Join Dr. Brian Bates, Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Dr. James W. Jordan Archaeology Field School, for a 7-night exploration of Medieval England during March 2-9, 2019! This all-inclusive alumni only trip includes guided tours and hours of independent exploration.
Your all-inclusive $4000 price includes:
Single Rooms available for an additional fee.
Visit the quintessential prehistoric site Stonehenge, where we begin our prehistoric exploration. Following our visit to this mysterious place, we will travel off the beaten path to some lesser-known sites to put the prehistoric period into a larger context. We'll challenge you to contemplate the powerful social forces that were in play more than 3,000 years ago and resulted in the monumental sites that we will examine.
Explore one of the major social and architectural accomplishments of the medieval period in London - Westminster Abbey. Nearly a thousand years ago this place became the center of social, religious and political forces that not only shaped London and England but the world. We'll examine life in Medieval England with Westminster Abbey as our backdrop.
A quick two-and-a-half hour train ride north of London, the city of York provides a wonderfully compact and vibrant example of a medieval walled city. From Roman times onwards York was an important center of trade and social activity and our exploration will include an examination of major elements of interest throughout the city.
St. Mary's Abbey
We'll venture to the ruins of St. Mary's Abbey and other sites before returning to London.
The Tower of London
Founded by William the Conqueror, the Tower of London has been the center of political intrigue in England for nearly 1,000 years. With a Yeoman Warder as our guide, we will hear stories of treachery, treason as we stand beside the “Traitor’s Gate”. The home of the Crown Jewels, the Tower provides a fascinating perspective on Medieval England as well as the great expanse of British history since then.
St. Pauls Cathedral
The fire destroyed St. Paul' s Cathedral, which has been a monument to British fortitude and stiff upper lips from the first house of worship on the site in 690 AD through the German Blitz of 1940 during World War Two.
The Contemporary Cathedral, built by Sir Christopher Wren in the 16 70s and 80s has what many consider the most majestic dome in Christendom. We'll study the Cathedral inside and out, from bottom to top - 468 feet above street level.
Every effort will be made to maintain the schedule, however, the published itinerary is subject to change at the discretion of the project leader, Dr. Bates.
Dr. Brian Bates