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.