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Archaeology & Anthropology Field Schools

Africa - Egypt - Fayum Archaeological Project, Egypt - 2012

Africa - Egypt - Fayum Archaeological Project, Egypt - 2012

Archaeology Field School Location and Dates

Application Deadline
Start Date 2012-10-25
End Date 2012-11-29

Multiple Session information

Single Session

Archaeology Field School Location


Archaeology Field School Tuition and Credits

Sponsoring College/Institution

UCLA, Institute for Field Research and California State University Northridge

Academic Credit

8 semester credit units (equivalent to 12 quarter credit units) from California State University Northridge

Archaeology Field School Tuition

$4,950 CSU system students; $5,100 all others

Archaeology Field School Room and Board

Student will stay in a tented camp in a walled area which is part of the projectís excavation headquarters. Two students will share a canvas tent, which has electric light, room to stand and has two beds with blankets, pillow and sheets provided. Classes, meals and paper work will be inside the dighouse, which has hot showers, work rooms and a lecture hall/dining room. Laundry and cooking are provided by the house staff. Saturday are off and transport will be arranged to and from Cairo on Thursday afternoon and Saturday night. Students are free to explore Cairo or stay in the camp during weekends. For those who stay in the camp simple meals will be made available. Apart from the meals bottled water, fruit, tea, coffee and powdered lemonade are freely available.

Archaeology Field School Travel
See Above (Tuition)

Archaeology Field School Description

Approximately 50 miles southwest of Cairo lies the Fayum, an oasis in Egyptís Western Desert. The 2012 field school will concentrate on the Greco-Roman town of Karanis, founded in the third century BCE and abandoned during the seventh century CE. The preservation
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of the ancient remains is excellent and a wide range of archaeological materials is studied by a large group of archaeological specialists, including site management specialists. The Fayum Field School combines teaching American students with training Egyptian archaeologists employed by the Supreme Council of Antiquities, making cultural exchange an integral part of the program.

Archaeology Field School Additional Information

Archaeology Field School Type


Time Period

Greco-Roman Period

Number of years this Archaeology Field School has been in operation
5 years

Directors and Instructors

Dr. Willeke Wendrich ( is professor of Egyptian Archaeology at the University of California, Los Angeles Department of Near Eastern Studies and member of the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology. She has over 20 years of experience directing archaeological excavations and field schools in Egypt.

Will there be additional organized activities?

Excursions are planned to Giza, Sakkara and the Whale Valley UNESCO World Heritage Site. Students can explore Cairo and Alexandria independently during the weekends and the famous monuments of Luxor and Aswan after the program, for instance in relation to research for the paper subject which will be determined during the five weeks of field work.

Archaeology Field School Contact Information and Website

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Field School Contact Information

Dr. Willeke Wendrich (, UCLA

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