The Santa Susana Archaeological Project is seeking qualified applicants for its third season of fieldwork at the site of Santa Susana in the Alentejo region of Portugal.
This site, never systematically excavated, holds a villa complex important to our understanding of the processes of colonization and settlement in this corner of the Roman Empire. Preliminary work at the site suggests a rich artifact assemblage dating from the 1st century C.E. through the 5th century C.E. In our first season, an intensive survey combined with initial excavation in the pars urbana led to promising results, emphasizing the critical need for continued investigation and interpretation of the site.
Field school students will receive instruction in surveying techniques, the handling and processing of artifacts, and the recording of exposed areas and features. No prior archaeological experience is necessary. Participants may attend for 3 or 6 week sessions. Tuition is $1700 for 3 weeks or $3200 for 6 weeks and includes room, board, and the cost of transportation within Portugal. The deadline for applications is April 18th, 2015. Both undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to apply. International students are welcome. Discounted tuition is available for qualified university students!
Please note that as of January 25, 2015, Session 1 is almost full. Applications for Session 2 will consequently be given priority.
Contact us for information about our upcoming 2015 season!