Gabii Project

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Location: Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy

Season: June 13, 2023 to July 19, 2023

Application Deadline: February 1, 2022

Deadline Type: Exact Date


Program Type:
Field School, Volunteer

RPA Certified:

University of Michigan – Kelsey Museum

Project Director:
Prof. Nicola Terrenato

Project Description:

We are an international archaeological initiative promoted by the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology at the University of Michigan. We have been excavating the Latin city of Gabii since 2007 in order to study the formation and growth of a city-state that was, as neighbor and rival to Rome in the first millennium BCE, an important player in early Roman history. Our research tackles big questions about the emergence and evolution of urbanism in ancient Italy: from city planning to social stratification and the definition of elite and non-elite spaces and activities; from the development of monumental civic architecture to the abandonment and repurposing of the cityscape; and much else, through the integration of spatial data, architecture and stratigraphy, and a wide variety of finds spanning from the Iron Age to the Late Roman periods.

Period(s) of Occupation: Pre-Roman and Roman, Iron Age to Late Antiquity, Early Middle Ages

What you will learn: • The archaeology of Rome and Latium, including guided trips to select sites and museums and off-site lectures. • Excavation and interpretation of ancient Gabii. • Digital, cutting edge recording techniques. • Scientific processes, including environmental and biological analysis. In order to apply please fill out the online form at

Project Size: 50+ participants

Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: 5 weeks

Minimum Age: 18

Experience Required: No prerequisites.

Room and Board Arrangements:
What is included: • Program costs: $5,600 USD (or $5,100 for returning students). • Accommodations in downtown Rome (S. Lorenzo neighborhood). • Insurance, equipment, local transportation, weekday lunches, select museum fees. • 24/7 logistical support. • Apartments include: kitchen facilities, washing machines, wireless internet. Not included: international flights.

Academic Credit:
No (but students interested in getting credit should check with their own institutions; the 5-week practicum is equivalent to a 6-credit hours course)

Contact Information:

Marcello Mogetta

207 Swallow Hall, University of Missouri





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