Roman Archaeology Field School 2015

Roman Archaeology Field School

In 2015, we will be offering a field school in Roman archaeology at the site of Zamartze (Navarre, Spain). The main element of the site is a 12th century Romanesque church built on top of an earlier Roman mansio dating back to the 1st century AD. Excavations during the 2011-2014 field seasons beyond the medieval levels revealed Roman layers (dating from the 1st to the 4th century AD), including architectonical elements from the Roman mansio complex. Historical accounts and modern research also point to the possible presence of an important Roman road (Ab Asturica Burdigalam) that was fully revealed in 2014. The goal of the excavation is improving our knowledge of the Roman period in the region and the transition from the Roman times into the Middle Ages.

During the 2015 season, the excavation will focus on the areas both to the north and south of the church and cemetery. The periods covered in the investigation are late Roman Empire to the early Medieval period.

Students will learn excavation methods and other field practice, including trench documentation, photography, recording and drawing techniques. The main component of the project is fieldwork, with participants spending an average of 7-8 hours per day on site. Afternoon lectures will be given on relevant archaeological theory and weekends will be set aside for free time.

Session Dates: July 6-30; August 6-30.

Accommodation: Board and accommodation will be provided in the nearby village of Uharte-Arakil. All necessary facilities are provided and it is located a short walk from the site.

Cost: The cost per session (25 days):

€1700 per three week session

The field school fee includes accommodation,breakfast, lunch and dinner on full work days, tuition, lectures and accident insurance. Air fare and medical insurance are not included.

Application deadline: May 31st 2015.

Apply: For further information and to apply to the field school, please contact

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