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ArchaeoPintia: excavate in Spain

Excavate in Spain:
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 two different courses: XXXVI International Theoretical and Hands-On Archaeological Course (from June 12th to July 9th) and I International Osteology Program (from July 9th to 23rd).

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 Vacceans, 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. 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 and July. 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 and services and facilities of the CEVFW.



Impressions and testimonials

Annelies Van de Ven (University of St. Andrews) | Victoria Weaver (Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville)

Stephanie Bullard (Springfield, Ohio) | Emily Cleland (St. Thomas University)

Henry Clarke (Oxford University) | Trevor Jordan (Sydney, Australia)

Shane Shelby (Columbia University) | Leah Palmer (Oakton Community College)

Victoria Schuppert (Wheaton College) | Katherine Jablonski (Tulane University)

Michelle Whipp (Louisiana State University) | Andrew Lisec (Chicago, Illinois)

Cristy Gelling (University of Pittsburgh) | Landon Perlett (University of Saskatchewan)

Nicholas Chaudakshetrin (Exeter University) | Jessica Waterworth (Dunedin, New Zealand)

Benjamin Raymond (James Madison University) | Jingyi Zhang (Durham University)

Rachel Whittington (Durham University) | Scott Brownlie (Kent State University)

Katie Daniel (Ohio State University) | Sara Deurell (University of Louisville)

Elizabeth Melampy (Harvard University) | Nik Cox (Rotorua, New Zealand)

Aileen Tierney (County Meath, Ireland) | Troy Cunio (University of Central Florida)

Jessica Pearson (La Trobe University) | Melida Isern (Roma, Texas)



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