2020 WINTER SEASOn: December
2021 summer season: July- August
Dates coming soon!
Applications are closed for our third season of fieldwork with the Castelo Archaeological Research Project, investigating a Late Bronze Age / Iron Age site located in the Alentejo region of Portugal. Feel free to contact us for additional information!
Castelo sits atop the easternmost hill in a chain of three consecutive Bronze Age hilltop settlements (Evoramonte, São Gens, and Castelo) in the Serra d’Ossa region of southwestern Iberia.
Castelo Project's third year of excavation has exciting prospects due to the site's massive size (approximately fifteen hectares), surrounding wall, and various Bronze Age and Iron Age structures and artifacts uncovered thus far.
The 2018 season was the site’s first comprehensive excavation and uncovered the largest known Bronze Age hut (cabana) in the Southwestern Iberian Peninsula. Work on the hut and other areas of the site continued during the 2019 season.
During the summer of 2020, we intend to undertake a study season to analyze our finds from our 2018 and 2019 seasons.
Prior experience in archaeology is not required - students of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. This field school will train students in archaeological methods, such as excavation techniques, survey, recording, illustration, the handling and processing of artifacts.
Tuition for the 3 week session (including room, board, and transportation within Portugal) is $1500 USD.
Tuition for the 4 week session (including room, board, and transportation within Portugal) is $1850 USD.
The application deadline will be announced shortly. Students are always encouraged to apply early as admission is on a rolling basis.