Excavations in Metsamor – information for UW students

The Armenian-Polish Archaeological Mission Metsamor invites students willing to participate in this year’s excavations to an orientation meeting. The fieldwork is planned from late August to early October this year.

The site of Metsamor is a settlement complex consisting of a fortress surrounded with Cyclopean walls, a lower city adjoining it from the north and south, as well as a nearby cemetery. The area was inhabited intermittently from the Chalcolithic period (5th millennium BC) to the 17th century AD. Metsamor reached its heyday in the Late Bronze Age and Early Iron Age (15th–8th century BC) (read more).

The meeting will take place on Wednesday, 30th March at 1.15 pm in room 2.06A at the Faculty of Archaeology of the University of Warsaw.

Contact: Assoc. Prof. Krzysztof Jakubiak, expedition director: kzjakubiak@uw.edu.pl and Dr. Mateusz Iskra: mk.iskra2@uw.edu.pl

Every year, the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology of the University of Warsaw runs several archaeological expeditions in Africa and the Middle East. Some of them are open to students of the University of Warsaw and other universities.

Information for students and volunteers wishing to take part in these excavations appears, among others, on the PCMA UW Facebook fanpage.