Fieldwork

Since the early twentieth century and the work of Francis Kelsey himself, the Department of Classical Studies at the University of Michigan has boasted a strong tradition of archaeological fieldwork. People interested in classical archeology are strongly encouraged to think about exploring summer fieldwork opportunities. Students are introduced, either through more formal field schools (for credit) or through volunteer experiences, to key archaeological techniques and methodologies, as well as given an opportunity to travel in the classical lands.

Information about fieldwork opportunities is provided each year by the concentration advisor, though a combination of e-mail and periodic meetings. Most projects in the Mediterranean accept applications in January-April before the summer in question, but interested students are encouraged to make contact with their advisor in the fall term to begin the planning process. To start exploring possibilities, see the web sites below.

Projects Michigan Students have recently participated in: