3 week session: July 19 - August 8, 2020 / $1500
4 WEEK SESSION: JULY 19 - AUGUST 15, 2020 / $1850
Applications are now open for the 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.
For the 2020 season, we intend to continue gathering material, architectural, and geographic data in order to grasp a better understanding of social structure during this period.
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 is May 15, 2020. Students are encouraged to apply early as admission is on a rolling basis.