Gournia Archaeological Excavations

well-preserved remains of an ancient town in Crete.

Students are invited to apply to take part in an archaeological excavation in Gournia, a Minoan town, during Spring or Summer.

Project description

Students are invited to apply to take part in an archaeological excavation. Gournia is a Minoan town site where excavations will take place. Students will learn to excavate a trench, keep a notebook, wash and study pottery. Passport will be required/ no visa.

Project outcome

The specific outcomes of this project will be identified by the faculty mentor at the beginning of your collaboration. 

Project details

Timing, eligibility and other details
Length of commitment To be determined by student/mentor
Start time Spring, Summer
In-person, remote, or hybrid?
Level of collaboration To be determined by student/mentor
Benefits Variable
Who is eligible Interest in archaeology, history, art. Must have a passport.
Truman and Global Health Corps

Students participating in this project might be interested in and eligible for the Fulbright Scholarship and the Gilman Scholarship. Connect with the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships to learn more.

Project mentor

L. Vance Watrous


Art History / Visual Studies / Anthropology

605 Clemens Hall

Phone: (716) 462-0067

Email: watrous@buffalo.edu

Start the project

  1. Email the project mentor using the contact information above to express your interest and get approval to work on the project. (Here are helpful tips on how to contact a project mentor.)
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Preparation activities

The specific preparation activities for this project will be customized through discussions between you and your project mentor. Please be sure to ask them for the instructions to complete the required preparation activities.


Art History, Visual Studies and Anthropology