IFR: Spain Field Schools - Summer in Madrid or Lleida

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Come to beautiful Spain and participate in the institute for Field Research’s Spain field programs.

Are you interested in prehistory dating as far back as 50,000 years? Visit Cova Gran and study the transition from the Middle and Upper Paleolithic! See how human subsistence strategies shift as new technologies open the pathway to where we are today!

Or is the history of warfare more your style? Discover the well preserved evidence of one of the most famous conflicts in Spanish history with our Modern Warfare field school! The Spanish Civil war and the Franco dictatorship left lasting scars upon the landscape of Spain. These marks can be examined at length while staying in beautiful Madrid.

No matter whether archaic or historic tickles your archaeological bones, there’s something for everyone in Spain this summer!

Highlights
  • Historic
  • Paleolithic
  • Archaeology
  • War
  • Military

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Lauren
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

The Cova Gran Field School is Phenomenal!

The Cova Gran field school was an amazing experience for me. I learned a great deal about excavation and artifact analysis, to an extent that is impossible to achieve in a classroom. Overall, the atmosphere of the program and the people involved were very welcoming, which definitely contributed to the teams daily morale and fostered a desire to work hard and pursue knowledge throughout the programs duration. It was great to be a part of such a proficient project, where teamwork plays a vital role and methodology is held at a high standard. Cova Gran is perfect if you have an interest in Paleolithic archaeology, Neanderthal and early Homo sapiens, zooarchaeology, or lithics. And as a bonus, there are so many fun things to do on the free days!

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Michelle
9/10
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Review of Lleida Field School

Highly recommend! You will be fully immersed in the archaeological experience - everything from excavating to lab work to lectures and field trips. The professors are exceptional and I still consider them some of the best educators I had in my undergraduate degree. In fact, one of them was a reference for my graduate program that I am currently completing. All of the credits transferred to my University and counted towards my degree.

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