Field Anthropology – Uncovering the Archaeology of Conflict and Colonisation

By December 23, 2018 January 16th, 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)
  • Application Deadline: April 1, 2020
  • Course Type: Archaeology and Anthropology
  • Instructor: Dr. Denis Shine
  • For further program information see Maynooth University