Overview: Throughout human time, people have been interacting with the natural landscape, seeking food, water and shelter, and resources with which to build a better life. Understanding the landscape, how it formed and how it has been altered by humans, is an integral part of the study of archaeology.
This unique teaching focused program has been designed to give students an in-depth understanding of the natural landscape, from the underlying bedrock to the glacial landforms, from the overlying soils to the flora and fauna they support. Through this understanding, students will be equipped to study the interaction of humans with the landscape through the millennia. The program combines field studies with laboratory work to piece together two different landscapes in three distinct locations.
Staying with local families in homestay accommodation, this program also offers a deeply enriching cultural immersion, guaranteeing students a truly memorable experience.
The program will include field trips to iconic Irish landscapes including the midland blanket and raised bogs in Co. Offaly, the karst limestone landscape of the Burren in Co. Clare and The Curragh, Co. Kildare.
Course Dates: July 18 – 31, 2021
Where: Birr (base), Burren and The Curragh
Enrolment Status: OPEN
Including all meals, accommodation, tuition, instruction, equipment, t-shirt and field trips
Course Type: Geoarchaeology and Geology
Instructors: Dr. Stephen Mandal
Application Deadline*: April 30, 2021
Payment Deadline: April 30, 2021
*A late application fee of €200 will apply after this date.
The accredited option provided through the Institute for Field Research will open in November 2020 and you can REGISTER YOUR INTEREST below.
Academic Credit: 2 semester credit units (equivalent to 3 quarter units)
Application Deadline: Date will be confirmed in November 2020.
Payment Deadline: Date will be confirmed in November 2020.
*This price is based on 2020 rates. 2021 prices to be confirmed.