Summer School on Submerged Prehistoric Landscapes

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General information

WHAT?

An intensive course on a new, multidisciplinary scientific field: Conti-nental Shelf Prehistoric Research (CSPR). The course will take place in Porto Cheli (Greece), and include field trips to the prehistoric site of Franchthi Cave and surrounding area

CONTENT?

Following the success of the University of Geneva Terra Submersa expedition in 2014, the summer school offers an intensive course on a new, multidisciplinary scientific field:  Continental Shelf Prehistoric Research (CSPR). The course aims at educating postgraduate students and young scientists to move across the boundaries of marine geosciences and archaeology, in order to shed light on the interaction between our ancestors with the dynamically changing environment. Practically, the summer school will take place in Porto Cheli (Greece), and include field trips to the prehistoric site of Franchthi Cave and surrounding area.

FOR WHOM?

For postgraduate students and young scientists who wish to move across the boundaries of marine geosciences and archaeology, in order to shed light on the interactions between our ancestors and the dynamically changing environment

BY WHOM?

Teaching by the University of Geneva faculty and renowned experts from international universities or institutions•

WHY?

A unique opportunity to understand paleoclimate and sea level change and their interaction with isostatic and tectonic vertical movements, and to link them to the archaeology of people who lived on and migrated across the continental shelf

Objective:

The objective is to give the opportunity for young archaeologists and geoscientists to:

  • Learn about marine geophysical (multibeam, side scan sonar, sub bottom 
profiler), marine geological methodologies as well as data acquisition, post-processing and interpretation
  • Understand paleoclimate and sea-level changes and their interaction with isostatic and tectonic
vertical movements
  • Link climate, sea level and environmental changes to the archaeology of people who 
lived on and migrated across the continental shelf
  • Familiarize with key themes in coastal prehistory
Contact Person: Geneva Summer Schools (gss@unige.ch)

Content

The highlighted icons, represent the fields of education (in compliance with ISCED Classification) engaged during this course/programme.

0222 - Marine archaeology", "0532 - Marine Geology

Venue

Venue: Porto Cheli
Porto Cheli, Greece

Application

Open from
1 Apr 2017 to 1 May 2017

Cost:

Tuition Fees: 600 CHF
Free full-board accommodation included! 6 nights at Porto Cheli, shared rooms for 2-3 persons.

Qualification

Academic level: Master, PhD, Lifelong Learning

Credits:
Scheme: 
ECTS
Value: 
2
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