Archaeology Field Practicum III: The Balkans

Available for students in the summer of 2024 are two 3.0 credit archaeological field courses that will take place in collaboration with Balkan Heritage Field Schools: CLST 412 (3.0) and 413 (3.0). As the project is currently structured, students are required to take both courses for a total of four weeks in the field, and a total of 6.0 Queen's credits. These courses offer an intensive introduction to excavation techniques as well as archaeological and architectural recording using photography, surveying, and 3D measurement on a site of historical importance for the Classical and Byzantine periods in the Balkan region. In addition, CLAS 810 (6.0), a graduate-level course, will be offered concurrently at the same site.
In 2024 CLST 412 and 413 (and CLAS 810) will take place at the site of Stobi in the Republic of North Macedonia and will concentrate on excavation of the area around the Late Antique Theodosian Palace. Full details, including costs, and the planned weekend excursions are available at the project website:
Students interested in any of these courses are asked to contact Professor George Bevan directly ( to arrange for Queen’s credit, and to submit an application directly to Balkan Heritage Field Schools here:



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Students may also join the project as volunteers (i.e. not for credit), but are asked to also contact George Bevan and submit an application through Balkan Heritage as soon as possible.

Please note that spaces are limited and students from other universities frequently attend the project. Students are strongly encouraged to put in an application through the Balkan Heritage website as soon as possible to reserve a spot.

Note also that those students interested in Queen’s credit will also have to pay tuition as well as the participation fees payable to Balkan Heritage.


The beauty of Stobi
Stobi 2015 excavation site
Students working on-site
Students, in the field, setting up RTI equipment
Technical demonstration by Dr. Bevan
Setting up the lighting for a photo
Student setting up for a panorama photo of ruins
Students using digital photogrammetry to catalogue artifacts
Sight-seeing at the Saint Pantelejmon monastery