Monteverdi Archaeological Field School

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Location: 58045 Paganico GR, Italia

Season: May 28, 2023 to June 21, 2023

Application Deadline: February 28, 2023

Deadline Type: Rolling


Program Type:
Field School

RPA Certified:

University at Buffalo SUNY

Project Director:
Alessandro Sebastiani

Project Description:

The field school excavations focus on the remains of the Etruscan sanctuary and Republican village of Podere Cannicci, and on the deserted Medieval village of Castellaraccio di Monteverdi, along with the middle valley of the Ombrone river. These sites represent a unique occasion to investigate economies in transition and settlement patterns in the territory of Paganico.

Courses are aimed at students, early career scholars and those passionate about archaeology, classics, art history, anthropology and cultural heritage management.

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

Project Size: 1-24 participants

Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: All period

Minimum Age: 18

Experience Required: No prior experience is required.

Room and Board Arrangements:
Participants will share fully equipped apartments (3 people per apartment) at the Monteverdi estate. 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 has 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. We try our best to accommodate dietary requirements, and we can offer vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free meals. However, meals are based on Tuscan and Mediterranean cuisine, and all participants must be aware of this. Occasionally, dinner events may take place at the estate, including barbecues or pizza, or at restaurants. Events outside the program are not included in the fees.

Academic Credit:
3 credits can be provided for University at Buffalo - SUNY Students under an Independent Study Course

Contact Information:

Alessandro Sebastiani

Department of Classics - University at Buffalo (SUNY)




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