Life and Death at the Roman Sanctuary – UB Undergraduate Research Opportunity

The archaeological research at Podere Cannicci (Civitella Paganico – GR, Italy) has uncovered the remains of some buildings related to a late Etruscan-mid Republican Sanctuary. Further excavations in summer 2018 will aim to locate and investigate a nearby necropolis which is known to be dated between the Republican and the Imperial period.

This part of the Monteverdi Archaeological Field School will focus on the development of the necropolis and its relationship with the nearby sanctuary area; the analysis of the associated material culture will inform on Roman trade routes and supply centers for the community at Podere Cannicci.

During the Study Abroad Program, undergraduate students have the possibility to work under the supervision of the director of the excavations and Prof. Todd Fenton (Michigan State University) to reveal the necropolis and proceed to the necessary documentation.

Students are expected to work daily on site and to be participants of the UB Study Abroad Program ( A report of the fieldwork will be published in order to inform the wider academic audience about the discovery and the underwent analyses.
Daily, the students will be responsible for updating the related project website and its social media pages (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter).

Research Project Information

Disciplines: Archaeology, Anthropology, Classics, Geography, Arts
Student Skill-Set Needed: Fieldwork, Data collecting, Ability to work independently, Material Culture Studies
Compensation: Academic Credit, Volunteer
Available: Summer


For further information on this opportunity, or to apply contact:

Faculty Member: Alessandro Sebastiani
Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Classics
Office: 338 MFAC | Buffalo, NY 14261
Phone: 645-0462

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