I haven't mentioned this before on the blog, but certainly in Facebook.... we've been a little frustrated by the lack of communication from the school with information about this field school thing we're about to embark on. So today... we're packing, going to get on the plane for Iceland tonight.... and at the very last minute the schedule arrives. :)
It's a good thing we have email access all the way along.
Anyhoo... here's the schedule for your follow along entertainment. Subject to changes due to weather and exciting finds. I do hope to be able to blog about it as we go but we'll have to see how a program designed for the average archaeologist (aka crazy people) and 20 year olds sits with this 40something person.
It's my birthday today, by the way.
Archaeological Field school 2011
Tue. 28/6 09.00-12.00 Roll call, grouping. Practical questions. Introduction to Slite. Info from
13-16.30 Field work. Find sorting.
Wen. 29/6 09-16.30 Field work. Survey about osteology, Astrid Lennblad
19-21 Lecture by PhD Christoph Kilger. Viking Age treasures and female
Thu 30/7 09-16.30 Field work
Fri. 1/7 09-16.30 Field work
Sat. 2/7 09-16.30 Field work. Summarise the week at Slite.
Sun. 3/7 09-17 Excursion with visit to the historical museum
Mon. 4/7 09-16.30 Field work
19-21 Lecture by PhD student Gunilla Runesson, Bronze Age on Gotland.
Tue. 5/7 09-16.30 Field work
Wed. 6/7 09-16.30 Field work
19-21 Lecture by MA Johan Norderäng. Västergarn-new excavations
Thu. 7/7 09-16.30 Field work. Summarise the week at Slite.
Fri. 8/7 09-16.30 Field work (3 and 4 weeks). Excavation, review, completion (2 weeks).
Mon 11/7 09-16.30 Field work (4 weeks). Introduction 2 weeks, see schedule for Tuesday
Tue 12/7 09-16.30 Field work. Survey about osteology, in groups.
Wed 13/7 09-16.30 Field work
19-21 Lecture by PhD student Joakim Wehlin. Baltic stone ships
Thu 14/7 09-16.30 Field work
19-21 Lecture. PhD students. Gustaf Svedjemo. Iron Age landscape on
Fri 15/7 09-16.30 Field work 2 and 4 weeks. Review of the results, interpretation, and
completion for the 3 weeks group. Summarise the week.
Sat 16/7 09-17 Excursion with a visit to the historical museum
Mon 18/7 09-16.30 Field work
19-21 Lecture. Will be decided later
Tue 19/7 09-16.30 Field work
19-21 Lecture by Associate Professor Dan Carlsson. The Eastern
Connection. Scandinavia and Russia.
Wed 20/7 09-16.30 Field work
Thu 21/7 09-16.30 Field work
19-21 Preliminary results, ﬁnd analysis, bone analysis. Dan Carlsson, Anna
Pettersson, Astrid Lennblad
Fri 22/7 09-16.30 Field work, Review of the results, interpretation, completion for the 2
and 4 weeks groups.