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Archaeology & Anthropology Field Schools

Europe - Italy - Tuscania - LdM/CAMNES Archaeology Field School - 2016

Europe - Italy - Tuscania - LdM/CAMNES Archaeology Field School - 2016

Archaeology Field School Location and Dates

Application Deadline
Start Date 2016-07-07
End Date 2016-08-05

Multiple Sessions No

Archaeology Field School Location

Tuscania, Italy

Academic Credit

6 credits

Archaeology Field School Tuition

Please visit or call 512.328.4636 for more information.

Archaeology Field School Description

The LdM-CAMNES Archaeology Field Schools represent a new approach in studying and understanding ancient civilizations. Students work under the guidance and experience of professional archaeologists, gaining knowledge of modern archaeological research methods, through on-site digging and data recording processes. With academic field trips to museums and archaeological sites, they also learn about the cultural aspects (archaeology, art, history, religion etc.) of the ancient societies that produced the architecture and objects that they will be excavating. This program provides an exciting and unique opportunity for a firsthand look at archaeological fieldwork.

These programs are offered in collaboration with the Center for Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies (CAMNES). No archaeology experience or knowledge of Italian language is required. Field Schools are held in English and require a serious full-time commitment and a five/six days involvement per week including lessons, archaeological activities and visits.

Arrival Thursday July 7th
Departure Friday August 5th
Podere Pratino, Tuscania (VT)
LdM Tuscania, Italy.

Prerequisites and Requirements:
• An up-to-date tetanus inoculation
• International Medical/travel insurance
• It is of paramount importance that every participant
communicates to the enrollment offices any
allergies, food intolerance or any kind of medical
issues upon enrollment.
• No prerequisites and no experience of archaeology
or knowledge of Italian are needed. The principal
qualifications include a strong academic record, a
desire to learn more about archaeology and the
Etruscan civilization, and an enthusiasm to dig.
• Participants must bear in mind that the
archaeological field school of Tuscania is a full-time
workshop within a professional archaeological
research project that includes a five day per week
involvement including lessons, archaeological field
activities and visits. Participants have Saturdays
and Sundays off.
• The schedule includes a lot of fieldwork and walking
during field trips. While at the archaeological site,
fieldwork requires digging, stooping, bending and
exposure to sun, wind and/or rain. This field school
is not recommended to participants with allergies
to sun and/or dust.

Outline of Schedule:
In the first part of the course, participants take
classes that introduce them to the civilization of the
ancient Etruscans as well as to basic archaeological
theory and practice. Students also visit a number of
local Etruscan sites and have field trips to some
world famous Etruscan sites, such as Tarquinia,
Cerveteri, Tuscania and the Archaeology Museum of
Villa Giulia in Rome. During the final three weeks of
the course students participate in the excavation of
important Etruscan burial sites, it is therefore
requested full cooperation and hard fieldwork
labor. Participants must bear in mind that working
days go from Mondays to Fridays.

Tuition and Application:
Prospective applicants must contact LdM for further
details about the program and how to apply.

A maximum of 20 participants are accepted, with
preference given to early applicants.

Deadline for applications: May 15, 2016

The tuition fee includes:
• The entire course for a minimum of 148 contact
hours and 6 credits (no additional registration fees
• Transfer from Rome International Airport ‘Leonardo
da Vinci’ to Tuscania and return transfer
• Accommodation in a typical and suggestive B&B,
double room with private bathroom
• Weekday breakfast at the B&B or at a Cafι
• Weekday lunch at the excavation
• Travel connected with course related activities
• Scheduled museum entries
• Social and cultural events organized by the institute

The tuition fee does NOT include:
• Meals other than scheduled (i.e. dinner, week-end
meals, etc)
• Beverages (to be paid on site)
• Required personal materials (to be brought from
Further details and suggestions about expenses will be given during enrollment and first classes.

Archaeology Field School Additional Information

Time Period

Excavating an Etruscan Necropolis (City of the Dead) of the III-II cent. BCE

Archaeology Field School Contact Information and Website

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Field School Contact Information

LdM Academic Relations + Student Services
3600 Bee Caves Rd, Suite 205 B
Austin, Texas 78746

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