This summer (July 2019) Archaeology students from Dutch Universities will be able to participate in post-excavation work at Gortyn on the island of Crete. Since 2002, fieldwork has been carried out here by the University of Siena and the Italian Institute at Athens, supervised by Prof. dr. Enrico Zanini. The focus is on the so-called ‘Byzantine District’ within the ancient city. The project has produced large amounts of excavated material dating from ca. the 4th until the 9th centuries AD. Our team will start processing the finds from this excavation, under the supervision of Prof. dr. Joanita Vroom (Leiden University). This study will mainly investigate Early Byzantine ceramics. Students will learn how to document and interpret Byzantine material culture. Furthermore, fieldtrips, museum excursions, presentations and lectures on related topics are planned.
The Summer School is suitable for BA as well as (R)MA students of Archaeology. The internship is two weeks (workdays from 6 till 20 July) and is equal to 5 ECTs. Maximum 6 students are able to participate. For any additional information please contact Mink van Ijzendoorn.
Applications can be send to the Netherlands Institute at Athens.
The deadline for application is 15 May 2019.