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Location: Pomar de Valdivia, Palencia, Spain
Season Dates: August 15, 2013 - September 15, 2013
Application Deadline: April 30, 2013
Affiliation: Complutense University of Madrid
Project Director: Martín Almagro-Gorbea and Jesús Francisco (Kechu) Torres-Martínez
PROJECT: Monte Bernorio is an Iron Age hillfort, which was inhabited for several centuries during Iron Age. It also played an important part in the Cantabrian Wars against Rome. The archaeological intervention will be focused on this site, in which we will both excavate and survey. Surveys and sondages will also take place in other final prehistory sites, included in the same project.
COST: $3000 including: Lodging at a rural hotel. Hot breakfast and dinner at the hotel, and lunch at the site. Students will always be accompanied by English-speaking personnel, while working with a team which speaks Spanish, English and/or French. Practical training in field Archaeology will be provided, focusing on Archaeology in mountainous areas: Survey, excavation and documentation of archaeological sites (GPS, Registering Information, Archaeological Illustration and Photography, etc.). Experimental Archaeology Courses in the Cantabrian Village of Argüeso, related to protohistoric technology. Guided visits to museums and Iron Age archaeological sites (Palencia and Burgos museums, the Roman Villa of La Olmeda, Altamira museum and neo-cave) as well as other activities. An official certificate of the course will be provided when the training is completed.
LINKS OF INTEREST:
Period(s) of Occupation: Iron Age
Project Size: 1-24 participants
Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: Whole season
Minimum Age: 18
Experience Required: None
Room and Board Arrangements
Included in the price: Lodging at a rural hotel. Hot breakfast and dinner at the hotel, and lunch at the site.
Number of credits offered: none
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