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Archaeology & Anthropology Field Schools

Europe - Czech Republic - Czech American Archaeology Field School - 2014

Archaeology Field School Location and Dates

Application Deadline
Start Date 2014-06-23
End Date 2014-07-25

Multiple Sessions no

Archaeology Field School Location

Pohansko near Breclav
Czech Republic

Archaeology Field School Tuition and Credits

Sponsoring College/Institution

College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, Illinois
Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic

Academic Credit

6 hours, with possibility for 9

Archaeology Field School Tuition


Archaeology Field School Room and Board

included in field school cost.

Archaeology Field School Travel
Additional Information on Tution/Room and Board/Travel Costs

$2599, cost includes room and board on site. Personal costs will be for all activities outside of field school activities.

Archaeology Field School Description

The archaeology faculty and staff of College of DuPage and Masaryk University (Brno) invite you to join our joint excavations at Pohansko, an exceptional site in the southeastern corner of the Czech Republic. Located near Breclav, just one km north of the Austrian border, 65 km southeast of Brno, and approximately 80 km northwest of Bratislava, Slovak Republic, Pohansko straddles major communication and transportation routes into Moravia and hence access through central Europe and into the Baltic. This route, known in earlier times as the Amber Road, served as a main avenue of communication and trade from the classical world to Germanic and Slavic peoples of the north.

Archaeology Field School Additional Information

Archaeology Field School Type

Late prehistoric/early historic

Time Period

Early Medieval (Great Moravia)

Field School Setting/Conditions

The field school is set in a forest preserve in southern Czech Republic. The area is flat will some low, rolling hills. Also in the preserve is a small Chateau, located about 1 km from the archaeology research station. The Chateau has a small museum and sells snacks. The preserve is located about 3 km from Breclav, a small city of about 25,000.

How is the project area accessed each day

Breclav is on a major rail hub, and can also be accessed by bus. Access to the site from Breclav is by car (taxi), bike, or on foot.

What is the daily schedule for the field school

M-F 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Lab courses meet 2 times/week in the evening

Number of years this Archaeology Field School has been in operation
Is there a professional certification for this field school


Directors and Instructors

Dr. John Staeck, Director
Dr. Michael Dietz, Assistant Director
Mr. Matt Shaw, Crew Chief

Specialized skills you will have the opportunity to learn

Basic Excavation techniques
Basic archaeological laboratory methods
GIS mapping
Bioarchaeological analysis
Archaeological photography

On rain days will there be lab work?


Will there be additional organized activities?

Yes. We will do field trips to other Great Moravian locations. We also will travel to Dolni Vestonice, and the Museum of Prehistory in Asparn an der Zaya, Austria. If time permits, we will take students to the Mendel Museum in Brno, Czech Republic.

Will there be additional organized activities?

Evening, yes. Weekend, no.

Is travel restriced during free time?


Archaeology Field School Contact Information and Website

Field School Website:

Field School Contact Information

Dr. Michael Dietz
425 Fawell Blvd
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

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