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Archaeology & Anthropology Field Schools

Europe - Portugal - Mega Osteology Neolithic Tombs - 2015

Archaeology Field School Location and Dates

Application Deadline
Start Date 2015-07-06
End Date 2015-07-24

Multiple Session information

One session of 3 weeks

Archaeology Field School Location

National Museum for Archaeology
Lisbon, Portugal

Archaeology Field School Tuition and Credits

Sponsoring College/Institution

Portanta, Association for Iberian Archaeology

Archaeology Field School Tuition

€600.00 euro

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 but there dozens of affordable hostels in Lisbon.

Archaeology Field School Travel
not aplicable

Archaeology Field School Description

The Mega-Osteology Project, about 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 lab

Time Period

Late Neolithic (4th-3rd millennia BCE)

Field School Setting/Conditions

Field school will be conducted at the National Museum of Archaeology, a centennial institution that houses thousand of archaeological collections.

How is the project area accessed each day

Being at the heart of Monumental area of Lisbon, is easily reached by ground transportation

What is the daily schedule for the field school

Monday-Friday working days, and daily from 9.00h - 17.00h, with 1h lunch break around 12.30h.

Number of years this Archaeology Field School has been in operation
11 years

Directors and Instructors

Rui Boaventura (director)
Ana MAria SIlva (director)
Maria Teresa Ferreira (instructor)

Specialized skills you will have the opportunity to learn

Osteology studies
Dental studies
Museum curation

On rain days will there be lab work?


Will there be additional organized activities?

Yes. Visit to local prehistoric sites is planned.

Will there be additional organized activities?

Yes. Some lectures are planned by directors and instructor.

Is travel restriced during free time?


Other resources students will find useful

Archaeology Library at the National Museum.

Archaeology Field School Contact Information and Website

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Field School Contact Information

Rui Boaventura
Praça Augusto Cabrita, 1, 4D
2610-288 Alfragide

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