Field Schools


Learn More About the Field Schools!



The Center has regularly offered one or two field schools each summer, one in Mycenae and one in Nemea. The purpose of the field schools is to provide an opportunity for undergraduate students to participate in archaeological research in Greece and receive academic credit from the UC Berkeley Classics Department. No experience or prerequisites required--only a desire to learn and dig! For an example of a course description please check out Field School 2016 Nemea, Greece. For other previous years, please see Field School 2009 Nemea Greece and Field School 2009 Mycenae Greece. In 2015, only the Nemea Archaeological Field School will be held (as was the case in 2014) but will included work at Nemea, the Late Bronze Age cemetery of Aidonia, and Mycenae.

The 2016 Field School season will be a joint Field School between Nemea and Mycenae with the addition of our new site (in cooperation with the Korinthian Ephorate), the Mycenaean cemetery at Aidonia. An applicant need only apply to the single field school, and there will be the opportunity to participate at all sites. The 2016 Field School season will be held from June 1 to July 10. 

A typical Field School season consists of a combination of field work and assistance in the museum. Work in the museum and/or on site will be five or six days a week, from approximately 6:00 am to 3:00 pm. Time will be spent in the museum on cleaning, conservation and cataloguing of artifacts. Fieldwork may include survey, site planning, and excavation. Optional afternoon and weekend trips will be organized to areas of both archaeological and cultural interest. Costs will include airfare (from SFO = c. $1500-1800), food and lodging (c. $1500) and a participation fee (c. $1000). 4-6 units of summer session credit from UC Berkeley will be obtained by registering for Classics N172A and/or independent study, at additional cost for tuition, etc. The application deadline is January 30th, 2016 either by email attachment or in hard copy to Dr. Shelton's office. Other requirements to submit an application include an unofficial transcript and one recommendation letter. Further information for 2016 may be obtained by contacting Director Kim Shelton by e-mail:



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