Centro de Estudios Vacceos Federico Wattenberg (Universidad de Valladolid)
ENG | ESP

Excavate in Pintia



The Pintia Proyect finances itself through several programs, such as the guided tours, our Online Shop, Archaeology for Kids, and most importantly, the excavation initiatives.


Fieldwork at Pintia takes place primarily in the summer, so not to overlap with the academic year at Spanish and international universities. Working at Pintia is open to all who want to participate and who comply with the requirements and payments for each program.


Digging in the necropolis of Las Ruedas (2007)


Programs offered for 2017
  • International Theoretical and Hands-On Archaeological Course (ArchaeoPintia).
  • International Theoretical and Hands-On Osteology Course (ArchaeoPintia).
  • Archaeology for children: Doceo Program.
  • Volunteering.
  • Archaeology in Family Program.


ArchaeoPintia: International Theoretical and Hands-On Courses


Dig in Spain with ArchaeoPintia

XXXVI INTERNATIONAL THEORETICAL AND HANDS-ON
ARCHAEOLOGICAL COURSE
(from June 12th to July 9th)

  • Duration: 4 weeks, 150 teaching hours.
  • Price: US$ 2,390.
  • Limited number of places available: 12.
  • Contact: Matt de la Mota (+34 629 113 605, matias@pintiavaccea.es: English/French).

The XXXVI International Archaeological Excavation campaign will be held at the Vaccean necropolis Las Ruedas and will be coordinated and supported, once again, by the University of Valladolid´s Federico Wattenberg Center for Vaccean Studies in Padilla de Duero. The intensive program is 150 teaching hours long based on the excavation of the rich archaeological site at the necropolis Las Ruedas, the workshops and numerous seminars.


Programmed activities


Monday, June 12th: at 11:30 a.m., pick-up at Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas International Airport, in Terminal 1 meeting point, and transport to Padilla de Duero. Reception and accommodation at the Federico Wattenberg Center for Vaccean Studies Research facilities.


Excavation and lab-workshop schedule:

-Morning: 7:30 to 12:30 a.m.

-Afternoon: 17:30 to 20:30 p.m.

During these programmed hours fieldwork and/or lab-workshops will be offered alternatively. These schedules may vary due to weather conditions, amongst others.


Historical excursions.

-Monday, June 12th: visit to hill Las Pinzas and necropolis Las Ruedas.

-Tuesday, June 13th: guided visit to the different areas of the archaeological site and a tour along the Duero rivershore.

-Tuesday, June 20th: guided natural trail to Natural Park Las Hoces del Duratón and to the ermita de San Frutos (Segovia); picnic lunch and canoeing.

-Tuesday, June 27th: visit to Segovia and to La Granja de San Ildefonso.

-Tuesday, July 4th: excursion to Valladolid and official campaign presentation (photo finish); in the evening, barbecue to celebrate the 4th of July Independence Day with our American students.


Breaks-leisure days.

Monday, June 19th and 26th and July 3rd. Private transport will be offered, on these dates, to Peñafiel, a nearby town.


Seminars.

-Thursday, June 15th (afternoon): «The Vacceans», by Prof. Dr. Carlos Sanz.

-Sunday, June 18th (afternoon): «The necropolis Las Ruedas of Pintia», by Prof. Dr. Carlos Sanz.

-Thursday, June 22th (morning or afternoon): «Human and animal Osteology», by Profs. Francisco Pastor, Mercedes Barbosa and Félix J. de Paz.

-Sunday, June 25th (afternoon): «Vaccean cultural material and recording systems», by Profs. Carlos Sanz and Rita Pedro.

-Thursday, June 29th (morning): «Photography for archaeologists», by Prof. Luis Sanz.

-Sunday, July 2nd (afternoon): «Archaeological drawing», by Prof. Luis Pascual Repiso.


•Sunday, July 9th:: at 8:00 a.m., departure from Padilla de Duero to Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas International Airport, Terminal 1.


FEDERICO WATTENBERG CENTER FOR VACCEAN STUDIES: FACILITIES AND SERVICES


APPLICATION



Working in the workshop with the pieces found




Dig in Spain with ArchaeoPintia

I INTERNATIONAL OSTEOLOGY PROGRAM
(from July 9th to 23rd)

  • Pintia's Archaelogical Zone / University of Valladolid's School of Medicine.
  • Duration: 2 weeks, 70 teaching hours.
  • Price: US$ 1,590.
  • Limited number of places available: 12.
  • Contact: Matt de la Mota (+34 629 113 605, matias@pintiavaccea.es: English/French).


Programmed activities

Sunday, July 9th, morning: at 11:30 a.m., pick-up at Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas International Airport, in Terminal 1 meeting point, and transfer to Padilla de Duero; reception and accommodation at the Federico Wattenberg Center for Vaccean Studies Research facilities. Afternoon: guided visit to Las Pinzas hill and necropolis Las Ruedas.


Monday, July 10th, morning: excursion to Peñafiel and visit to an important winery. Afternoon: guided visit to Pintia's archaeological site.


Tuesday, July 11th, morning:  archaeological excavation of cremation tombs at the necropolis Las Ruedas. Afternoon: seminar «Archaeology of Death. Necropolis Las Ruedas», by Prof. Carlos Sanz.


Wednesday, July 12th, morning:  transfer to the University of Valladolid's School of Medecine; seminars on Osteology will take place at the University: «Introduction to Osteology» and «The Human Skeleton» by Prof. Mercedes Barbosa. Afternoon: workshop on Osteology and the human skeleton, by Profs. Mercedes Barbosa, Francisco Pastor and Félix J. de Paz.


