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International Field School on Archaeological Science in Ancient Corinth

The week-long course entitled Field School on Archaeological Science in Ancient Corinth is offered by the Malcolm H. Wiener Laboratory for Archaeological Science (ASCSA), in collaboration with the Kimmel Center for Archaeological Science, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel, and the ASCSA Excavations at Ancient Corinth. Registered students will participate in the Corinth excavation where they will be exposed to interdisciplinary research that involves archaeology and the natural sciences, in the field. The students will experience interactive work that combines excavation and analysis of materials using an on-site laboratory. The course will emphasize the inter-connection between research question, the archaeological context and the laboratory analysis, and includes fieldwork, laboratory work, and lectures. Between 6 and 9 students will be accepted for the course. Preference is given to advanced students and post-docs with a background in both archaeology and natural sciences. The Field School will provide board and lodging, but travel costs are not included.

The course takes place for a week from June 6 to 11. Applications should include one paragraph explaining why you are interested in participating in this course, CV, list of grades and two names and email addresses of referees. The application should be sent no later than 30th March to

Course supervisors and their fields of expertise:

• Dr Panagiotis Karkanas (ASCSA): macro and microstratigraphy, site formation processes
• Prof. Steve Weiner (WIS): mineralogical analyses, site formation processes
• Dr Elisabetta Boaretto (WIS): radiocarbon dating, materials analysis, stratigraphy

Textbook: Microarchaeology 2010 by Stephen Weiner (Cambridge University Press)