Dmanisi Paleoanthropology Field School 2016

Dmanisi Paleoanthropology Field School (DPFS) is a four-week field course in paleoanthropology at the site of Dmanisi, Georgia, offered annually by Georgian National Museum and University of Zurich. DPFS is a combination of theoretical course work and practical training. Monday to Friday the participants are excavating or working in the lab, evenings are busy with lectures. On Saturdays students work in the lab for half a day.
On two of the Sundays we have optional excursions around Georgia.
By the end of the course students will be given a research project and prepare final presentations.

The Field School is open to young scientists, archaeology and anthropology students. The school is held at the Dmanisi Paleolithic site (village of Patara Dmanisi, 80 km from Tbilisi, Dmanisi Region, East Georgia) and students are accommodated in the camp near the archaeological site.

2016 field school dates: 18 Jul – 13 Aug

The applications for participation in the Dmanisi Paleoanthoropology Field School are being accepted from November 1 through April 1st. Maximum number of available places, 10. For participation, please contact:

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