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Join the Frontier Landscape Project Portugal in March 2019

17 January 2019

After a successful pilot campaign in 2018 we are organizing a second field school in Portugal in March 2019, which is part of a collaboration between the Portuguese University of Évora and the Faculty of Archaeology in Leiden.

In this research project we aim to study the Iron Age and Roman period in the Alentejo, east of Lisbon, to allow wider comparisons with other areas in the Western Mediterranean. We work with an international team from Leiden and Évora, as well as other European universities. We are based in a study center with labs, lecture halls and accommodation and kitchen. There are very good opportunities to develop BA/MA/PhD thesis topics here that can be explored further with study stays in Portugal that are made possible by our bilateral collaboration.

Our fieldwork in March will focus on an exploration of the area through field survey, remote sensing (drones, satellite data) and geophysics in a series of different sites, among which an Iron Age hill-fort and a series of early Roman sites, that have never been studied before. We will work from March 9 to 27.

Accommodation, food, and local transport are all provided by the project.

If you are interested in joining this project, please send an email before February 1 to: Dr. Tesse D. Stek (Leiden University / Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome, t.d.stek@knir.it), Dr. André Carneiro (Évora University, ampc@uevora.pt), or Dr. Jesús García Sánchez (Leiden University, j.garcia.sanchez@arch.leidenuniv.nl).

Please note that we cannot accept applications from Leiden students who have to follow obligatory courses during the campaign.

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