspire in depth studies and careers in bio-archaeology/forensics, funerary customs and practices, ethnographic participant-observation in shepherding communities, ethnobotany, anthropology of food, history, and art.
Inquiries should be addressed to Prof. A. P. Agelarakis:
Application materials are to be sent to the Center for International Education, Shannon Harrison, Dir.,
The project covers team transportation to and from Herakleion International Airport in Crete, all group excursions and fees, room and board. A letter of recommendation from the academic advisor should be sent to Prof. A. P. Agelarakis.
The project requires participation in a team effort, and ability to work in complex archaeological
contexts and/or lab activities. Preference is given to students in archaeology, bioarchaeology, biology/predental-medical, nursing, cultural anthropology/anthropology of food, human ecology, history, and museum studies.

Post ID#20978 - replied 11/23/2018 10:56 AM



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