Field Season 2021: May 9th – June 5th
Applications are now open for the third 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 2021 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 or artefacts, and the recording and illustrating or 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 9th - June 5th)
Tuition for the 2-week session (including room, board, and transportation within Portugal) is $1200 USD.
(May 23rd - June 5th)
NOTE: Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, these dates are provisional and contingent upon the availability of a Covid Vaccination and the resumption of international travel. All students will be required to provide proof of prior vaccination in order to attend.