10th Archaeological Project about Late Roman site of “EL CASTILLÓN” (Spain)

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Location: Santa Eulalia de Tábara (Zamora), ES

Season: October 1, 2018 to October 26, 2018

Session Dates: 1st season: October 1st to October 12th; 2nd season: October 15th to October 26th

Application Deadline: July 31, 2018

Deadline Type: Contact for details


Discount for AIA members: None cost

Program Type:
Field school, Volunteer

RPA Certified:

ZamoraProtohistórica Archaeological Society

Project Director:
José Carlos Sastre Blanco, Patricia Fuentes Melgar, Manuel Vázquez Fadon y Raquel Portilla Casado

Project Description:

El Castillón, is an archaeological site located in the Spanish hamlet of Santa Eulalia de Tábara, in the municipality of Moreruela de Tábara, province of Zamora, region of Castile and León on the Spanish mainland.

The site covers an area of about 4 Hs and it situated over a plateau at the top of a hill located on the right riverside of the River Esla (tributary into the Douro). The site has been inhabited since the Iron Age, but the most known period of the site belongs to the Late Roman Era as a large number of late Hispano-Roman red gloss pottery testifies (TSHT). Early Modern period is clearly represented by pieces of grey and printed pottery type DSP. Hand made pottery is in a few number and it has been unearthed in limited areas and secondary depots, In spite of it, it clearly belongs to the 1st Iron Age.

The site is enclosed by a U-shaped wall surrounding the settlement but the east where an abrupt cliffs falls to the river.

It belongs, since 1985, to the Regional Government of Castilla y Leon Inventory of Protected Heritage in the category as Cave Painting Sample, because just below the site, in a shelter of the cliff falling to the river, schematic art samples where found in the site known as The shelter of El Castillon.

More information:

Period(s) of Occupation: Late Roman period / Medieval Age

Project Size: 1-24 participants

Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: one season

Minimum Age: 18

Experience Required: None

Room and Board Arrangements:
Accomodation and food is provide by the project Cost: None cost

Contact Information:

José Sastre

C/Florian de Ocampo



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