Italy, Pisa

Field School Pozzeveri in Medieval Archaeology and Bioarchaeology

when 17 June 2019 - 9 August 2019
language English
duration 8 weeks
credits 12 ECTS
fee EUR 2000

The Field School in Medieval Archaeology and Bioarchaeology at Badia Pozzeveri (Lucca, Italy) is an academic program aimed at training students in archaeological and bioarchaeological field and laboratory methods. Excavations will take place at the church of “San Pietro a Pozzeveri” in the municipality of Altopascio. Badia Pozzeveri is located approximately 10 miles east of the city ofLucca, capital of the Tuscan province of the same name. San Pietro’s church was once part of aCamaldolese monastery, which was founded in the 11th century on the shores of Lake Bientina. The medieval lake, now entirely dried up, extended between Lucca and the Arno River. The monastery flourished during the 12-13th centuries thanks to its location along the Via Francigena, a major trade and pilgrimage route, which connected France and Northern Europe with Rome throughout the entire Middle Ages. The monastery’s decline started in the 14th century and eventually led to its dissolution in the 15th century. San Pietro’s church remained as the village’s center of worship and is still in use.The excavation program is devoted to explore the spaces of medieval monastery and the cemeteries related with the religious site from 11th century to 19th century.The field school at Badia Pozzeveri is an outstanding opportunity for students to gain practical experience in archaeological excavation and bioarchaeological investigation by working side-by-side with leading researchers in the field.

Course leader

prof. Valentina Giuffra

Target group

The course is open to up to 30 undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students in archeology,physical -anthropology or allied disciplines from any country and institution.

Course aim

The field school is designed to provide participants with knowledge of archaeological field methods ,including:• Survey and excavation• GIS (Geographic Information Systems) and informatics• Bioarchaeological field and research methods• Recovery, restoration, and analysis of human skeletal remains.• Material culture lab.Practical, hands-on experience in the field will be complemented by laboratory activity in archaeology, bioarchaeology and paleopathology. Lectures by the directors and instructors on their research will also provide students with insights in the theory and practice of archaeology and physical anthropology.

Credits info

12 ECTS
12 ECTS first session
24 ECTS first+second session

Fee info

EUR 2000: Euro 1.000 fees+Euro 1.000 accommodation

Scholarships

Available

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