The Institute of Classical Archaeology is committed to the education of future archaeologists, anthropologists, and classical scholars. ICA's active research projects in both South Italy and Ukraine include a field school component in which students and volunteers receive instruction in archaeological field methods, scientific analysis, and the latest computer applications in archaeology. Our field schools are based on the idea that the most active and productive learning comes through practice. Students are introduced to archaeology through direct participation in research activities. This practical experience is supplemented by lectures and informal talks by the specialists, conservators, and other professionals who participate in our projects, as well as by tours to local archaeological sites and monuments.
The field schools are organized as courses for undergraduate credit through the Department of Classics of the University of Texas, and UT students will be given preference (students register for CC362). Positions may also be available for volunteers; those with appropriate archaeological and/or linguistic skills and experience are encouraged to apply (for details, see specific projects below). Space is limited for both projects, and applicants are advised that the application process is likely to be very competitive.
Applicants should also understand the nature of the project to which they are applying. Unless otherwise specified, all positions involve physical participation in survey or excavation, often under hot and strenuous conditions. In both South Italy and Crimea, fieldwork is conducted within an integrated international team, and applicants must have strong interpersonal skills and be prepared to adapt to other cultures.
ICA will not be carrying out archaeological field projects in either South Italy or Ukraine in 2009. Please check this site again in early spring of 2010 for information about future volunteer and field-school opportunities.