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Archaeology & Anthropology Field Schools

Europe - Spain - Cerro de la Muela roman site Field School - 2015

Europe - Spain - Cerro de la Muela roman site Field School - 2015

Archaeology Field School Location and Dates

Application Deadline
2015-06-30
Start Date 2015-07-06
End Date 2015-09-20

Multiple Sessions yes
Multiple Session information

Three weeks: 6-25 July
27 July-15 August
1-20 September

4 weeks 6 July- 1 August
5 weeks 6 July- 8 August
6 weeks 6 July- 15 August


Archaeology Field School Location

Carrascosa del Campo, Cuenca, Spain. Cerro de la Muela roman site 2015



Archaeology Field School Tuition

Three weeks:6-25 July 1.290€
27 July-15 August 1.290€
1-20 September 1.190€
4 weeks 6 July- 1 August 1.690€
5 weeks 6 July- 8 August 2.090€
6 weeks 6 July- 15 August 2.490€


Archaeology Field School Room and Board

The price includes: Room and board in a rural Hostel at Carrascosa del Campo. Transfer to and from Madrid-Barajas Airport. Daily transport to the site, excursions, seminars. Certificate 130/260h of practice.
Carrascosa del Campo is a little village placed at 100km from Madrid and 55km from Cuenca, joined by highway.
The village has a pharmacy and health facility. There is a small Hospital in the nearby town of Tarancon (25km) and a general Hospital in Cuenca. There are a pool and an artificial lake near Carrascosa.


Archaeology Field School Travel
Airfare costs not included

Archaeology Field School Description


On 1972-3 Professor M.M. Sadek from the University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada, directed two archaeological campaigns. A great amount of artifacts were found.In the archaeological season of 2014 we found the existence of a 2nd row
of columns with sandstone blocks at the East side. We dug in several interior rooms in which we discovered numerous coins and other bronze objects, hair bone needles, loom weights, iron nails,sickles and other iron tools and fragments of pottery and glass vessels.

Archaeology Field School Additional Information

Archaeology Field School Type

Roman military building with late roman settlement over it.


Time Period

Early and LAte Roman Period


Field School Setting/Conditions

The evening activities take place in different building from Carrascosa del Campo Town Hall.


How is the project area accessed each day

It is accessed by car provided by the field school


What is the daily schedule for the field school

Hours:
7:00 Breakfast
7:15 Move in car to the site
7:30 Fieldwork
10:30-11:00 break and snack
14:30 Lunch
18:00 to 20:00 Lab 21:30 Dinner.


Number of years this Archaeology Field School has been in operation
From 1998
Is there a professional certification for this field school

No


Directors and Instructors

CATALINA URQUIJO ALVAREZ DE TOLEDO is BA in Geography and History from the University Complutense of Madrid. She has been a professional archaeologist for over 20 years, has directed more than fifty archaeological excavations, from Bronze Age to Medieval times. She has taught numerous courses and archaeological exhibitions, and is the author of several books and numerous scientific articles. A teacher in the specialized course "Generalist in Antiques and twentieth Century", in the Center for Arts and Business Álvaro Durán, from 2001 to 2007, Teacher of the Degree in Cultural Management at the University Antonio de Nebrija in 2009 and 2010. Co-directed from 1998 to 2005 the International Filed School of Archaeology “Plaza de Moros”. Currently chairs the Association of Archaeology and Heritage of Castilla-La Mancha and from 2012 is one of the directors of ArqueoExperiences International Archaeology Field School in Spain.

DIONISIO URBINA MART’INEZ is Doctor in Geography and History from the University Complutense of Madrid. He has been a professional archaeologist since 1990 and has directed hundreds of archaeological excavations: Medieval, Late Antique, Roman, Iron and Bronze Age. Specialist in the Roman world and the Second Iron Age in the center of the Iberian Peninsula, has published several scientific articles and divulgative books, co-editor of several conferences and exhibition catalogs, and a hundred articles in scientific journals. He has taught numerous courses and conducted ten archaeological exhibitions, and various presentations and lectures and seminars, taught specialized course "Generalist in Antiques and Twentieth Century", in the Center for Arts and Business Álvaro Durán, from 2001 to 2007, teacher Degree in Cultural Management at the University Antonio de Nebrija in 2009 and 2010. Founder of the Archaeology Section of the Professional College of Castilla-La Mancha, and currently runs ArqueoExperiences International Archaeology Field School in Spain.


Specialized skills you will have the opportunity to learn

They will be able to learn:

-The correct way to use tools.
-Learning the use of technical tools.
-Excavations techniques and methods.
-Collection of samples for laboratory.
-Stratigraphy, contexts and phases.
-The Law of superposition and the Harris Matrix.

Documentation and Registration:
-Excavation journal.
-Context sheets.
-Plans/Section drawing.
-Artifacts recording and processing.
-Artifacts drawing and reconstruction.

Restoration:
-First aid for finds.
-Cleaning, and lime/salt extraction.
-Preventive conservation of ruins.


On rain days will there be lab work?

Yes, although it is rare.


Will there be additional organized activities?

Yes. The participants will have the opportunity to meet different aspects of the spanish culture at the excursions on weekend. We'll visit:
Toledo, a unique city, declared humanity patrimony. It is known as the city of the three cultures: muslim, christian and jewish. You will have the oportunity to visit some examples like the mosque of the Cristo de la luz, the sinagogue of the transito or the Cathedral. We'll get lost in its narrow streets, have tapas at its terraces and we will have also time for some shopping.
Madrid. It will be a pity not to visit the capital of Spain. It has world-renowned museums such as the Prado art gallery. The famous Plaza Mayor is surrounded by the Habsburg district, which preserves the flavor of the seventeenth century.
It will be very interesting to visit the city of Cuenca, and the Provincial Archaeological Museum, where a large collection of Roman material, some of which are from the Cerro de la Muela is exposed. In the Museum facilities you will learn to draw pottery with some of the shards appeared in the Cerro de la Muela.
The Roman City of Segobriga was the cultural, adminstrative and miner center of a wide area in the heart of the Peninsula. Plinius called it "caput celtiberiae". Was founded by Iulius Caesar and Augustus and thanks to the wealth due to the exploitation of lapis specularis mines, an ambicious program of public constructions began: a great foro, the theater, amphitheater, termae, temples, and circus.
One night we will approach to the fortified city and monastery of Uclés, home of the medieval Order of the Knights of Santiago. We'll also go into one of the mines of lapis specularis


Will there be additional organized activities?

Seminars:
Roman archaeology.
Introduction to roman ceramic studies.
Artifacts: from inventories and museum storage to exhibitions


Is travel restriced during free time?

No



Other resources students will find useful

https://ucm.academia.edu/DionisioUrbinaMartinez
http://www.patrimoniohistoricoclm.es/parque-arqueologico-de-segobriga/
http://terraeantiqvae.blogia.com/temas/hispania-romana.php
http://historicodigital.com/historia-de-roma.html

Archaeology Field School Contact Information and Website

Field School Website: http://www.arqueoexperiences.es

Field School Contact Information



Catalina Urquijo. C/ Llano, 25. 45370 Santa Cruz de la Zarza. Toledo. Spain
Tf. +34687754256



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