Walking at Castellaraccio

Yesterday I went to have a look at the ruins of the castle, and instead of walking around the top I walked outside below what were once the rampants (no easy feat as it is quite steep and a forest!). What I noticed, which I hadn’t properly before, were two things: first, that more of the walls are…

New Team Member at the IMPERO Project

Josef Soucek, from the National Museum at Prague, has joined the IMPERO Project. Josef will be responsible for drone recordings, 3D reconstructions, photogrammetry and many other things! Josef’s expertise will be invaluable and we are so happy to welcome him to our research team!

The second UB Student to join “Life and Death at the Roman Sanctuary” Project

Michael Mccabe is the second University at Buffalo Student to join the UB Research Opportunity “Life and Death at the Roman Sanctuary at Podere Cannicci”. During the upcoming field school, Michael will be working with Prof. Todd Fenton (MSU), Prof. Alessandro Sebastiani (SUNY) and Elisabeth Woldeyohannes to detect and document the late Etruscan-Roman necropolis located around the…

The first UB Student to join “Life and Death at the Roman Sanctuary” Project

Elisabeth Woldeyohannes is the first University at Buffalo Student to join the UB Research Opportunity “Life and Death at the Roman Sanctuary at Podere Cannicci”. During the upcoming field school, Elisabeth will be working with Prof. Todd Fenton (MSU) and Prof. Alessandro Sebastiani (SUNY) to detect and document the late Etruscan-Roman necropolis located around the sanctuary. The…

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…

Still time for applying.. A summer of excavations awaits you!

There is time until March 15, 2018 to apply to our Study Abroad Program in Archaeology and take part in the excavations at Podere Cannicci and Castellaraccio di Monteverdi. We will be digging from May 27 to June 23, 2018! At Podere Cannicci, the area of a late Etruscan and early Republican sanctuary is currently…

The fallen, medieval bridge over the Ombrone

One of the most impressive archaeological remains in the area of Monteverdi is represented by the ruins of the fallen, medieval bridge over the river Ombrone. This is also known as “Ponte del Sasso” as it faces the medieval and contemporary village of Sasso d’Ombrone. The story of the bridge is a fascinating one. The…

119th AIA Annual Meeting – Presentation

So the 119th AIA Annual Meeting (Boston) has just finished. We participated in a terrific session, where we listened to fascinating discoveries in Italy. For those of you who couldn’t attend the conference, here is the link to the PDF of our presentation. If you have any question, do not hesitate to contact us! Presentation…

AIA Annual Meeting in Boston

We will be at the #AIASCS Annual Meeting in Boston with a paper titled “Excavations at Podere Cannicci (Paganico – GR). Results of the first season of the Impero Project” (Session 7G – Fieldwork in Italy). Join us on Sunday, January 7!

Testimonial – Constance Champagne (University of Edinburgh)

When I had first signed onto the IMPERO project, I had no clue what to expect. I had never studied archeology or picked up a trowel in my life. Nevertheless, I was always fascinated by history and wanted to get firsthand experience with the past. So, I packed my bags for Italy. Little did I…

Testimonial – Maura Timmons (Michigan State University)

            The Monteverdi archeology field school takes place just outside of Grosseto, Tuscany, Italy. During the duration of the field school, the archaeologists and the students will stay at a beautiful Italian villa, which dates to the 1400s. For the students, it was just Constance and I for the first year, we had our own…

A big thank you!

So the first archaeological season at Podere Cannicci has finished. The experience has been unique and the archaeology at the site has shown all its potential. A quintessential late Etruscan to late Republican settlement, most likely destroyed by a fire during Sulla’s first Civil War. Evidence of a much later occupation between the late Antonine…