Thursday, July 13th, morning: archaeological excavation of cremation tombs at the necropolis Las Ruedas. Afternoon: transfer to the University of Valladolid's School of Medecine; seminar on «Determining Age» by Prof. Francisco Pastor and workshop on «Determining Age» by Profs. Francisco Pastor, Félix J. de Paz and Mercedes Barbosa.


Friday, July 14th: archaeological excavation of cremation tombs at the necropolis Las Ruedas.


Saturday, July 15th: excursion to the mozarabic church of San Cebrián de Mazote, ossuary of Wamba and fortified walls of Urueña.


Sunday, July 16th: workshop-processing materials found in excavated cremation tombs.


Monday, July 17th: break-leisure day.


Tuesday, July 18th, morning: workshop-processing materials found in excavated cremation tombs. Afternoon: transfer to the University of Valladolid's School of Medecine; seminar on «Determining Sex, Race and Size», by Profs. Félix J. de Paz, Francisco Pastor and Mercedes Barbosa; workshop on «Determining Sex, Race and Size», by Profs. Félix J. de Paz, Francisco Pastor and Mercedes Barbosa.


Wednesday, July 19th, morning: transfer to the University of Valladolid's School of Medecine; seminar on «Animal Osteology», by Prof. Francisco Pastor; workshop on «Animal Osteology», by Profs. Francisco Pastor, Mercedes Barbosa and Félix J. de Paz; seminar on «Taphonomy», by Prof. José Domingo Sánchez. Afternoon: «Human Cremations», by Prof. Félix J. de Paz; workshop on «Cremations», by Profs. Félix J. de Paz, Francisco Pastor and Mercedes Barbosa.


Thursday, July 20th, morning: transfer to the University of Valladolid's School of Medecine; seminars on «Osteopathology» and «Imaging and Analytical Techniques», by Prof. José A. Sánchez. Afternoon: workshop on «Osteopathology», by Profs. Francisco Pastor, Félix J. de Paz and Mercedes Barbosa; visit to the Anatomical Museum.


Friday, July 21st: workshop-processing materials found in excavated cremation tombs.


Saturday, July 22nd, morning: cultural excursion to Valladolid. Afternoon: farewell presentation and special dinner; Graduation Diploma Ceremony.


Sunday, July 23rd: at 8:00 a.m., departure from Padilla de Duero to Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas International Airport, Terminal 1.


FEDERICO WATTENBERG CENTER FOR VACCEAN STUDIES: FACILITIES AND SERVICES


APPLICATION



Practices of Osteology at the University of Valladolid



Volunteering: your opportunity to collaborate on the project

Volunteering at Pintia’s Archaeological Site is open basically to local volunteers who are interested to conserve and maintain the site and its heritage. We guarantee that you will not be disappointed and we will certainly throw in a bit of celebration as well!

To participate in the conservation and maintenance activities you must fill out the application form that will be given to you once you show up for the first time. These volunteering sessions will be duly announced.


Note: throughout the year, Pintia’s volunteering work takes place once a month, normally on Saturdays. Please note that these activities do not correspond to an excavation program, but rather a program to support archaeologists and the conservation and maintenance of Pintia´s Archaeological Site. If you wish to participate in a regular excavation program, please have a look at the corresponding Archaeological courses we offer.




Archaeology in Family: an activity for all

If you intend to introduce archaeology as a great family activity, or if you would like to promote and amplify your relative’s sensibility towards Archaeological Heritage, or if you would just like to enjoy a completely different activity in nature, here´s your chance to make it come true!

The archaeologist’s "Archive" is the earth that holds a forgotten heritage at times hard to identify. With the proper methodology we can recover and understand the same. We want all parents along with their kids to enjoy a unforgettable experience, together with our archaeologists and students all of whom participate in Pintia’s Project.

Due to the concurrence of other activities during the same dates, this year a single shift will be established during the month of August 2018, with a maximum of 12 participants, to be held during the days 10, 11 and 12.


Program


•Friday (morning): Welcoming session at the CEVFW building from 10:00 to 10:30h. Coffee or chocolate and a brief introduction to Pintia’s Archaeological Site. After the introduction, we will move on to the site where the basic concepts and archaeological methodology will be thoroughly explained by excavating a replica of a Vaccean tomb. Lunch at 14:30h.

•Friday (afternoon): from 18:00 to 20:30h., excavation at the necropolis Las Ruedas. We will work with trowels, brushes, sifters, etc. and draw basic croquis, mapping and explain archaeological photography.

•Saturday (morning): if you wish you may join the archaeological work at the excavation from 7:30 to 12:30/13:00h. A small brunch will be served from 10:15 to 10:45h. Lunch at 14:30h.

•Saturday (afternoon): same activities as the previous day; a fieldwork excavation diary will be duly elaborated.

•Sunday (morning): same schedule and activities as per Saturday´s program. Lunch at 14:30h.

•Sunday (afternoon): Vaccean ceramic workshop, sharing experiences, Diploma ceremony and farewell (at 19:00h).


•Inscription fee: 125€ per person. The fee is to be settled by bank transfer to our Asociación Cultural Pintia bank account: please email us at arqueofamilia@pintiavaccea.es to confirm our bank account and any other details. The program includes two meals during the three day program: morning snack and lunch.


Enjoy Archaeology with Yours




© 2017 Centro de Estudios Vacceos Federico Wattenberg (Universidad de Valladolid)
c/ Real, s/n. - Padilla de Duero (47314 Valladolid - España) | Tel. +34 983 881 240 - cevfw@uva.es | Aviso legal

Universidad de Valladolid
Diseño web Ubicuo-WQF