DISCOVERING ANCIENT MEDITERRANEAN SPAIN
University of Washington Archaeology Field School
PROGRAM DATES: June 26, 2017 – July 26, 2017 (UW Summer A term)
LOCATION: Son Servera, Mallorca, Spain
CREDITS: Students can earn 12 credits of ARCHY 270 through UW; this
typically transfers to about 8 credits for semester schools.
In this program, students will join a team of American and Spanish
archaeologists in order to learn various techniques of archaeological
fieldwork (excavation and surveying) and laboratory analysis. Students
will live in the town of Son Servera on the island of Mallorca and
participate in fieldwork for four weeks. Several weeks will be dedicated
to learning the ins and outs of archaeological excavation including
stratigraphy, profile plan drawing, field photography, total station
mapping, and photogrammetric recording. Remaining weeks will be
dedicated to learning the techniques of archaeological survey (i.e.,
systematically walking through the countryside while collecting and
recording traces of past human behavior using GPS equipment). Throughout
the four weeks, students will learn basic procedures for cleaning,
processing, labeling, and recording artifacts that they collected in the
Outside of these unique field experiences, students will be immersed in
the local Mallorcan culture and will learn about the history of the
Balearic Islands. Weekend day-trips will include visits to some of the
spectacular archaeological sites and museums on the island.
WHO CAN APPLY?
Ideal candidates would be undergraduate or early graduate students
interested in archaeology and ancient history: majors in Archaeology,
Anthropology, Classics, History, Geography, or Spanish Languages and
Literature. However, interested students from other fields are
encouraged to apply as we value a multi-disciplinary team.
This program is designed for people who want to learn and practice
archaeology including those without previous fieldwork experience. You
will work under the close supervision of professional archaeologists
that will teach you what you need to know.
Interested students should visit leiap.weebly.com to learn more
about the program and the ongoing research. You can also hear student
and director perspectives in this short video:
HOW TO APPLY?
Students should apply through the UW Study Abroad website.
Application deadline is February 15.
Send any questions or inquiries to email@example.com. We would be happy to
discuss the program with you.