This two-week accredited program gives students a hands-on orientation of archaeological field techniques and field anthropology, including archaeological survey, experimental archaeology and post-excavation analysis. Our program is delivered at the Seir Kieran monastic site, in Offaly, at the heart of Ireland. This program is run in partnership with Maynooth University.
Students learn how to critically assess an archaeological site within its landscape. We achieve such an understanding by deploying a range of methods that include archaeological survey techniques. The diversity of this course allows students to understand the significance of an archaeological site within its heritage setting in general, and that of the medieval landscape of Offaly in particular.
Staying with local families in homestay accommodation, this program also offers a deeply enriching cultural immersion, guaranteeing students a truly memorable experience.
Registration does not guarantee acceptance to the program, which is contingent on a reference check. Once we have contacted your referee, and are happy with their reference, we will contact you with an official acceptance and payment link for a minimum payment of a €500 deposit. Only payment of this deposit secures your place on the course, full payment is due by the payment deadline on June 2nd.