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Greece Field School
Since its inception in 2008, Dig Greece has invited a group of students to spend a semester living on the island of Kefalonia, Greece. There, they learn to excavate, survey, and prepare and catalogue the finds at an ancient Mycenaean site dating back to 13th century BC while gaining academic credit toward their degree.
The aim is to teach all aspects of an excavation: from preparing the dig site to documenting their finds, and actively engage you in each step. Since previous archaeological experience is not required, the program is popular with students of all faculties and many post secondary institutions throughout BC. In addition to the dig, students immerse themselves within Greek culture on various field trips, including tours of Athens, ancient Olympia, and the famous Mycenaean sites of Mycenae and Tiryns.
The program consists of three courses totalling 12 SFU units. All instruction will be in English.
ARCH 331-3: Special Topics: The ‘Worlds’ of Homer: Archaeology, Social Anthropology, & Early Greek Cultures
ARCH 333-3: Special Topics: Lab Practicum: Excavation Finds Processing & Material Culture
ARCH 435-6: Field Work Practicum