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Field Archaeology (Spain)

Program(s): Undergraduate Courses

This course entails four weeks of full-time, hands-on training in field archaeology in an excavation directed by a University of Chicago faculty member. Students will learn techniques of excavation and digital recording of the finds; attend evening lectures; and participate in weekend field trips. Academic requirements include the completion of assigned readings and a final written examination, in addition to the work on the site and in the lab. Students who are enrolled in this course will pay a Summer Session tuition fee in addition to the cost of participation in the dig. Students should contact Prof. David Schloen ( to enroll in the excavation. UChicago students are eligible to apply for a grant to fund their participation.

This course will take place in the context of the Cerro del Villar excavations at an Iron Age Phoenician colony site near Malaga in Spain from August 26 to September 23, 2023. For more information, please contact Prof. David Schloen (

Remote or Residential

✓ Residential Course


Course Overview

Current Grade / Education Level

Undergrad / Grad


Undergraduate Courses

Start Date

August 26

End Date

September 23

Class Details

Primary Instructor

David Schloen

Academic Interest

Social Sciences (e.g., history, sociology)

Class Specifics

Course Code

NEAA 20091 92

Class Day(s)

Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri


Session IV

Course Length

5 weeks