Scott de Brestian and Victor Martinez will discuss archaeological research in Spain on March 24 at 7:30 p.m. in the Pattee Auditorium of Monmouth College’s Center for Science and Business.
Titled “Najerilla Valley Research Project: The Archaeology of a Spanish Crossroad,” the program is free and open the public. It is sponsored by the Monmouth College classics department, in cooperation with the Western Illinois Society of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA).
Martinez is a postdoctoral scholar at the University of North Carolina, while de Brestian is assistant professor of art history at Central Michigan University. They will discuss the long-term plan of archaeological research along the Najerilla River of Spain’s La Rioja province. The goal is to document and study human settlement and cultural development along the river from prehistory through the Middle Ages. The summer of 2014 represents the first season fieldwork at the site.