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Archaeology & Anthropology Field Schools

Europe - Spain - Monte Bernorio School of Archaeology - 2014

Europe - Spain - Monte Bernorio School of Archaeology - 2014

Archaeology Field School Location and Dates

Application Deadline
2014-03-31
Start Date 2014-08-02
End Date 2014-08-31



Archaeology Field School Location

Pomar de Valdivia, Palencia, SPAIN

Archaeology Field School Tuition and Credits

Sponsoring College/Institution

Universidad Complutense de Madrid


Academic Credit

N/A



Archaeology Field School Room and Board

Accomodation at a rural hotel or house, and meals. Hot breakfast and dinner at the hotel, and lunch at the site.


Archaeology Field School Travel
N/A
Additional Information on Tution/Room and Board/Travel Costs

2600 $ including:

Accomodation and meals.

Theoretical and practical training, focused on digging and surveying techniques.

Experimental Archaeology practises (two workshops).

Guided visits to Archaeological Museums and Iron Age Archaeological sites of the North of Spain, as well as other activities.

Medical and Accident Insurance for all the students.

Official Certificate of the Course from the IMBEAC and the Prehistory Department of the Complutense University of Madrid.

Archaeology Field School Description


The theoretical and practical training at Monte Bernorio School of Archaeology will focus on digging and surveying techniques. We will excavate and document archaeological sites, as well as survey and explore the area, under the supervision of archaeologists from the Prehistory Department of the Complutense University of Madrid and the IMBEAC. At the site, the student will be trained on being trained on:

- Digging tools and their correct use.
- Setting up trenches and transects.
- Digging techniques.
- Setting up and managing the spoil heaps.
- Documenting methods (files, drafts, archaeological photography, drawing…).
- Safety at the site.

Surveying will be held in the surroundings of the archaeological area of Monte Bernorio, as well as the Eastern area of the Palentine Mountains. This practical training will teach the students:

- Uses of cartography, aerial photographs, compass and GPS.
- Surveying montainous areas.
- Equipment and safety.

The training includes Experimental Archaeology practise and guided visits to different museums and sites.

Medical and Accident Insurance for all the students is included.

An Official Certificate of the Course from the IMBEAC and the Prehistory Department of the Complutense University of Madrid will be given to the students.


ENROLMENT:

To request a place in the “Monte Bernorio School of Archaeology 2014”, students must send to archschoolimbeac@gmail.com :

A request letter.
A presentation letter from the student’s University or some sort of supportive document that states he or she is an Archaeology student.
A CV.

Once accepted, the student must pay a 1000$ fee before March 31st (1st payment), and the rest of the cost before June 2nd 2014.

The course takes place from August 2nd until August 31st 2014. The team will leave Madrid August 2nd around 12:00 am. We suggest you book the plane tickets (which we cannot arrange and are not included in the price) to arrive to Madrid the morning of August 2nd 2014. Enrolled students will receive precise instructions about their reception in Madrid and their transport to the site.

To be able to take part in the activities of the course, good general physical conditions are required. We need to be informed about any allergies or diseases, including medication needed if any. Also, it is convenient to have a health insurance (the insurance we provide covers accidents and diseases during the development of the course’s activities and stay at the project’s accommodations, not the trip to Spain or activities carried out during the students’ spare time).

Archaeology Field School Additional Information

Archaeology Field School Type

Iron Age, Late Prehistory


Time Period

Bronce Age, Iron Age, Roman


Field School Setting/Conditions

Monte Bernorio is a site located near Pomar the Valdivia, a small village of Palencia province. The archaeological team and the students will stay at a nearby city or village.


How is the project area accessed each day

Transport to and from the site will be provided.


What is the daily schedule for the field school

Excavations Monday-Friday. Visits and workshops during weekends.



Is there a professional certification for this field school

N/A


Directors and Instructors

Directors: Martín Almagro-Gorbea and Jesús Francisco Torres-Martínez


Specialized skills you will have the opportunity to learn

Students can learn about Iron Age culture: dwellings, fortifications, pottery, domestic life, military History, wars of celtic peoples against Rome...

The training at the site will also be focused on Archaeology at montainous areas.


On rain days will there be lab work?

During rain days the students will stay at the hotel/house carrying out lab work.


Will there be additional organized activities?

The training includes Experimental Archaeology practises. In two different workshops the students will receive training on building materials and pottery. These workshops will be held at the Cantabrian Village of Argüeso, a centre of Experimental Archaeology that recreates an Iron Age Village.

Also guided visits to Archaeological Museums and Iron Age Archaeological sites of the North of Spain, as well as other activities.


Will there be additional organized activities?

We're preparing lectures by different specialists on Iron Age.


Is travel restriced during free time?

You can have free time during weekend or take part on the activities we have prepared (visits, workshops...).



Archaeology Field School Contact Information and Website

Field School Website: http://archschool.imbeac.com

Field School Contact Information



Elina Rodríguez, Monte Bernorio School of Archaeology



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