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70th Empúries Archaeology Course


(3rd- 23rd July 2016)

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The archaeological interventions of the 70th Empúries Archaeology Course are part of the project that started in the Roman city in 2000 with the excavation of the so-called Insula 30, and will focus specifically on the tabernae and domestic structures located in the southern half of the insula. The objective is to study evidence related to the previous occupation of this part of the city during the Late Republican Period, which preceded the transformation of the insula in the Augustan age.

The monographic theme of this year's edition of the course is Trade and ceramic productions in the Roman Late Republican period (2nd and 1st centuries BC)”. Recent archaeological research in the Roman city of Emporiae and its immediate surroundings has enriched our understanding of this significant period, which involved significant changes and an increase in trade contacts, allowing the arrival of new ceramic productions and other exchange products. The course aims to offer an approach to this period through the study of ceramic assemblages recovered in the excavation and through the theoretical sessions to be scheduled. On Saturdays, several visits are also planned: the Iberian settlement in Ullastret and the cities of Girona and Narbonne.  

The Empúries Archaeology Course is aimed at second cycle university students studying a degree in Archaeology or History, and at Master’s students, preferably with previous experience in archaeological excavation. People interested in participating in the course should contact their university’s archaeology department, which will be able to process applications. The deadline for applications is 31st May 2016.

In the coming weeks the final program of the course will be published together with information about lectures and other activities.

  • Date: 3rd to 23rd July 2016
  • Place: MAC Empúries
  • Price: €300 This price includes accommodation and board during the course, attendance at practical and theoretical sessions and the planned visits. The Archaeological Museum of Catalonia offers the possibility for two students to be able to obtain a grant to cover the price of the course.

Further information:
 Museu d’Arqueologia de Catalunya-Empúries
 C/ Puig i Cadafalch, s/n. 17130, L’Escala, (Alt Empordà), Spain
 Tel. (+34) 972 77 02 08 | macempuries.cultura@gencat.cat

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