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CAMNES-LdM Archaeology Filed School Tuscania (Italy)

Location: Tuscania, Viterbo, Italy

July 3, 2014 to August 1, 2014

Application Deadline: 
Thursday, May 15, 2014

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Flyer: PDF icon tuscania_brochure_2014_2013-10-24b.pdf

Program Type

Field school

RPA certified



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)

Project Description

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)

Etruscan necropolis, early Roman period, Tuscania, Italy, Archaeology field school, fieldwork

Project size: 
1-24 participants

Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: 4 weeks

Minimum age: 

Experience required: 

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.

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Academic Credit

Name of institution offering credit: 
Lorenzo de Medici Italian International Institute
Number of credits offered 6
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Contact Information
Via del Giglio 15
Recommended Bibliography: 

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Rasenna: Journal of the Center for Etruscan Studies 2007; 2009 (available online at: http://

S. Haynes, Etruscan Civilization. A Cultural History, Oxford (Oxford University Press) 2005.

G. Camporeale et alii, The Etruscans outside Etruria, Los Angeles 2004.

M. Torelli, The Etruscans, New York 2001.

M. Sprenger, G. Bartoloni, The Etruscans. Their History, Art, Architecture, New York 1983.

Stephan Steingräber, New Discoveries and Research in the Field of Southern Etruscan Rock Tombs, in Etruscan Studies: Journal of the Etruscan Foundation, VOLUME 3 – 1996, p. 75.

G. Camporeale, S. Giuntoli, Il parco archeologico dell’Accesa a Massa Marittima (English version), Follonica 2000. 

 T. F. Borrelli and M.L. Targia. The Etruscans. Art, History, Architecture - British Museum press.

 S. Haynes, Etruscan Civilization. A Cultural History, Oxford (Oxford University Press), 2005.C. Renfrew and P. G. Bahn, Archaeology. Theories, Methods and Practice, London (Thames and Hudson), 2004.

B. C. Trigger, A History of Archaeological Thought, Cambridge (Cambridge University Press), 2005.

K. Greene, Archaeology: An Introduction, London and New York (Routledge), 2002.