Field training

1) First check the information provided on this website, then contact the Instructor for detailed information regarding all arrangements. You will find a lot of information on the Information Boards by the entrance to the Institute – including dates of organizational meetings during which you will learn everything you need to know about the field training.

2) Register for participation with the Instructor, unless stated otherwise in the instructions. Registration in USOS will be open ahead of the starting date. If you register with the Instructor, he/she will provide the list to be registered in USOS.

Please note: Not all of the field training instructors accept foreign (non-Polish speaking) students due to various reasons. This decision, because of very specific character of the field training and safety reasons, is always left to their discretion. Students of BA and MA English Programmes with good command of Polish may register for the surveys and excavations appearing also in the Polish version of the website (after contact and acceptance from the Instructor). This is why the field training offer differs on the Polish and English versions of the website.

3) In order to receive a grade for participation in the excavations required by the study programme, every Participant should be inscribed in USOS and fill out Assessment Excavations ENG together with the Instructor. This document includes some basic info on the site and lists all required activities and grades to be obtained by the Participant.

4) Additionally, by the end of the field walking survey or excavations, all the Participants should evaluate them, just as Students evaluate every class they take. The evaluation documents are here: SURVEY and  EXCAVATlONS and the rules specifying how the evaluation procedure should be implemented (for Instructors) here in Polish: procedura oceny zajęć .
Both documents should be delivered to the Sekretariat before the end of the academic year.

Field walking survey -“powierzchniówki”- is compulsory field training for all students of undergraduate and Master’s degree programmes. It consists of 30 hrs of classes, cumulated in one week, and usually takes place in the second year of both undergraduate and graduate studies.
Students interested in taking part in a field walking survey should report to the instructor or enroll in USOS, after the dates for the survey are published.
The conditions of participation vary depending on the group – detailed information is provided by the instructor.

When in doubt, please contact


Field Walking Survey – spring 2020

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Excavations training is an essential part of the Archaeology study programme. Participation is obligatory.
At BA level, the requirement is 450 hrs (ca. 3 months)*
At MA level, the requirement is 200 hrs (ca. 1.5 months) for full-time students and 300 hrs for part-time students.

For the MA students, who started in 2019/20 – the requirement is 150 h.
* be aware that there was a BA Studies in English programme requiring 600h of field training.


for information on the excavations contact either the Instructor or the co-ordinator (dr Wiesław Więckowski)

1) GONIO-APSAROS, Georgia; Roman stronghold.
dates: 1 – 31 July 2020
instructor: dr hab. Radosław Karasiewicz-Szczypiorski
limit: 20 students (together with studies in Polish).
For information and registration contact Instructor.

2) PAPHOS, Cyprus; hellenistic town.
dates: 18 May – 13 June 2020
instructor: Prof. Jolanta Młynarczyk
For information and registration contact Instructor.

3) SZCZEPANKI, Poland; stone age hunters-gatherers site.
dates: 6 July – 1 August 2020
instructor: dr Witold Guminski
limit: 12
For information and registration contact Instructor.

4) JORDAN / TUNISIA; excavations in the framework of archaeological projects directed by  Prof. Tomasz Waliszewski. Applications may be found here: JORDANIA  TUNEZJA
application deadline date: 30 January 2020
instructor: Prof. Tomasz Waliszewski
For information and registration contact Instructor.

dates: second half of September and October 2020
instructor: dr hab. Sławomir Rzepka
limit: TBA
For information and registration contact Instructor.