Available Courses

Field Techniques in Classical Archaeology - Greece

Ancient Greek temple

Department of History and Classics


July 14 – August 4, 2019


Narthaki, Province of Larissa, Greece (about 4 hours north of Athens)

Class Details

Field Techniques in Classical Archaeology
CLASS 475 LBL 850


Advance Field Techniques in Classical Archaeology
CLASS 476 LBL 850


Studies in Classical Archaeology I and II
CLASS 601 SEM 850 AND CLASS 602 SEM 850

Course description

Project and Field School

 2019 will mark the first season of the “Central Achaia Phthiotis Survey (CAPS)” a new project focused on landscape archaeology, that grew out of the site-oriented Kastro Kallithea Archaeological Project (KKAP). The Central Achaia Phthiotis Survey is a cooperation between the Hellenic Ministry of Culture, represented by the Ephorate of Antiquities in Larissa and the Canadian Institute in Greece represented by the University of Alberta, Bishop University and specialists from a variety of universities in Europe. The project receives significant support from the Municipality of Pharsala.

You will be participating in this exciting new project as a student team member! You will also receive first rate instruction from experienced archaeologists. The survey will focus on a landscape surrounding a very well-preserved fortified Classical-Hellenistic City (Kastro) near the present day village at Kallithea in Thessaly, Greece, that our team has previously studied. The archaeological investigations at this site have now reached a stage where we have obtained sufficient information for publication.

This six credit course is open to students with a background in Classics, Classical Archaeology, Anthropology, Art History, and Ancient History. Students from other disciplines may apply too but are encouraged to contact the project director prior to sending in their application.

These courses will partially fulfill the requirements for the BA with a major in Classics, BA with minor in Classics and the Faculty of Arts Certificates in International Learning and European Studies.

Accommodation and travel

Students will be housed in the schools of the village of Narthaki, a small but very hospitable village. For further details, please see the Department of History & Classics website.

Anticipated costs

The program fees for the fieldwork component will be $1,035. This covers:

  • Shared accommodation
  • All meals except Sundays
  • Local transport, including excursions
  • Student membership of the Canadian Institute in Greece
  • Free entrance pass for all archaeological museums and sites in Greece

Please note: If you are not a current University of Alberta student, you have to apply to Open Studies to be registered in this course.

This class is closed to web registration. Contact the Teaching Department for registration assistance. Once accepted, the Department of History & Classics will register you in the course. You will be billed automatically by the University of Alberta for your registration fees.