The Nemea Center regularly offers one or two field school sessions each summer: one in Mycenae and one in Aidonia/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 U.C. Berkeley Classics Department. No experience or prerequisites are required--only a desire to learn and dig! For an example of a course description please check out Field School 2016 Nemea, Greece. For previous years, please see Field School 2009 Nemea Greece and Field School 2009 Mycenae Greece.
The 2017 field season focused primarily on the ongoing excavations at the Mycenaean chamber-tomb cemetery at Aidonia (in cooperation with the Korinthian Ephorate). The 2017 Field School season started on June 19 and continued until July 21. Stay tuned for dates and details regarding the 2018 field school.
A typical Field School season consists of a combination of field-work and collections-based work in the local museum at Nemea. 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, conserving, and cataloguing 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. Associated costs to plan for include airfare (from SFO = ca. $1500-1800), food, lodging (ca. $1500), as well as a participation fee (ca. $1000). Course credits (4-6 units) from UC Berkeley can be obtained by registering for Classics N172A and/or an independent study (at an additional cost). The application deadline for the 2017 season has passed, but please reach out to our director, Dr. Kim Shelton, with inquiries about future seasons! Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.