Field School

Fourth archeological Field School at Monteverdi
May 24 – June 18, 2022

The field school excavations focus on a late Etruscan-Republican sanctuary and related vicus as well as on a deserted Medieval village, along the middle valley of the river Ombrone. These sites represent a unique occasion to investigate economies in transition and settlement patterns in the territory of Paganico.

Courses are aimed at students, early career scholars, and those passionate about archaeology, classics, art history, anthropology, and cultural heritage management.

No prior experience is required.

The number of participants is limited to ensure an exceptional learning experience. 

The excavations are carried out by the University at Buffalo – SUNY in collaboration with the Soprintendenza Archeologia, Belle Arti e Paesaggio per le Province di Siena, Grosseto e Arezzo, Michigan State University, and the Cooper Union for Advancement of the Science and Arts of New York.

The course is a fundamental introduction to stratigraphic excavation methods and to studies of excavated artifacts. Subjects include excavation methods and their application, analysis of built structures and archaeological features, context analysis, finds handling and recording, and studies of ceramic, glass, metal, bone, and numismatic material.

The field school is located near the modern town of Paganico (Grosseto, IT). It is set in the breathtaking middle valley of the river Ombrone close to Montalcino, Siena, and Grosseto.

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