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Location: San Pietro Infine, GB
Season: May 27, 2020 to June 9, 2020
Deadline Type: Rolling
Discount for AIA members: 5%
Military History Live
Neil Faulkner/Roger Ward
A programme of landscape reconnaissance, survey, and recording, supplemented with historical research and oral history, to catalogue the visible archaeological features relevant to the Battle of Cassino between October 1943 and May 1944 .
Second Field Season: May 27 – June 9 2020
Following a highly successful first season, a full team of 10 specialists and 26 volunteers will be involved in the second field season, scheduled for May /June 2020. Our focus will be the San Pietro Infine ruins/national monument and its wider landscape context, a swathe of mountain country extending from the slopes of Monte Lungo to the summit of Monte Sammucro, the site of the Battle of San Pietro, December 8-17, 1943.
Military History Live is building partnerships with the San Pietro Infine community, with the University of Cassino and Southern Lazio, and with other Italian organisations. We will be reporting to the local archaeological authorities, the Soprintendenza Archaeologia belle arti e paesaggio per le province di Caserta e Benevento. We will be publishing both formal reports and popular summaries, and will be involved in a wide range of public presentation and community-engagement activities.
All volunteers will be fully integrated into small work-teams under expert supervision, and will be rotated to ensure everyone experiences a range of activities, including excavation, survey, and wider battlefield exploration. Experienced archaeologists and amateurs/beginners alike are welcome to join the volunteer team. Everyone will get the chance to visit some of the key places involved in the wider battle, including Monte Camino, the River Rapido, Snakeshead Ridge, and of course Monte Cassino itself.
Period(s) of Occupation: WW2 Conflict Archaeology
Project Size: 25-49 participants
Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: Duration
Experience Required: No experience required
Room and Board Arrangements:
We will be staying at the Edra Palace Hotel in Cassino. The fully inclusive in-country cost will include 4-star hotel accommodation, all meals (breakfast, packed lunch, and dinner). Cost: The cost will be £2,825 -5%, inclusive of 4-star hotel accommodation, all meals (breakfast, packed lunch, and dinner with wine), training and materials, use of project transport and equipment, and airport transfers for those arriving at a suitable time. Not including flights as we anticipate wide interest from across the world, so we are asking volunteers to arrange their own flights to Naples.
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