Most afternoons the program directors will conduct classroom sessions concerning the fieldwork and the history of the Castle.
Topics include the following:
– History of Spain
– Introduction into Archaeology including Stratigraphy, Artifact Collection and Archaeological Recording
– History of the Castle and Castle Architecture
– Keeping an Archaeological Journal
– Pottery Drawing
An archaeologist’s work is not finished unless he or she can sit back and reflect on the day’s excavation. Therefore, the group will make time to experience Spain away from the shovels and wheelbarrows, either by relaxing at a café or by visiting several nearby Roman and Medieval sites.
We believe that visiting the region’s historical sites is essential to understanding the context of the archaeological work at Zorita. Excursion locations may be adjusted due to the excavation schedule and unforeseen events. Probable excursions include the following:
– The Roman city of Segóbriga: Theater and Amphitheater
– City of Toledo: Cristo de la Luz Mosque, Hercules’ Caves, Alcázar, Arab Baths, Sephardic Museum and Jewish Quarter, Transit and Santa Maria la Blanca Synagogues
– Renaissance town of Pastrana: Palatial prison of one-eyed Princess of Eboli
Actual excursions may change based upon unforeseen circumstances or additional opportunities.