Excavation

Students will take part in the excavation organised by the International Hellenic University, where they will become familiar with the fundamental principles of the excavation procedure, as well as identifying, cataloguing, and studying the archaeological material. Furthermore, the participants will have the chance to see the cleaning and preservation of the artefacts. Finally, students will practice the procedure of drawing the trial trenches, as well as the ancient objects that will be found.

Learning outcomes

Upon completing the course the students will have gained:

  • knowledge of the excavation methods, the stratigraphic representation of excavation sections and findings and also the preservation and the recording of the artefacts
  • knowledge of the terminology and the study of archaeological findings
  • experience in field practice on excavation methods
  • an understanding of the needs of a modern excavation
  • Moreover, students will have the opportunity for practice through placements in museums and archaeological sites.

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