Courses

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Our courses are suitable for students and graduates. We facilitate all levels of experience, whether it’s your first time in the field or you are a seasoned archaeologist. Students may earn transferable university credit through our Institute for Field Research course.

We have a number of course options to choose from, depending on your academic requirements, goals, experience and availability.

Note: Courses are open to all undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students. Students must be over 18 to participate. Availability and start dates will depend on the course in which you enrol, and the time required to complete that course.

New courses for Spring / Summer will be added as they become available

FIELD ARCHAEOLOGY CREDIT COURSES – FOUR Weeks

The IAFS runs an accredited program for students in association with the Institute for Field Research (IFR) and Maynooth University. Programs are open to any student, from any major, and any university in the world.  Successful students will receive eight US semester credit units (equivalent to 12 quarter credit units).

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Course
Dates
Duration
Pre-Reqs
Status
The Medieval Landscape of Ferrycarrig: Tracing the Anglo-Norman Invasion of Ireland
Jan 7 – 3 Feb, 2018
4 weeks
None
OPEN
The Medieval Landscape of Ferrycarrig: Tracing the Anglo-Norman Invasion of Ireland
01 Jul – 28 Jul, 2018
4 weeks
None
DUE Nov. 2018
Ferrycarrig: Excavation and Community Archaeology: Constructing Pasts, Places and Personhood
17 – 30 June 2018
2 weeks
None
OPEN

FIELD ARCHAEOLOGY EXPERIENCE COURSES – TWO Weeks

INTRODUCTION LEVEL

Courses are designed to introduce students to a range of techniques used in archaeological investigation including site survey, excavation, laboratory protocols, and artefact curation.

Course
Dates
Duration
Pre-Reqs
Status
FERRYCARRIG: Introduction to Field Archaeology (Spring)
Jan 15 – Jan 26 2018
2 weeks
None
OPEN
Introduction to Field Archaeology (summer)
TBC 2018
2 weeks
TBC
DUE Nov. 2018

SPECIALIST/ADVANCED COURSES

Courses build on the methods and techniques taught in Introduction to Field Archaeology. Students will be given practical experience in advanced excavation and recording techniques including development and management of the site archive and finds recording and classification.

Course
Dates
Duration
Pre-Reqs
Status
FERRYCARRIG: Advanced Methods in Field Archaeology
Jan 15 – Jan 26 2018
2 weeks
IAFS Intro/ equivalent
DUE Nov. 2018
Advanced Methods in Field Archaeology
TBC 2018
2 weeks
IAFS Intro/ equivalent
DUE Nov. 2018

INTERNSHIPS

This program is intended for students who wish to develop practical experience in a professional workplace environment. This program is offered through our partners at Learn International.

Course
Dates
Duration
Pre-Reqs
Heritage Management / Cultural Resource Management
Availability during Winter/Spring, and Summer dates
8 – 12  weeks*
None
*Course start dates are flexible