Bronze Age Körös Off-Tell Archaeological (BAKOTA) Field School

The Bronze Age Körös Off-Tell Archaeological (BAKOTA) field school is a summer undergraduate research program sponsored by Quinnipiac University and the National Science Foundation’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates Site program. Students accepted into the program will work with an international, multidisciplinary research team on the bioarchaeological analysis of a Middle Bronze Age cemetery in eastern Hungary. Student travel, housing, food, field trip fees, etc. will be covered by the NSF in addition to a $500/week stipend (total $3,000). Eight Fellows will be selected from the pool of applicants. Eligibility: students must be a US citizen or permanent resident, and currently enrolled in an undergraduate program.

The BAKOTA project is studying a Bronze Age cemetery population in Eastern Hungary, and aims to understand how this region intensified farming, craft production, and trade without corresponding increases in social inequality. For more information about the project and field school check out our website (http://bakota.net) and our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/bakotaproject).

Website and Online Application: http://bakota.net/?p=1425
Application Deadline: March 2, 2018
Field School Dates: July 3 – August 16, 2018
Field School Location: Hungary
Contact Information: Dr. Julia Giblin (julia.giblin@quinnipiac.edu)

This article was written by Kevin M Kelly

I am a broadly-trained anthropologist--a human biologist--and currently, an associate research scientist in the College of Public Health as well as an adjunct associate professor in the Dept of Anthropology and the Dept of Community & Behavioral Health at the University of Iowa whose research focuses on the cultural, behavioral, biological and historical facets of human health.