Location: Pomar de Valdivia, Palencia, Spain
PROJECT: Monte Bernorio is a large fortified settlement (oppidum) from the First Millennium BC, located in the Province of Palencia in Northern Spain. During the Iron Age, Monte Bernorio was one of the main centres of the Cantabri until its conquest by the Roman army of Emperor Augustus during the Cantabrian Wars (29-19 BC).
COST: 2000 $ including:
Accomodation at a rural hotel or house, and all meals. The students will be accompanied by English-speaking personnel at all times. Knowledge of Spanish is not required.
The theoretical and practical training will focus on digging and surveying techniques. We will excavate and document archaeological sites, as well as survey and explore the area, under the supervision of archaeologists from the Prehistory Department of the Complutense University of Madrid. At the site, the student will be trained on being trained on:
Surveying will be held in the surroundings of the archaeological area of Monte Bernorio, as well as the Eastern area of the Palentine Mountains. This practical training will teach the students:
Guided visits to the cities of Santander, Burgos and Palencia (Archaeological Museums, Medieval Monuments, Beach, etc.) and to Archaeological sites of Northern of Spain.
Official Certificate of the Course.
To request a place in the “Monte Bernorio School of Archaeology 2015”, students must send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The course takes place from the 3rd to the 23rd of August 2015. Enrolled students will receive precise instructions about their reception at a major airport and their transport to the site.
Period(s) of Occupation: Iron Age, Roman period
Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: Whole season
Room and Board Arrangements
The price includes accommodation; all meals; fieldtrips to Santander, Burgos and Palencia; lectures and on-site archaeological training.
Academic CreditNumber of credits offered: none