Project type: Underwater archaeology field school, underwater excavations & marine geophysical survey.
Project venue: Participants and staff stay in a hotel located in the downtown of Nessebar, on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast. Accommodation is in shared double and triple bedrooms with a/c, Wi-Fi, bathroom with WC, etc.
About the project: The field school is open to anyone with interests in the field of underwater archaeology and who holds a SCUBA Open Water Certificate issued by any worldwide recognized training organization. The project will introduce students to underwater/maritime archaeology and specialized techniques for research, recording, conservation and monitoring through:
- Participation in the following research projects:
- Survey, excavation and documentation of submerged fortification walls of the ancient (Ancient Greek & Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine and Medieval Bulgarian) city of Mesambria, present day Nessebar, UNESCO World Heritage Site
- Marine geophysical survey of submerged landscapes along the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast
- Training and instructions in underwater excavation, photography, photogrammetry, marine geophysics, remote sensing, and conservation of finds from marine environment
- Lectures on archaeological, historical, environmental and institutional context of the research projects
- Sites visits and excursions to historical and archaeological sites along the western Black Sea Coast, Bulgaria.