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A non-profit organization


Transylvania Bioarchaeology aims to offer opportunities for high-quality training and research within Transylvania and associated regions, and to assist the wider community in understanding and appreciating the rich the potential of bioarchaeology as achieved through systematic and ethical investigations of the archaeological record. 


The organization's main objectives are to provide high-quality education and training, conduct research and disseminate information through academic and public channels; preserve and interpret the bioarchaeological record in meaningful and insightful ways; and the share the benefits of Transylvania culture and community with wider audiences.


Finally, the collective endeavours to support the education and research interests of students, particularly marginalised and Indigenous groups, who wish to expand their knowledge and/or skills in bioarchaeology and human osteology, and offers students opportunities (mentorship and sponsorship) to undertake their own research in the field. 


For more information on our ethics codes and policies, please visit our Ethics and Policies page.

We offer personalised training in bioarchaeological excavation techniques and recording methods to all students.

We also teach students how to carry out the full range of post-excavation analyses on the human skeletal remains they excavate in a laboratory environment.

In addition to field and lab work, we offer a truly unique experience that takes students off-site and through the amazing Transylvania.





Megan Oliverson - Utah State University,
United States

"Attending this field school was one of the best decisions I have ever made! After my first year, I knew that bioarchaeology was the field I wanted to pursue. I loved gaining the hands-on experience with skeletal remains as well as the personal interactions with the instructors. Through the two years (hopefully more in the future) that I attended this field school, I made lifelong friends, got to work on my own collaborative research project, received support from the staff to help me get into graduate school, and learned so much about Transylvanian culture (including palinka!)."


Ready to apply for an unforgettable summer? 


Contact us for information and/or click on the application page to get started  

on embarking on the summer of a lifetime!

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