Necropoli del Vallone di San Lorenzo 2023

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Location: 05020 Montecchio, Province of Terni, Italy

Season: July 3, 2023 to July 28, 2023

Application Deadline: April 1, 2023

Deadline Type: Contact for Details


Program Type:
Field School, Volunteer

RPA Certified:

Università degli Studi di Perugia

Project Director:
Prof. Gian Luca Grassigli (Università degli Studi di Perugia ), Prof. Sarah Harvey (Kent State University)

Project Description:

The Etrusco-Umbrian necropolis of the Vallone di San Lorenzo was first excavated in 1855 by Domenico Golini, and work continued in the mid twentieth century and later by the archaeological superintendency, with more recent excavations in 2017, 2019 and 2022. Around 50 chamber tombs have been discovered to date; a remarkable tomb built from travertine blocks was discovered in 2019, and other unusual tombs in the vicinity of it were discovered in 2022. We will continue to explore this area of the necropolis in 2023.

Period(s) of Occupation: The necropolis dates between the late seventh/early sixth century B.C. to the fourth century B.C.

Italian and American university students will be working together at the site. Participants will be trained in excavation techniques and recording methods, and learn about the site history. They will also work with artifacts from the current or previous seasons in the local museum.

Project Size: 1-24 participants

Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: 4 weeks

Minimum Age: 18

Experience Required: none; university students of archaeology, Classics or related fields are preferred, but others are encouraged to apply

Room and Board Arrangements:
€ 2,800 The fee includes accommodation, food, and daily transport between Montecchio and the excavation site. Airfare, and health/travel insurance are not included (proof of medical insurance required). Accommodation: All participants will be staying in lodging near the town of Montecchio (a short distance from the excavation site). Rooms and bathrooms will be shared. Most meals will be prepared together, except on the weekends. Excavation will take place Monday through Friday. Participants are encouraged to travel on the weekends (Rome, Florence and other popular destinations are accessible on public transportation); weekend travel expenses are not included in the fee. Please inform us about any dietary restrictions or medical problems when applying. Required: appropriate clothes for excavation work in hot, sunny weather (loose fitting shirts with sleeves, long pants, gloves, hat with brim; steel-toed work shoes or boots in particular are required).

Academic Credit:
No credit available from the University of Perugia.

Contact Information:

Associazione Acqua

Viale Umberto I, 29





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