Overview: This two week accredited summer school program gives students a hands-on orientation of archaeological field techniques and field anthropology, including archaeological survey, archaeological excavation, experimental archaeology and post-excavation analysis. Our program is delivered at the Ferrycarrig ringwork castle, within the confines of the Irish National Heritage Park (INHP) in Wexford, southeast Ireland. This program is run in partnership with Maynooth University.
Students learn how to excavate and critically assess an archaeological site within its landscape. We achieve such an understanding by deploying a range of methods that include archaeological survey, archaeological excavation and post-excavation analysis. 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 Wexford in particular.
Staying with local families in homestay accommodation, this program also offers a deeply enriching cultural immersion, guaranteeing students a truly memorable experience.
Covid-19 Cancellations: For students that book directly with IAFS: In the event that IAFS cancel a program a full refund will be issued, this does not include students that book through the IFR.
For students that book an IAFS program through the IFR: If a student has booked their course through the IFR please check their Terms & Conditions.
In the event that a student cancels a program please see our Terms and Conditions.
Course Dates: Jun 13 – 26, 2021
Where: Wexford and the Irish National Heritage Park
Enrolment Status: CLOSED – Our 2023 Summer Program is OPEN HERE
Including all meals, accommodation, tuition, instruction, equipment, t-shirt and field trips
Course Type: Archaeology and Anthropology
Instructors: Dr. Denis Shine, Dr. Stephen Mandal
Academic Credit: 7.5 ECTS (equivalent to 3-4 US semester credits)
Application Deadline*: April 30, 2021
Payment Deadline : April 30, 2021
*A late application fee of €200 will apply after this date.
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.