Celtic-Iron Age Necropolis of Pintia
Padilla de Duero, Valladolid
- This project is examining the following period[s] : Iron Age, Roman
On 2017 for the first time participants at the Necropolis of Pintia have the opportunity to join two different courses; a four weeks archaeological program and a two weeks osteological program.
Those who join us at Pintia will excavate burials around 2,500 years old and handle the well-preserved grave goods that belonged to a pre-Roman indigenous culture that excelled in metallurgy, agriculture, and textiles.The necropolis belonged to the Vacceans, an Iron Age people with Celtic links that settled in north-central Spain. The cemetery was in use between the end of the 5th century BC and the 2nd century. The Romans took over Pintia during their conquest of Iberia.For the past 12 years, ArchaeoSpain and the University of Valladolid have worked together at Pintia to help create a window into the lives of the ancient Vaccean culture.
Surrounded by Castilla’s idyllic plains, Medieval castles, and Roman ruins, the Pintia-ArchaeoSpain crews have excavated over the last decade around 150 cremation tombs boasting a dizzying array of grave goods. The study of these tombs, belonging to men, women, and children, help us understand the social organization of these pre-Roman people.For example, during one excavation campaign we excavated 44 tombs containing around 600 man-made artifacts. In one area around 100 giant limestone slabs (some weighing nearly a metric ton) protected the tombs from subsequent farming and left the funerary jars and grave goods in excellent condition: daggers, broaches, spear points, grills, knives, tongs, tweezers, shaving blades, and necklaces.
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- Director/ Project Organiser: Dr. Carlos Sanz.
- Organisation or Institution: University of Valladolid and ArchaeoSpain
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June 12-9 July, 2017
Pintia program participants will reside at the site’s research facilities in the small town of Padilla de Duero for the duration of the program.
Our crew will share a large, dorm-style room with bunk beds, with adjacent bathrooms and showers. All bedding is provided.
Food will be prepared by a local cook and meals will be eaten in the research facility’s dining room. We will have a mid-work snack on site
$2,390Fees Include:• Full Room and Board• Seminars and workshops• Pintia literature• Excursions and other activities• Airport pick-up/drop-off on first and last days of program• Medical Insurance• Application fee• Administrative costs
In cooperation with students' universities, academic credit can be obtained.