Spain • June – July 2016
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Just over 1,000 feet outside the Roman settlement of Pintia in northern central Spain sits the largely undisturbed Iron Age cemetery of Las Ruedas. Since 2004, archaeologists working at the site have discovered around 150 burials associated with the Vaccean culture, a Celtiberian people who occupied the region from the fifth century B.C. until the Roman conquest. The excellent preservation of many of the burials has brought to light an impressive assortment of grave goods from the Iron Age, including war implements and Celtic domestic goods. Over the past several seasons, director Carlos Sanz has uncovered cremation tombs and warrior burials on the margins of the cemetery. This season, the archaeology team will begin excavating some of the unexplored areas of the necropolis.
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Dr. Carlos Sanz is a professor of archaeology at the University of Valladolid and has been conducting research at the site of Pintia for more than 30 years.
Valladolid Province, Spain
Periods of Occupation
Iron Age, Roman
Dates of the Dig
June – July 2016
Three weeks (one session)
November 30, 2015
Academic Credit/Cost per Credit/Institution
Volunteers will stay in shared rooms in the projectâ€™s nearby research facility. All meals will be provided. Participants will also have the opportunity to attend lectures and workshops on Iron Age archaeology, osteology and ancient pottery, as well as visit nearby historical sites.
Open for tours
Yes - by appointment
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