Placement Opportunities 2017

Open for applications

Participants will be applying for a grant which will go towards the costs of the placement. Successful applicants will have their accommodation and supervision covered. Participants will need to budget for food (will be different per week depending on country chosen) and arrange and fund their travel. If there is any change to this, it will be indicated next to the placement.

We might be able to fund placements to other European destinations (other than the Partner we usually work with) as long as the duration of the placement covers 60 days (min.) and the applicant studies or recently graduated at one of our Consortium Partners (University of Bristol, Kent, Chester, Warwick, Exeter, Bournemouth, Glasgow and University of Wales Trinity St David Royal Carter). If you do not see your university listed, please contact us.

Please read through the details below (will be updated once things are confirmed) and contact us if you are interested.

Country: Italy
Host: Etruria Nova Onlus
Site: Pompeii
Duration: 1st June - 31st July 2017 (8 weeks)


This is an exciting new opportunity for students to work at Pompeii alongside our partners. This is a placement for anyone who wishes to increase both their fieldwork and post excavation experience. Our partners are excavating in an area known as Regio 7, Insula 14. The placement will be divided as follows:

The first six weeks (4th June – 14th July) will see the group on site, excavating 4 out 10 shops that open out onto Via dell’Abbondanza.

The last 2 weeks (16th – 30th July) will be post excavation based in the laboratory and the warehouse.

The 2016 season was concentrated in shops 1-4. During the excavations, it was discovered that the latest phase of shops before the 79AD eruption were built on top of rubble from the 62AD earthquake. In this rubble, pieces of painted frescos from the previous buildings were found. In workshop 1, they found evidence of similar set up to the pre-earthquake building. The rest of the shops included walls of previous pre-earthquake buildings, giving evidence of the earlier phases of Pompeii. There is a bit more information in the panel at the top of this page, which is available to download.

Accommodation will be based in flats a short walk from the site. You can see photos and videos from this years excavation at Pompeii (and others that have gone on during 2016) on Etruria’s Facebook page. They constantly update their website as they go, so keep referring back to it for more information. Their general guide is also attached, as well as a panel with some information on the project.

Country: Romania
Host: Satul Verde with 1 Decembrie 1918″ University in Alba Iulia
Site: Alba Iulia
Duration: 15th October – 14th December 2017 (8 weeks)

5 Participants

This is an opportunity for anyone who might want to gain more experience in post excavation work, rather than just excavation, especially if they are interested in working with human remains. This placement will focus on analysing human remains from the Lumea Noua Neolithic site. the group will assist in post excavation jobs such as washing bones, setting them in anatomical position, determining age, diseases, and any other information that can be found.

They will also do some experimental archaeology and assist with setting up an exhibition

Participants will be accommodated in a self catering flat  situated within walking distance from the university.

The working programme is Monday to Friday, with weekends free to explore the surroundings.

*****Due to limited flight availability, applicants will need to take into consideration that direct return flights will highly likely be from Luton airport*****

Country: Romania
Host: Satul Verde with 1 Decembrie 1918″ University in Alba Iulia
Site: Alba Iulia
Duration: 1st March – 29th April 2018 (8 weeks)

An opportunity for a group to go and work with Dr Mihai Gligor, PhD, Head of the History, Archaeology and Museology department within “1 Decembrie 1918″ University in Alba Iulia. The group will assist staff in analysing the human and pottery remains that have been found over the years. Ideally for forensic anthropology students, this is an 8 week practical placement that will see you working and contributing towards the work of the university. The Erasmus + grant will cover accommodation, participants will have to fund their food (about 70 Euros per week) and sort out their flights, ideally to land together for airport transfers. There are now flights available to Cluj from Birmingham, Liverpool and Sheffield/Doncaster in addition to Luton.

If you are interested, please download and fill out the application form, available on the EASE main page. If you have any questions, then please do not hesitate to contact us

It is possible for some of our partners to host some staff visits as well. Alternatively, we are happy to discuss the possibility of funding a placement to a different partner staff already have a connection with. If any staff are interested, they are welcome to contact us to discuss the possibility.

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission

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