Geoarchaeology/Environmental Science in Ireland: The Environmental and Cultural Heritage of the Irish Landscape - Summer 2021 (non-accredited) APPLY FOR FREE

3950 eur
Sun Jul 11, 2:00 PM - Sat Aug 7, 12:00 PM, 2021 (BST)
Birr, County Offaly, Ireland  

This four week unique teaching focused program has been designed to give students an in-depth understanding of the natural landscape, from the underlying bedrock to the glacial landforms, from the overlying soils to the flora and fauna they support.

Throughout human time, people have been interacting with the natural landscape, seeking food, water and shelter, and resources with which to build a better life. Understanding the landscape, how it formed and how it has been altered by humans, is an integral part of the study of archaeology.

This unique teaching focused program has been designed to give students an in-depth understanding of the natural landscape, from the underlying bedrock to the glacial landforms, from the overlying soils to the flora and fauna they support. Through this understanding, students will be equipped to study the interaction of humans with the landscape through the millennia. The program combines field studies with laboratory work to piece together three different landscapes in three distinct locations. Staying with local families in homestay accommodation, this program also offers a deeply enriching cultural immersion, guaranteeing students a truly memorable experience.

The program will include field trips to iconic Irish landscapes including the midland blanket and raised bogs in Co. Offaly, the karst limestone landscape of the Burren in Co. Clare and The Atlantic wilderness of Clare Island, Co. Mayo.

Staying with local families in homestay accommodation, this program also offers a deeply enriching cultural immersion, guaranteeing students a truly memorable experience.

Your program price includes the following:

  • Full-board accommodation in County Offaly
  • Full tuition, instruction, equipment, t-shirt and field trips

Please note that your costs do not include: any additional living expenses, your flight, cell phones and any local transport costs.

If you require any further information please contact us at info@irishheritageschool.ie.

Dr Stephen Mandal

Director
Birr, County Offaly, Ireland
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