Two bioarchaeology field schools are being offered in Transylvania, Romania.
Migration, Health, and Lifestyle in the Kingdom of the Gepids (Transylvania)
For the 2014 field season, we will continue examining and analysing skeletal remains belonging to the Gepid culture, excavated from the Northeastern plains of Transylvania. All analytical work will take place in the National History Museum of Transylvania (MNIT), located in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. If available, students will also have the opportunity to experience bioarchaeological fieldwork.
Jucu de Sus Barbarian Necropolis Excavations
The Jucu de Sus necropolis project is beginning in 2014 as a collaborative project between Transylvania Bioarchaeology and the Institutul de Arheologie și Istoria Artei din Cluj-Napoca. The aim of the 2014 field season is to excavate the skeletal remains and the associated material culture from the necropolis in order to further define the relationship between the necropolis and the surrounding settlements, as well as to attempt to understand the social customs, palaeodemography, origins, and health status of the population.
More info about these projects are available at http://www.transylvaniabioarchaeology.org/Projects.html