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5th – 15th August 2018. Petnica Science Center, Valjevo, Serbia

The call for the 2018 International Summer School of Archaeological Science offered by Petnica Science Center (Valjevo, Serbia) is now open. Students of Archaeology, Science and related fields are invited to apply for a ten-day experience. Our interactive program is focused on a personalized training analysis of materials and accompanying documentation which will provide our participants with international knowledge required by the modern standards in archaeological research. A maximum audience of 10 participants is required for this year and the call is open to both undergraduate and postgraduate students.

The Petnica 2018 ISSAS program consist of theoretical and laboratory sessions and a one-day field trip to nearby archaeological sites. The main goal of the course will be to investigate interconnectedness between traditional research questions, the archaeological context and the use of the appropriate instrumental techniques that offer precise empirical results. Petnica 2018 ISSAS will cover topics such as basic theories and approaches in archaeology and science, fundamentals of archaeological documentation procedure, processing archaeological artifacts and application of the most common physical-chemical analysis in modern archaeological research, such as spectroscopic (XRF, FT-IR) and chromatographic (GC-MS, HPLC) methods.

Petnica 2018 ISSAS participants who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate issued by the organizers, with a detailed curriculum of the Summer School.

Petnica 2018 ISSAS Application: For Petnica 2018 ISSAS, which will take place from August 5th to 15th 2018 at Petnica Science Center (Serbia), candidates are invited to submit their applications before the midnight of May 31st 2018 (Central European Time). The application documentation must include a CV and a brief letter of motivation (max. 300 words) which explains why the candidate should be considered as a participant in this year’s edition of the academic program. Registration form can be found at ahl.petnica.rs/en.

Petnica 2018 ISSAS Participation fees: The participation cost for the accepted participants is 500 EURO. This fee includes accommodation, three daily meals, full academic expenses, tuition, a field trip, expenses for laboratory materials, and the final certificate. The accepted participants will be requested to pay the participation fee after being accepted and before coming to Petnica 2018 ISSAS.

Petnica 2018 ISSAS Important dates

  • Submission deadline: May 31st, 2018
  • List of accepted participants: June 5th, 2018
  • Detailed program: June 20th, 2018

Petnica 2018 ISSAS Academic committee

  • Vladimir Pecikoza – Petnica Science Center (Serbia)
  • Milan Marković M.A. – Petnica Science Center (Serbia)
  • PhDc Diego Badillo – Università degli studi di Firenze (Italy)

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