Feb 28, 2019

Université de Genève Summer Programme: Submerged Prehistoric Landscapes

  • Crimson Education
  • Switzerland
Summer Program


The course aims at educating postgraduate students and young scientists to move across the boundaries of marine geosciences and archaeology, in order to shed light on the interaction between our ancestors with the dynamically changing environment.

Practically, the summer school will take place in Porto Cheli (Greece), and include field trips to the prehistoric site of Franchthi Cave and surrounding area. Its objective is to give the opportunity for young archaeologists and geoscientists to:

  • Learn about marine geophysical (multibeam, side scan sonar, sub bottom 
profiler), marine geological methodologies as well as data acquisition, post-processing and interpretation
  • Understand paleoclimate and sea-level changes and their interaction with isostatic and tectonic
vertical movements
  • Link climate, sea level and environmental changes to the archaeology of people who 
lived on and migrated across the continental shelf
  • Familiarize with key themes in coastal prehistory

Please note this course for 2020 has gone ONLINE due to the Covid-19 outbreak

Type of Opportunity

Extracurricular Activity

Age Range


Application Deadline

Closed for 2020. Final registration deadline for 2021 is 15th April 2021