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Emergency Archaeology- XV century pottery Kiln of Faro - Spain.

Location: Oviedo, Asturias, Spain

October 21, 2013 to October 27, 2013

Session dates: 
21-27 October 2013

Program Type

Field school

RPA certified



International School of Archaeology and Oviedo City Hall

Project Director:

Alfonso Fanjul

Project Description


Thanks to the strong last rains, we found hundreds of pottery fragments from the XV century that shows the location of a new archaeological site in the village of Faro. The next works in the area that the neighbourghs wants to carry on in November are going to destroy the site. We are going to do an emergency archaeological excavation during one week before that works starts, to document and colect all the information as possible about what it looks an important XV century pottery kiln.   

The volunteers will have an introduction lecture to the stepts of the archaeological research and on the local pottery culture of Faro.

The works are only during one week (21-27 october 2013), and the tuition fee (500 $) includes food, accomodation, lectures and visits to some archaeological sites in the area.   







Period(s) of Occupation: Middle Age

Project size: 
1-24 participants

Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: One week

Minimum age: 

Experience required: 
no experience required

Room and Board Arrangements

Includes: Accommodation, Food, Transport in the region, equipment and lectures on the fieldwork speciallity, Touristic-archaeological visits, Official certificate of the ISA and the city hall of Oviedo.
1-  Contact The ISA and let us know your interest on be part of the project. 
2- We Will tell you if they are still available vacancies.
3-Pay the tuition fee. 

500 $ the complete season (one week)

Academic Credit

Name of institution offering credit: 
International School of Archaeology - Oviedo City Hall
Number of credits offered 60 hours of archaeological practice
500 $


Contact Information
Alfonso Fanjul
39-92 47 st. apart. c 45 sunnyside
New York
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