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Exploring Mountain Society in Beira Alta (Portugal) with the KNIR

8 September 2023

In this archaeological field practicum, you explore the archaeology of mountain society with an international team in the territory of mountain sites in the municipality of Guarda (Beira Alta, Portugal). This field work project is conducted in the Guarda area of the Serra da Estrela mountains. The area is characterised by a beautiful landscape of rolling granite hills with a high proportion of arable land. It consists of work in the field, especially pedestrian field survey, as well as the study of the finds and GIS documentation in the lab of the Museum of Guarda. Although the focus of the project is on research, not on teaching, the high staff-student ratio provides ample room for learning in practice. Autonomy, creativity and initiative are key. Tuition and lodging is free for participants and generously offered by the Municipality of Guarda.

Dates: 15 October – 3 November
For: BA, MA, PhD students in Archaeology, Ancient History and Classics
Location: Beira Alta, Portugal
Languate: English

Deadline: 15 September

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