Stobi (Macedonia Secunda) Excavations 2018

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Program Description

The archaeological field school takes place at the spectacular ancient city of Stobi and offers opportunities for excellent training in field techniques and methods for excavation and documentation, regarding the specifics of excavation at Roman and Late Roman urban site; The agenda includes an intensive course on Photogrammetry, 3-D Archaeological Recording and Modelling in collaboration with Queen’s University, Canada, as well as guided tours of significant historical and archaeological sites in Bitola and Ohrid (R. of Macedonia) and the ancient Macedonian capitals Pella and Aigai/Vergina (Greece). Academic credits are available for students through NBU, Bulgaria; UCLA Extension, USA and Queen’s University, Canada. Season Dates: 24 June – 22 July, 2017
The first historic records to mention Stobi are by the Roman historian Titus Livy (ca. 197 BCE). According to Livy, Stobi became an important center for salt trading after the Roman conquests of Macedonia and the establishment of Pax Romana. In 69 CE, Emperor Vespasian granted Stobi the rank of municipium and the right to mint its own coins. Stobi was not only an important salt trading center but also strategically located at the crossroad of the ancient roads that ran along the two rivers Axios and Erigon.


Discover the Secrets of the Ancient Roman city of Stobi
Enjoy an Intensive Training in Field Archaeology
Earn academic credit
Take advantage of an intensive course in Photogrammetry

What`s Included

BHFS admission fee includes: Educational and fieldwork activities, full-board accommodation (boarding + 3 meals per day), tools, materials, project handbook and issue of Certificate of Attendance, administrative costs and excursions included in the field school program plus relevant entrance fees.

The admission fee is valid only for students who enroll in this field school through the Balkan Heritage Field School (BHFS). Students wishing to benefit from the advantages of the BHF-IFR Program for the Balkans shall enroll through the Institute for Field Research (IFR), USA and pay the admission fees corresponding to the IFR's terms and conditions.


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

Program Locations

Gradsko, Macedonia

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Balkan Heritage Foundation & Field School
  • Macedonia: Gradsko
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Early Bird Admission fee for a four week project session is 2238 EUR / approx. 2686 USD
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