"Death Metal" Visits the BNC

“Death Metal” Visits the BNC

The BAKOTA Death Metals team: Virag Varga and Anna Szigeti. Together with our mentor, Dr. Viktoria Kiss, we had the opportunity to visit the Budapest Neutron Centre (BNC) this June. What’s going on at the BNC and why is it important for an archaeologist? Stay tuned and we’ll tell you! But first few brief words about the BNC and their methods, which help us archaeologists out… The Budapest Research Reactor (BRR) is one of the leading research infrastructures in Hungary and in Central-Europe. The basic scientific activity at BRR is the use of neutron beam lines for neutron scattering investigations. We have more than 50 years of tradition in this…

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Call for European Applicants

Call for European Applicants

BAKOTA 2016: Summer season application for European students The BAKOTA Research team is looking for one, possibly two European students to participate in this coming summer season. This season is primarily a lab season for the project, no excavation will be conducted. Please keep this in mind when consider application. General requirements: Advanced level of English. Members of the research team are from several different countries and the general communication and documentation language on the project is English. BA, MA or PhD student at a European university. Priority is given to Hungarian, Romanian and Polish students. Project dates: July 17th to August 14th, 2016 Location: Békéscsaba, Hungary Participants are required…

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Field School

Field School

  The Bronze Age Körös Off-Tell Archaeological (BAKOTA) Field School: Undergraduate Training in Fieldwork and Independent Research Reporting in European Archaeology is a summer program sponsored by Quinnipiac University and the National Science Foundation’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates Site program (Award N0. 1460820). Field School dates: July 3-August 16, 2018 During this six week program, selected undergraduate students will: 1) work with an international research team while they analyze archaeological material, 2) participate in seminars and workshops taught by experts on archaeological method and theory and the cultural history of Eastern Europe, 3) visit museums and archaeological sites, 4) plan and complete an independent research project with a faculty mentor,…

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Learning From What Remains

Learning From What Remains

For six weeks, under a scorching sun, Matt Capece ’16 carefully and methodically removed layers of dirt in one family’s private yard in Hungary to search for bones human bones. Below the flat landscape in southeastern Hungary ornamented with fruit trees, gardens and rows of crops are the remains of people who lived and were laid to rest there 4,000 years ago during the Middle Bronze Age. Bone fragments, as well as other artifacts, show how these people were buried, and more important, what that says about how they lived. “When you pick up a small fragment of bone in the field and realize that it was once a piece…

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Students selected to participate in archaeological dig in Hungary

Students selected to participate in archaeological dig in Hungary

May 5, 2015 – Two Quinnipiac students are among 10 undergraduates from across the country who have been selected to participate in an archaeological dig and research project in Hungary this summer. Matthew Capece, a junior biology major, and Edward Bormann, a senior diagnostic imaging student, will spend six weeks unearthing artifacts and conducting research at the Middle Bronze Age Cemetery and the settlement of Bekes 103 in southeastern Hungary as part of the Bronze Age Koros Off-Tell Archaeology (BAKOTA) Project. Students will work individually or in teams on specific research related to their interests. “Finding out I was selected and would be using diagnostic imaging procedures to do research…

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