Submerged Prehistoric Landscapes

Submerged Prehistoric Landscapes

21.08.2023 – 25.08.2023


Following the success of the University of Geneva Terra Submersa expedition in 2014, the summer school offers an intensive course on a new, multidisciplinary scientific field: Continental Shelf Prehistoric Research (CSPR).

The course aims at educating postgraduate students and young scientists to move across the boundaries of marine geosciences and archaeology, in order to shed light on the interaction between our ancestors with the dynamically changing environment.Practically, the summer school will take place in Porto Cheli (Greece), and include field trips to the prehistoric site of Franchthi Cave and surrounding area. Its objective is to give the opportunity for young archaeologists and geoscientists to:

Learn about marine geophysical (multibeam, side scan sonar, sub bottom profiler), marine geological methodologies as well as data acquisition, post-processing and interpretation
Understand paleoclimate and sea-level changes and their interaction with isostatic and tectonic vertical movements
Link climate, sea level and environmental changes to the archaeology of people who lived on and migrated across the continental shelf
Familiarize with key themes in coastal prehistory

Location: Nautica Bay Hotel, Porto Cheli

Tuition Fees:

CHF 750
Free full-board accommodation included!
5 nights, shared rooms for 2-3 persons.

CHF 950
Free full-board accommodation included!
5 nights, private room.


Nautica Bay Hotel, Porto Cheli, Greece

Organisé par

Faculté des lettres


Julien Beck, Senior Lecturer, Department of Archaeology, University of Geneva
Dimitris Sakellariou, Hellenic Centre for Marine Research

entrée payante, 750.00 francs (inscription requise)
entrée payante pour les personnes externes, 750.00 francs (inscription requise)


Catégorie: Formation

Mots clés: Archaeology, marine geology


Date limite d'inscription: 15.04.2023

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