Balkan Heritage Field School

Balkan Heritage Field School (BHFS) was established in 2008 and offers field school programs in archaeology and​ historic preservation.

About Us

  • Over 1500 students from over 60 countries have attended BHFS.
  • Field schools take place in Bulgaria, Greece, R. of Macedonia and Montenegro
  • Credit hours awarded through Connecticut College (USA), New Bulgarian University (Bulgaria) and Queen’s University (Canada)
  • International pool of instructors & Instruction in English
  • Excursions to historical and archaeological sites including UNESCO world heritage sites


Learn, Travel, Discover and Support cultural heritage with Balkan Heritage Field School

BHFS archaeological digs & archaeological field schools at:

  • Neolithic settlement - 6th mill. BCE
  • Prehistoric tell and one of Europe’s first proto urban centers in the earliest age of metal: Copper Age - 5th mill. BCE
  • Sacred area of an Ancient Greek & Byzantine city on the Black Sea coast - 7th c. BCE - 7th c. CE
  • Ancient Greek trade-center/ emporion in Ancient Thrace - 5th- 3rd c. BCE
  • Two Roman provincial capital cities - 1st c. BCE - 6th c. CE
  • Early Christian Byzantine monastery on the Black Sea coast - 5th -6th c. CE

Historic preservation programs in:

  • Conservation of Ancient Greek pottery & Roman pottery & glass & mosaics & mural paintings   
  • Byzantine and Post-Byzantine ecclesiastical architecture & mural paintings   
  • Vernacular architecture   
  • Historic metal & paper & textiles
  • Training courses in surveying & recording:   
  • Archaeological recording practices & Archaeometry   
  • Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI) & Computational photography & Digital illustration  
  • Geomatics: photogrammetry & GPS & total station & GIS etc.  


Why choose BHFS?

  • High quality education, service and intercultural experience
  • Great variety of field school projects and packages in 4 countries
  • Participation in real ongoing research or conservation projects
  • Work in small groups
  • Fast, easy and safe application and enrollment
  • Affordable admission fees & various discounts
  • Academic credits and scholarships for university & college students
  • Internships & volunteer placements for alumni
  • Safe countries & environment
  • Comfortable lodging & flexible menu for various dietary needs

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