Portugal

LOCATION: Troia, Portugal

Workshops and Excursions – Portugal

Workshops & Excursions

Every afternoon the program directors will prepare classroom sessions that will include seminars and workshops concerning the fieldwork and the Portuguese history.

Topics include the following:

– Hands on Roman Pottery
– Working with Animal Bones

An archaeologist’s work is incomplete unless he or she can sit back and reflect on the day’s excavation. Therefore, the group will take time to experience Portugal away from the shovels and wheelbarrows, either by relaxing at a café or by visiting nearby sites.

We believe that visiting the region’s historical sites is essential to understanding the context of the archaeological work at Troia. Excursions may change depending on the excavation schedule and unforeseen events. Probable excursions include the following:

The day long excursions will be on Thursdays, one per week, one to Lisbon and the second to Sintra.

In week one, the students will travel to Lisbon and visit the Castelo de São Jorge and tour the National Museum of Archaeology.

In week two, the students will travel to Sintra. In the morning, the students will visit the Museum of Odrinhas and in the afternoon students will visit either a Moorish castle, the Palácio da Pena, or the Palace in Sintra depending on availability.

In addition, the students will participate in an afternoon boat cruise to see dolphins.

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.

MAP

  • itinerary
    accommodations
  • excursions
    workshops

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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