University of Western Ontario for a five-week program. The field school aims to give students training in two aspects of archaeological inquiry: the techniques of field excavation and the archaeology and History of Roman Britain. It brings together archaeological and historical approaches to the subject of Roman Britain and frontier studies in order to investigate issues such as provincial life, Roman imperialism and identity in antiquity. Students will participate in daily excavations on the site of Vindolanda, a military fort and settlement on the Roman frontier in Britain, which has had a thriving excavation and research program run by The Vindolanda Trust for over forty years. The Field School group will also take weekly field trips to explore the landscape around Hadrian's Wall and the north of Britain, in order to gain a broad perspective on a frontier and imperial landscape that thrived on the edge of the Roman Empire.
Further information is available from the October information session and the 2014 Program Guide.
To learn more about the research goals of The Vindolanda Trust and its excavation programs, please visit: http://www.vindolanda.com