Unfortunately, our 2021 season is cancelled.
please stay tuned for our 2022 season dates!
JOIN US IN OUR INVESTIGATION OF CASTELO VELHO DA SERRA D'OSSA, A LATE BRONZE AGE / IRON AGE SITE LOCATED IN THE ALENTEJO REGION OF PORTUGAL.
The site of Castelo Velho da Serra d'Ossa [CVO] sits atop the Serra d'Ossa mountain range in the Alentejo region of Southwestern Iberia.
Our next year of excavation has exciting prospects due to the site's massive size (approximately fourteen 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.
The summer of 2020 was taken as a study season to analyze finds from 2018 and 2019. We hope to resume fieldwork in 2022.
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.
Please note: the running of our 2022 season is contingent upon the availability of a COVID-19 vaccine. Proof of vaccination will be required in order to attend, no exceptions.