Portugal, Tróia

Roman fish-salting production center at Tróia, Portugal

when 2 June 2014 - 28 June 2014
duration 4 weeks
credits 6 ECTS
fee EUR 1700

The CEAACP – Tróia Summer School is a new archaeological fieldschool program offering students the opportunity to participate in a scientific archaeological project in the largest fish-salting production center so far discovered in the Roman Empire. Nowadays the site is known as the Roman Ruins of Tróia and has been a National Monument since 1910. This project results from an agreement between TROIA RESORT, the Archaeology, Arts and Heritage Sciences Study Center and the University of Arizona.

Course leader

Dra. Inês Vaz Pinto

Target group

Students and people with an interest in archaeology.

Course aim

The project for the summer 2014 is the excavation of a large fish-salting workshop, only partially dug in the 70’s, that is still more than half covered by sand and that has large vats 2.15 m deep. The main goals are to uncover its complete plan and excavate one vat to study and date the abandonment levels and hopefully find the remains of the last fish-salting production.

Credits info

6 ECTS
Institution offering credit: University of Arizona, USA
in Classics, Anthropology or Art History

Fee info

EUR 1700: This cost includes fieldwork training, workshops, lectures, housing, fieldtrips and cultural excursions (transportation and admission to sites/museums), transportation from/to the airport, all meals and medical and travelling insurance.
Airfare and academic credit is not included.
EUR 3800: This cost includes academic credit, fieldwork training, workshops, lectures, housing, fieldtrips and cultural excursions (transportation and admission to sites/museums), transportation from/to the airport, all meals and medical and travelling insurance.
Airfare is not included.