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Archaeology & Anthropology Field Schools

Europe - Italy - Satrianum Project - 2016

Archaeology Field School Location and Dates

Application Deadline
Start Date 2016-06-20
End Date 2016-07-29

Archaeology Field School Location

Europe, Italy, Basilicata, Potenza, Tito

Archaeology Field School Tuition

Gis, photmodelling 3d, seminar about medieval coins and pottery

Archaeology Field School Room and Board

Students will live in comfortable, but modest, field housing (school) in the town of TITO (Potenza, Basilicata), near Potenza. In the school there are many rooms (with three or five beds), bathrooms and a big kitchen area for the archaeological community. The students will share communal rooms. The school includes cupboards and a full-sized refrigerator where students can keep any snacks they wish to purchase.
All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the week will be communal events. The format of weekend meals will vary according to the field trip schedule, but their cost is included in the program fee.

Archaeology Field School Travel
The travel cost is not included
Additional Information on Tution/Room and Board/Travel Costs

50€ per week

Archaeology Field School Description

The SSBA aims to incorporate an international dimension into its teaching and research activity, to ensure the international mobility of students and teaching staff as part of an educational project, to cooperation between the university.
This year the SSBA will offer an archaeological fieldwork in Torre di Satriano (Pz, Basilicata).
This fieldwork, taught mainly in ENGLISH, is offered for one to six weeks, and are open to all international citizens, mainly focused on students, and professionals who intend to gain further knowledge.
Some researches will be dedicated to construction techniques, water supply , production of the glass , coins, the types of pottery and ornaments made ??of bone, glass and metal.
Six weeks since 20June– 29July, staying in a local accommodation, sharing experiences with young archaeologists and visiting the most important byzantine, romanesque and gothic monuments in Basilicata (southern Italy).
The study about this area was born by a global vision , in which it’s possible to converge human sciences and a technical approach. The students will work with a modern methodology, based on platforms knowledge (databases and GIS), allowing to cross historical, economic, environmental, territorial , settlement and materials data.
The primary component of the course is training archaeological field methodologies. Subjects include methods for excavating and drawing contexts; handling stratigraphic documentation; and electronic surveying.
The new techniques for photo-3D modeling have evolved towards lighter and effective systems ,
both of movable property, that those properties: architectures and whole territories
The Satrianum project provides grants for some students with research program akin to this project. The grant includes free accommodation and food, but no reimbursement for travel expenses and assiurance.
Every participants must have during the archaeological fieldwork: gloves, hat, scarf, sunscreen, walking shoes, raincoats, backpacks, notes, HB pencil, pen, water bottle, trowel, sleeping bags, bedding, towels, everything needed for personal hygiene.
Registration can be completed online by mail: ;

Archaeology Field School Additional Information

Archaeology Field School Type

Medieval Archaeology

Time Period

XI-XV a.C.

Field School Setting/Conditions

The site is a typical medieval settlement, on the top of a hill. The excavation area is near a little street.

How is the project area accessed each day

We use cars and bus to get on the site

What is the daily schedule for the field school


Number of years this Archaeology Field School has been in operation
Is there a professional certification for this field school

The dig is certified by Post graduate school of Archaeology Matera, University of Basilicata

Directors and Instructors

Francesca Sogliani, Director
Brunella Gargiulo, Instructors
Vitale Valentino, Instructors

Specialized skills you will have the opportunity to learn

Photo modeling 3d
Seminars about medieval coins and pottery

On rain days will there be lab work?

yes, of course

Will there be additional organized activities?

archaeological tours

Archaeology Field School Contact Information and Website

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Field School Contact Information

Francesca Sogliani

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