Chapman and Forvm MMX
The Chapman Excavations at Cástulo (CEC) project began in 2014, following an invitation from Forvm MMX to collaborate. After an initial discussion about the location and nature of the CEC intervention, excavation began in Area 3 in August 2014, and continued in 2015 and 2016. The goal of CEC’s work is to uncover one or more houses from the pre-Roman (i.e., Iberian) period, and thereby to understand the relationship between local and imported goods in domestic contexts at the site. CEC is led by Prof. Justin St. P. Walsh, RPA (Department of Art, Chapman University), and includes American and Spanish team-members, as well as volunteers from other countries. The CEC project has received generous financial and logistical support from the Loeb Classical Library Foundation at Harvard University, the National Geographic Society, the city government of Linares, the provincial government of Jaén, and the Linares Chamber of Commerce.