Dmanisi Paleoanthropology Field School (DPFS) is a four-week field course in paleoanthropology at the site of Dmanisi, Georgia, offered annually by Georgian National Museum and University of Zurich. DPFS is a combination of theoretical course work and practical training. Monday to Friday the participants are excavating or working in the lab, evenings are busy with lectures. On Saturdays students work in the lab for half a day. On two of the Sundays we have optional excursions around Georgia. By the end of the course students will be given a research project and prepare final presentations.

The Field School is open to young scientists, archaeology and anthropology students. The school is held at the Dmanisi Paleolithic site (village of Patara Dmanisi, 80 km from Tbilisi, Dmanisi Region, East Georgia) and students are accommodated in the camp near the archaeological site.

2016 field school dates: 18 Jul - 13 Aug

The applications for participation in the Dmanisi Paleoanthoropology Field School are being accepted from November 1 through April 1st. Maximum number of available places, 10. For participation, please contact: [email protected]

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Field school's sexual harassment policy as submitted

All staff and students of DPFS should treat each other with respect. Friendly and relaxed personal interaction, also between women and men, is and should be a normal part of everyday life. Any behavior that injures or humiliates a person on account of their gender, any unwelcome physical contact, unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other verbal or physical conduct of an intimate nature is sexual harassment. Sexual harassment is prohibited and will not be tolerated. The regulations of sexual conduct apply to all staff and students of the DPFS. DPFS has designated Ann Margvelashvili and Tea Shelia(DPFS Project coordinators) who may be contacted for initial confidential advice and support, and further legal guidance when necessary (contacting law departments of the Georgian National Museum, and/or University of Zurich).

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