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The Poggio Civitate Archaeoglogical Project

Location: Murlo, Siena, Italy

June 28, 2011 to August 2, 2011

Application Deadline: 
Sunday, May 1, 2011

Deadline Type: 
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Flyer: PDF icon pc2011.pdf

Program Type

Field school

RPA certified



The University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Project Director:

Anthony Tuck, UMass Amherst

Project Description

The Poggio Civitate Archaeological Project is among the oldest and best known field schools in the world. Our program provides students the opportunity to excavate at the site under the direction of a staff of professional archaeologists, conservators, illustrators, and photographers. Participants receive training in all aspects of field work, including excavation and data collection, archaeological survey and drawing, objects conservation, illustration, photography, and cataloguing.

At Poggio Civitate, we believe that the best field experience is comprehensive. Students are encouraged to work directly with directors of excavation units, follow artifacts from discovery through conservation and into cataloguing. Most of our Participants come with no field work experience – many have never even taken an archaeology or classics course –and by the end of the season, we believe, each comes away with a foundation in Etruscan Archaeology and field methods, as well as an appreciation for Italy and rural Italian culture.

The 2011 field season will focus excavation on an area of the hill recently discovered to preserve remains of the sixth century B.C. archaic complex, as well as to explore other areas for traces of non-elite architecture. Work is conducted Monday - Friday, with the weekends free to explore Tuscany and further afield  in Italy.

Period(s) of Occupation: Etruscan, Archaic, Orientalizing, Pre Roman Italy

Excavate 7th and 6th Century Monumental Architecture in Tuscany. Among the longest run foreign controlled excavations in Italy, the Poggio Civitate Field School combines field work with exposure to Italian Culture in Rural Tuscany

Project size: 
50+ participants

Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: June 28 - August 2nd

Minimum age: 

Experience required: 

Room and Board Arrangements

Participants are housed in a building of the Albergo di Murlo, a local hotel run by the honorable Rubegni family, in double to quad rooms. All meals are provided Monday - Friday, and are prepared by the excavation chef. A pool is available for a supplement.

$4,200 for Season

Academic Credit

Name of institution offering credit: 
UMass Amherst
Number of credits offered 6
Included in program cost


Contact Information
Jason Bauer
378 Third Avenue PHB
New York
New York
United States