Ancient Egypt Research Associates

Applications are now open for the 2015 Giza Archaeological Field Training.

Receive fully-professional archaeological field training, and US university course credits, by joining AERA’s Archaeological Field Training program at the Giza pyramids, in 2015. The training will take place from 31st January to 26th March, 2015.

Since 2005 AERA has been training Egyptian antiquities’ inspectors in collaboration with the American Research Centre in Egypt (ARCE). Over nearly a decade the AERA-ARCE field-schools acquired a reputation for rigorous archaeological training.

With the permission of the Ministry of State for Antiquities, AERA expands its successful training program to integrate foreign students.  The training is accredited through the American University in Cairo which awards, those who successfully complete the program, eight academic credits. This intensive eight-week field program, takes place at the Old Kingdom settlement site of Heit el-Ghurab, at the Giza plateau, as part of AERA’s multi-disciplinary archaeological project.

The AUC-AERA training includes six full-weeks excavation, and one week’s laboratory work. Training on site comprises: excavation; site recording; survey; illustration and photography; and an introduction to bio-anthropology. In the lab and office: introduction to Archaeo-botany, Archaeo-zoology; Ceramics, Artefact, Lithics, Mud sealings, and GIS (Geographic Information Systems). The comprehensive package covers tuition, accommodation and on-site food, tool kit and supplies, medical insurance, local transportation, and special field trips to archaeological sites in Greater Cairo. Teaching is in English.

The Giza Archaeological Field Training provides a peer-integrated archaeological opportunity, and enhances continued exchange between Egyptian and foreign colleagues. The Giza Archaeological Field Training affirms AERA’s commitment to continued archaeological training in Egypt.

Further information and applications forms are available here. Applications close 31st May, 2014.