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Current PACE activity opportunities available

These PACE activities are designed to meet the learning outcomes of a PACE unit. They are not paid job opportunities.

FOA – AHIS346 – Astypalaia Bioarchaeological Programme – Archaeological Fieldwork

Job no: 492250
Work type: Full time
Location: International, Sydney
Categories: Faculty of Arts


Astypalaia Bioarchaeological Programme


Type of Organisation:

Archaeological Fieldwork




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Description of Internship Opportunity:

Astypalaia Bioarchaeological Programme – Archaeological Fieldwork

Applications are open now for the 2017 Astypalaia Bioarchaeological Programme on the Greek island of Astypalaia which will run from 1 July to 3 August.

Each summer, the project runs a 5 week Field School for undergraduates and graduates.  Students are trained in techniques for recording the burials, recovering the tiny bones and teeth of children, conservation and storage, identification and measurement, catalogue and database closely supervised by highly experienced staff.  They work in small groups under supervision and after initial classes they gain experience by following through all the steps for a number of burials.



This project is a bioarchaeological study of the human remains from ancient cemeteries on the small Greek island of Astypalaia.  The earliest burials date from about 750 BC and the latest AD 100, so the cemeteries include burials from Late Geometric, Classical, Hellenistic and Roman contexts.  Our work centres on the children's cemetery which has more than 3400 burials.  It is the largest ancient children's cemetery in the world, which provides a unique opportunity for bioarchaeological research and training.


More Information

Full details including location, accommodation, food, travel and costs can be found on the website.

Please note that places on this programme are limited to 20 places so interested students are advised to apply early. Closing date for applications is 8th March 2017.  


Any particular fields of study or skills:

Applications are only considered for the full 5 weeks of the field school.

Any current undergraduate or postgraduate student at any university in any country may apply.  Most applicants are studying anthropology or archaeology but the programme will consider applicants from any background.


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How to apply:

Full application instructions are available from the field school website.

For all enquiries please email the field school Director, Dr Simon Hillson, Professor of Bioarchaeology, UCL Institute of Archaeology, University College London, UK.


Application deadline:

Wednesday 8th March, 2017


Advertised: AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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