Summer School of Archaeology 2016

In the period from 18th July to 12th August 2016 Department of Archaeology, Faculty of Arts of Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra performed  the seventh year of the International Summer School of Archaeology in the castle Pustý Hrad near Zvolen and Peťuša castle. This season brought also exploration of a new archeological site Bakova jama near Zvolen where the primeval settlement was anticipated to be revealed.
This project was intended not only for students of archaeology, but to all those interested in history and those who wanted to endeavor to its investigation by own hands. The aim of the summer school was to provide professional field practice in the research of archaeological sites studied for scientific purposes under the expert supervision of staff and PhD students of the Department of Archaeology and international guest teachers. Within the project free full board and free accommodation in student dormitories in Zvolen for all participants during the whole stay was provided. Part of the Summer School of Archaeology consisted of lectures offered by experts from abroad (Czech Republic and Poland) and workshops on various archaeological methods and techniques (Archaeobotany, 3D documentation, photographic documentation, pedological probing, etc.). After completion of the summer school each participant of the project received a certificate and a T-shirt with the logo of summer school to commemorate the attendance within the project. Besides the Slovak participants, this season project welcomed foreign students from Czech Republic (University of Hradec Králové), Hungary (Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest) and Poland (University of Warsaw), too.
The project "ARCHAEOLOGY FIELD SCHOOL Zvolen 2016, field work, workshops, lectures" financially supported by the International Visegrad Fund within the standard grants no. 21610149.
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Partners of the Summer School of Archaeology in 2016 were:
City of Zvolen, Slovakia
University of Trnava, Department of Classical Archaeology, Slovakia
Archaeological Museum in Cracow, Poland
Department of Archaeology, Faculty of Arts, University of Hradec Králové, Czech Republic
Silesian University in Opava, Department of Archaeology, Czech Republic
Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, Régészettudományi Institute, Hungary.
For more information about the project, please, visit http://www.karch.ff.ukf.sk/summerschool.
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Aerial view of the Peťuša castle courtyard
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Gateway of the Pustý hrad castle near Zvolen
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Research on Peťuša castle
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Research on Peťuša castle

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