CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS
The third field season of the Norwegian Archaeological Survey in the Karystia (NASK) will take place in late May and June 2014. NASK is organized under the aegis of the Norwegian Institute at Athens (NIA). It is supported by funding from NIA and the E. A. Schrader Endowment Fund, Indiana University, USA.
The project consists of an archaeological diachronic surface survey of the Katsaronio Plain in southern Euboea (the Karystia), Greece (Google map below). The project is scheduled to take place over the period of five weeks from May 26 – June 28, 2014 and will be international in character.
NASK would like to invite all persons interested in participating in the project to apply. The application is opened to all; however, it is primarily targeted to undergraduate and graduate university students of archaeology, anthropology and classics. Participation during all 5 weeks of the project is not mandatory, and we will accept people who wish to participate for a period shorter than 5 weeks; however, priority will be given to those who can stay longer.
The project will involve long hours of working in the sun as well as training in field survey and preliminary artifact processing/analysis methods. People who cannot handle heat and physical exertion and who are unable to spend long hours in the sun are discouraged from applying. The work will consist of walking the predesigned survey transects, recording potential sites, and collecting and recording a sample of the archaeological material found on the surface. The results of the first two survey seasons (2012, 2013) included finds from Final Neolithic to the Byzantine times. Data recording is done using 7-inch Android-based tablets.
NASK will provide room and board in Karystos, Euboea, free of charge for all project participants. The participants will be responsible for all other costs (e.g., meals on weekends, getting to and from Greece, other travel, museum visits, etc.). However, since Karystos is a relatively inexpensive town that is close to Athens, those extra expenses should not be significant.
NASK does not operate as a field school and we will not be able to provide university credits. We will, however, issue participation certificates and/or recommendation letters, if requested.
Interested persons should apply or direct inquiries by e-mail to the project director Zarko Tankosic at NASK@norwinst.gr. Please include a short CV, a letter of motivation and availability dates. The deadline for submitting applications is April 1, 2014. The successful candidates will be informed of our decision not later than April 15, 2014.
Please visit our Facebook page for further impressions from the project from the 2012 and 2013 seasons.