Field Season 2024: May 05 – June 01
Applications are now open for the sixth season of fieldwork at Castelo de Cuncos,
An Iron Age/Roman Republican walled settlement located in the Central Alentejo
Castelo de Monte Novo (known locally as Castelo de Cuncos) is a large Iron Age/Roman Republican era settlement located in the Central Alentejo Portugal. So far, our work has revealed a substantial fortified settlement which appears to have been abruptly abandoned in the Late Roman Republican Period (1st Century BCE). Burned outer walls and the discovery of Roman weaponry during excavation suggests evidence of conflict. For the 2024 summer season we will continue excavation and hope to gain a better understanding of the site from its Iron Age origins until its likely violent end during the Roman Republican period.
Students will receive instructions in various archaeological methods such as excavation and surveying techniques, the processing and handling of artefacts, and the recording and illustrating of exposed areas. Prior experience in archaeology is not required. Both undergraduate and postgraduate students and volunteers are welcome.
Tuition for the 4-week session (including room, board, and transportation within Portugal) is $1800 USD.
(May 05 - June 01)
Tuition for the 2-week session (including room, board, and transportation within Portugal) is $1200 USD.
(May 19 - June 01)
[Some flexibility is possible within these dates, please contact us to see what is possible]