Spain, Lucena and Bedmar

Intensive Summer Course in Paleolithic Methods and Iberian Prehistory 2016, Spain

when 4 July 2016 - 29 August 2016
language English
duration 8 weeks
fee EUR 1750

This summer course takes place in Andalusia, South of Spain, at two Medium-Upper Paleolithic and Neolithic sites (Cueva del Ángel in Lucena and Cueva de Bedmar in Bedmar) where Acheulean, Mousterian, Neolithic and Chalcolithic industries are represented. The purpose of this summer course is to train participants in different methodologies applied to Paleolithic sites and introduce the archaeological and historical context of the Iberian Peninsula.

The course consists of the following components:

Practicum divided in three parts: Archaeological excavation and applied methodology, Sediment processing, and Curation of archaeological material
Conference on Quaternary Studies on cutting edge methodologies and discoveries given by prestigious doctors ans researchers specialist in Quaternary.
Flint knapping workshop
Cultural tours visiting archaeological and historical sites around Andalusia
Immersion course in Spanish by certified language instructors

Both sites are administrated by Foundation for Research into Prehistory and Human Evolution (in Spanish, Fundación Instituto de Investigación de Prehistoria y Evolución Humana or FIPEH). FIPEH is a nonprofit organization with the purpose of supporting research in prehistory and human evolution in the south of the Iberian Peninsula.

Course leader

Cecilio Barroso Ruiz, PhD. Director of Cueva del Ángel and founder and President of FIPEH
José García Solano, PhD. Director of Cueva de Bedmar

Target group

Undergraduate and graduate students of archaeology, history, anthropology, biology, geology and any other person interested in participating in an archaeological campaign on prehistory and Quaternary studies.

Course aim

At the end of the sessions we provide a certificate of the completion of hours of this course.

Fee info

EUR 1750: First session, July 4th - July 31st. Second session, August 1st - August 29th.

The basic fee, either for one session (1750 €) or for the two sessions (3000 €), includes: Practicum, visiting working sites (Cueva de Ángel and/or Cueva de Bedmar), microconferences presented by members of FIPEH team, flint knapping workshop, pick-up and drop-off from transportation hubs at the beginning and end of sessions housing and in-house meals (eating out not included).
EUR 3000: First session, July 4th - July 31st. Second session, August 1st - August 29th.

The basic fee, either for one session (1750 €) or for the two sessions (3000 €), includes: Practicum, visiting working sites (Cueva de Ángel and/or Cueva de Bedmar), microconferences presented by members of FIPEH team, flint knapping workshop, pick-up and drop-off from transportation hubs at the beginning and end of sessions housing and in-house meals (eating out not included).