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Excavate in Spain with ArchaeoPintia

Excavate in Spain:
2018 Archaeological Summer Programs


Do you want to excavate in Spain with professional archaeologists? Do you want to live the adventure of History in an Iron Age necropolis? Pintia's Archaelogical Site is your chance for this summer! From ArchaeoPintia, this year we offer three courses: XXXVII, XXXVIII and XXXIX International Theoretical and Hands-On Archaeological Course (from June 18 to July 9, from July 9 to July 30 and from August 6 to August 26).

Students will excavate over two thousand years old tombs and will be able to extract and study funerary objects belonging to the pre-Roman culture of the Vaccean people. Pintia was one of the most important cities of the Vaccean, Celtic people that inhabited the central zone of the Iberian peninsula during the Iron Age. During the last thirty years, the University of Valladolid has worked to bring to light the remains of the city, its wall and its necropolis, as well as its artisan neighborhood, with the largest kiln in Europe. In the latter over three hundred tombs have been excavated and thousands of ceramics, weapons and several treasures have been discovered and studied.

Next summer we will excavate a new area of the necropolis during June, July and August. Students will learn various techniques of Archaeology, from field work directly at the site to description, treatment and photographing of the uncovered pieces. In addition, in the various workshops and seminars students will learn the techniques used in the production and decoration of ceramics, as well as everything related to their treatment in the laboratory.

At Federico Wattenberg Center for Vaccean Studies, we can assure you that there will also be moments for fun, leisure and culture. In this sense, we have prepared several cultural trips so that you can visit and get to know some of the wonderful Spanish cities; where you can discover fabulous medieval surroundings with monasteries, churches, castles... Language is not a problem, as our teams are run by bilingual archaeologists. We encourage students to practice a real Spanish language immersion to improve their level and knowledge. Pintia's Archaelogical Site is one of the largest archaeological projects in Spain, given the size of the site and the years dedicated to its excavation and study. Your collaboration is very necessary in order to maintain, year after year, the public awareness of the Vaccean culture and findings.

See you this summer in Pintia!

More information on the excavation programs & services and facilities of the CEVFW.



Impressions and testimonials

Nicole Rossiter (Flinders University, 2017) | Jaron Davidson (Brigham Young University, 2017)
Kristen Squires (Hood College, 2017) | Sarah Bell (University of Aberdeen, 2017)
Jason Cellars (Loyola Marymount University, 2017) | Zachary Goldstein (Loyola Marymount University, 2017)
Joshua Ramsey (Loyola Marymount University, 2017) | Julien Royer (University of Oregon, 2016)
Loreto Lopez (Loyola Marymount University, 2016) | Julian Frink (University of St. Andrews, 2016)
Dax Ritter (Indiana University, 2016) | Emily Eckford (University of York, 2016)
Margot Serra (McGill University, 2016) | Anna Seitz (University of Virginia, 2016)
Laura Hernandez (California State University, 2016) | Priscilla Perez (California State University, 2016)
Caitlin Downey (Washington State University, 2016) | Megan Caveney (Michigan State University, 2016)
Susan Doughty (Brentwood, Tennessee, 2015) | Stephen Mangelsdorf (Loyola Marymount University, 2015)
Stevie Preater (Roehampton University 2015) | Nicole Magenheimer (Baylor University, 2015)
David Otto (Brentwood, Tennessee, 2015) | Gabrielle Callan (University of Melbourne, 2015)
Iona Casley (University of Cambridge, 2015) | Elena Sandoval (University of California Santa Cruz, 2015)
Uriel Hernandez (East Palo Alto, California, 2015) | Erikson Mendoza (California State University of San Marcos, 2015)
Sareeta Zaid (University of Sidney, 2015) | Abigail Judkins (University of California Santa Cruz, 2015)
Alison Reda (Rutgers University, 2015) | Timmis Maddox (James Madison University, 2015)
Gayatri Kathuria (Parsons The New School of Design, 2015) | Alexandra Toomey (University of Bristol, 2015)
Sierra Brown (Florida State University, 2015) | Kamillia Scott (University of Pennsylvania, 2015)
Richard Gracia (Roseville, Australia, 2015) | Leah Palmer (Oakton Community College, 2014)
Elizabeth Melampy (Harvard University, 2014) | David Wallance-Hare (University of Toronto, 2014)
Morgan Rose (St. Vincents Private Hospital, 2014) | Katherine Morrow (University of Otago, 2014)
Sara Deurell (University of Louisville, 2014) | Troy Cunio (University of Central Florida, 2014)
Ayaka Shimo (University of Hawaii, 2014) | Andrew Lisec (Chicago, Illinois, 2013)
Benjamin Raymond (James Madison University, 2013) | Jessica Waterworth (Dunedin, New Zealand, 2013)
Melida Isern (Roma, Texas, 2012) | Jessica Pearson (La Trobe University, 2012)
Kaitlin Daniel (Ohio State University, 2011) | Jingyi Zhang (Durham University, 2011)
Nikolaus Cox (Western Heights High School, 2011) | Victoria Weaver (Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, 2011)
Nicholas Chaudakshetrin (Exeter University, 2010) | Katherine Jablonski (Tulane University, 2010)
Victoria Schuppert (Wheaton College, 2010) | Shane Shelby (Columbia University, 2010)
Annelies Van de Ven (University of St. Andrews, 2010) | Landon Perlett (University of Saskatchewan, 2009)
Rachel Whittington (Durham University, 2009) | Aileen Tierney (County Meath, Ireland, 2009)
Emily Cleland (St. Thomas University, 2009) | Henry Clarke (Oxford University, 2009)
Michelle Whipp (Louisiana State University, 2009) | Stephanie Bullard (Springfield, Ohio, 2009)
Trevor Jordan (Sydney, Australia, 2008) | Cristy Gelling (University of Pittsburgh, 2008)
Scott Brownlie (Kent State University, 2006) | Emma Thomas (Glasgow University, 2006)


In the News

Current World Archaeology #29

​Click here to read the Pintia cover story in Current World Archaeology magazine.

Sara Marian (personal page, 2014) | Sara Deurell (University of Louisville News, 2014)
Ben Raymond (Reston Connection, 2013) | Andrew Lisec (personal blog, 2013)
Victoria Weaver(St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 2011) | Nikolaus Cox (Rotorua Daily Post, 2011)
Victoria Weaver (STL Today, 2011) | Sara Woeckener (Brookfield Now, 2010)
Daniel Priore (The Los Angeles Loyolan, 2010) | Samantha Savory (Derry News, 2010)
Landon Perlett (The Sheaf, 2009) | Kevin Horng (Cranbury Press, 2008)
Kristen Uhlemeyer (University of Delaware Review, 2008) | Hillary Brockmeier (Fairfax Connection, 2008)
Allison Galbari (Newark Advocate, 2008) | Alexandria Waldrop (The Citizen, 2008)
Morgan Moffitt (Northern News Services, 2007) | Rachel Moffitt, Mark McCorry & Garth Stewart (Newsletter, 2007)
Mark McCorry (Dromore Leader, 2007)

And you can also visit our newspaper archives since 1984 (in Spanish).



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