Application Instructions for the 2023 Field School
2023 season dates: June 4 - June 18, June 18 - July 8, June 4 - July 8
Application deadline: May 1, 2023
Tuition payment deadline: May 15, 2023
The Santa Susana Archaeological Project is seeking qualified applicants for its ninth season of survey and excavation. This site, never systematically excavated, holds a villa complex important to our understanding of the processes of colonization and settlement in this part of the Roman Empire. Preliminary work at the site suggests a rich artifact assemblage dating from the 1st cent. C.E. through the 5th cent. C.E. In our next season, geophysics, landscape survey, and aerial photography paired with several test pits will complement our open area excavation in the pars urbana and aid in understanding the extent and nature of occupation at the site.
Field school students will receive instruction in excavation and surveying techniques, the handling and processing of artifacts, and the drawing of exposed areas and features.
Participants may attend for 2, 3, or 5 week sessions.
Session 1 (two weeks) runs from June 4 - June 18.
Session 2 (three weeks) runs from June 18 - July 8.
Tuition is $1200 for 2 weeks, $1800 for 3 weeks, or $2800 for 5 weeks and includes room, board (on weekdays), and the cost of transportation within Portugal. Participants are responsible for their own medical insurance, travel insurance, and plane tickets to and from Lisbon. More information about the field school program and life on the project can be found on our Field School page.
To apply, contact Emma Ljung at eljung at princeton.edu with the following:
- Your name, email address, nationality, and birth date (minimum age is 18)
- A copy of your CV or resume (please attach as a DOC or PDF file)
- Names and contact information (email please!) for two references
- Names and contact information for two emergency contacts
- In a short paragraph, please describe why you are interested in participating and what you hope to achieve from being a part of the program
- Any and all special dietary needs, allergies, or relevant health issues
- Indicate whether you wish to attend the program for the full five weeks or for Session 1 or Session 2.
You may also apply via an online form by clicking here. Please make sure to fill the entire form, including your own contact information!
All applications must be completed by May 1, 2023. Qualified applicants are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis, so it is possible and indeed likely for all spots to be filled before the application deadline. Once accepted, participants will need to fill out a number of forms and to pay tuition. The deadline for tuition payment is May 15, 2023.
Student tuition is the primary source of funding for this project. All payments made to the project go towards the conservation of the site and artifacts, accommodations for the crew, and funding for specialist analyses.
Please contact Emma Ljung at eljung at princeton.edu for more information.