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We are thrilled to announce for summer 2024


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We have teamed up with the Institute for Field Research (IFR) and Romanian academic and non-profit Institutions to train students in the osteological analysis of medieval assemblages and archaeological excavation methods and practice in the fortified Saxon church of the Transylvanian village of Sânpetru.

Please visit the IFR's website or click here to find relevant information on costs and the application process.

General information


Duration of the field school: 4 weeks
Field school dates: July 7
- August 3, 2024

Field school directors: Dr Annamaria Diana and Dr Daniela Marcu Istrate

Tuition includes: Costs of instruction -  Room and board - Academic credits - Fieldwork and programme fieldtrips transportation

If you have any questions regarding the application process please contact 

For questions regarding the field school programme and general info, please contact


Learning activities

Participants will receive instruction and training in archaeological and bioarchaeological theory and practice on:

  • Archaeological excavation of areas of the Saxon fortified church

  • Ethical handling and post excavation processing of human skeletal remains from Transylvanian medieval cemeteries - cleaning, conservation and storage

  • Basic skeletal anatomy and analytical methods

  • Methods for interpreting the burial context and for recording bioarchaeological data

  • Archaeological site and finds photography

Daily activities will alternate lectures, seminars and lab activities. Participants will also be able to enjoy and discover Transylvania on weekly fieldtrips and their own free time.

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