Gabii Project

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Location: Gabii (Rome, Italy)

Season: June 14, 2020 to July 18, 2020

Application Deadline: March 1, 2020

Deadline Type: Exact Date


Program Type:
Field School

RPA Certified:

University of Michigan

Project Director:
Prof. Nicola Terrenato

Project Description:

The Gabii Project is 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 an ancient city-state that was both neighbor, and rival to, Rome in the first millennium BCE. Our research tackles questions about the emergence of zoning and of proper city blocks, I street layouts and their relationship to city walls, definition of elite and commoner neighborhoods, development of monumental civic architecture, abandonment and repurposing of public and private areas, 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 Early Medieval period.

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: 25-49 participants

Minimum Age: 18

Experience Required: No prior experience required

Room and Board Arrangements:
What is included: • Program costs: $4,950 for first time volunteers/ $3,950 for returners. • Accommodations in vibrant Trastevere, Rome. • Insurance, equipment, local transportation, weekday lunches, select museum fees. • 24/7 logistical support. • Apartments include: kitchen facilities, washing machines, wireless internet.

Contact Information:

Marcello Mogetta

207 Swallow Hall




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