Portugal, Tróia

CEAACP - Tróia Summer School 2016

when 5 June 2016 - 3 July 2016
duration 4 weeks
credits 6 ECTS
fee EUR 1700

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. In 2016 the goal is to clear and clean the fish-salting workshop 23, located on the beach and severely affected by the river tides, excavate part of its untouched areas, register its stratigraphy, draw its top plan and do its photogrammetric survey. 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

The fieldschool, which started in 2014, will continue to collect data from the fish-salting activity. In 2016 the goal is to clear and clean the fish-salting workshop 23, located on the beach and severely affected by the river tides, excavate part of its untouched areas, register its stratigraphy, draw its top plan and do its photogrammetric survey. 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.

Credits info

6 ECTS
Institution offering credit: University of Arizona

Fee info

EUR 1700: Without academic credit