The University of Wyoming announces an archaeological excavation and field school in Tuscany, Italy. The project includes excavations of an extensive Roman villa (1st century B.C.E. – 6th century C.E.) and field surveys of an adjacent medieval sites. The project takes place in Montelupo Fiorentino, a historic Tuscan town just ten miles west of Florence. No previous excavation experience is required.
Participants will receive hands-on training in excavation techniques, survey methods, and site mapping using Geographic Information Systems, as well as process and conserve artifacts discovered during excavation. On weekends, staff will lead optional excursions to nearby historical sites and museums, such as Etruscan tombs and the cities of Florence, Pisa, and also the Chianti Region. Accommodations are in a large historic villa located near the center of Montelupo, less than five minutes walking distance from cafes, grocery stores, shopping, and train service directly to Florence and beyond.
Cost: $3500 (does not include RT transportation to the site, tuition, $140 study abroad fee, $75 insurance)
For more information or to apply, please contact McKenzie Lewis at email@example.com
or at (919)360-1903. See also http://www.villadelvergigno.org/