Fieldwork Opportunity: Archaeoccidens International Archaeology Program (Pamplona, Spain)

Gabinete TRAMA, in association with the UNED (The National Distance Education University) and de Archbishopric of Pamplona and Tudela is delighted to present an International archaeological field program.

The program combines oral tradition with information from archeological and archival investigations. It provides an opportunity for students to extend their knowledge in archaeology and is based at an excavation site in the Cathedral complex of Pamplona (Spain).

The Cathedral complex of Pamplona, constructed between the IX’th and XIX’th century, is of particularly importance in Europe due its pristine condition. The main excavation site is situated inside the former Archbishop’s Palace (built in the XII century) and the attached cloisters (dated from the XIV century). The stratigraphic sequence of the site covers periods from the VII century B.C until present day.

Work will be directed by Mercedes Unzu who has 30 years of archaelogical and other heritage experience. In addition, Mercedes has also been awarded with a Spanish National Archaeology prize; Ph D. María Pérex who  is the director of the Ancient History department of the UNED since 2004 and Dean of the Faculty of Geography and History in the UNED from January 2011; and Ph.D Carmen Jusué Associate Professor of the UNED specialist in medieval archaeology. Currently she is General Secretary of the Associate Center of UNED in Pamplona and also is Professor of Archaeology and Prehistory in this Associate Center.

Support by the UNED, allow students (in conjunction with their Universities) to earn official academic ECTS credits by participating in this program. The program is based upon work in the “Occidens: Exhibition chronicles history of Western society”, which has recently been awarded with several international prizes (The exhibition is now nominated for Best European Museum 2014 that will be the third award that aims Occidens, after recently winning the FX International Design Award in London, and have been recognized as the Best in the World Museum in the Core77 Award in New York.  Also Occidens was finalist in the European Prize AADIPA in the category of Heritage Intervention.). It has been designed to expose students to a broad range of research topics making it ideal for someone who is beginning their career in archeology.

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