Zorreira Archaeological Project – Winter season (3 Weeks – €1750)

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Location: M8JJ+Q2 Foros do Freixo, Portugal

Season: January 7, 2024 to January 27, 2024

Application Deadline: November 30, 2023

Deadline Type: Rolling


Program Type:
Field School

RPA Certified:

Project Director:
Hugo Miranda de Morais and Rui Mataloto

Project Description:

Recent field surveys have come up with hundreds of newly discovered archaeological sites in south of Portugal.

With this field school project we aim to do an archaeological excavation in Anta 4 do Freixo (4th Dolmen of Freixo), a Megalithic funerary tombstone built during the Neolithic period, around the middle of the 4ºth millennium b.c.e.

With you as our latest crew member, we are going to dig this pre-historic monument in order to better understand the lives of the neolithic communities that built/used this structure through the lens of how they deposed their deceased.

Come aboard and join this journey that has begun millennia ago!

Period(s) of Occupation: Neolithic / Megalithism

Project Size: 1-24 participants

Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: 2 to 3 weeks

Experience Required: No experience is required, only the will to learn and submerge yourself in a scientific/cultural experience of a lifetime.

Room and Board Arrangements:
Life on the Project: Students will be housed together in the town of Redondo, near the site. Due to space considerations, most rooms will be shared by two or three students. Rooms will be separated by gender. Outside of individual rooms, the rest of the house is communal: kitchen, bathroom, living room etc. As a result, students will be responsible for cleaning and keeping the house tidy. Students will be responsible for doing their own laundry (we have a washing machine). Meals: The project provides 3 meals a day on weekdays. Breakfast will be eaten at the dig house and students are expected to prepare this meal themselves (cereal, yoghurts, toast, etc.). We will eat lunch at a local restaurant in town. For dinner, we will have food delivered from a local restaurant and eat in the dig house. On weekends, students will be responsible for their own meals (there are a number of restaurants and grocery stores in town). Students should expect to eat the local Alentejan cuisine. The project will do its best to accommodate dietary requirements, but students must inform us of any dietary requirements or allergies in their forms. We are able to accommodate vegetarian diets, but any other diets must be discussed before the start of the project. Transportation: Students are expected to provide their own transport to Portugal (the Lisbon Airport). Airfare is not included in the project’s tuition cost. Once within Portugal, transportation will be provided by the field school. Upon arrival at the Lisbon airport on January 7th, students will be greeted by the directors and will be taken to Redondo as a group. At the end of the 3 week session, we will also transport students from Redondo back to the Lisbon airport. We are also able to drop you off elsewhere in Lisbon if required. Tuition for 3 week period: €1750. Contact us if you only intend to stay for 2 weeks.

Contact Information:

Hugo Miranda de Morais or +351 963 901 505


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