Archaeological Conservation Institute

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Zizola restoring opus sectile
Costanza Cobau mixing mortarRendeli at Sant' Antine (Sardinia)
Nardi cooking sausagesMaking pasta

Location: Belmonte in Sabina, and Alghero ( Sardinia), Italy

Season Dates: May 20, 2014 - June 17, 2014
Session Dates: one session
Application Deadline: February 1, 2014



Program Type
Field school

Affiliation: Centro di Conservazione Archeologica/Randolph College

Project Director: Roberto Nardi (CCA) and Susan Stevens (Randolph College

Project Description

The Institute consists of eleven days of instruction and hands-on experience in conservation methods of Roman painting,opus sectile, mosaic and stonecarving at the Centro di Conservazione Archeologica in Belmonte in Sabina, Italy and twelve days of excavation at the late bronze – early iron age Nuraghic settlement at Sant’ Imbenia, Sardinia. Also included are excursions to Ostia, Rieti, Assisi and Perugia, a  two-day trip to Rome, sites in Sardinia and evening programs in local Italian culture.

Period(s) of Occupation: Roman and late Bronze Age

Project Size: 1-24 participants

Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: full session

Minimum Age: college

Experience Required: none

Room and Board Arrangements

ACI participants are provided with full room and board, for the first two weeks at the guesthouse of the CCA, the Convento di San Nicola in Belmonte in Sabina and for the second two weeks in apartments in Alghero near the excavation site in Sardinia.

Cost: $4,000 for 4 weeks

Academic Credit
Name of institution offering credit: Randolph College
Number of credits offered: 2-4
Tuition: $300-600

Contact Information
Prof. Susan Stevens
Randolph College, 2500 Rivermont Ave
Lynchburg, VA 24503
Phone: 434-947-8533