Field Anthropology – Uncovering the Archaeology of Conflict and Colonisation

By December 23, 2018 February 14th, 2020 All Programs, NUI Maynooth Programs

This two week credited 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. The diversity of this course allows students to understand the significance of an archaeological site, specifically the Ferrycarrig ringwork (one of the first Norman castles constructed in Ireland in 1169AD/CE), 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

  • Course Dates: June 14 – 27, 2020
  • Where: Wexford and the Irish National Heritage Park
  • Enrollment Status: OPEN
  • Academic Credit: 7.5 ECTS (equivalent to 3-4 US semester credits)
  • Total Cost: €1,975 (including all meals, accommodation, tuition, instruction, equipment, t-shirt and field trips)
  • Scholarships: Yes.  Amount: €1000.  Eligibility: Open to all applicants who submit a completed application and pay a program deposit by the early bird deadline of Friday March 27, 2020. As our programs are on a first come first serve basis, we recommend all applicants send in applications ahead of time. Applicants are chosen based on the strength of a ‘personal statement’ (no more than 300 words), outlining why they should be awarded the scholarship.
  • Application Deadline: April 1, 2020
  • Payment Deadline: May 14, 2020
  • Course Type: Archaeology and Anthropology
  • Instructor: Dr. Denis Shine
  • For further program information see Maynooth University