Excavation of Emporion Pistiros, Thrace 2018

Overall rating: 0 based on 0 reviews

Program Description

Interactions between Ancient Greek and Thracian civilizations (with emphasis on trade and religion); Excavations of the Ancient Greek emporion Pistiros in Thrace (5th โ€“ 3rd century BCE); History and archaeology of ancient Thrace; Reflectance Transformation Imaging in collaboration with University of Exeter, UK; Archaeological field techniques and methods for excavation and documentation; Processing of finds and samples; Documentation of Classical and Hellenistic Finds; Excursions to significant heritage sites in Thrace, Bulgaria. Season Dates: 23 July โ€“ 20 August, 2018

The ruins of an ancient Greek trade center (emporion) in the heart of Thrace โ€“ on the left bank of Maritsa River (ancient Hebros), between the towns of Vetren and Septemvri, were discovered by Prof. M. Domaradzki in 1988. He started regular excavations and in 1990 his team found a stone inscription (known as "Vetren inscription") that helped the scholars to identify the site as the Ancient Greek emporion named Pistiros. Merchants from Greek coastal cities of Maroneia, Thassos and Apollonia lived and traded there with their Thracian neighbors under the supreme protection of the Thracian Odrysian kings (the biggest and mightiest Thracian Kingdom at that time).


Learn about the archaeology of Thrace
Excavate an ancient emporion
Learn about archaeological techniques
Work with international experts
Earn academic credit

What`s Included

The admission fee includes educational and fieldwork activities, full-board accommodation (hotel + 3 meals per day), tools, materials, project Handbook, issue of Certificate of Attendance; excursions/sightseeing tours/entrance fees and administrative costs.

Students who study outside Europe wishing to obtain academic credits for attending the four-week session of this field school project shall apply to the BHF-IFR Program for the Balkans and enroll through the Institute for Field Research (IFR), USA. They will be awarded 8 semester credit units (equivalent to 12 quarter units) through Connecticut College and will receive a letter grade.


Anthropology, Archaeology, Classical Civilization, Classical Studies, History, Humanities

Program Locations

Septemvri, Bulgaria

Overall rating 
Program Administration
Living Conditions
Cultural Immersion
Social Life
Health and Safety
Review This Program

Program Details

Balkan Heritage Foundation & Field School
  • Bulgaria: Septemvri
School Term:
Early Bird Admission fee for two week project session is 1214 EUR, for three week project session is 1844 EUR and for four week project session is 2428 EUR .
  • Dear applicants, we encourage you to leave a personal review if you have ever taken part in this program. Leaving a review will help fellow travelers to decide where to go and which program to go with as they plan their trip abroad.
    Review this program

About HelpGoAbroad

We showcase the best programs, countries and institutions in the world, so whether you are interested in interning abroad, studying abroad, working abroad or simply traveling or living abroad, we have your back.

More about us ยป

Subscribe to the Newsletter