Portugal

LOCATION: Troia, Portugal

Itinerary and Accommodations – Portugal

ITINERARY & ACCOMMODATIONS

Students will be sharing rooms, each with en- suite bathrooms and air conditioning. Students will have access to a laundry machine. Towels are provided. The hotel includes a general room with a television and a dining area where meals will be served. Wifi is also available.

Meals will be eaten at the hotel, and an arrangement will be made to provide us with a mid- workday snack. Lunch in Portugal is the main meal, with breakfast and dinner being lighter. Please let us know if you are a vegetarian or if you require a special diet so that we may discuss the best way to accommodate your needs.

While in Troia, the students will stay in houses near the site.

Tróia, Carvalhal-Grândola, 7570-789 Tróia, Portugal

Travel will be provided by a charter company for the majority of the trips throughout the program. Any trips without a charter company will be limited but will be provided by supervisors who will be pre-qualified through the AFAR International Travel Programs procedures.

For this program, the students will generally be at the archaeological site during the weekdays. On Thursdays, students will visit local areas of historical significance to enhance their archaeological experience. On occasion, we may choose to deviate from the schedule in reaction to unforeseen circumstances and unique opportunities.

Itinerary:

Session One

June 3 – Arrival in Lisbon, travel to Troia, check into houses
June 4 – First date on site. Receive instruction from archaeologists and begin excavations (see daily schedule for rough timelines during work days) Lecture in the afternoon on Troia in the Roman Empire
June 5 – Continue excavations
June 6 – Continue excavations with instruction on pottery washing in the afternoon
June 7 – Excursion: Visit to Sintra
June 8 – Continue excavations with lecture on archaeological excavations at Troia (method and practice) in the afternoon
June 9 – Continue excavations
June 10 – Free Day on Resort Property
June 11 – Continue excavations with workshop on Roman pottery in the afternoon
June 12 – Continue excavations with dolphin spotting trip in the afternoon
June 13 – Continue excavations with pottery washing in the afternoon
June 14 – Excursion: Visit to Lisbon
June 15 – Continue excavations with workshop on animal bones in the afternoon
June 16 – Continue excavations
June 17 – Depart for Home

Session Two

June 17 – Arrival in Lisbon, travel to Troia, check into houses
June 18 – First date on site. Receive instruction from archaeologists and begin excavations (see daily schedule for rough timelines during work days) Lecture in the afternoon on Troia in the Roman Empire
June 19 – Continue excavations
June 20 – Continue excavations with instruction on pottery washing in the afternoon
June 21 – Excursion: Visit to Sintra
June 22 – Continue excavations with lecture on archaeological excavations at Troia (method and practice) in the afternoon
June 23 – Continue excavations
June 24 – Free Day on Resort Property
June 25 – Continue excavations with workshop on Roman pottery in the afternoon
June 26 – Continue excavations with dolphin spotting trip in the afternoon
June 27 – Continue excavations with pottery washing in the afternoon
June 28 – Excursion: Visit to Lisbon
June 29 – Continue excavations with workshop on animal bones in the afternoon
June 30 – Excavations/Excursions
July 1 – Depart for Home

DATES

DDS Session - JUNE 15 to JUNE 30 (June 16 will be the first day onsite)

Civilization

Roman

Eligibility

This project will be available for 18 students per session who are currently enrolled in 10th through 12th grade.

FEES

Total fees for this project are $3950.

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OUR TEAM

In addition to the Portuguese Archaeology Team that will oversee the excavations, there will be numerous staff members supporting the archaeological team. A brief description of each archaeologist and staff member can be found below:

AFAR Team

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