Neolithic Archaeology

Körös Region, Hungary
Exploring Early Villages in Southeastern Europe

Unearth the remnants of some of Europe’s earliest villages with Field Museum curator and archaeologist Dr. William Parkinson. Together, you’ll explore Neolithic settlements on the Great Hungarian Plain to learn how environmental and social forces—such as flooding, droughts, warfare, rituals, and more—may have shaped how small agricultural villages grew into large, complex towns across southeastern Europe.

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These last couple weeks haven't been easy. We've made progress, but we've continued to be hammered by rain on a daily basis. In my last dispatch, I...
This year will be the biggest and most complicated yet! Now that the team is beginning to get a grip on how this huge, complex village grew over time...
During their expedition, Dr. Bill Parkinson and his team will be filming a series of brief Video Journals revealing daily life and discoveries in the...
We finally managed to get into the field last Thursday after the snows, rain, sleet, and hail. As I mentioned in my last dispatch, we lost several...