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Dacian (Iron Age) Fortress Excavation
Our project is situated a few kilometers from the village of Racos. We will be staying in small and cozy wild camping site, about 15 min walk from the excavation area. Be aware, while the temperatures might get quite hot during the day, it will be significantly cooler at night, so consider bringing a few sweaters and a warm sleeping bag. Regardless of the project, we always get a few days of rain, therefore a water resistant tent is a must. You are responsible for all your camping gear. There are several mountain rivers near the campsite, excellent for bathing, washing, and fishing.
There are several other villages within a few miles radius from the camp. There, basic toiletries and food can be bought at a reasonable price. Banking and health services can be accessed from the nearby towns, which are less than 30min drive from the sites.
Cooking in the field
In the case of the Iron Age projects, we will be cooking on the open fire and gas stoves. In the mornings, we will generally have a light snack consisting of tea/coffee, and sandwiches. Lunch will be eaten during rest breaks on site. Excellent quality cheese and dairy products as well as fresh vegetables can be bought locally from villagers. Since physical work in the field will be demanding, meat or another good source of proteins should be consumed for dinner (BBQs are very popular in the field).
We will provide a kitchen pavilion with a couple of field gas stoves and all the basic cooking gear 9pots, pans, cuttlery, etc.). It is always a good idea for you to bring your own plate, cup and utensils. You are responsible for your own food and cooking.
Costs and fees
US$385 registration fee (max. 20 participants)
The registration fees are non refundable. The cost is per person, regardless of the duration of your stay. The registration fee is to be paid only after you are accepted on the excavation.
The registration cost does not include the trip to and from Romania. If you arrive at the pre-established times, someone will pick you up and take you to the site. Participants must arrange their own travel and health insurance. Participants are to provide their own food and camping gear. There is a minimum of two weeks stay on the excavation. Beware: the longer you stay, the greater your chances to witness some amazing discovery!
No entry visa is generally required for Romania for up to 12 weeks for EU, US and Canadian citizens. It is always a good idea to check with the Romanian Consulate.