Community Outreach



From former ArchaeoTek students, project participants and the community at large, this would probably give anyone interested in going on an anthropological adventure in Transylvania the best advice out there!!! So here's what to expect, how to do it right and how to really enjoy it!!!


After all:

"Archaeology without humanity

is the driest dust that blows"

Sir Mortimer "Ric" Wheeler

Archaeology from the Earth


ArchaeoTek in the News


In the last few years, ArchaeoTek and its projects has seen a tremendous increase in Romanian media coverage at local, regional, national and even international levels, in both Romanian and Hungarian. We believe that one of our roles as anthropologists is to make our work relevant to the local communities and to be sure that both our projects and our results are open to the public. Although all the articles are either in Romanian or Hungarian (Google Translate), if you want to have a peek to see what we look like in the field and lab, here it is!!!


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  • The outstanding success of our 2018 and 2019 GPR projects, the Applied Field Geophysics Workshop - GPR Applications, prompted us to buy a second GPR unit with a different central frequency and a different configuration. As a result, our participants will have the unique opportunity to get fully proficient on a 250MHz GPR system, in a cart configuration, as well as 500MHz system, in a rough terrain configuration.

  • Furthermore, participants who are committed to expand their field skill set can register to our new Geophysics Exploration and Field Excavation program. It is a 4 week program, combining the GPR Applications Workshop (5 days) and  Roman Villa Excavation (3 weeks). Participants save $200 over the combined costs of the individual programs.



The latest update from our Romanian scientific partners indicates that field and museum work will resume, in Romania, by June 1. However, due to the severe mismanagement of the health crisis in the US, the travel restrictions a lot of other countries (including Romania) have set in place in regards to US citizens and/or people traveling from the US will not be lifted at the end of the Romanian state of emergency, on May 15. This aspect of the problem should be resolved by early to mid-June.

As a result, considering that most of the students and staff are coming from the US, the first session (June 7 - July 4, 2020) of our programs is not sustainable any longer, therefore, we are forced to cancel it. The second session (July 5 - August 1, 2020) is still active and we are working on the premise that we will be in the field and lab on July 5 to run the second session as planned. In this context, we will run the session with a much smaller crew, so we can enforce additional prophylactic measures (including housing, meals, work) effectively.

Please keep in mind that the Budapest arrival (and pick up for the osteology and bioarchaeology participants) is no longer an option, due to the unstable political situation in Hungary. The osteology and bioarchaeology pick up has been moved to Cluj Napoca. The GPR/Roman Villa Excavation pick up remains in Simeria, with a potential pick up option in Sibiu.

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