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Archaeology & Anthropology Field Schools

Europe - Spain - Intensive Summer Course in Paleolithic Methods & Iberian Prehistory 2016

Europe - Spain - Intensive Summer Course in Paleolithic Methods & Iberian Prehistory 2016

Archaeology Field School Location and Dates

Application Deadline
Start Date 2016-07-04
End Date 2016-08-29

Multiple Sessions Yes
Multiple Session information

First Session: July 4th to 31st
Second Session: August 1st to august 29th

Archaeology Field School Location

Two locations:
Lucena, Córdoba, Andalusia
Bedmar, Granada, Andalusia

Archaeology Field School Tuition

1750 € one session.
3000 € two sessions.

Archaeology Field School Room and Board

Accommodations are in shared rooms provided with AC. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided 7 days a week at the residence by professional cooks.

Archaeology Field School Travel
On arrival and departure dates FIPEH will provide transportation between the residences and three locations: Málaga-Pablo Picasso Airport Córdoba train/bus station Puente Genil train station Participants are responsible for travel from their country of origin to Andalusia.
Additional Information on Tution/Room and Board/Travel Costs

The basic fee, either for one session (1750 €) or for the two sessions (3000 €), includes: Practicum, visiting working sites (Cueva de Ángel and/or Cueva de Bedmar), microconferences presented by members of FIPEH team, flint knapping workshop, pick-up and drop-off from transportation hubs at the beginning and end of sessions, housing and in-house meals (eating out not included).

Archaeology Field School Description

This Intensive Program consists of modules to train participants in Paleolithic methods and introduce the archeological and historical context of the Iberian Peninsula.
The course is organized by the Foundation for Research in Prehistory and Human Evolution (in Spanish: Fundación Instituto de Investigación de Prehistoria y Evolución Humana) or FIPEH.
The course will be delivered at two research sites administered by FIPEH: Cueva del Ángel and Cueva de Bedmar, both located in Andalusia, South of Spain.
Acheulean, Mousterian, Neolithic and Chalcolithic periods are represented in the sites.
The course consists of the following components:
Practicum divided in three parts:1) Archaeological excavation and applied methodology, 2) Sediment processing, 3) Curation of archaeological material
Conference on Quaternary Studies on cutting edge methodologies and discoveries
Flint knapping workshop
Immersion course in Spanish by certified language instructors
Cultural tours visiting archaeological and historical sites around Andalusia

Archaeology Field School Additional Information

Archaeology Field School Type


Time Period

Medium and Upper Paleolithic, Neolithic and Cooper Age

Field School Setting/Conditions

Cueva de Angel residency is placed at a walk distance from Lucena town (about a mile away).

Cueva de Bedmar Residency is placed in Bedmar town itself.

Both sites are placed in hills in the countryside so it is recommended to wear proper footwear. The weather will be very hot so it is recommended to dress in light clothing, wear a hat and the use of sun cream.

How is the project area accessed each day

Participants are driven by car from the residency to the sites and back.

Directors and Instructors

Cueva del Angel (Lucena): Cecilio Barroso Ruiz, PhD.

Cueva de Bedmar (Bedmar): Jose Garcia Solano, PhD.

Specialized skills you will have the opportunity to learn

Field survey, methodologies for excavating Paleolithic sites, sediment processing and curation of archaeological material.

On rain days will there be lab work?


Will there be additional organized activities?

Yes. Lectures, visits to other relevant archaeological and historical sites around Andalusia, flint knapping workshop and Spanish classes given by certified teachers.

Will there be additional organized activities?

Yes. Afternoons and evenings. A set of conferences on cutting edge methodologies and discoveries given by prestigious doctors, researchers and professors specialized in Quarternary studies from different fields who collaborate and are members of FIPEH.

Is travel restriced during free time?

Days off every Sunday and a half-day on Saturday. Participants are allowed to leave their residence and enjoy their spare time in or out of Lucena and Bedmar on their own. Participants are responsible for the costs of any activity during these periods. The FIPEH organization can provide information related to cultural activities and how to reach them.

Archaeology Field School Contact Information and Website

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Field School Contact Information

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