2023 Field Season: June 4 - July 8
We are currently planning next summer's project. Contact us for more information!
Please note that due to the global pandemic, the upcoming field season is still tentative.
We will update our websites and social media with any changes.
Interested students should apply for the AIA and CAMWS Field School Scholarships
The Santa Susana Archaeological Project is seeking qualified applicants for its next season of fieldwork at the site of Santa Susana in the Alentejo region of Portugal.
This site, never before systematically excavated, holds a villa complex important to our understanding of the processes of colonization and settlement in this corner of the Roman Empire. Our work at the site has revealed a rich artifact assemblage dating from the 1st century C.E. through the 6th century C.E. In our first eight seasons, an intensive survey combined with initial excavation in the pars urbana led to promising results, emphasizing the critical need for continued investigation, conservation, 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 2, 3, or 5 week sessions: June 4 - June 18, June 18 - July 8, or June 4 - July 8. Tuition is $1200 for 2 weeks, $1800 for 3 weeks, or $2800 for 5 weeks and includes room, board, and the cost of transportation within Portugal. The deadline for applications is May 1st, 2023 - but please note that as in 2022, we anticipate a LARGE pool of applicants so please do apply early. Both undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to apply. International students are welcome.
Discounted tuition is available for qualified university students.
For more information, please contact:
Dr. Emma Ljung
eljung at princeton.edu
Dr. Joey Williams
University of Oklahoma
PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO HAVE RECEIVED THE COVID-19 VACCINE (AND BOOSTERS IF NEEDED) AND SHOW PROOF OF UP-TO-DATE VACCINATIONS.