CANCELLED - Field School: Town of Nebo Archaeological Project

This field school has been cancelled

Image courtesy of Wilfred Laurier University.

If you are interested in the immersive experience of living and working in the ancient city of Khirbat al-Mukhayyat as part of an active archaeological team, this upcoming field school opportunity in Jordan is for you.

This field school is a joint venture between NIC and Wilfred Laurier University (WLU). Students will spend three weeks contributing to the Khirbat al-Mukhayyat Archaeological Project (also called the Town of Nebo Archaeological Project) – a multidisciplinary research project investigating the importance of trade, religion and landscape for ancient societies.

Date: June 2022 (Exact dates TBA)
Cost: $5,500 (approximate)
Archaeology Field School: ANT 291  - (6 credits) This course is a learning experience derived from participation in an archaeological field excavation project.  The main content of the course will be the practical aspects of archaeological fieldwork and will include excavation procedure, artifact recognition, recording archaeological field data, cataloguing archaeological field data, field and museum treatment of artifacts, and archaeological theory as applicable to field excavation.
Prerequisite for field school: ANT 151 - (3 credits) This course is an introduction to the sub-fields of anthropology: physical anthropology and archaeology. Through readings and audio-visual material, the origins and development of humans and their cultures are explored, including the development of the civilizations of the Old and New World. Seats are still available in January 2022. Learn more.
Duration: Three weeks
Project size:
Six to eight participants

Khirbat al-Mukhayyat is located six kilometres northwest of the City of Madaba, an ancient town in Jordan that is southwest of the capital Amman. Madaba is famous for its 6th-century mosaic map of the Holy Land in the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George.

Students at WLU have participated in this archaeological field school for over 15 years and NIC students can now join them.

NIC instructor Dr. Jenny Botica has worked with Dr. Debra Foran in Jordan at both Tell Madaba and Khirbat al-Mukhayyat. The 2022 season will be the first of what aims to be a multi-year collaboration with the WLU team. Students will contribute to the realization of the research goals of the Town of Nebo Archaeological Project and explore public archaeology and heritage tourism opportunities associated with the project.

Those interested in this exciting opportunity are encouraged to contact for more information.

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