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Pompeii and Alife International Roman and Funerary Archaeology Program

Location: Scafati, Napoli, Italy

June 24, 2013 to July 14, 2013

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Deadline Type: 

Flyer: PDF icon international_program_pompeii_alife.pdf

Program Type

Field school

RPA certified



Global Geomática with the collaboration of The College of Doctors and Licentiates in Letters and Sciences of Valencia (Spain) - The Soprintendenza per i Beni Archeologici di Pompei - The Soprintendenza per i Beni Archeologici delle Province di Napoli

Project Director:

Dr. Luigi Pedroni, Llorenç Alapont

Project Description

***The program is no longer accepting applications for this season.***

This year’s three week program will include anthropological and paleopathology analysis as well as digital and radiological studies of skeletal remains preserved inside the casts of the people from Pompeii, which expired during the 79 A.D. eruption and were found in the Pompeii necropolis of Porta Nola. The study of these bodies utilizes a pioneering and innovative approach to anthropology and archaeological research.

The second aim of the project is the excavation and study of the Roman Forum of Alife. The Forum is the most important zone of Alife’s Roman city. The exceptional conservation of the Roman Forum makes it an ideal place for the study and understanding of classic and Roman culture.

The Project: “Pompeii and Alife, the community of the living and the city of the dead“ is integrated with the International Roman and Funerary Archaeology Program in Pompeii and Alife (Italy).

The project and practical program are coordinated and directed by archaeologist Dr. Luigi Pedroni and by the archaeologist and anthropologist Llorenç Alapont.

Period(s) of Occupation: Roman

Rolling application. We accept applications until all spaces are filled.

Project size: 
1-24 participants

Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: Full session - 3 weeks

Minimum age: 

Experience required: 
No previous archaeology experience is necessary.

Room and Board Arrangements

In Alife, participants will stay at the Country Resort Vernelle ( The rooms are private bungalows for 2 or 3 people with en-suite bathroom, refrigerator, internet and air conditioning. Single rooms may be an option if the participant is willing to bear the additional cost. Please contact us for more information.
All meals are included (except lunch on the free day). We will have a buffet breakfast at the hotel. Lunch and dinner will be varied menus at local restaurants.
In Pompeii, we will stay in a private residence in Scafati (a 15-minute drive to the site of Pompeii)  The rooms are for 4 people, communal bathrooms are located outside of the rooms.
The residence have several rooms for lab work and seminars, interior and exterior dinning rooms, a complete kitchen, laundry machine, internet access, swimming pool and soccer field. All bedding is provided. All meals are included.
The varied menus will be prepared by a private cook, who will be able to attend to your preferences. Please let us know if you are a vegetarian or if you require a special diet so that we may discuss the best way to accommodate your needs.

Program Fees Include:
- Full Room and Board for the duration of the program (excluding free day lunch)
- Field Excavation, Seminars, workshops, Guided visits
- Medical Insurance
- Transportation to and from the airport on first and last day of the program
- Application fee
- Administrative costs
Fees DO NOT include airfare.

PAYMENT SCHEDULE: To reserve a space, you must pay a $350 application fee. The remainder of the program cost will be due before 1st of June. Application fees will be refunded if the applicant is not selected.

Cancellation and Refund Policy:
- Before May 15th: All payments, except for $50 from the application fee, are refundable.
- Between May 15th -June 1st: Application fee non-refundable. The balance is refundable.
- After June 1st: All payments are non-refundable unless your application is rejected by the program director.


Academic Credit

Number of credits offered Contact for more information


Contact Information
Program Liaison
C / Santiago Rusinol 32 46019
Recommended Bibliography: 

 Coarelli, F., J. J. Clauss, D. P. Harmon, J. A. Clauss and P. A. MacKay. 2007. Rome and environs: an archaeological guide. University of California Press.

Coates, V. C. G., K. D. Lapatin and J. L. Seydl. 2012. The Last Days of Pompeii: Decadence, Apocalypse, Resurrection. J. Paul Getty Museum.

Lazer, E. 2009.  Resurrecting pompeii. Taylor & Francis.

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