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  • Locations: Durdevac, Croatia; Koprivnica, Croatia; Pozega, Croatia; Zagreb, Croatia
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: MSU applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: MSU Faculty-Led (Credit) Areas of Study: Anthropology, Archaeology, Biology, Osteology
Minimum Class Standing: Sophomore Credit Hours: 9
GPA Requirement: 2.5 MSU Faculty Director: Anna Osterholtz,
Language of Instruction: English
Program Description:
Bioarchaeology in Croatia I & II: Human Osteology and Excavation
(MSU Faculty-Led)

Program Description:
The program begins with intensive osteology for a month in Zagreb in collaboration with the Institute for Anthropological Research. This gives us access to their skeletal collections spanning from the upper Paleolithic to modern human remains, guest lectures, visits to local museums and the Neanderthal site of Krapina, and exposure to modern techniques such as CT and MRI technology. After a month in Zagreb, we will transition to Koprivnica for a month of excavation in an early Medieval cemetery and church complex. Students will work with faculty and Croatian students in a supervised and quick-paced excavation of human remains. Weekend excursions will include visiting local collections and other excavations.
Program Dates:
May 11-July 15, 2020
Application Deadline:
February 28, 2020

AN 4313/6313: Human Osteology (6 credit hours)
AN 3510: Archaeology Field Methods: Excavation (3 credit hours)
Students need to have at least a 2.5 GPA and be of sophomore standing in order to participate in this program.
Program Price:  $6,800*
Application Fee: $150 (non-refundable)
Charged:  March 2, 2020
Program Fee:  $6,650
Charged:  March 9, 2020
*All fees are charged to MSU student accounts.
Program fee includes:
  • OSA Application Fee
  • International Health and Emergency Assistance insurance
  • Lodging
  • Most meals during the week
  • Access to collections at the IAR
  • Guest lectures
  • Daily transportation to and from site
  • Excavation equipment
  • Entrance fees and excursions
Program fee does not include:
  • MSU Tuition and Fees (charged to Student Account upon course registration)
  • OSA $30 Software Fee (charged to Student Account upon course registration)
  • International airfare
  • Transportation to hostel upon arrival in Croatia
  • Daily transportation in Zagreb
  • A few meals during the week
  • All weekend meals
  • Transportation to Zagreb at end of program
  • Personal travel on weekends
Faculty Director:  
Dr. Anna Osterholtz,
**Mississippi State University reserves the right to modify the program or its costs as necessitated by changes in the international economic situation or to cancel the program if necessary.


This program is currently not accepting applications.