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  • Locations: Aragon, Spain
  • Program Terms: Maymester
  • Cost of Attendance Sheets: Maymester
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
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Program Category: UGA Faculty-Led College/School: Franklin
Program Description:

This program will not be running in 2020. For more information about 2021, please contact the program director.


UGA - Franklin - Archaeology Field and Laboratory Methods Camp in Spain

This program advances college and department learning goals in three areas. It provides students with a hands-on experience in which they are required to extend their learning beyond the classroom in order to succeed. It offers students a learning opportunity in which they collect, visualize, analyze and interpret data to develop strong data literacy skills crucial to their future success as citizens and professionals. The interdisciplinary nature of the program serves to promote knowledge and skills that transcend anthropology as a major while allowing students to simultaneously achieve deep disciplinary knowledge of the human experience. A unique strength of anthropology as a discipline is that it bridges between traditional STEM fields and the classical humanities.

Program Location: Aragon, Spain

The Ebro River Valley lies at the crossroads of European history, and has been at the center of human use, occupation and conquest of the Iberian Peninsula since the Neolithic. You will have the opportunity to work at the Medieval market town of Mercadal to learn archaeological and landscape field methods, and visit monumental archaeological sites across Aragon from Bronze Age hill forts to decisive battle fields in the Spanish Civil War.

  • 5/13/2020: Depart USA
  • 5/14/202: Arrive Loscos, In-country orientation
  • 5/15/2020: Loscos - Introduction to Field Methods & Lab Class
  • 5/16/2020: Excursion I - Albarracín / Museo de Teruel
  • 5/17/2020: Loscos - Day of rest
  • 5/18/2020: Loscos - Field survey & lab class
  • 5/19/2020: Loscos - Field survey & lab class
  • 5/20/2020: Loscos - Field survey & lab class
  • 5/21/2020: Loscos - Field survey & lab class
  • 5/22/2020: Excursion II - La Caridad (Caminreal) / Daroca
  • 5/23/2020: Excursion III - Castillo de Monforte / Castillo de Peñaflor
  • 5/24/2020: Loscos - Day of rest
  • 5/25/2020: Loscos - Field survey & lab class
  • 5/26/2020: Loscos - Field survey & lab class
  • 5/27/2020: Loscos - Field survey & lab class
  • 5/28/2020: Loscos - Field survey & lab class
  • 5/29/2020: Loscos - Field survey
  • 5/30/2020: Excursion IV (day 1) - Belchite / Aljaferia (Zaragoza)
  • 5/31/2020: Excursion IV (day 2) - Caesaraugusto / Zaragoza
  • 6/1/2020: Loscos - Field survey & lab class
  • 6/2/2020: Return USA


Students will earn 9 credits - ANTH4200 Field Methods (6cr) and ANTH 4240 Laboratory Methods (3cr) while fulfilling one ore more UGA general education core curriculum requirements, university-wide requirements, Franklin College requirements, and/or Department of Anthropology major requirements.


Program students and the GTA will be housed in a Casa Rural (a regional designation for a 'country hotel'). It is renovated multi-level Medieval house located in Loscos that can house up to 15 individuals in the numerous bedrooms, and contains two bathrooms and a full kitchen. Rental includes all linen and regular cleaning.

Program Costs

The $1,700 tentative program fee includes shared occupancy for all participants for the duration of the program, ground transportation, admission fees, group meals and 24/7 emergency support. Additional costs include:

  • Roundtrip airfare to Spain, and passport;
  • UGA tuition and fees for nine hours of credit; and
  • General living expenses

Speak with a UGA Financial Aid Advisor about how to apply the HOPE and Zell scholarship and other financial aid to study abroad expenses.


  • Satisfactory academic and disciplinary records
  • Enrollment is limited (Likewise, minimum enrollment must be met to confirm program)

Admission Process

Admissions are rolling after the Nov. 1 decision date, and only applications marked "complete" by that time will receive a decision. Admission decisions will be sent via the application portal. Students will have a limited time to accept or decline an admission offer before the spot passes to another candidate. Students who accept the offer of admission must pay a non-refundable $300 deposit to confirm their place in the program and register for courses.

Contact Information

Dr. Ted Gragson, Program Co-Director

Phone: 706-542-1460
Baldwin Hall 254

Dr. Victor Thompson, Program Co-Director

Phone: 706-542-1480

This program is currently not accepting applications.