Pisa, Italy

Vada Volaterrana Archaeological Field School

when 6 July 2021 - 25 July 2021
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 6 EC
fee EUR 1990

NOTICE: We are sorry to inform you that due to Covid19 emergency the Summer School "Vada Volaterrana Archaeological Field School" has to be cancelled for this year.
The Summer School will be held in 2021.
New dates and new application deadline will be published in October 2020.

Survey in the low Cecina Valley (ager Volaterranus). Methodology of the survey and landscape archaeology. Non-destructive diagnostic techniques applied to the archaeological research. Stratigraphic excavations of the buildings of the harbour quarter of Vada Volaterrana: lessons in methodology and practical digging activities. Classification of the buildings and finds. Digital management of the documentation. The students will feed the collected data into a database linked with a GIS system. Visits to museums and archaeological areas (Pisa, Volterra, Firenze, Luni).

Course leader

Prof. Simonetta Menchelli

Target group

Students from European and extra European Universities

Course aim

The students, apart from the correct excavation methodology, will learn the procedures of photographic documentation and drawing, with practice in the use of the Total Station and CAD software. They will learn methodology of classification of ancient buildings and finds.

Fee info

EUR 1990: Fee 1000 euro + 990 to cover transports from and to the site, housing, meals, excavation, laboratory equipment and staff costs



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