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
Level of collaboration To be determined by student/mentor
Benefits Variable
Who is eligible Interest in archaeology, history, art. Must have a passport.
Support Funding is available after the completion of the preparation badge. See below.
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


To engage with this project, you will work through a series of Project-Based Collaboration digital badges to guide your experience. 

To get started, contact the project mentor using the contact information above to discuss availability and after you’ve received approval, you can start the Project Preparation Digital Badge. Here are helpful tips on how to contact a project mentor

Preparation guidance

The specific preparation activities for this project are being finalized by the project mentor. Once they are finalized, this section will be updated. In the meantime, please reach out to the project mentor to confirm what specific preparation activities you should complete for the Project Preparation Digital Badge.