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Archaeology & Anthropology Field Schools

Europe - Portugal - Mega Osteology Annual Program - 2014

Archaeology Field School Location and Dates

Application Deadline
2014-04-30
Start Date 2014-07-07
End Date 2014-07-25



Archaeology Field School Location

National Museum for Archaeology, Lisbon

Archaeology Field School Tuition and Credits

Sponsoring College/Institution

Portanta, Association for Iberian Archaeology


Academic Credit

Not aplicable


Archaeology Field School Tuition

€800 for three weeks


Archaeology Field School Room and Board

Lodging is at participant’s responsibility. Organizers can help and facilitate on lodging search. Earlier reservation is advisable. Closest hostel 5 minute away see http://www.peoplehostel.com/pt but there are dozens of affordable hostels in Lisbon.


Archaeology Field School Travel
not aplicable

Archaeology Field School Description


The Mega-Osteology Project from the Neolithic Tombs of Lisbon will use the osteological remains from a group of 5 rock cut tombs located nearby Lisbon, named Carenque. These collections are currently stored at the Museu Nacional de Arqueologia in Belem (Lisbon). The information obtained from these studies will be used to expand and enhance the knowledge of the Late Neolithic societies.

There will be a Physical Anthropology instructor, Dr. Maria Teresa Ferreira. Professor Ana Maria Silva (University of Coimbra) will be the program adviser and lecturer. Dr. Rui Boaventura will collaborate on daily work as prehistorian archaeologist and lecturer.

Students will be given more latitude and independent workloads in this internship program and are expected to be already familiar with the basic principles and methodologies of osteology and/or dental anthropology. Students will begin by cleaning, cataloguing and making an inventory of the various collections which are made up of hundreds of bones and teeth. Past participants have reported back that this program was both challenging and rewarding and that the training that they received during the course of their stay allowed them to continue on in their research in a more independent manner and on an advanced level.

Participants will get the chance to work with collections which include multiple individuals and will learn how to determine the minimum number of individuals, sex, age and pathologies in mass burial conditions. This internship will also cover with dental anthropology and morphology, the description and classification of teeth as well as the various pathologies that are evident in teeth. A field trip to the site of Carenque and associated archaeological sites is included in the tuition.

Archaeology Field School Additional Information

Archaeology Field School Type

Bioarchaeology and Prehistoric studies


Time Period

Late Neolithic (4th-3rd millennia BCE)


Field School Setting/Conditions

The program will be running at the Museu Nacional de Arqueologia (National Museum for Archaeology)in Belém (Lisbon).


How is the project area accessed each day

Travel to and from the Museum can be done by bus, tram or train, depending where you are staying lodged.


What is the daily schedule for the field school

Monday through Friday. 9.30h - 17.00h with 1 hour for lunch around 12.30h.


Number of years this Archaeology Field School has been in operation
11 years
Is there a professional certification for this field school

not aplicable


Directors and Instructors

Rui Boaventura (UNIARQ, Center for Archaeology of the University of Lisbon)
Maria Teresa Ferreira (University of Coimbra)
Ana Maria Silva (University of Coimbra)


Specialized skills you will have the opportunity to learn

Graduate and undergraduate students serious about pursuing a career in bioarchaeology, physical anthropology and archaeology are encouraged to apply, but all applications will be considered.
Participants will get the chance to work with collections which include multiple individuals and will learn how to determine the minimum number of individuals, sex, age and pathologies in mass burial conditions. This internship will also cover with dental anthropology and morphology, the description and classification of teeth as well as the various pathologies that are evident in teeth.


On rain days will there be lab work?

n/A


Will there be additional organized activities?

A field trip to the site of Carenque and associated archaeological sites is included with the tuition.


Will there be additional organized activities?

Weekly there will be lecture on the subject of program.


Is travel restriced during free time?

n/A



Other resources students will find useful

Museum has a library.

Archaeology Field School Contact Information and Website

Field School Website: http://www.portanta.com/

Field School Contact Information



Rui Boaventura
Praça Augusto Cabrita, 1, 4D
2610-288 Amadora
Portugal
0351962742506



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Field School Contact Website: http://www.portanta.com/


  
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