Interconnected Mobility of People and Economy along the River Ombrone – IMPERO Project

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Location: Paganico, IT

Season: May 27, 2018 to June 23, 2018

Application Deadline: March 15, 2018

Deadline Type: Exact date


Program Type:
Field school

RPA Certified:

University at Buffalo (SUNY) - Department of Classics Michigan State University - Department of Anthropology The Cooper Union for Advancement of the Science and Arts of New York

Project Director:
Dr. Alessandro Sebastiani - University at Buffalo; Dr. Todd Fenton - Michigan State University; Dr. Michelle Hobart - The Cooper Union for Advancement of the Science and Arts of New York

Project Description:

The field school excavations focus on two archaeological sites: a late Etruscan-Republican sanctuary and vicus and a deserted medieval village, in Tuscany (Italy). 

No prior experience is required.

The excavations are carried out by the Department of Classics of the University at Buffalo – SUNY in collaboration with Michigan State University Department of Anthropology and The Cooper Union for Advancement of the Science and Arts of New York.

Period(s) of Occupation: Etruscan, Roman, Late Antique, Medieval

Project Size: 1-24 participants

Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: 4 weeks

Minimum Age: 18

Experience Required: No prior experience

Room and Board Arrangements:
The properties you will be staying in are in traditional Tuscan stone houses and are comfortable and recently renovated, and enjoy spectacular views of the Tuscan countryside and all on the estate. The bedrooms are large and light and each property have Wifi and a TV. The nearest village is Paganico (5 mins drive), which has ATMs, supermarkets, cafes, laundry and other facilities. The nearest two cities are Grosseto and Siena, while the nearest beaches are about half an hour away. Public transports from Paganico can provide you a day trip to Rome, Siena, Grosseto or Florence quite easily. You will be catered for by the estate staff – breakfast will be in your individual houses; lunch and dinner all together in one of the houses. Generally, breakfasts will be continental, lunch a cold pasta salad/rice salad etc, while dinner will be more substantial, and the cuisine will be Tuscan. Cost: c. $1300 per week

Academic Credit:
6 Credits credits offered by University at Buffalo (SUNY). Tuition is Courses are aimed at students, early career scholars and those passionate about archaeology, classics, art history, anthropology and cultural heritage management. .

Contact Information:

Alessandro Sebastiani

Department of Classics - University at Buffalo (SUNY)




United States

Phone: 7166450462

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