Fieldwork Opportunity: Archaeological Summer Course at Pollentia (Mallorca)

We would like to announce the 1st Archaeological Summer Course at Pollentia (Mallorca). 

The purpose of the course is to expose students to interdisciplinary research that involves archaeology and the natural sciences in the field. The students will experience interactive work that combines excavation and analysis of materials using an on-site laboratory. The course will emphasize the inter-connection between laboratory analyses and the archaeological context, and will include fieldwork, laboratory work, and lectures.

The Roman city of Pollentia was founded in 123 by C. Caecilius Mettellus with the conquest of the Balearics for Roman. Archaeological investigations started in the 1920’s have uncovered a theatre, several residential quarters, necropolis and the Forum where current excavations are being carried out. The archaeological excavations are actually run by the University of Barcelona and the University of La Laguna, under the auspice of the Consortium of the Roman city of Pollentia The ancient ruins are attached to modern Alcúdia in the northern part of Mallorca. It is a medieval village surrounded with walls and a nice atmosphere with all services, bars and restaurants available. Beautiful beaches are at a walking distance and the village is an excellent place to explore other parts of the island.

The course will take place from the 21-25 of July 2014.There are 10 vacancies only, over 18 years old. Selection will be made on academic merits. The profile of the students will be in Archaeology, Classics, Anthropology students or any other person interested in experiencing the real work of Archaeology and Archaeological Sciences. The course includes an official certificate.

 

Fees: 800 € Archaeological Sciences Summer School;

Fees include Accommodation and meals

Air fares are NOT included

You can pre-register to the course at:

http://www.archeoscience.com/summerschool/

The students of the Archaeological Sciences Summer School are also welcome to join the International Summer School on Roman Archaeology starting the 7th of July ending the 3rd of August.