2021 Monteverdi Archaeological Field School

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Location: Localita' Monteverdi, 1, 58045 Civitella Paganico GR, Italy

Season: May 23, 2021 to June 30, 2021

Application Deadline: March 14, 2021

Deadline Type: Rolling


Program Type:
Field School

RPA Certified:

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

Project Director:
Alessandro Sebastiani Michelle Hobart Todd Fenton

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: Entire period

Minimum Age: 18

Experience Required: None

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 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

Academic Credit:
6 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




Stati Uniti

Phone: (716) 645-0462

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