2021 : Field Anthropology – Uncovering the Archaeology of Conflict and Colonisation

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.

Course Details  BROCHURE

  • Course Dates: Jun 13 – 26, 2021
  • Where: Wexford and the Irish National Heritage Park
  • Enrollment Status: OPEN
  • Including all meals, accommodation, tuition, instruction, equipment, t-shirt and field trips
  • Course Type: Archaeology and Anthropology
  • Instructors: Dr. Denis Shine, Dr. Stephen Mandal


Accredited Program
  • Academic Credit: 7.5 ECTS (equivalent to 3-4 US semester credits)
  • Cost: €1,975
  • Application Deadline*: April 30, 2021 
  • Payment Deadline : April 30, 2021

*A late application fee of €200 will apply after this date.