Restoration and Conservation on the Tuscan Coast 2021

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Location: Poggio del Molino Archaeological Excavation, Località Sant'Albinia, Piombino, Province of Livorno, Italy

Season: July 4, 2021 to July 10, 2021

Session Dates: July 4-July 10, 2021

Application Deadline: July 1, 2021

Deadline Type: Contact for Details

Program Type:
Field School

RPA Certified:

Past Experience, Il Parco di archeologia condivisa (PArCo) di Poggio del Molino, Fondazione Aglaia, Archeodig Project

Project Director:
Carolina Megale (Fondazione Aglaia; Etruscan Museum of Populonia, Gasparri Collection)

Project Description:

The Archeodig Project is pleased to announce a call for applications to its summer 2021 mosaic restoration program, to be held for one week between July 4th and July 10th.

Archaeologically speaking, excavation and restoration represent two sides of the same coin, each serving its own indispensable role in the analysis and preservation of archaeological sites and the materials they produce. Moreover,
both practices help us develop and support the cultural heritage of communities, a valuable resource that must be transmitted to future generations.

The archaeological excavation at Poggio del Molino has uncovered not only a vast array of ceramic, glass, and metal fragments, but also impressive mosaic floors dating to the end of the 2nd century CE which decorated the residential rooms and baths of the seaside villa. The restoration’s program, entering its fourth year of activity, is intended to insure the preservation of the mosaics which, in some cases, are already badly damaged from the penetration of tree roots and the natural movements of the earth beneath them.

Interested applicants should email Tyler Johnson ( for more information.

Fees: $800

Period(s) of Occupation: Late Roman republican period (2nd century BCE) to the early middle ages (6th century CE)

Project Size: 1-24 participants

Minimum Age: 18

Experience Required: No field experience or language requirements are necessary for participation. All are welcome to apply.

Room and Board Arrangements:
Participants will stay at the Poggio all’Agnello resort, a 5 minute drive away from the excavation area and a 10 minute bike ride away from the nearest beaches (rentable bikes are available at the resort). The resort features an in-house restaurant and bar along with a large swimming pool, wi-fi, a coin-operated laundry facility, and various other amenities. Individual apartments feature a private kitchen and bathroom and will be shared by 2-3 students each. The small town Populonia Stazione is within short walking distance of the resort and features a few bars and restaurants along with a pharmacy, ATM, grocery store, produce market, and train/bus depot for local travel.

Contact Information:

Tyler Johnson

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