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Archaeology & Anthropology Field Schools

Europe - Spain - Celtic-Iron Age Necropolis of Pintia - 2015

Europe - Spain - Celtic-Iron Age Necropolis of Pintia - 2015

Archaeology Field School Location and Dates

Application Deadline
Start Date 2015-06-01
End Date 2015-07-28

Multiple Sessions yes
Multiple Session information

June 1 - 18; June 21 - July 8; July 11 - 28, 2015

Archaeology Field School Location

Padilla de Duero, Valladolid, Spain

Archaeology Field School Tuition and Credits

Sponsoring College/Institution

University of Valladolid

Archaeology Field School Tuition

$1,675 per session

Archaeology Field School Room and Board

Participants will reside at the site's research facilities in the small town of Padilla de Duero for the duration of the program. Our crew will share a large, dorm-style room with bunk beds, with adjacent bathrooms and showers. All bedding is provided. The facilities are co-ed. Food will be prepared by a local cook and meals will be eaten in the research facility's dining room. We will have a mid-work snack on site.

Archaeology Field School Travel
Travel costs to Spain not included
Additional Information on Tution/Room and Board/Travel Costs

Fees Include:

• Full Room and Board
• Seminars and workshops
• Pintia literature
• Excursions and other activities
• Airport pick-up/drop-off on first and last days of program
• Medical Insurance
• Application fee
• Administrative costs

Archaeology Field School Description

The excavation focuses on the Vaccean necropolis. The Vaccean culture was an Iron Age people with Celtic links that settled in north-central Spain around the 5th century BC. The cemetery, located about 300 meters (984 feet) from the main settlement, was used between the 4th century BC and the 1st century. Over the past decade archaeologists have uncovered close to 200 cremation tombs, including warriors, women, and children. Research in this area and the study of the war-related and culturally related artifacts are helping investigators understand the social organization of these pre-Roman peoples. This coming summer the plan is to continue digging in the necropolis in June and July. Participants are expected to contribute to all aspects of the project, including excavation, mapping, photography, artifact conservation and cataloguing. In addition to the excavation and artifact work, there will be a number of seminars and workshops related to the fieldwork. And the group will make time several times each week to experience Spain away from the shovels and picks, either by visiting a café bar or by touring several nearby Roman and Medieval sites of interest.

Archaeology Field School Additional Information

Time Period

Iron Age, Roman

Field School Setting/Conditions

The site is in rural Spain, about a 10-minute walk from the village we're staying in.

What is the daily schedule for the field school

Wednesday to Sunday

Number of years this Archaeology Field School has been in operation
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Directors and Instructors

Dr. Carlos Sanz

Specialized skills you will have the opportunity to learn

Excavation techniques Artifact conservation Mapping Pottery drawing Pottery creation Osteology

On rain days will there be lab work?


Will there be additional organized activities?

Trips to several historical and cultural sites in the region.

Will there be additional organized activities?

*The Vacceans, Pintia, and the Archaeological Record *The Archaeology of Death and Osteology *Archaeological Drawing *Vaccean Pottery Workshop, during which we will look at the ancient pottery and produce our own replicas. The Osteology course will be a day-long theoretical and practical course in human and animal bone studies by professors from the Valladolid University Medical School.

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