NIU Archaeological Field School in Sicily

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Excavating in historic Salemi, Sicily

Location: Salemi, United States

Season Dates: June 16, 2014 - June 30, 2014
Application Deadline: April 1, 2014


Program Type
Field school

Affiliation: Northern Illinois University

Project Director: Dr. Michael J. Kolb, Northern Illinois University

Project Description

Explore the rich archaeological past of ancient Sicily, uncovering the ancient Iron Age, Greek, Roman, and Medieval remains beneath modern Salemi, Sicily.  Live and excavate in a city which is over 2500 years old while learning to excavate stratigraphically and discovering artifacts from the past.  Student participation is organized by Northern Illinois University's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Study Abroad Office.  Contact Professor Michael J. Kolb ( or the Study Abroad Office ( for details.

Period(s) of Occupation: Iron Age, Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic, Roman, Medieval, Renaissance, Modern

Project Size: 1-24 participants

Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: 2 weeks

Minimum Age: 18

Room and Board Arrangements

Students will reside in a dormitory with four to six students per room, along with shared bath and toilet facilities.  Meals per week are provided throughout the period of residency (outstanding evening meals are provided by local Sicilian cooks).  Beverages (alcohol, soft drinks, etc.) are not included in the program cost.

Cost: $2775

Academic Credit
Name of institution offering credit: Northern Illinois University
Number of credits offered: 3-6

Contact Information
NIU Study Abroad Office
Williston Hall 417
DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: (815)753-0700

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