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ARCH 355 Archaeology Field School (4)

This four- to six-week summer archaeology field school provides intensive, on-site training in the archaeological methods and techniques in conjunction with the Ness of Brodgar archaeology project. The course is run in cooperation with Orkney College, The University of the Highlands and Islands. The Ness of Brodgar site is a Neolithic ceremonial complex situated on a thin promontory between two lakes and the megalithic stone circles of the Ring of Brodgar and Stones of Stenness. The field school emphasizes a holistic approach to archaeological inquiry. As such, in addition to daily instruction on excavation theory, technique and recovery, course lectures and fieldwork will emphasize a variety of topics including topographical and geophysical survey techniques, stratigraphy, ceramic topology, geomorphology, paleobotany, and the archaeology of the Orkney Islands. Visits to regional archaeological sites and museums will provide a broad cultural and historical background of the archaeology in the region.

  • General Education Requirement Fulfillment: Arts & Humanities; World Engagement: CV, Study Abroad
  • Offering: Annually
  • Instructor: Pike

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