Fieldwork Opportunity: Roman Forum Summer 2017 Field School

Summer 2017
Archaeology Field School
SIGNUM VORTUMNI The Tarquins and Rome
26 June – 31 July 2017

A project to unveil, on the slopes of Rome’s Palatine Hill, signs of

Etruscan cultural and religious influence which gave rise to the
birth of Roman civilization

ISAR announces a summer field school season which will present a sequence of lessons, both in the classroom and on-site, to provide
students with the basic skills and understanding to discern
multiple phases of the site at the base of the Palatine Hill. Lessons
will address urban, architectural and artistic history and
topography of ancient Rome with the aim of helping students
recognize and, especially, to identify architectural elements and
their time periods. Further lessons will focus on helping students
to understand techniques of stratigraphic investigation, including
the use of topographic instruments, combining hand-drawing with digital record-keeping.

Accurate completion of survey records will give students valuable
experience in cultural heritage documentation.
Finally, specific lessons will also focus on ceramic, stone and other
finds from Roman, medieval and Renaissance periods which may
come to light in the stratigraphic contexts uncovered by the
archeological probes.

Each of these pedagogic components will combine clear, illustrated
instruction by experts in the field with readings, interactive
discussions and practical applications.

Located in the Horrea Agrippiana section of the Roman Forum, at
the base of the Palatine Hill, the 5-week field school will provide:
• classroom lessons and visits to archaeological sites and
• hands-on experience in a prestigious excavation with a
respected team of international archaeologists and architects
• lodging in central Rome (optional)

Field School Cost: Euro € 4,500/participant (€2,500 without housing)

Fee covers:
• Tuition
• public transportation within the city of Rome
• entry fees for archaeological sites and museums visited during the first week,
• printed materials,
• welcome and farewell dinners
• Lunch and snacks provided onsite from Monday to Friday
• Optional: housing in the historic center of Rome in shared  apartments (Wi- Fi connection included)

Deadline for application is 30 April 2017

Fieldwork Opportunity: Archaeological Excavation – Pani Loriga 2017




The ISMA – CNR Archaeological Mission at Pani Loriga (Santadi – south-western Sardinia) will focus on the excavation of the Punic settlement, archaeological documentation and the study of ceramic finds. The 2017 campaign  will be divided into three three-week rounds:

  • 1st round: 15 May – 3 June (Area B)
  • 2nd round: 5 June – 24 June (Area B)
  • 3rd round: June 26 – 15 July (Area C)

Participation is open to students, graduates, postgraduates and  doctoral students who are particularly interested in the archaeology of Phoenician and Punic Sardinia. The Mission provides food and lodging to participants and will issue an attendance certificate valid for academic purposes. Interested people can request further information and must submit  their application by 20 March accompanied by a brief presentation and CV, giving any  preference for the rounds, to:

Participants will be contacted by March 31 and receive all necessary  organizational information.

For information and application submission:

Fieldwork Opportunity: “la Biagiola” Archaeology fieldschool 2017

“la Biagiola” Summer School, Archaeological Fieldwork in Sovana di Sorano (GR) Tuscany, Italy for summer 2017.

An exciting seven-week program uncovering ancient Etruscan, Roman, and Lombard civilization!

The “la Biagiola” program is open to any archaeology or anthropology students, or simply to students interested in learning more about the subject. We provide an exciting opportunity for a first-hand experience in archaeological fieldwork. You’ll take part in the exploration of an ancient site in Tuscany, working alongside expert archaeologists and foreign students.

The school also provide a complete formation in standing building archaeology, survey and medieval castles studies. This program is offered in collaboration with the cultural heritage office of Tuscany, the regional authority that manages archaeological sites and monuments. In addition to the archaeological experience, you will be able to enjoy a wide range of cultural sites, historic monuments, and natural sites of Tuscany.

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Fieldwork Opportunity: School of Archaeology in Abruzzo (Italy)

School of Archaeology  in Abruzzo (Italy) – summer program 2017

A new call for applications is now open for the summer program of the Archaeological School in Abruzzo (Italy) 2017 organized by University of Pisa.

After the positive results obtained in the previous years, also this year the university of Pisa with the important collaboration of the Superintendence for the Archaeological Heritage of Abruzzo and with the support of other centers and Universities: University of Lecce, ICCOM-CNR U.O.S. of Pisa and INGV of Rome has chosen to continue supporting this summer program.

The aim of the school is to increase awareness and competencies about archaeological and methodological issues through an intensive four weeks program of lectures, laboratory experiences and field activities.

This program is a new approach in studying and understanding of ancient civilizations and offers its participants a diachronic (multi-period) approach to the study of archaeology. The school gives to the students the opportunity to  work in two different excavations and practise different archaeological research methods. With this program, students will gain the skills and a deeper knowledge of the archaeology from the prehistoric to the roman period.

The school will last from July 9th to August 6th 2017
NEW registration deadline is May 30th 2017

Each participant will earn 10 undergraduate credits and a certificate of participation through the University of Pisa.

Costs includes all the school activities, accommodation and meals.
We would appreciate if you could share the information about our program with your  students
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Fieldwork Opportunity: The Apolline Project


The Apolline Project is an open research network, which sheds light on the hitherto neglected past of the area to the north of Mt. Vesuvius, in the Bay of Naples, and the Apennines. The project has run actively since 2004 and has several components, with current major work focusing on the Suburban Baths of Pompeii, a post-79 Roman villa with baths on the northern slope of Mt. vesuvius, and the Roman city of Aeclanum, along the Via Appia in inland Campania. The results gained so far have been presented worldwide and published in an edited book and in several articles, which you can download (

The Apolline Project is now accepting applications for its Spring/Summer 2017 lab and field activities, which can be divided into: dig at the ancient city of Aeclanum, boot camp of human osteology, study of the pottery assemblages from the Suburban Baths in Pompeii and the late antique villa in Pollena Trocchia, and courses on epigraphy, geophysics, and restoration!
For the Spring classes on pottery study and restoration, participants will have the opportunity to spend additional time before and after the program at the project’s accommodations for no additional charge in order to better explore the region.

For the Summer study season at the late antique villa in Pollena Trocchia, a select number of scholarships to participants are offered.

For further information, including course descriptions and fieldwork opportunities, visit: