Location: Roc de Marsal, Campagne-du Bugue, Dordogne, France.
Description: Southwest France, cave paintings and other evidence of Stone Age humans. Roc-de-marsal, a small cave where the remains of a Neanderthal child was buried. (intentionally)
Periogord Noir is one of Frances most scenic regions, also know for its chateaux, Medieval villages, and good food.
The Work: Just south of the small village of Les Eyzies. Cliff bound cave overlooking a tributary of the Vezere River, volunteers will excavate, run a total station to accurately map objects, and draw profiles of finds. In the lab, you'll wash and label artifacts, wet screen and sort small finds, take photographs, enter data, and scan old field notebooks.
Cost: non-members (2005) - $2395
Dates: May 30-June 13, June 13-27, June 27-July 11, July 11-25
Team size 10 duration 15 days