International Field School In Archaeology: Bedmar Prehistory 2018

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Location: Bedmar, JN, ES

Season: July 6, 2018 to August 3, 2018

Session Dates: July 6th - August 3rd 2018

Application Deadline: July 1, 2018

Deadline Type: Rolling


Program Type:
Field school

RPA Certified:

Fundación Instituto de Investigación de Prehistoria y Evolución Humana (FIPEH) Universidad Internacional de Andalucía (UNIA)

Project Director:
Field school Director: Dr Marco Antonio Bernal FIPEH Director: Dr Cecilio Barroso Ruiz

Project Description:

When: July 6th – August 3rd

Where: Bedmar, province of Jaén, southern Spain

Period: Upper Paleolithic – Neolithic

Price: 1750€ (insurance included)

Cerdits: Certification of completion of hours by International University of Andalusia (UNIA)



The purpose of International Field School In Archaeology: Bedmar Prehistory is to introduce the participants to the field of archaeological science, the Quaternary period, and human evolution.


  • Provide the participants with theoretical and practical training in archaeological methodologies and techniques
  • Help develop the regional cultural heritage of Bedmar by contributing to the preservation, recovery, and research of its archaeological remains.

Main Activities:

The course is divided in two main sections:

  • Fieldwork: Excavation and laboratory activities.
  • Coursework: Lectures and practicum. 

The Coursework covers topics centered on archaeological research on the Quaternary period as well as related fields (paleoanthropology, bioarchaeology, paleontology, palynology, dating and more).

Additional Activities:

In addition to the lectures, we offer a set of practical and theoretical courses and workshops:

  • Course in speleology
  • Workshop on identification of primates and human fossils over the course of Hominid Evolution
  • Flint knapping workshop


Recreational and Cultural Activities:

Recreational and cultural activities will take place along with the main and additional activities. These are optional activities and will include field trips, hiking, visiting towns declared as Heritage Site by UNESCO and evening festive musical events.

For more information:



Organized by:

            Fundación Instituto de Investigación de Prehistoria y Evolución Humana (FIPEH)

            Universidad Internacional de Andalucía (UNIA)

Period(s) of Occupation: Upper Paleolithic - Neolithic

This field school is designed for undergraduates and graduate students in archaeology, history, art history, biology, geology, and any other field related to archaeology, as well as any other person interested in archaeology.

Project Size: 1-24 participants

Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: Full session

Experience Required: None

Room and Board Arrangements:
Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided 7 days a week at the residence. There will be special recipes for those who have dietary restrictions such as diabetes, allergies or gluten intolerance and vegetarians. Accommodations are in shared rooms located in Bedmar (Jaen), at Municipal Dormitory (Residencia Municipal).  Cost: 1750€ full session

Academic Credit:
credits offered by Universidad Internacional de Andalucia (UNIA). Tuition is .

Contact Information:

Jorge Martin Joven

Antigua estación de ferrocarril C/ Vía verde s/n





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