The Caladinho Archaeological Project is seeking qualified applicants for its 4th season of excavation at Caladinho in the Alentejo region of Portugal.
Previous fieldwork at Caladinho uncovered the remains of a fortified structure related to the Roman colonization of the region in the 1st century B.C.E. Caladinho is the first example of one of these small, fortified, rural structures to be systematically excavated in the Alentejo region. The primary goal of this project is the identification of the inhabitants, the chronology of the site's occupation, and its place with-in the larger regional context. This up-coming season of fieldwork will complete the excavation of the main structure and continue targeted archaeological reconnaissance of the remainder of the site.
Field school students will receive instruc-tion in excavation techniques, the handling and processing of artifacts, and the record-ing of exposed areas and features. No prior experience in archaeology is required. Both undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to apply. Participants may at-tend for 2 or 4 week sessions. Tuition is 700 euros for 2 weeks or 1300 euros for 4 weeks and includes room, board, and the cost of transportation within Portugal. The deadline for applications is April 15, 2013.