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2021 Mortuary Archaeology Field School

Please note the following email sent to our Department Chair, Dr. Csilla Dallos:

Dear Dr. Dallos,

We are again accepting students wishing to gain hands-on experience in excavating and studying human skeletal remains in the summer of 2021. The 22nd Field School in Mortuary Archaeology will be held in Giecz, Poland. If you have students interested in bioarchaeological field work, we would be grateful if you could spread this information through your LISTSERV. I am also including a 2021 flyer.

We anticipate that the summer of 2021 will be more or less back to normal and we will be able to return to the plans and lifestyles that we had cherished so much before the pandemic. We are committed to welcoming international students to our Field School in 2021, and with all of the additional COVID-19-specific sanitary protocols we have developed, there is no doubt it will be a safe environment.

You can get more info about this project by visiting our webpage: www.slavia.org, finding us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FieldSchoolinMortuaryArchaeology or by contacting me directly at fieldwork@slavia.org.

The inhumation cemetery in Giecz dating to the beginning of the 11th century AD provides a unique opportunity for students to practise bioarchaeology through learning archaeological fieldwork techniques and working with human osteological remains. Students will engage directly in supervised on-site excavation, getting hands-on experience in disinterment of human burials from their discovery to final removal. No previous experience is required. Staff ensures that all students are afforded equal opportunity to work on all aspects of human skeletal excavation. The field school is part of an international research project carried out by scholars from The Ohio State University, Columbus, USA, Adam Mickiewicz University, PoznaƄ, Poland, and the Slavia Foundation. English is the official language of the project. 9 academic credits (ECTS) are offered upon successful completion of the course.
Thank you for your time and attention,


Marek Polcyn
Dr. Marek Polcyn
Adjunct Professor
Department of Anthropology
Lakehead University
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Thunder Bay
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