Location: Tuscania, Viterbo, Italy
Season Dates: July 3, 2014 - August 1, 2014
Application Deadline: May 15, 2014
Affiliation: CAMNES - Center for Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies & LdM - The Italian International Institute Lorenzo de' Medici
Project Director: Guido Guarducci and Stefano Giuntoli (CAMNES)
Excavating an Etruscan Necropolis (City of the Dead) of the III-II cent. BCE in the heart of Italy
The CAMNES / Lorenzo de’ Medici - Tuscania Archaeology Field School is a four-week intensive learning course in ancient Mediterranean archaeology. The program is held from July 3rd to August 1st (4 weeks, 6 credits) and offers students a unique combination of on-site fieldwork and specialized academic instruction by an expert team of archaeologists and art historians. As the program centres in Etruria, there will also be visits to major Etruscan museums and open-air sites.
Together with Italian students from the University of Florence and other universities, participants in the Field School will be given the chance to learn basic archaeological techniques in the ongoing excavation and preservation of an Etruscan site sponsored by CAMNES and Lorenzo de’ Medici. The July program will focus on the comprehensive analysis of one part of the entire territory occupied by the Etruscans, that is southern Etruria. Through this course, students will explore both the artistic production and material culture of Tuscany’s Etruscans, examining in detail the many diverse aspects of their society, including its political organization, religion and religious ceremony, economy and everyday life.
Period(s) of Occupation: Hellenistic period, early Roman Period (Etruscan culture)
Project Size: 1-24 participants
Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: 4 weeks
Minimum Age: 18
Experience Required: None
Room and Board Arrangements
Students stay in double rooms with private bathroom in a hotel or a Bed and Breakfast, according to the availability, in Tuscania. Weekdays breakfast are served at the B&B or at a Café, while weekdays luch are served at a local restaurant in Tuscania. Dinners and weekend meals are not included.
For further details see the official brochure.
Cost: Visit official site
Name of institution offering credit: Lorenzo de Medici Italian International Institute
Number of credits offered: 6
Tuition: Visit official site
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