Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The International Brigades Archaeology Project - September 1-15, 2015

English: Memorial plate for international brig...
English: Memorial plate for international brigade from London to the Spanish civil war. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The International Brigades Archaeology Project (IBAP) is studying the sites of the Spanish Civil War in Spain. In 1937, the 15th International Brigade, including the Abraham Lincoln, British, and MacKenzie-Papineau Battalions, was heavily involved in a fierce battle for the small Aragonese town of Belchite. After taking the town, the 15th had to defend it again in 1938, and as a result of both battles the town was almost totally destroyed. Its ruins were left untouched by the Franco regime as a ‘living’ monument to the Civil War. Today it stands as a reminder of the destruction and brutality of all wars, and this unique site and its surrounding area, which has never received archaeological attention will, again, be the focus of our fieldwork in September 2015.

IBAP is now taking applications for the September 2015 field season. 

We would like participants to come for two weeks, but there is a one week option. The fees for taking part are (UK)£945 for two weeks and (UK)£480 for one week. 

This year, we will be staying in Belchite itself, and the fees include all accommodation and meals, and travel to and from our places of work. All equipment is provided in the field. Further information on what is included can be found in the IBAP 2015 Participation and Information document.

All participants will have to arrange their own travel to and from Spain, and travel to Zaragoza if anyone is flying to another city in Spain. Nevertheless, the project will pick up all arrivals at either Zaragoza airport, or Zaragoza train station. Participants will also have to arrange their own travel insurance. 

If you need any further information, please contact IBAP directly at:

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Valcamonica Rock Art and Archaeology Fieldwork & Fieldschool

From July 16 to August 6 2015 the annual archaeology field school at Paspardo will be open to archaeologists, scholars, students and enthusiasts. This area gives a great opportunity to learn, survey, photograph, draw and catalogue the rock engravings. The program involves field research, documentation, tracing, guided visits and lectures. Fieldwork is organised by Footsteps of Man, Valcamonica. Infos, poster and photo-galleries here available.