Experimental Archaeology Workshop in Sicily


Location: Pietraperzia (Enna, Sicily), Italy

Season: 
Monday, September 2, 2013 to Sunday, October 13, 2013

Session dates: 
I session: 2-8 September 2013 II session: 9-15 September 2013 III session: 16-22 September 2013 IV session: 23-29 September 2013 V session: 30 September-6 October 2013 VI session: 7-13 October 2013

Application Deadline: 
Monday, June 17, 2013

Program Type

Field school

Affiliation:

ArchaeoGreen, Arkeos SC

Project Director:

Claudia Speciale, and Kati Caruso

Project Description

Tornambé: the archaeological settlement was occupied from the end of Neolithic (IV mill. BC) until the
Archaic period (VII-VI century BC). Over the past years, Cooperativa Arkeos headed up the archaeological
excavation. A prehistoric village was found (end of the Copper Age – beginning of Early Bronze Age) and
one of the structures, named Hut 1, is a round hut with an 8 m diameter. The workshop is the first attempt to re-build the Hut 1 next to the area of the excavation. Tools, materials, and techniques will be consistent to the original ones, known by the archaeological investigation in Tornambé and from other prehistoric settlements in Sicily. We will start from making the tools to collect and work on vegetal materials – like cutting and drafting the wood, braiding the ropes, shaping stone blocks, etc. We will build the drystone wall and set up the vegetal roof. All the building phases will be recorded to put together the results through videos, pictures and analytical data sheets. During the workshop, we will highlight some of the bibliographical studies and the analysis and interpretation of the archaeological results. You can also ask to take part to the archaeological exacavation!

Period(s) of Occupation: Final Copper Age, Early Bronze Age

Project size: 
1-24 participants

Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: 1 week

Experience required: 
None

Room and Board Arrangements

The fee includes: all the scheduled activities, teaching resources, meals (breakfast, packed lunch, dinner), accommodation and local transport. It does not include: travel costs, accident and medical insurance, personal equipment, optional activities, anything not mentioned in “the fee includes”.

Cost: 
€125 per session

Academic Credit

Name of institution offering credit: 
Claudia Speciale
Number of credits offered: none

Location

Contact Information
Claudia Speciale
Piazza Verdi 29
Palermo
Palermo
Italia
90138