Archaeological Field School

Archaeological Field School

With more than a decade of experience, the staff of Transylavnia Alive trains archaeology students in the methods and theory of the discipline. We are also happy to train individuals of different vocations, who are interested in such an experience. The current Field School falls within the realm of the Agrij Valley Survey (see LINK), a long-term project aimed at elucidating the settlement, procurement, and agricultural patterns in this modest river valley which runs between Bucium and Jibou and has an area of ca. 325 km2. Human beings first exploited this valley during the Mesolithic period and settlement began for certain by the Neolithic period. In 2015, the T-Alive Field School focuses upon the excavation of a site with Iron Age and Roman phases on a prominent hill overlooking the town of Bozna.

Students and staff are housed in a 3-star hotel in the city of Zalau, which offers all amenities. We collaborate with scholars from the Salaj County Museum of History and Art, which provides services, such as storage facilities for archaeological materials and a small research library.

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