Portugal, Tróia

Archaeological fieldschool

when 4 June 2017 - 2 July 2017
language English
duration 4 weeks
credits 6 EC
fee EUR 1800

The CEAACP – Tróia Summer School is an archaeological fieldschool program offering students the opportunity to participate in a scientific archaeological project in the largest fish-salting production center known in the Roman Empire, today known as the Roman Ruins of Tróia and a National Monument since 1910.
Excavation will take place in the morning. In the afternoon will take place the washing and inventorying of the excavation finds. Three times a week there will be workshops and lectures on different themes related to excavation methods and objects, Roman fish-salting production and the Roman occupation of Lusitania. One day and one other mid day a week will be dedicated to tours. Archaeological museums and sites will be preferential, but not exclusive destinations, since one the goals is that students get to know the region.
The fieldschool, which started in 2014, will continue to collect data from the fish-salting activity. Students will be taught how to excavate and make field drawings by hand and using new technologies, contributing to the interpretation of one of the largest workshops in the fish-salting complex at Tróia.
Excavation will take place in the morning. In the afternoon will take place the washing and inventorying of the excavation finds. Three times a week there will be workshops and lectures on different themes related to excavation methods and objects, Roman fish-salting production and the Roman occupation of Lusitania. One day and one other mid day a week will be dedicated to tours. Archaeological museums and sites will be preferential, but not exclusive destinations, since one the goals is that students get to know the region.

Course leader

Project Director: Dr. Inês Vaz Pinto (CEAACP and Troiaresort) and Dr. David Soren (Univ. of Arizona, Principal Investigator)

Target group

Project size: 1-16 participants
Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: 4 weeks
Minimum age: 18
Experience required: None

Course aim

In 2017 the goal is to continue the works in fish-salting Workshop 4, a very large production unit with 11 vats visible in three rows, but only six vats already excavated. Students will be taught all the tasks concerning the excavation, including field drawing and photography, as well as photogrammetry, and they will contribute to the discovery and interpretation of one of the largest workshops in the fish-salting production center of Tróia.

Fee info

EUR 1800: Without academic credit