Placement dates: 15th July – 12th September 2015 (travel days)
Number of UK Participants: 10 (7 spaces remaining)
Duration: 8 weeks
1). 15th July- 15 August – Alba Iulia site (Neolithic site)
2. 16th August- 12th September – Zalau (north west of Romania – prehistoric site)
1). This placement may be better suited to more experienced participants. This year the placement will be split into 2 parts. For the first part, the group will work alongside a team on a Neolithic site in the Transylvania historical region that has been going since 2002. The Neolithic settlement of Lumea Noua is located in the north eastern part of the city of Alba Iulia, on the second terrace of the Mures River. In charge of the dig is Mihai Gligor, PhD, Head of the History, Archaeology and Museology department within “1 Decembrie 1918″ University in Alba Iulia.
Discovered in 1942, there have been archaeological campaigns on the site right up until 2011. Rescue excavations focusing on recording the site have been the most recent activity, starting in 2002 and continuing in 2015. During the excavations, a site of some 40ha has been discovered, though it is estimated to be larger than this.
See more on: http://www.grampusheritage.co.uk/archaeology/ease/romania-neolithic-site/