Announcement: Astypalaia Field School

12 Jan

Greetings gentle readers! It’s announcement time here on The Baking Archaeologist for all you fans and students of archaeology (especially human bioarchaeology). The yearly field school on the beautiful Greek island of Astypalaia is now accepting applications for placements for the 2011 summer season. All the details can be found on the main website, but if you’re interested in doing a field school this summer, this is definitely the one to go with. The course runs for 5 weeks on the gorgeous and sunny Astypalaia, a small island in the Dodecanese archipelago, and is a field school unlike any other. Here students are able to recover and study human foetal remains dating to the classical period in Greece, all of which were excavated from the largest ever found children’s cemetery – adjacent to the town of Chora.

I myself participated in this field school four years ago and here are a few of my personal photos of the island.

The town of Chora.

Beautiful sunrise from the lab.

A sunset view of the port.

Sorry, the last one is a bit on the fuzzy side, but typical of me on vacation, I broke my camera while on this trip. Anyway, I would heartily recommend this field school to all interested parties. But if you do want to go – get your application in ASAP. The number of places is very limited. If you have any questions, please pop them in the comments section and I can contact the director of the project for you.

That’s it for this post everyone! We’ll be back next week with more baked goods – and more archaeology!

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