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2017 Archaeological Field School - Town of Nebo

AR219* Archaeological Field Methods: Town of Nebo Archaeological Project

  • June 29 - Aug. 5, Madaba, Jordan
  • Professor: Dr. Debra Foran

Applications are due no later than Feb. 1, 2017.

Download the Application Form

Please submit your application fee along with your completed application form in person to Dr. Debra Foran (R106G, 202 Regina) or by email to dforan@wlu.ca .

Eligibility Criteria

  • AR219* is a required course for the Archaeology and Heritage Studies program.
  • Priority will be given to Archaeology and Heritage Studies majors, although students from any departmental program, or faculty at Laurer, are eligible to apply.
  • The applicant must be in academic good standing and a full-time or part-time registered student.
  • Experience in archaeological excavation is not a prerequisite.

Background Information

  • This course is designed as a general practicum in archaeological field methods. As a field course, emphasis will be placed on active participation in the ongoing research of the Khirbat al-Mukhayyat Archaeological Project in Jordan. Students will take part in the educational program of the expedition, including its orientation program, lectures, seminars and field trips, and will gain practical experience of the basics of field technique and interpretive method.
  • All students admitted to the Jordan field course are required to attend a pre-departure orientation that will be held in April 2017.
  • Pre-excavation lab and field tutorials will take place in Jordan between June 30 and July 2. Fieldwork will take place on site between July 3 and July 30. Post-excavation lab analysis and archival work will take place between July 31 and Aug. 4.
  • During this period (June 29 to August 5) students will live together in a multi-apartment house located in the centre of the city of Madaba, right next to the local archaeological museum.
  • Fridays are free and Saturdays are devoted to field trips (including Amman, Jerash, the Desert Castles, Petra, and Wadi Rum).
  • The normal work day will be from 5:15 a.m. - 6 p.m. (with a break between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.) Sunday to Thursday.
  • The total estimated cost is $3,600 (field school fee) plus tuition for two courses (AR219* counts for 1.0 credit, or two 0.5 credit courses) plus airfare.